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FM Logar and Maltese colleague Bartolo agree on migration issue

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Anže Logar and his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo, who is on an official visit to Slovenia, said on Wednesday that reforms in the EU’s migration policy were necessary. The pair agreed that migration issues should be tackled primarily in countries of origin, adding the same applied to the situation in Afghanistan.

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).

Festival of poetry and wine celebrating 25th anniversary

Ptuj – The city of Ptuj will host the 25th Days of Poetry and Wine from 24 to 28 August. Czech and Portuguese poets Petr Borkovec and Ana Luisa Amaral will be the guests of honour and the Open Letter to Europe will be written and read by German poet Durs Grünbein.

NIJZ outsourcing coronavirus contact tracing

Ljubljana – The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) has decided to outsource some of the contact tracing to a private company, City Connect. The six-month deal is worth almost EUR 2.3 million, or EUR 1.86 million without VAT, the business newspaper Finance reported on Monday.

Turkey beat Sweden to maintain flawless run in EuroVolley

The Turkish women's national volleyball team on Aug. 23 beat Sweden 3-0 in the 2021 CEV EuroVolley to carry on their flawless run in the tournament.

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Called the "Sultans of the Net," Turkey won the match at BT Arena in Cluj Napoca with the sets of 31-29, 25-21, and 25-11.

Turkey previously beat Romania 3-1 and Ukraine 3-0 in Pool D matches held in Romania.

Turkey beat Ukraine 3-0 in 2nd group match of EuroVolley 2021

The Turkish women's national volleyball team beat Ukraine 3-0 in their second group match in the 2021 CEV European Women's Volleyball Championship on Aug. 20. 

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The 'sultans of the net' won the sets 25-14, 25-19, and 26-24 at the BT Arena in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Mladi Levi ambitious despite epidemic, founder’s death

Ljubljana – Several venues in Ljubljana will host from today until 29 August the 24th Mladi Levi (Young Lions) international festival, which the organisers have billed as ambitious despite the epidemic and the recent death of its founder Nevenka Koprivšek.

Police break up migrant smuggling ring

Koper – The police have uncovered a criminal ring that has been smuggling migrants from Bosnia through Croatia and Slovenia to Italy. According to the Koper Police Department, the ring consisted of six members – four Slovenians, one Kosovo national and one national of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bulgaria Signs Join Statement on Civil Order in Afghanistan

Bulgaria on August 16 signed a joint statement saying Afghans and international citizens who want to leave Afghanistan must be allowed to depart and that airports and border crossings must remain open.

Wasted Water: Leaking Pipelines Threaten to Let Balkans Run Dry

Then the good queen heard their prayers and started to cry. Her tears created two mighty rivers, which carved several lakes. The drought was over. Today that area is known as the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. This is the myth about how they were created.

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