Unprecedented polarisation a year after election

A year after the election in Slovenia the two biggest rivals, the Freedom Movement and the Democrats (SDS), are neck-and-neck at the top of the polls. There is unprecedented polarisation, the ruling party's falling ratings show its honeymoon is over and the opposition is in a state of flux, pundits say.

Government grilling ends without conclusions

Slovenia's current and former prime ministers, Robert Golob and Janez Janša, clashed over their cabinets' track records during an acrimonious 14-hour debate at the National Assembly on 19 April that wrapped up without conclusions or a vote of no confidence, which would be the usual course of action in an interpellation.

German-Slovenian Economics Day hears about challenges and ways to meet them

A staffing gap, issues related to transparency of procedures and transport infrastructure were pinpointed as Slovenia's main challenges as a business destination, as the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its annual German-Slovenian Economics Day at the IEDC Bled School of Management on 18 April.

Slovenia to get firefighting aircraft before peak season

Slovenia signed a contract with the company Air Tractor Europe S.L. on 17 April for the purchase of four firefighting aircraft. The first two water bombers, two-seater aircraft, are due to arrive in Slovenia in June, just in time before peak fire season, and the other two, single-seaters, next year.

Vintgar Gorge caps visitor numbers

Vintgar Gorge, a popular sight near the alpine resort of Bled, has become the first Slovenian natural beauty spot to get a formal visitor capacity limit as more are likely to follow suit.

The gorge has been open to visitors for 130 years and is one of the most popular sights in the country. But increasing visitor numbers pose an increasing challenge, prompting adjustment measures.