Domestic and foreign tourist figures even out in July

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s tourist accommodation providers recorded some 767,500 arrivals in July and 2.3 million overnight stays, show fresh data by the Statistics Office. The figures for overnight stays by domestic and foreign tourists have evened out as the latter total was up by 55% in July year-on-year.

Commission says EU, countries have duty to take care of Afghans at risk

Brussels – The EU maintains that the Union and the countries which have taken part in the NATO mission in Afghanistan have a duty to take care of the Afghans at risk following the Taliban seizure of the country, the European Commission’s spokesperson Eric Mamer said on Tuesday when asked to comment on PM Janez Janša’s recent statement.

Illegal migration down by 40% in first seven months y/y

Ljubljana – Police dealt with 4,495 illegal crossings of the border in the first seven months of 2021, some 40% fewer than in the same period last year, when there were 7,577. The most frequently processed illegal migrants were from Afghanistan (975), Pakistan (806) and Bangladesh (522).

Arad: Traffic jam at border with Hungary; 1hr wait time at Nadlac II to exit Romania

One of the crossing points along the border with Hungary faces traffic jam on Friday morning, with the wait time for control of documents and transit at the Nadlac II crossing point (the pan-European highway) being of at least one hour, although the number of control lanes has been supplemented.

13 Bulgarians Evacuated from Kabul, another 4 Waiting to Be Taken Out

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided information about 13 Bulgarian citizens who managed to evacuate from Afghanistan. Five of them are already in Dubai (UAE), and another 8 Bulgarians have landed in Doha (Qatar) after a flight from Kabul. The second group of compatriots worked in Afghanistan for the EU Permanent Representation.

Media: Serbia will not sink into the American mud

According to Novosti, regardless of the pressure coming from the West, i.e. America, this time on the issue of Afghanistan and the reception of refugees from that country occupied by the Taliban after the withdrawal of international forces led by the USA, Serbia will not accept pressure, and in decision-making, it will be guided by their interests.

World-renowned jazz, blues performers expected at Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival, September 2-5

World-renowned jazz and blues performers are part of the line-up of the 9th edition of the Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival that will take place September 2-5. "This is a special edition of the festival that brings to fruition the concept of a complete music festival.