Former Ambassador Peter Toš dies

Ljubljana – Former Ambassador Peter Toš has died aged 83, the STA learned from the diplomat’s family. Toš started his career as Yugoslavian ambassador to Tanzania and was the head of the club of former Slovenian ambassadors in recent years. President Borut Pahor expressed condolences to Toš’s relatives.

Minister vows security to be ensured post-border fence removal

Metlika – Slovenian soldiers have started removing the razor wire that runs along the southern border with Croatia. The first segment of the wire was removed at a border crossing near Metlika (SE) on Friday afternoon. Amid and post the removal, security will be guaranteed in other ways, said Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar.

Catholic Church regrets legalisation of gay marriage, adoptions

Ljubljana – The Bishops’ Conference has said it accepts the Constitutional Court’s legalisation of gay marriage and adoptions with regret. The objective is to reject human nature and build a new social order in which every person will be able to shape themselves as they wish and without regard for their natural characteristics.

Cancer patients say Covid infections influx causing delays in treatment

Ljubljana – The umbrella organisation representing cancer patients in Slovenia, Onko Net, expressed grave concern in the face of fast growing coronavirus infections in the country, which has already started causing delays in cancer treatments at some hospitals. They urge those in charge to take action.

Slovenian, Hungarian presidents open minority centre

Lendava – President Borut Pahor and his Hungarian counterpart Katalin Novak cut the ribbon at the opening of the newly renovated House of the Hungarian Community in Lendava on Friday. Novak encouraged community members to preserve their Hungarian identity, while Pahor advocated the nurturing of identity and harmony.

Wednesday’s Covid-19 count up 6% w/w

Ljubljana – A further 1,738 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Wednesday, an increase of 6% from the same day a week ago in a potential indication that the spread in transmissions may be slowing down. However, a public health official has projected that infections will keep rising for the next four weeks.

Parliament ratifies Slovenia-Italy accord on gas supply

Ljubljana – The National Assembly unanimously ratified on Thursday an agreement between Slovenia and Italy on solidarity measures to safeguard the security of gas supply under which Slovenia can ask Italy to supply gas to protected customers in the event of supply disruptions, and vice versa.