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Over 1,300 new coronavirus infections in Slovenia on Monday

Ljubljana – The number of positive coronavirus tests totalled 1,308 in Slovenia on Monday, according to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), in what is a slight drop from a week ago. The number of patients in hospitals was up further as ICU cases exceeded 100 for the first time since May. Three new deaths were reported.

Slovenian, South Korean presidents exchange decorations

New York – Slovenian President Borut Pahor and South Korean President Moon Jae-in exchanged state decorations as they held talks on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Monday.

Logar calls for implementation of Afghanistan benchmarks

New York – Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar urged his EU peers to stick with the agreement the ministers reached an an informal meeting in Slovenia in September regarding Afghanistan, as EU foreign ministers held a meeting on the margins of the UN General Assembly on Monday.

Slovenia generated almost 9% less waste last year y/y

Ljubljana – Slovenia generated less waste in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the Statistics Office. Less waste was generated in economic activities, while municipal waste from households and the healthcare sector increased, especially waste that requires special collection and disposal treatment to prevent infection, due to Covid-19.

Slovenia submits Sanremo for nomination in Oscars race

Ljubljana – After a successful international festival run and an announced distribution on three continents, Sanremo by Miroslav Mandić has been selected by a group of experts as the Slovenian entry for a nomination for the best international feature film award at the Oscars 2022, announced the Slovenian Association of Filmmakers.

Situation in Afghanistan discussed by EU foreign ministers

The situation in Afghanistan constituted the main topic of discussions during the informal meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU member-states, where Romania was represented by Minister Bogdan Aurescu, meeting that took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Slovenian police join campaign against online child abuse

Ljubljana – The Slovenian police have teamed up with Europol and police forces from the Western Balkans for a campaign against online abuse of children and youths in the region, which starts this week.

291 new coronavirus cases reported for Sunday, five deaths

Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded another 291 coronavirus cases on Sunday, nine more than the same day a week ago. Hospital figures remained stable with Covid tracker site showing another five people died.

The National Institute of Public Health estimates there are now 13,211 active cases in the country.

Vaccine uptake accelerates as Covid pass becomes mandatory

Ljubljana – The Covid pass mandate introduced last week has led to a surge in vaccination. Almost 84,000 shots were administered last week, the highest weekly figure since early June, show data from the national vaccination registry.

Finance expects govt action on energy prices

Ljubljana – Gas and electricity prices are likely to increase due to supply constraints and huge demand. Some countries have already taken action to bring down prices, Slovenia could follow suit, business daily Finance argues in Monday’s commentary.

Mobile data usage and number of texts sent increase y/y

Ljubljana – Slovenian mobile network users sent almost 574 million SMS messages in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, mobile broadband users downloaded more than 56 million gigabytes of data, which is 26% more than last year.

President Pahor, Minister Logar attending UN General Assembly

New York – A Slovenian delegation led by President Borut Pahor, who will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Anže Logar, will attend the United Nations General Assembly this week. The high-level general debate starts on Tuesday an Pahor will deliver his address on Friday.

Slovenia win silver at European Volleyball Championship

Katowice – Slovenia have the second consecutive silver at the European Volleyball Championship after losing to Italy 2:3 in Sunday’s final.

With silver medals from the 2015 and 2019 tournaments Slovenia were hoping to take it one step further this time, but Italy proved too strong in a game of equals.

Gender pay gap in Slovenia at 2.2% in 2020

Ljubljana – The pay gap between men and women in Slovenia narrowed slightly in 2020, by 3.6 points annually to 2.2%, preliminary figures released by the Statistics Office show. The gap in the private sector stood at 6.5% and at 10.7% in the public sector.

Average monthly net pay in the country increased by 5.4% to EUR 1,252 in 2020 over 2019.

545 new coronavirus cases confirmed, hospital figures flat

Ljubljana – Slovenia confirmed 545 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, down slightly on the week before. Hospital numbers remained flat.

The latest figure bring the 14-day case notification rate per 100,000 population to 621 and the seven-day average of new daily cases stands at 1,038, according to the National Institute of Public Health.