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Slim cigarettes go up in smoke

Slim cigarettes are no longer available in Slovenian stores after health inspectors found the packaging was not in line with the relevant EU directive. Smokers are upset and confused, writes the newspaper Delo.

The directive states that the health warning labels must be at least twenty millimetres wide, which is a requirement that slim cigarette packs did not meet.

Falling ratings for govt and ruling party

Voter approval ratings for Slovenia's centre-left government and the ruling party have been falling in recent weeks with the polls showing the proportion of opponents outstripping the share of supporters.

A poll run by Mediana for the newspaper Delo on 11 April showed the share of those perceiving the government's job as negative or very negative climb to 45%.

Firefighter chosen word of 2022

Firefighter has been voted the Slovenian word of 2022 in recognition of the role that firefighters played in combating a massive wildfire in the Kras region in the summer.

Firefighter received 1,032 votes from the public to win ahead of freedom, which makes part of the name of the ruling party and which won 772 votes.

Slovenia pulling out of Boxer defence deal

Brdo pri Kranju – Slovenia will rescind the EUR 281 million agreement on the purchase of 45 Boxer armoured personnel carriers from the OCCAR programme after an audit of the deal was completed, Defence Minister Marjan Šarec announced after Thursday’s cabinet session. The contractual fine could reach as high as EUR 70 million.