Latest News from Slovenia

Bike sharing expanding to the countryside

Banovci – Slovenians are increasingly embracing bike share schemes, which have so far been mostly available in cities. Now, the popular rental service is expanding to the rural Prlekija region in the north-east of the country as part of the project Bike Chain in the Countryside. Both regular and e-bikes will be available.

Award for lifetime achievement in film goes to Milena Zupančič

Ljubljana – Actress Milena Zupančič, one of the biggest stars of Slovenian and before that Yugoslav cinema and theatre, is the recipient of this year’s Badjura Award for lifetime achievements in film.

Fajon pledges to reinforce Slovenia’s trade diplomacy

Celje – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon has announced efforts to strengthen Slovenia’s network of diplomatic missions and increase the number of trade advisers working there, as she addressed the 11th Slovenian Trade Diplomacy Day at the International Trade Fair (MOS) in Celje, which features some 1,000 exhibitors from 20 countries.

Slovenian LGBT NGOs critical of Serbia’s ban on EuroPride

Ljubljana – LGBT organisations in Slovenia expressed their disappointment and concerns over Serbia’s recent decision to ban the EuroPride march that was supposed to take place in Belgrade this year. This shows the negligence by the current Serbian government in its treatment of social minorities, they said.

Gender diversity at state-owned and listed companies improving

Ljubljana – Gender diversity in leadership positions in state-owned and publicly traded companies has improved in 2022 over last year, the Slovenian Directors’ Association said on Wednesday. Last year, 23% of state-owned and listed companies met the 40/33/2026 objectives and by this year the share has increased to 34%.

Istanbul ranks first in Europe as its tourism rebounds

Recording a 2 percent increase in flight arrivals compared to the pre-pandemic period, Istanbul has been the best performing city in Europe this summer, according to the data of travel data analysis company ForwardKeys.

It was followed by Athens, 7 percent down, Reykjavik and Porto, both 8 percent down, and Malaga down 13 percent.

LIVE Summit of the "Brdo-Brioni" process begins; Vučić also arrived

President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, is participating in the summit.
Croatian President Zoran Milanovi and Slovenian President Borut Pahor welcome the guests.
Vjosa Osmani also arrived. The members of the BiH Presidency efik Daferovi, Milorad Dodik and eljko Komi are also present. Immediately after them came the President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovi.

Deutschlandforum 2022

Business Conference with renowned experts from Germany and Slovenia, including various consultations on how to gain access to the German market.

27. September 2022,
08:30 - 13:00
Format: business conference, the individual consultations are optional
Language: Slovenian and German (simultaneous)
Registration: here.

Pahor congratulates new King Charles III

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor extended his congratulations on Sunday to the new King Charles III, who was formally proclaimed king of the UK and Commonwealth on Saturday. In his message on Twitter, Pahor wished him all the best in conducting his important mission.

Zoran Dragić quits EuroBasket due to injury

Berlin – Basketball player Zoran Dragić has quit the EuroBasket due to injury, the Slovenian Basketball Federation announced on Sunday. Dragić injured his thigh muscle at yesterday’s match against Belgium.

Terme Olimia spa triples profit to EUR 4m

Podčetrtek – Terme Olimia, a state-owned spa operator from Podčetrtek in eastern Slovenia, generated EUR 19.7 million in revenue last year, up 18% from 2020, the first Covid year, and tripled its net profit to EUR 3.9 million. The spa that is almost 100% owned by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding recorded almost 292,000 nights in 2021, a 9.2% rise.