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Portorož – Ex-internees and political prisoners from Nazi and Fascist camps as well as stolen children and exiles gathered for their 60th annual get-together in Portorož on Sunday. The closing ceremony was held under the auspices of President Borut Pahor, who honoured one of the main organisers with a special recognition.
Zagreb – Slovenian literature will be in focus as the 9th Festival of World Literature gets under way in Zagreb on Sunday evening. Singer songwriter and author Zoran Predin is to appear at the opening ceremony.
The festival will feature several Slovenian authors among many literary stars from a total of 16 countries, including Belarusian Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich.
Szentgotthard, 4 September – The presidents of Slovenia and Hungary, Borut Pahor and Janos Ader, honoured the 30th anniversary of the the Association of Slovenians in Hungary at a ceremony in Szentgotthard on Saturday with Pahor noting the important role of ethnic minorities as a link between nations.
Ljubljana – A group of five Afghans who worked with the EU delegation in the country has arrived in Slovenia along with their family members, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed for the STA. In all, 19 Afghans have thus arrived in Slovenia after withdrawing from the country in the wake of the Taliban taking over.
Milan – Slovenian designers will have 30 products exhibited at the Milan Design Week 2021, which starts today, presenting their view of how we will live in the future given the “inevitable apocalypse heralded by viruses and climate-related disasters”.
Ljubljana – Slovenia recorded well over 700 new coronavirus infections for a second time this week as 741 cases were reported for Friday. This was as hospitalisations and intensive case cases climbed to what would be a third tier of restrictions under a new emerging government Covid rules strategy. Two patients died.
Ljubljana – Businessman Joc Pečečnik has been elected the new president of the Slovenian Business Club (SBC) for a three-year term. Pečečnik is one of the initiators of the SBC.
One of the most prominent Slovenian entrepreneurs, Pečečnik currently heads the property developer Bežigrajski Športni Park, whose main project is the planned renovation of a landmark stadium in Ljubljana.