Kočevje – Melamin, a chemical company in Kočevje with around EUR 50 million in annual revenues and around 200 employees, experienced significant problems during the Covid-19 epidemic. Now, says CFO Borut Hočevar, the situation is gradually returning to normal and the company is almost pack to pre-pandemic output.
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.
Bern – The European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) has addressed an open letter to Prime Minister Janez Janša calling on him to resolve the dispute with the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) while expressing concern about Janša’s tweet accusing STA director Bojan Veselinovič of being an accomplice to the “murder” of former STA editor-in-chief Borut Meško.
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”.
Ljubljana – The shareholders of energy group Petrol appointed new supervisors on Monday and voted against a proposal to take legal action against the former management for alleged damages over multiple high-profile transactions.
Two current supervisors – chief supervisor Sašo Berger and Mladen Kaliterna – received new terms.
Ljubljana – An online debate on the dangers of journalist work held as part of a media festival organised by the Association of Slovenian Journalists (DNS) on Wednesday heard that attacks on journalists may range from physical attacks to very sophisticated forms of political insults. Journalist Ervin Hladnik Milharčič called for solidarity.