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Ljubljana – Slovenia reported 220 new cases of coronavirus for Monday, a week-on-week decline of nearly a third, as the epidemic situation continues to gradually improve. One person with Covid-19 died, the latest government figures show.
The positivity rate stood at 7.2% as over 3,000 PCR tests were performed, in addition to over 40,000 rapid tests.
Ljubljana – The results of a survey by Legebitra, an advocacy group for LGBTI rights, have shown that schools are not safe spaces for members of the LGBT community. One in four LGBT students reported of having often heard homophobic remarks at school, and in more than half of the cases, school staff did not intervene.
Despite repeated calls from EU officials, Slovenia has not yet selected prosecutors to delegate to the newly established EU prosecutor's office, which will investigate fraud, corruption and money laundering involving the EU budget.
On Monday, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders reiterated his call for Slovenia to appoint prosecutors.
Romania's vice-champion in women's handball, CS Minaur Baia Mare, has requested a wildcard for the next season of the Champions League, according to the club's official website. Romania could thus have two teams in the strongest European interclub competition, considering that CSM Bucharest, the national champion, is one of the teams that will play in the League groups.
Romania's Chief of Defence General Daniel Petrescu is attending, Monday to Wednesday in Sarajevo, the 14th edition of the Conference of Balkan chiefs of defence on defence co-operation.
Ljubljana – The government’s Covid-19 advisory group does not intend to propose any substantial changes regarding Covid restrictions this week. Mateja Logar, the head of the group, said on Monday that a complete relaxation of measures could be put forward when Slovenia is in tier green according to the EU’s traffic light system.
Brussels – The Slovenian EU presidency will lead dialogue based on the European Commission’s second annual rule of law report, which will be released at the start of Slovenia’s six-month stint. The polemics over tying EU funds to respect for the rule of law will continue and it is not yet clear what will happen with proceedings against Poland and Hungary.
Poznan – Slovenia’s female pair Špela Ponomarenko Janić and Anja Osterman won Sunday’s 200-metre race at the Canoe Sprint European Championships in Poznan, Poland. While their excellent K2 performances at top competitions are continuing, this is their first gold from European or world championships.