Independence protagonist Jože Pučnik remembered 20 years after death

Jože Pučnik, a key protagonist of Slovenia's democratisation and independence, was honoured on the 20th anniversary of his death on 11 January with President Nataša Pirc Musar describing him as a model statesman. The party that he used to lead organised a commemoration in Ljubljana.

Dončić to keep boosting Slovenia as tourism brand

NBA superstar Luka Dončić will continue to work with the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) on promoting Slovenia as a tourism destination this year. The cooperation is valued at €100,000.

"Top athletes are excellent ambassadors of our country and of the I feel Slovenia brand," the STO said in announcing cooperation with several Slovenian athletes this year.

Joy as border gates open between Slovenia and Croatia

There was celebration and joy on both sides of the Slovenian-Croatian border as Croatia joined the Schengen area and adopted the euro on 1 January. More than 30 years after the countries broke away from Yugoslavia, their citizens are once again using the same currency and can cross the border freely.

New technologies in focus of Slovenian-Japanese Business Forum

The business and investment environment in Japan and Slovenia, opportunities for cooperation, and examples of best practice in smart cities, mobility and robotics topped the agenda of the Slovenian-Japanese Business Forum, organised on Wednesday by Spirit Slovenia and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

Mathematician Mohar’s karst watercourses project wins ERC Synergy Grant

Professor Bojan Mohar from the Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics has become the first Slovenian researcher to win the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant. He will be part of an international team researching the dynamics of karst watercourses and the occurrence of phenomena in extreme situations such as floods and droughts.

Digit minister discusses semiconductors in Brussels

Brussels – Slovenian Minister for Digital Transformation Emilija Stojmenova Duh met two EU commissioners in Brussels on Monday, discussing with Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton Slovenia’s more active participation in the EU’s efforts to increase its resilience and competitiveness in semiconductor technologies.