Sole bidder for subsidised air links in new call

The second call for applications for subsidies offered by the Slovenian government to improve the country's air connectivity has attracted a single bid, submitted by AirBaltic, Latvia's flag carrier.

AirBaltic is planning to establish an air link between Ljubljana and Riga in the 2024 summer season, the Infrastructure Ministry said when announcing the results of the call on 2 August.

Visitors enchanted with Ljubljana

Large numbers of tourists are flocking to Ljubljana again this summer. Judging by the impressions some of them shared with the Slovenian Press Agency, they are charmed by the city's small size, comfort, and cleanliness. They point to to the abundance of green spaces, delicious Slovenian food, the friendliness of the locals, and the unique little shops in the old town.

Ljubljana to host world’s first official water volleyball tournament

Ljubljana will host the world's first ever official water volleyball tournament on 12 and 13 August. After two successful promotional events, real volleyball showdowns are now on the programme as part of the re:do Volleyball on Water Ljubljanica 2023 tournament, the Slovenian Volleyball Federation has announced.

Plečnik done in Lego

Ljubljana architecture students have recreated some of the iconic buildings designed by architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) using Lego bricks. The scale models are on show at the chapel of Fužine Castle until 30 September.

World’s largest toilet paper tube structure built in Domžale

Members of a Catholic youth association from Domžale, just north-east of Ljubljana, have constructed a church out of 87,423 toilet paper tubes in what is the largest such structure in the world. They hope to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records but also to raise awareness of the importance of resource saving and the power of working together.

Parliament opens inquiry into controversial Ljubljana sewerage project

The National Assembly has opened a parliamentary inquiry into approval and construction of a section of an EU-subsidised sewerage project in Ljubljana over concerns that it will jeopardise the source of drinking water for 300,000 residents of Slovenia's capital. The contentious stretch is about to be completed.