Latest News from Slovenia
Ljubljana – Slovenia’s registered jobless total fell to 53,935 in August, close to the record low figure recorded in June this year. The figure was down by 0.7% from July and 22.2% lower than in August 2021, according to the Employment Service. The number of people freshly registered for being out of a job was down by just over a fifth compared to July but up by 3% year-on-year.
Ljubljana – Vladimir Prebilič, a defence expert who is currently serving as Kočevje mayor, has collected enough signatures to submit his candidacy for Slovenian president, he told the press in Ljubljana on Monday. At a joint news conference with Vesna, this non-parliamentary party promoting a green agenda announced its support for Prebilič’s bid.
Ljubljana – The corporate sector will need aid in excess of EUR 1.5 billion to cope with high energy prices, Prime Minister Robert Golob said on Monday after meeting with representatives of business associations. The exact scope of the aid will depend on how successful reform of EU energy markets will be.
Just weeks ago Golob said that aid would have to amount to a billion euros.
Cologne – Slovenia suffered a defeat at the hands of Bosnia and Herzegovina the EuroBasket on Sunday, going down 97:93 (26:32, 49:52, 72:73) to end an 11-game winning streak at European championships.
Bosnia and Herzegovina started off with an eight-point run, but Slovenia quickly caught up to finish the first quarter six point ahead,
Ljubljana – Electricity generated in Slovenia met 74.4% of the country’s needs in the first half of the year, down 12 percentage points from the same period in last year for what had been the lowest consumption-generation rate in the last 10 years, the latest data from the Infrastructure Ministry show.
Piran – Matic Moškon, a young Slovenian artist, has won the Grand Prix at the Piran Ex-Tempore workshop in the seaside town of Piran for a painting entitled Just an Observer.
Despite his youth, Moškon’s work “exhibits the quality of psychological introspection,” the jury said as the awards were declared on Saturday evening.
Tolmin – More than a decade ago Miro Črv started developing a small coaxial helicopter at his home in the hills of western Slovenia. This year his product is being shipped to buyers world-wide, mostly to the US.
The SCH-2A is one of the lightest manned coaxial helicopters in the world. Mirocopter, the business established by Črv, will sell about ten of them this year.
Novo Mesto – One person died and three were wounded in a shooting near Brezje, an informal Roma settlement in Novo Mesto area, on Saturday night. The suspect was arrested this morning, Novo Mesto police said.
The suspect, a 25-year-old man, appears to have shot dead a 22-year-old man from Novo Mesto along the main road between Mirna Peč and Novo Mesto.
Cologne – Slovenia easily defeated Hungary 103:88 (29:16, 54:33, 88:60) in the second round of play at the Eurobasket on Saturday night.
The team started out with a 18:2 run and opened a 24-point gap by the first half, allowing coach Aleksander Sekulić to give the top players some rest ahead of the deciding games.
Bled – Smells of saute potato made with onions in “more than 99 ways” are wafting through Bled on Saturday as the lakeside town hosts the 22nd annual world festival of this traditional Slovenian dish.
Frying started at 9am with the official opening of the festival to follow at noon. Free tastings will be available into the late afternoon, along with other culinary delights.