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As he said in the morning program of TV Prva, only Georgia, Andorra and Luxembourg are ahead of us.
According to Ivanusa, the situation is serious, but it remains to be seen whether the tougher measures will yield results.
As he said, the measures do not yield optimal results, but that is better than not having them at all.
Ljubljana – More than 500 representatives of the economy, creative sector and politics from over 50 countries will take part in an online event on Monday, a merger of the annual Creative Forum Ljubljana and Innovation Day. According to the organisers, the format allows for even more in-depth content that will reach a wide range of people.
Ljubljana – The opposition Left and Social democrats (SD) filed more than 28,000 signatures to the National Assembly in support of a referendum on EUR 780 million in additional defence spending planned for 2021-2026, which is more than enough to start a referendum procedure. Now they will seek to collect 40,000 verified signatures to call a referendum.
Ljubljana – An online debate on the dangers of journalist work held as part of a media festival organised by the Association of Slovenian Journalists (DNS) on Wednesday heard that attacks on journalists may range from physical attacks to very sophisticated forms of political insults. Journalist Ervin Hladnik Milharčič called for solidarity.
Velenje – Gorenje, the Chinese-owned household appliances maker, has hired around 800 extra staff since mid-August to meet an increase in orders, and is planning to open 300 more jobs by the end of the year.
The company said part of the expansion in staff was to replace existing staff who are being moved to a facility manufacturing TV sets, to be launched in January.
Ljubljana – The National Assembly has passed a bill ratifying an amended association agreement between Slovenia and the European Space Agency (ESA), another step towards Slovenia becoming a full member of ESA. The agreement will result in fresh opportunities for Slovenian companies, Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek said.
Ljubljana/Velenje – Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on Wednesday, Slovenia called for ending violence against women. Human Rights Ombudsman Peter Svetina said that raising awareness about such efforts is key, noting that Covid-19 has led to a rise in domestic violence.
Ljubljana – Tourism facilities in Slovenia recorded slightly more than 173,000 tourist arrivals in October, which is 63% less than in the same month last year, which is mostly attributed to the coronavirus epidemic and more specifically, the government locking down tourism facilities as of 24 October.
Ljubljana – Banka Slovenije’s latest report on macroeconomic trends says that the economic situation in the eurozone as well as in Slovenia started to deteriorate again at the start of the fourth quarter. The lockdown will cause a substantial drop in economic activity, but it is not expected to be as strong as in the second quarter.