Latest News from Slovenia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pau – Slovenian whitewater kayakers Peter Kauzer and Eva Terčelj secured top-three finished in the overall standings as the World Cup season wound down on Saturday.
Kauzer finished the race in runner-up position to swing to second place overall in the World Cup, behind Vito Prindiš, the only man to beat Kauzer today.
Idrija – The main ceremony remembering the return of the western Primorska region to the homeland will be held in the town of Idrija, west of Ljubljana, on Saturday. The event will also mark 74 years since the implementation of the Paris Peace Treaty under which Primorska was reunited with Slovenia after being under Italian rule since the end of WWI.
European governments have spent hand over fist, despite ballooning public debt, to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from triggering economic calamity.
Now, the European Union faces calls to loosen its budget rules to allow the largesse to continue, but the topic is a sensitive one for many member states.