Minister causes furore over new nuclear unit timeline
Bojan Kumer, the minister of environment, climate and energy, has sparked controversy by saying there will be nothing wrong if the timeline for a new unit at Slovenia's sole nuclear power station is delayed.
New Slovenian donations to Ukraine
Slovenia has been a major donor to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion and has recently donated ambulances and power equipment as part of a deliberate shift from military to non-military aid.
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PM expects aid to business could top EUR 1.5 billion
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.
Govt to build “giant solar power plants” for households
Ljubljana – The government is gearing up to increase the capacity of production of electricity from solar energy, with Prime Minister Robert Golob announcing a plan to set up “giant solar power plants” available to households in the next three years.
Electricity prices for households, small business capped as of September
Ljubljana – Electricity prices for households and small and medium-sized companies will be capped from 1 September to August 2023 under plans announced by the government on Thursday. Households will pay between 15% and 60% less for electricity than now, depending on provider, Infrastructure Minister Bojan Kumer told the press after the cabinet session.
Golob tells Scholz: No Russian gas in winter attainable goal
Berlin – Prime Minister Robert Golob met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Tuesday in what is his first bilateral visit abroad. After the meeting, Golob said the goal of getting through the winter without Russian gas is very ambitious but attainable if the EU works together.
Report: Slovenian hauliers get cheaper diesel on motorways
Ljubljana – The newspaper Finance reports that Slovenian hauliers are getting cheaper diesel at Petrol pumps along motorways compared to the prices others are paying, as they have commercial agreements with Petrol under which diesel costs the same as outside Slovenia’s motorways. Business chambers have confirmed this for the paper.
PM Golob going to Berlin on his first bilateral visit abroad
Ljubljana – Prime Minister Robert Golob will be on a working visit to Berlin on Tuesday to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in what will be his first bilateral visit abroad. They will talk current issues and further cooperation between Slovenia and Germany.
Minister notes unity in support for more ambitious green goals
Brussels – Following a meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, where more ambitious green energy and energy efficiency targets were endorsed, Infrastructure Minister Bojan Kumer noted on Monday that EU member states had shown a high degree of unity in approving the general approach for the two most important Fit for 55 directives.
Govt abolishes two duties to cut diesel prices along motorways
Ljubljana – The government adopted Thursday two regulations to temporarily abolish two environmental duties on diesel at service stations on the motorway network, where prices are fully liberalised. The measure to lower the price of diesel to help hauliers will take effect on Friday, while retailers are expected to adjust their margins in a few days.