Culture Ministry

Govt urged to restore STA funding, govt official announces decree to resolve impasse

Ljubljana – The parliamentary Commission for Oversight of Public Finances urged the government on Thursday to resume STA funding as set down in a coronavirus relief law in three days. A Culture Ministry official meanwhile announced that the ministry would like the funding dispute to get resolved and was thus drafting a decree.

European journalism organisations on virtual mission to Slovenia

Ljubljana – The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), an initiative funded by the European Commission that monitors violations of press and media freedom, will be on a virtual mission to Slovenia over the next two weeks to examine alleged deterioration in media freedom in the country. The findings are to be released in July.

Simoniti talks Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities in culture in Brussels

Brussels – Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti met Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture and Youth Mariya Gabriel, as he was in Brussels on Monday to attend a session of the EU Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport and to present the priorities in the culture, media and audiovisual sectors during Slovenia’s EU presidency.

Govt rejects co-funding major media outlets

Ljubljana – Several radio stations with special status and two national newspapers have been left without the state’s financial support and thus face a precarious situation, report the dailies Delo and Dnevnik on Saturday.

Media outlets which applied for the government’s co-funding scheme in an annual open call by the Culture Ministry have started receiving the ministry’s decisions.

Romania to attend 17th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia

Romania will attend the 17th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, the Romanian Pavilion of the Giardini della Biennale to host, on Friday, May 21, starting 17:30, the Fading Borders exhibition.

Associations in show industry request President Iohannis involvement in view of reopening sector

Several associations in the show industry request the involvement of President Klaus Iohannis, through an open letter, for the speeding up of the granting of state aid and the elaboration of a coherent plan for reopening. "No support scheme was implemented for cultural operators, although there has been talk for a long time of such schemes.

No building permit for Plečnik stadium, developer will press charges

Ljubljana – The Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry rejected at the end of March the BŠP company’s request for a building permit to overhaul a rundown Ljubljana stadium designed by acclaimed architect Jože Plečnik. BŠP boss Joc Pečečnik says he will not give up on the project he launched in 2007 and will press charges.