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Calls to reduce poverty made on poverty eradication day

Ljubljana – Slovenian NGOs and the human rights ombudsman have called on the authorities to take measures to reduce poverty to the largest degree possible as the world observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Sunday. The ministry in charge social affairs on the other hand says the government has not forgotten the socially deprived.

Number of coronavirus cases up nearly 30% week-on-week

Ljubljana – A total of 632 new coronavirus cases were confirmed with PCR tests in Slovenia on Saturday, as the epidemic’s curve continues to rise, a trend recorded earlier this week, shows data by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The figure compares to only 489 cases recorded on Saturday last week, which makes for a 29% weekly rise.

SocDems set out their election manifesto

Ljubljana – The opposition Social Democrats (SD) set out their election manifesto on Saturday with the promise of a new beginning and major changes over the next decade, including higher pay and shorter work week. In her address to the party conference, SD leader Tanja Fajon described the programme as a development-oriented vision.

New coronavirus case count up 11% week-on-week

Ljubljana – Slovenia logged 1,081 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday in what is an 11% increase week-on-week, show fresh figures released by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The test positivity rate stood at 20.1% yesterday.

186 coronavirus infections on Sunday, six deaths

Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded 186 new coronavirus cases on Sunday as the curve of infections kept falling. Another six Covid-19 patients died, government data show.

This morning 422 Covid-19 patients were treated in hospitals, five more than the day before, including 121 in intensive care.

Pfizer jab recommended in Slovenia for under 30s

Ljubljana – Slovenia will follow the recommendation of the national advisory committee on immunisation to use the Pfizer vaccine for those under 30 years old, Health Minister Janez Poklukar said on Monday. In general, the use of mRNA vaccines will be recommended over viral vector vaccines.

Serbia’s Vucic Takes an Illiberal Turn

Vucic took to the stage, adjusted his suit, and read the room. In the front row were some familiar faces: Former US Vice President Mike Pence, the prime ministers of Slovenia and Czechia, Janez Jansa and Andrej Babis, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik and the man they had all come to see, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Slovenia calls for abolishing of death penalty on World Day Against the Death Penalty

Ljubljana – Slovenia called on the countries that still have the death penality to fully abolish it on World Day Against the Death Penalty. The death penalty, which Slovenia firmly opposes is inhumane, cruel, demining and final form of punishment, the Foreign Ministry wrote on Sunday.

SAB party adopts new programme

Ljubljana – The opposition Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) adopted a new programme on Saturday. The 15-point platform revolves around the welfare state supported by a strong economy, democracy and respect for the rule of law.

“Everything we do, we do for the people and their future,” Party leader Alenka Bratušek said in her address to the delegates.

Bulgarians among most Reluctant to Have Vaccine Jab

Bulgrians among most Reluctant to ave Vaccine Jab

The population of four EuMember States - Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia and Slovenia - are the most uninterested in vaccination against COVID-19, BTA reported, citing results of a Eurobarometer survey.

Vaccines against the coronavirus have arrived at the South Pole

Hojs calls for more control over who enters EU

Budapest – Interior Minister Aleš Hojs called for better control over who enters the EU as he took part in a meeting of the home affairs ministers of the Visegrad Group plus Austria and Slovenia in Budapest on Tuesday. He said securing EU borders should remain top priority.

Monday case count down week-on-week

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 979 new coronavirus infections on Monday in what is a drop in the daily case count week-on-week, show the latest official figures.

The 7-day average of new daily cases dropped by eight from the day before to 862 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents was down by 15 to 565, show data by the National Institute of Public Health.

Court of Audit blames faulty system for lack of doctors

Ljubljana – While Slovenia is grappling with a shortage of doctors and long wait times for medical procedures, the Court of Audit has found the Health Ministry and the Medical Chamber of Slovenia do not know how many additional specialist doctors are needed, which ones, and how to provide them, describing the system as ineffective.