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Fourteen NATO allies signed a letter of intent on Thursday to jointly supply air defense systems, Reuters reports.
The allies agreed to jointly purchase air defense systems such as the Patriot and Arrow 3, which are manufactured by Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries.
The signing ceremony took place at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Washington, – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its projections for Slovenia in its latest World Economic Outlook. The country’s GDP is projected to increase by 5.7% this year, an upgrade of 2 percentage points on its April figures, as the forecast for 2023 was corrected downwards by 1.3 points to 1.7%. Inflation is to near 9% this year.
Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia’s largest telecommunications provider, dealt with 22% more cyberattacks in the past year than the year before, when it detected a record number of such attacks. Cyberattacks targeting individuals and companies of all sizes increased with the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the company said in Monday’s press release marking European Cybersecurity Month.
Telecoms operator A1 Slovenija has announced it has expanded its mobile network with the highest 5G base station in Slovenia, enabling 5G access in the wider Kredarica plateau area and the top of Triglav (2,865m), Slovenia’s highest mountain.
Located at 2,514 metres above sea level, the base station is powered by solar panels, wind energy and a generator, A1 said on Friday.
Ljubljana – A total of 3,981 positive coronavirus tests were logged in Slovenia on Monday, a new record since March but only marginally more than last Monday. 89 Covid patients were treated at regular hospital wards on Monday and 21 were in intensive care, which is eight and 12 more respectively than a week ago. One Covid patient died.
Ljubljana – Banka Slovenije deems Slovenia’s financial system stable, but “the expected deterioration in economic conditions and inflation persisting at high levels means systemic risks to financial stability are elevated”, vice-governor Tina Žumber said as the central bank presented its latest Financial Stability Report on Tuesday.
Vitanje – Slovenia is reserved about Ukraine’s joining NATO due to major security risks involved, Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon told reporters on Tuesday. “If NATO were to take a decision to admit Ukraine as member, it could be a clear declaration of the start of war,” she said on the sidelines of an event in Vitanje.
Portorož – The Slovenian men’s tennis team has advanced to the Davis Cup World Group I qualifiers after defeating Estonia 4:0 in World Group II. After Slovenia won two singles matches on Friday, Aljaž Bedene and Blaž Kavčič also won the doubles competition on Sunday. Slovenia followed up with another singles win.
New York – Slovenia co-hosted an event on the sidelines of the UN Transforming Education Summit in New York on Saturday that focused on digital skills in learning and teaching. The event was held in the run-up to the general debate opening the 77th session of the UN General Assembly which will also hear an address by President Borut Pahor.
Norway's Tobias Foss pulled off a huge upset to dethrone two-time defending champion Filippo Ganna and claim a maiden time-trial title at cycling's road world championships in Australia on Sept. 18.
The 25-year-old conquered the 34.2-kilometer circuit in 40 minutes 02.78 seconds to edge Swiss powerhouse Stefan Kung by 2.95 seconds.