Latest News from Slovenia

Slovenian wins Istria Ironman event

Koper – Slovenian triathlete Sašo Kočar won Sunday’s half-triathlon event on the Slovenian coast, finishing the race in four hours, twenty minutes and 35 seconds. In the women’s competition, victory went to Joanna Soltysiak of Poland.

Slovenian participants satisfied with debate on future of Europe

Strasbourg – The first of four citizens’ panels held as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe wrapped up on Sunday. Slovenia’s two participants, Rok Ropret, 29, and Max Marolt, 22, said they were leaving Strasbourg with positive impressions and satisfied with the debate.

Serbia handed over the "crown" - playing for bronze against Poland

Slobodan Kova's team was defeated by Italy in the semifinals of the European Championship in Katowice with the result 3: 1 (29:27, 25:22, 23:25, 25:18).
In the fight for the third place and the bronze medal, Serbia will play against Poland on Sunday at 5.30 pm, which lost to Slovenia 3: 1 in the first semifinal.

Slovenia enter final of European Volleyball Championship

Katovice – Slovenia defeated Poland 3:1 on Saturday to enter the final of the European Volleyball Championship for the third time in the last four championships.

A nail-biting fourth set that lasted for almost an hour capped a three-hour game.

Tonin discusses cooperation with Czech counterpart

Prague – Defence Minister Matej Tonin, who is concluding a two-day visit to the Czech Republic on Saturday, meet his Czech counterpart Lubomir Metnar on the sidelines of NATO Days on Friday to discuss cooperation in international operations and bilateral cooperation in defence, including in mountain warfare.

Delo says Slovenia lacks strategic goals

Ljubljana – As Slovenia received the first batch of EU recovery funds, the newspaper Delo says in Saturday’s front-page commentary that the country’s problem is that each government is setting its short-term goals rather than thinking strategically.

Dnevnik says SMC is part of political experiment

Ljubljana – The congress of the Modern Centre Party (SMC) marked a new round of an unprecedented political experiment in Slovenia, the newspaper Dnevnik says in Saturday’s commentary.

1,248 new coronavirus infections recorded on Friday

Ljubljana – A total of 1,248 new coronavirus infections were recorded in Slovenia on Friday, according to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). Three Covid-19 patients died and the number of patients in hospitals has increased but the share of adults who have received the first shot of a Covid vaccine topped 60%, the government said.

ICT sector maintains robust growth

Ljubljana – The Slovenia sector of information and communications technologies (ICT) continued to grow in 2020. Both the number of staff working in the sector and its revenue rose, show the latest Statistics Office data.

Fifth biannual festival of Slovenians in Italy kicks off

Trieste – Slofest, a festival of Slovenian culture in Italy, kicked off in Trieste on Friday to bring three days of programme presenting all activities of the Slovenian community in Italy: culture, art, sports and creativity. Schools are particularly invited.

Innovator and sound engineer Emilija Soklič wins Badjura award

Ljubljana – The recipient of this year’s Badjura Award, given out for lifetime achievements in film since 1995, is the innovator and film sound engineer Emilija Soklič, one of the first Slovenian professional female film industry workers. She will receive the award at the opening of the 24th Slovenian Film Festival on 12 October.

Drama Ljubljana’s new season brings mixture of old and new

Ljubljana – SNG Drama Ljubljana, the country’s leading theatre, will stage some old plays, some based on films and others it has commissioned itself, Drama’s manager Igor Samobor said as the company presented its new season in a special video it posted on its Youtube channel last evening.

More than 1,300 new coronavirus cases, seven Covid-19 deaths

Ljubljana – A total of 1,324 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia on Wednesday in 6,703 PCR tests, with the positivity rate down slightly. Total hospitalisations were down, but there were more people in intensive care this morning than on the day before. Seven patients with Covid-19 died.