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"Serbia is among the leading countries in terms of the number of infected" VIDEO

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.

Slovenia Opposition Seeks Referendum on Defence Spending Hike

Two Slovenian opposition parties, Levica, (the Left) and the Social Democrats, SD, have submitted more than 28,000 signatures to parliament in support of a referendum against additional defence spending planned by the government.

Creative Forum Ljubljana merged with Innovation Day in online event

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.

Opposition collects 28,000 signatures in support of army investment referendum

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.

Debate warns against attacks on journalists, calls for solidarity

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.

Mercator group’s net loss at EUR 69m in first nine months

Ljubljana – The retail group Mercator saw its sales revenue rise by 2.1% to EUR 1.6 billion in the first nine months compared to the same period last year, but the group operated with a net loss, which climbed to EUR 69m, shows a report released on Thursday.

Gorenje expanding workforce

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.

In Spending on Serbs Abroad, Serbia Looks to Maintain Influence

Visiting Montenegro this month for the funeral of a senior Serbian Orthodox bishop, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic stopped by the 'Serbian House' in Podgorica, founded in 2017 and opened in 2019 to promote Serbian science and culture in a country where 30 per cent of people identify as Serb.

Parliament endorses amended association agreement with ESA

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.

Eight carriers get subsidies to fly to Slovenia

Ljubljana – Eight airlines – Turkish Airlines, Swiss Air, Air Serbia, Montenegro Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, Wizzair and LOT – will receive state subsidies to operate flights to Slovenia. The first instalment of the incentive is worth EUR 985,320, the Economy Ministry said on Wednesday.

Slovenia highlights role of efforts to end violence against women

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.

Tourism in Slovenia suffers huge blow in October

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.

Central bank says situation getting worse but not as markedly as in spring

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.

Logar talks EU presidency challenges, rule of law at Berlin Forum

Berlin – Foreign Minister Anže Logar addressed participants of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday to highlight the priorities of Slovenia’s EU presidency in the second half of next year and stress the importance of solidarity among EU member states, the Foreign Ministry said.