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Berlin first bilateral visit for new foreign minister (background)

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will visit Berlin on Friday to meet her counterpart Annalena Baerbock. Fajon’s first bilateral visit will focus on the crisis in Ukraine, as well as bilateral cooperation, the EU and the Western Balkans, the Foreign Ministry said ahead of the trip.

Minister holds online talks with Slovenians in Germany, US

Ljubljana – Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon held online meetings on Tuesday with representatives of Slovenian associations in Germany and the US. He invited all of them to actively participate in the European Capital of Culture 2025 project and announced regular meetings on a monthly basis.

Countires reverting to coal

The Dutch have joined Germany and Austria in reverting to coal power following an energy crisis provoked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.    

The Netherlands said it would lift all restrictions on power stations fired by the fossil fuel, which were previously limited to just over a third of output.    

Cyber warriors - hackers in Bundeswehr uniform

What exactly are German "cyber warriors" doing?
The German Center for Cyber Operations (ZCO) is located not far from Bonn, in the idyllic town of Rheinbach on the Rhine. There in the Tomburg barracks, the Bundeswehr is engaged in digital warfare. What is done in the ZCO is usually called hacking - a crime that can end with prison sentence.

SDS condemns foreign minister’s RTV Slovenija appeal

Ljubljana – The opposition Democrats (SDS) have strongly condemned a letter Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon has addressed to RTV Slovenija director general Andrej Grah Whatmough urging him to reconsider his plan to cut the public broadcaster’s international network of correspondents. The SDS sees her move as unacceptable political pressure.

RTV Slovenija management surprised at announced strike

Ljubljana – The management of public broadcaster RTV Slovenija is surprised at yesterday’s announcement of a strike by the in-house trade unions, arguing that a number of proposals had been offered to implement the strike demands during the talks in the wake of the 23 May token strike.

Germany races to stockpile gas before winter

Germany's race to wean itself off Russian energy and stockpile enough gas before winter is playing out largely hidden from view, some 1,600 meters below ground in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.    

The former Bierwang natural gas field in Unterreit serves as one of Germany's largest underground gas storage facilities.  

RTV Slovenija journalists to go on strike on Monday

Ljubljana – Journalists at public broadcaster RTV Slovenija will go on strike on Monday after their 23 May strike and subsequent talks with the management brought no progress on their strike demands.

The strike will take place between 2pm and 11pm, and a rally will be held at 7pm in Republic Square, across the street from the National Assembly.

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