Latest News from Slovenia

Investors being presented Slovenia’s debut sustainability bond

Ljubljana – Slovenia is presenting the framework for its first sustainability bond to investors in a global call on Monday, to be followed by one-on-one calls with interested investors on Tuesday, the Finance Ministry has announced. The issue will depend on the market situation.

Choice of Covid vaccines on offer across country

Ljubljana/Maribor/Koper – As Covid-19 vaccine supply in Slovenia has outstripped demand, it is now possible to choose between different jabs while the government is also planning to set up mobile vaccination units to make vaccination even more accessible.

Covid-19 pandemic causes significant fall in bus transport

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.

Hotel at Brdo pri Kranju welcomes first visitors after facelift

Brdo pri Kranju – What used to be Brdo Hotel at the Brdo pri Kranju estate reopened on Monday after renovation works under a new name – Elegans Brdo Hotel. The EUR 11.5 investment was finished just in time for the start of the Slovenian EU presidency.

Ljubljana struggling with high air pollution, says EEA

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.

EU Parliament vice-president says Slovenia can push forward EU priorities

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.

Slovenian Press Agency marks 30th anniversary

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Press Agency (STA) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a ceremony in front of its headquarters in Ljubljana on Sunday amid a rather uncertain financial situation to mark the day 30 years ago when it published its first news article.

First heatwave peaking, Ljubljana gets first “tropical night”

Ljubljana – Sunday marks the peak of this year’s first heatwave in Slovenia, with several more days with similar temperatures – from 30 and 35 degrees Celsius – to follow before temperatures fall a bit on Thursday, a meteorologist at the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO), told the STA on Sunday.

Canoe-kayak: Savšek third in World Cup event in Markkleeberg

Leipzig – Slovenia’s Benjamin Savšek placed third at the second race of the ICF Canoe-Kayak Slalom World Cup in Germany’s Markkleeberg, being outperformed only by French Denis Gargaud Chanut and German Sideris Tasiadis. The other Slovenian athlete in the finals, Luka Božič, finished 10th.

Expo brings long-term opportunities for Slovenia, its companies

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.

Janez Janša gets another term as SDS head

Ljubljana – Janez Janša won another term at the helm of the Democratic Party (SDS) at a party congress in Slovenske Konjice on Saturday. He was endorsed by 650 of the 656 delegates as the only candidate for party head.

Fitch affirms Slovenia rating

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.

Pride Parade highlights epidemic-related setbacks for LGBTIQ+ community

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.