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Russian Chapel ceremony marks first Slovenia-Russia Friendship Day

Kranjska Gora – The annual ceremony in memory of Russian POWs who perished building the Vršič pass during the First World War will be held at the Russian Chapel below Vršič mountain pass on Saturday. The first Slovenia-Russia Friendship Day will be also celebrated on the occasion.

Ceremony at Russian Chapel to mark Slovenia-Russia Friendship Day

Ljubljana – In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Slovenian president Borut Pahor and Russian president Vladimir Putin agreed to declare the day of the ceremony at the Russian Chapel at Vršič as Slovenia-Russia Friendship Day, said Pahor’s office.

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Janša urges pre-election efforts at SDS annual get-together

Bovec – The leader of the ruling Democrats (SDS) Janez Janša addressed the party’s rank and file at the kick-off of their annual gathering near Bovec on Saturday, calling on the party’s members to step up in the 2022 election campaign.

"NATO to protect its neighbors from Serbia and Belgrade's intentions"

"It is time for the EU and NATO to become realistic about Serbia and for Washington D.C. to send a clear signal that NATO will protect all of Serbia's neighbors from 'Belgrade intentions'", said the U.S. expert on Balkan issues, Daniel Serwer, as Koha reports.

First Israel-Slovenia Friendship Day to be marked

Metlika/Cerklje ob Krki – A high-profile ceremony at the Prilozje air strip near the town of Metlika in the south-east of the country will mark the first Slovenia-Israel Friendship Day on Monday in memory of the joint fight against Nazism and Fascism in World War II. Slovenia’s president Borut Pahor and Israeli Ambassador Eyal Sela will be in attendance.

Delo berates Janša over Iran comments

Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo criticises Prime Minister Janez Janša over his call for an independent inquiry into the 1988 massacre in Iran, writing in Tuesday’s front-page commentary that the timing and the manner were ill-chosen, and suggesting Janša lacks the credibility to defend human rights elsewhere.

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Iranian ambassador summoned over PM Janša’s 1988 massacre statement

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry summoned on Monday the Iranian ambassador to Slovenia over Prime Minister Janez Janša’s recent statement about a 1988 massacre in Iran, explaining that Slovenia always advocates human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Slovenians Say ‘No’ to Govt’s Water Law in Referendum

In a blow to the right-wing government of Janez Jansa, which had proposed the changes, more than 86 per cent voters in a referendum in Slovenia on Sunday rejected the government-proposed Water Law.

Slovenian voters reject waters act in referendum

Ljubljana – Slovenian voters have overwhelmingly rejected the new waters act in a referendum on Sunday. More than 86% voted against, show near-final unofficial results. The statutory requirement that at least 20% of all voters must be against for a law to be rejected has been satisfied as well.

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Slovenian ambassador in Iran summoned over Janša’s statements

Ljubljana/Tehran – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Slovenia’s Ambassador to Iran Kristina Radej over Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša’s recent calls for an inquiry into a 1988 massacre in Iran at Free Iran World Summit. Tehran condemned Janša’s appearance at the summit and asked for an explanation from the Slovenian government.

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V4 prime ministers endorse Slovenia’s presidency priorities

Ljubljana – The prime ministers of Visegrad Group countries endorsed the priorities of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU as they held talks with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša in Ljubljana on Friday.

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Slovenia to donate EUR 500,000 to Covax initiative

Ljubljana – Slovenia will donate EUR 500,000 to Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, this and next year, the government decided on Thursday. The country will also donate 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Egypt.

Both advocates and opponents of new water law invoke protection of water

Ljubljana – Advocates and opponents of the changes to the waters act, to be put to a referendum vote on Sunday, stressed the need to protect water as they faced off on public broadcaster TV Slovenija on Wednesday evening. However, the advocate said the new law will better protect water, whereas the opponents said it will endanger it.

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