Maribor

Space now in Slovenian focus at Expo

Dubai – After focusing on business in the weeks after the official opening, activities at Slovenian pavilion at the Expo Dubai will revolve around space and space technology in the second half of October.

As of Sunday, Slovenian companies will be featured under the Universe topic in the pavilion, while a delegation of space-tech companies will visit the Expo on Wednesday.

Slovenia fail to make it to World Cup after loss against Russia

Maribor – The Slovenian men’s football team conceded defeat to Russia (1:2) in Maribor on Monday evening. Thus, Slovenia failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

The eighth match of the qualification was fatal for the Slovenian side, which will miss out on the World Cup in Qatar. The team still has two more matches to play, one away match in Slovakia and a home game against Cyprus.

Pre-fab house maker Lumar increases revenues, expects growth

Maribor – Lumar IG, a Maribor-based maker of prefabricated energy-efficient homes, increased its revenues by more than 6% to over EUR 19 million last year despite the epidemic and challenging conditions. The company ended the year with a net profit of EUR 1.4 million, almost double the figure of 2019.

Production based on Jančar’s award-winning novel premieres in Maribor

Maribor – A major international production, I Saw Her That Night, based on the novel by Drago Jančar and directed by Janez Pipan, will open at the Slovenian National Theatre (SNG) Maribor on Friday. The show was produced in cooperation with the Vienna Burgtheater, the Yugoslavian Drama Theatre and Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom.

Exhibition dedicated to artist Zoran Mušič opens in Maribor

Maribor – An exhibition of the work by Zoran Mušič, the most internationally recognised artist of Slovenian origin, opens at the Maribor Art Gallery (UGM) on Saturday. At the same time, the gallery will organise a guided tour of the works of other Slovenian artists who have made their mark internationally.

Subsidised public transportation in Slovenia expanded

Ljubljana – Slovenia will significantly expand subsidised public transportation starting on 1 September in an effort to boost ridership and limit the use of cars.

Students with subsidised transport passes will no longer be limited to the home-to-school route, they will be able to travel on all routes in Slovenia year-round.

Ziga Divjak: Slovenia Is Complicit in Violent Pushbacks of Refugees

His team also visited Bosnia, seeing the tough situation on the ground and talking to migrants, listening to their points of view.

"The police and Interior Ministry are on TV every day, but these people never get a voice," the 29-year-old director states.

Political decisions with personal consequences

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Exhibition in Maribor presents joint struggle against Nazism

Maribor – An exhibition on the joint struggle of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union against Nazism during the Second World War will open on Thursday at the Maribor International Research Centre for Second World War in cooperation with the Moscow Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

Govt endorses plans for logistic hub in Maribor airport area

Ljubljana – The government is planning for a multi-modal logistics hub to be built as part of development of Maribor airport until 2025. The Smart Hub Maribor is to be expanded from the initial 50 hectares to 630 hectares in 2030, Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec announced after the government session on Thursday.

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