Latest News from Slovenia

Slovenia crowned U18 women’s European champions

Slovenia made history by winning their first ever U18 Women's European Basketball Championship crown, having cruised to the title without losing a single game at tournament in Turkey.

Slovenia beat France 63:61 in a gripping final in Konya on 9 July.

101 reasons to visit Slovenia, if only for the lakes

If you are looking to cool off in Slovenia on a hot summer day, look further than Lake Bled or Bohinj. There are around 280 lakes in the country, the top 101 of which are featured in a book called The Slovenia Lakes.

Luka Dončić gets engaged

Slovenia's basketball superstar Luka Dončić has got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Anamaria Goltes at the lakeside resort of Bled, announcing the news on his Instagram profile.

The 24-year-old Dallas Mavericks point guard shared a romantic picture of him getting down on his knee before his girlfriend.

Avant Car plans to continue expanding EV sharing

Avant Car runs Slovenia's biggest electric car sharing system, Avant2Go, with a fleet of 500 fully electric vehicles. Further expansion is planned, says director Matej Čer.

Additional locations and vehicles will be added in Slovenia to ensure broad coverage and meet the needs of users, Čer told the Slovenian Press Agency.

Slovenia can still count on Balkans for labour

The national Employment Service has poured cold water on the notion promulgated by business that there is not enough labour available in Balkan countries to meet Slovenia's growing labour needs, but it suggested companies need to be more proactive in recruitment and offer better pay.

EU Commission detects progress in Slovenia Rule of Law Report

The European Commission has noted progress in the Slovenian justice system, media freedom and the fight against corruption, but also pointed to challenges in its latest Rule of Law Report. It urged the country to take additional measures, including to protect journalists.

Joblessness keeps falling to new lows

Slovenia's unemployment keeps falling with the number of people registered for being out of a job hitting a new low for the fourth month running in June. Demand for workers remains strong.

Parliament opens inquiry into controversial Ljubljana sewerage project

The National Assembly has opened a parliamentary inquiry into approval and construction of a section of an EU-subsidised sewerage project in Ljubljana over concerns that it will jeopardise the source of drinking water for 300,000 residents of Slovenia's capital. The contentious stretch is about to be completed.

Total chaos in Slovenia; If this reaches us... VIDEO

On the Zidani Most-Ljubljana route, a train derailed and ran into a landslide, while another avalanche of stones partially buried the bus, reports RTV Slovenia.
A stone avalanche partially buried and damaged a bus at the construction site of the Zagorje on Sava-Litija road, and two passengers were slightly injured.

Križna Cave preserved in its pristine beauty

Slovenia has a plethora of karst caves but Križna Cave is one of the few that can be visited on a boat. The number of visitors is restricted and those wishing to see more than one lake should book well in advance.

Veselica – party, business and fundraiser

It is not easy to describe what a veselica is. A rural party unique to Slovenia, it is heavy on traditional polka and its more modern renditions, with ample amounts of booze and fatty food. It is unbridled fun - but also big business for performers and a vital source of money for the organisers.

International cooperation indispensable in higher education

Metka Tekavčič, dean of the School of Economics and Business at the University of Ljubljana, is leaving her post in September after ten years. During her tenure the school has become renowned internationally based on work done by previous generations.

Apple in the crosshair of proposed Slovenian law

US tech giant Apple will have to offer Slovenian among its operating system language choices if it wants to continue selling its devices here under a proposed new law that mandates all manufacturers of electronic consumer devices offer the local language.

Foreign direct investments up 7.6% in 2022

The stock of foreign direct investments (FDI) in Slovenia amounted to €20.2 billion at the end of 2022, up by 7.6% compared over the year before, shows a report by the Bank of Slovenia.

Austria remained the largest investor and accounted for 22.7% of FDI at the end of last year, with investments primarily in manufacturing, trade, and maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.