Joy as border gates open between Slovenia and Croatia

There was celebration and joy on both sides of the Slovenian-Croatian border as Croatia joined the Schengen area and adopted the euro on 1 January. More than 30 years after the countries broke away from Yugoslavia, their citizens are once again using the same currency and can cross the border freely.

Change agreed at the helm of Telekom Slovenije

Ljubljana – The supervisory board of Telekom Slovenije has reached agreement with Cvetko Sršen and Barbara Galičič Drakslar to end their terms as chairman and member of the management board, respectively, by the time new board members are appointed or by the end of October at the latest. It also dismissed for cause board member Tomaž Jontes.

Ultra runners from 36 countries to flock to Vipava Valley

Vipava – After a two-year break due to Covid, the Vipava Valley Ultra-Trail race will be back in Slovenia’s picturesque wine growing region this weekend to feature a record number of runners. A total of 1,300 participants from 36 countries have registered for the event, including from as far as Singapore, Peru, Canada and Australia.

Drama Ljubljana’s new season brings mixture of old and new

Ljubljana – SNG Drama Ljubljana, the country’s leading theatre, will stage some old plays, some based on films and others it has commissioned itself, Drama’s manager Igor Samobor said as the company presented its new season in a special video it posted on its Youtube channel last evening.

Slovenian media debate: EP group chair interested in criteria for labelling journalists “left”

Brussels – Slovenian representatives presented differing views on the media situation as they attended Friday’s public debate at the European Parliament in Brussels. The head of the Parliament’s democracy monitoring group, Sophie in ‘t Veld, wanted to know what criteria are used as basis for journalist in Slovenia to be classified as “left”.

Days of Jožef Stefan kick off online

Ljubljana – Days of Jožef Stefan will kicked off online yesterday with Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) head Boštjan Zalar addressing the opening ceremony. Until Saturday several lectures and other events will be held to popularise science and honour the memory of the famous physicist that gave the name to Slovenia’s top research institute.

Blue Portraits | Athens | January 31

Singer Kyveli Kastoriadis travels from Paris to Athens to perform with guitarist Orestis Kalampalikis, who has arranged a program of works inspired by portraits from the B&E Goulandris Foundation's collection. The set includes works by Serge Gainsbourg, Astor Piazzolla, Manos Hadjidakis and Barbara and focuses on music as a reflection of human psychology.