France Prepares to Make French Main EU Language

The government of Emmanuel Macron is preparing plans to replace French as the official "working language" of the EU when France takes over the presidency of the EU Council in January 2022, a diplomat was quoted as saying by Politico. Paris sees its first post-Brexit leadership in the union as an opportunity to push its native language for the lingua franca of Brussels.

Epidemiologist Fafangel Delo’s person of the year

Ljubljana – Mario Fafangel, the head of the Centre for Communicable Diseases at the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), was declared the Person of the Year 2020 by the newspaper publisher Delo at an online event on Thursday evening. He was labelled the leading epidemiologist “showing us the way in the restless sea of the epidemic”.

Seven new cases, 55 in total

Thus, by March 8, 2020, the number of cases registered had risen to 55.
From last report to 8 p.m., on March 16, 2020, 18 samples were tested, 7 of which were positive and 11 negative for the new coronavirus.
Three people are in home isolation with a lighter clinical picture, while four people are kept in hospital without any complications, with stable general condition.