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Jansa Dreams of a ‘Second Erasure’ in Slovenia

Certain members of the ruling coalition parties and (formal) opposition parties chose not to support Karel Erjavec as the new prime minister.

Erjavec thus received only 40 of the 46 votes he needed. Having survived the no-confidence vote, Jansa can now continue disassembling state institutions and dealing with anyone critical of his government.

As of this morning, Serbia is ahead of the United States of America PHOTO

When it comes to the number of revaccinations, Serbia is the first in Europe and the fourth in the world, has learned.
For the sake of comparison, Serbia has more revaccinated citizens in absolute numbers than Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia and Albania.

Week in Review: Talks, Makeovers and Lost Causes

Resuming Talks

The Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz (L) leaves from Dilovasi port as a Turkish military ship accompanies it, in Kocaeli, Turkey, 20 June 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

Party officials and experts to meet over exit strategy in March

Brdo pri Kranju – Slovenia’s political representatives and experts will meet in the first half of March in a bid to find a common ground on the exit strategy and restructuring of healthcare needs in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, President Borut Pahor has announced.

EP Democracy Group hearing on Slovenian media scheduled for next week

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša and other Slovenian officials have been invited for a virtual exchange of views on the media in the country with the European Parliament’s Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group on 5 March.

More virulent variants not widespread in Slovenia

Ljubljana – The more virulent variants of coronavirus appear not to be very widespread in Slovenia yet. Two labs which conduct genetic sequencing have so far identified 35 cases of the UK variant and not a single case of the South African or Brazilian variant.

Cycling star Pogačar nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

London – Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar has been nominated for the 2021 Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year. The list of nominees for the 22nd Laureus World Sports Awards, prestigious accolades in the sports world, was unveiled on Wednesday.

Slovenia’s Lampič wins Cross-Country World Cup sprint globe

Oberstdorf – Slovenian cross-country skier Anamarija Lampič has been awarded the small crystal globe as the overall World Cup winner in the women’s sprint discipline as the International Ski Federation (FIS) decided to cut the season short after seven sprint events being held, with Lampič leading the standings.

Giro d’Italia to visit Slovenia again

Milan – The Giro d’Italia, one of the three iconic Grand Tour cycling races, will take a detour through Slovenia this year. The 15th stage will take the riders to the winemaking region of Goriška Brda and the city of Nova Gorica in the west of the country on Sunday, 23 May.

Janez Poklukar appointed new health minister

Ljubljana – Janez Poklukar, a 42-year-old doctor-turned health manager who has been leading Slovenia’s largest medical centre through the biggest ever health crisis, was appointed new health minister by the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Backed by 50 votes to 31, Poklukar is the country’s 18th health minister since 1990, including two who have been appointed twice.

Slovenia to seek “additional options” for vaccines

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša has announced that Slovenia will look for “additional options for vaccine supplies” amidst sluggish supplies from the joint EU purchase.

Central 5 to discuss Slovenia’s EU presidency Monday

Brdo pri Kranju – Foreign Minister Anže Logar will host a meeting of the Central 5 group of countries at Brdo estate on Monday to set out the priorities of Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU to his counterparts from Austria, Czechia, Hungary and Slovakia.

Uptick in daily case count week-on-week and 7-day average

Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 899 new coronavirus cases from 4,369 PCR tests on Monday in what is an increase compared to a week ago when a similar total of tests was conducted. Eight Covid-19 patients died. The 7-day average of new daily cases grew from 744 to 767 in daily comparison, show fresh government data.

Water tower in eastern Slovenia to become tourist spot

Brežice – A hundred-years-old water tower in the eastern town of Brežice, a prominent landmark in the region, will be renovated and turned into a sightseeing spot and tourist venue. The investment is estimated at EUR 1.9 million.

The renovation project has been given a green light recently and will aim to upgrade one of the two oldest water towers in the country.

Slovenian February temperature records broken

Ljubljana – A heat wave that has engulfed large swathes of Europe has broken or equalised several February temperature records in Slovenia. The highest temperatures measured today was in Osilnica in south Slovenia, where the mercury hit 23.1 degrees Celsius.