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Six deaths and over 1,360 new Covid infections on Tuesday

Ljubljana – A total of 1,364 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia on Tuesday, up 25% from a week earlier, while six patients with Covid-19 died, according to the latest data released on Wednesday.

The positivity rate was just over 20%, down from almost 25% a day earlier.

Janša congratulates people of Primorska on their holiday

Ljubljana – In his message on the holiday remembering the return of the western Primorska region to the homeland, PM Janez Janša congratulated the people of Primorska and wished them a proud celebration, adding that the holiday had been enacted out of responsibility towards our history.

Spanish delivery company Glovo completes acquisition of Ehrana

Ljubljana – The acquisition of the food delivery platform Ehrana is now finalised and all activities have been transferred to Glovo, the Spanish acquirer said. Glovo had announced in May that it would take over one of the largest home delivery providers in Slovenia, and the deal has now been completed.

Slovenia to deploy more staff to NATO Iraq mission

Ljubljana – Slovenia plans to increase the number of personnel in NATO’s mission in Iraq (NMI) to up to 15 soldiers and civilian experts under a decision adopted by the government in the summer that the parliamentary foreign policy and defence committees took note of on Wednesday.

Pahor discusses cooperation with Lombardy president in Milan

Milan – President Borut Pahor met Attilio Fontana, the president of Lombardy, in Milan on Monday for what his office said were talks about cooperation, in particularly economic ties, and opportunities to develop and enhance bilateral relations.

Police apprehend three people transporting illegal migrants

Maribor/Novo Mesto – Maribor police detained a Moldovan man on Monday who was illegally transporting ten Bangladeshi nationals in his vehicle, while his accomplice, believed to be an Afghan national, is still on the run. On the same day, the Novo Mesto police arrested a man and a woman from Georgia that were illegally transporting seven migrants.

1,393 new coronavirus infections recorded on Monday

Ljubljana – The number of new coronavirus cases continues to rise in Slovenia, with 1,393 infections being detected on Monday, which is up 59% from a week ago and the highest daily figure since 7 April. There are now more than 10,640 active cases in the country, according to estimates by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). Three patients died.

Slovenia just below EU average in participation of adults in education

Ljubljana – In 2020, 14.3% of Slovenians aged 15 or more participated in education and learning programmes, which is just below the EU average, the Statistics Office said on Monday. The percentage has been dropping and is the highest among the young, decreasing with age.

282 new coronavirus cases as hospitalisations pass 300

Ljubljana – Another 282 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Sunday, an increase of 20% from the same day a week ago, data from the National Institute of Pubic Health (NIJZ) shows. According to Covid tracker site, the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals has passed 300 and one more patient has died.

Enticing investors to enter capital market in focus of conference

Bled – The VZMD Slovenian association of small shareholders and Better Finance will organise an investment conference on Monday to discuss ways of encouraging small shareholders to invest more in the capital market. Around 100 representatives of decision-makers, regulators and shareholders are expected to attend.

559 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Saturday

Ljubljana – A total of 2,720 PCR tests were performed in Slovenia on Saturday to result in 559 new coronavirus cases, for a positivity rate of 20.6% or 0.8 of a percentage point more than the day before, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) reported. Hospitalisations were up, including for patients in intensive care.

Savšek finishes second overall in Canoe Slalom World Cup

Pau – Slovenia’s Benjamin Savšek finished second overall in the Canoe Slalom World Cup by taking second place in the last event of the season in France’s Pau on Sunday.

Savšek finished 0.16 seconds behind the winner, Denis Gargaud Chanut of France, who was also crowned the winner of the World Cup.

Tonin says no stable government possible without NSi

Žužemberk – The coalition New Slovenia (NSi) held its annual informal gathering in Žužemberk on Sunday, with its president Matej Tonin saying that the key achievements of the government were the key achievements of the NSi ministers. He noted that it was not possible to build a stable government without cooperation in the centre and without the NSi.

Pahor stresses importance of dialogue at G20 Interfaith Forum

Bologna – Slovenian President Borut Pahor addressed a meeting of the G20 Interfaith Forum (IF20) in Bologna on Sunday, saying that divisions, in particular political and ideological, were one of the societal wounds that need to be urgently healed. He also proposed a meeting of senior religious representatives in the Western Balkan region.