Latest News from Slovenia
Ljubljana – Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of bus passengers in Slovenia more than halved last year compared to 2019. City buses recorded a 57% decrease, there has been a 53% fall in inter-city bus travel, and a 69% decline in international bus transit, data from the Slovenian Statistical Office (SURS) shows.
Brussels – The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched the city air quality viewer, which has taken data from two Slovenian cities, Ljubljana and Maribor. The latest data show that the Slovenian capital is plagued by poor air quality, whereas the situation is a bit better in Slovenia’s second largest city.
Ljubljana – First Vice-President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola has spoken to the STA ahead of her visit to Slovenia, saying that the country could push forward the EU priorities over the next six months as it assumes the EU Council presidency. She also discussed the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Ljubljana – Expo 2020, to be held in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022, will be a record-breaking world exhibition. Slovenia and Slovenian companies will have an opportunity for excellent promotion and a long-term positioning in the Middle East and beyond, the country’s Expo commissioner general Matic Volk says.
Ljubljana – Rating agency Fitch has affirmed Slovenia’s credit rating at A with a stable outlook, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday, adding that this showed the agency acknowledged Slovenia’s strong institutional structure, focus on human development and a credible policy framework supported by EU membership.
Ljubljana – The LGBTIQ+ community staged the Pride Parade in Ljubljana on Saturday afternoon under the slogan Resist the Oppression as a culmination of a week-long festival, demanding freedom, equality and unconditional respect for human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons. The annual parade was for the first time accompanied by the Balkan Trans Intersex March.