Latest News from Slovenia
Ljubljana – On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of independence, Slovenia’s first President Milan Kučan and first Prime Minister Lojze Peterle said they would like to see more unity of the nation. They agree that this was the key to gaining independence, and that the idea of the common good should prevail in order to achieve common goals.
Ljubljana – Demokracija says in its latest editorial that Slovenia is currently ruled by politicians whose “godfathers” signed more than 30 years ago a document that supported a single-party, totalitarian and communist system, and that they “increasingly evidently represent a Trojan Horse within the EU and NATO”.
Ljubljana – A Slovenian minority radio station in Hungary has entered cooperation with Radio Slovenija enabling it to broadcast shows of the Slovenian public radio broadcaster. The contract was signed on Wednesday, a day before Radio Monošter, from the town of Szentgotthard/Monošter, celebrates 22 years since it went on air.
Brussels – Prime Minister Robert Golob expressed the hope that EU leaders will reach a consensus on giving Bosnia-Herzegovina candidate country status at Thursday’s summit as he dismissed reports by some media that Slovenia is willing to block Ukraine’s bid to achieve that.
Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has nominated Jana Ahčin for Court of Audit president and Milan M. Cvikl for a vice-governor of the central bank after completing consultations with parliamentary groups’ heads last week and establishing both candidates enjoy the necessary support. The candidates will need at least 46 votes to get elected in a secret ballot.
Ljubljana – Fuel price regulation in Slovenia and Croatia will affect energy company Petrol’s business in the first half of the year, so the Slovenian group does not expect to achieve the planned results, its management says in a statement posted on Tuesday on the website of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, where Petrol stock has already lost 3.6% today.
Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 838 new coronavirus infections for Monday, up by 33% in weekly comparison, in what continues to be a steady increase in Covid cases. The total of patients treated for Covid-19 as their main condition in hospitals is at 37, including five in intensive care, shows data by the Health Ministry. No Covid-related deaths were reported yesterday.
Ljubljana – Investment in digital advertising is on the rise in Slovenia and will see a 15% growth in this year. On average, an advertiser will invest EUR 546,000 in this type of advertising, shows a survey by pollsters iPROM and Valicon on the attitude of Slovenian companies towards digital advertising in 2022.