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Slovenia: Pahor meets with party leaders

Slovenian President Borut Pahor met today in Brdo pri Kranju with the leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss how to overcome the coronavirus crisis and issues of the EU presidency. At the press conference, the president announced that he had agreed with party presidents that he and Prime Minister Janez Jansa would hold political…

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Slovenia: Domestic tourists are expected to save the season

Slovenian travel agencies expect domestic tourists, who will spend the rest of their tourist vouchers, to dominate this year’s tourist season and make the most of the tourist nights. “This year we expect tourist coupons to be once again a great success as they saved our season in Bohinj last year,” said the author of…

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Slovenia: GEN-I generates high net profit for all time

Slovenian energy group GEN-I sold a record 127.4 terawatt-hours of electricity last year to generate the highest net profit to date. At EUR 15.4 million, profit exceeded by 2019 the amount of 2019, despite the fact that revenues fell by 4% to EUR 2.1 billion. The group, which operates in the trade, retail and purchasing…

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Slovenia: EP concerned about media freedom

Dutch MP Sophie in ‘t Veld (D66 / Rinovoj), in an online interview on media freedom in Slovenia stressed that there are sufficient reasons for the Monitoring Group on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights of the European Parliament – which she leads – to start monitoring the situation in Slovenia. She noted that…

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Slovenia prepares a National Recovery Plan from COVID-19

Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj attended an informal video conference of the Ministers of Economy and Finance (ECOFIN Council) on Tuesday. The central topic of the session was the economic recovery of the European Union, the Ministry announced. The European Commission presented its economic forecast for winter 2021. The resurgence of the pandemic has delayed…

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Slovenia: Jança Government survives censorship motion

Janez Janša’s government survived a no-confidence motion after only 40 deputies, six short, voted in favor in a secret ballot Monday. There were seven votes against and six invalid ballots, while most of the coalition MPs abstained. The motion was submitted by five center-left opposition parties that nominated Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) leader Karl Erjavec as…

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Slovenia: Parliament debates no-confidence motion against Jan Jana’s government

Slovenian lawmakers held a session Monday to vote on a no-confidence motion against the Janez Janša administration. Several opposition parties accused Janša of mismanaging the coronavirus crisis, depriving him of freedom of speech and other misconduct in governing Slovenian society. In particular, they accused Janša of using the coronavirus pandemic to turn the country into…

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Slovenia: Restrictions eased as country moves to ‘orange’ zone

Slovenia has moved to the ‘orange’ area, which means the number of new infections and hospitalized patients has dropped, allowing the government to ease restrictions. Movement will be allowed back across the country and primary schools will reopen fully on Monday, among other measures. The decision comes as the seven-day average of confirmed daily cases…

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Slovenia: Opposition pushes forward with second attempt to remove Janša

Slovenian opposition parties once again filed a motion for a constructive no-confidence vote in Janez Janša’s government, after their first attempt was thwarted due to coronavirus outbreaks among MPs. According to the opposition proposal, the head of the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) Karl Erjavec remains a candidate for prime minister-designate. Ten MP signatures, with each of…

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Slovenia: Pilot construction of power plant under construction

Dravske elektrarne Maribor (DEM), a subsidiary of Holding Slovenske elektrarne group, aims to strengthen the position of the largest producer of electricity from renewable energy sources in Slovenia, together with its partners Petrol, dd, Ljubljana and Nafta Lendava , doo is planning to establish a geothermal pilot power plant in the Municipality of Lendava. “The…

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Slovenia: Export / Import Value of 2020 Falls Your Year

In the period January-December 2020, Slovenia’s exports and imports fell by 2.0% and 6.0% respectively during the same period in 2019. In contrast to 2019, in this period a surplus of trade in goods was recorded. “Foreign trade was quite modest in December 2020 as the total value of exports (2.5 billion euros) was only…

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Slovenia-Cyprus: Christodoulides backs Slovenia’s bid to join MED7

Slovenian Foreign Minister Ance Logar visited Cyprus over the weekend, where he met with Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides, President Nicos Anastasiades and President Adamos Adamou. Logar presented to his interlocutors the basic elements of the priorities of the agenda of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Under the circumstances marked by…

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Slovenia: January 2021 annual deflation at .0.7%, monthly at −0.4%

New data came to light regarding deflation in January 2021 on an annual and monthly basis (.0.7% and .40.4%, respectively). Annual deflation mainly reflected lower fuel and energy prices (by 9.4%), while monthly deflation occurred due to winter sales of clothing and footwear, the Slovenian Statistical Agency announced on Friday. In January 2021 in Slovenia,…

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Slovenia: Government reviews exemptions for foreign arrivals without COVID-19 proof

Last night, the Slovenian government adopted a decision to change the provisions and revoke some of the exemptions for entry into the state without mandatory quarantine and a negative coronavirus test. The new rules will take effect on Friday, Deputy Police Commissioner Tomaž Pečjak explained at a press conference. The decision will remain in force…

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Slovenia: President Pahor calls for meeting of party leaders

Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s initiative for a meeting with party leaders struck a chord early after two parliamentary parties, Marijan Šarec List (LMŠ) and the Left, refused to respond to the invitation. The purpose of the meeting is to reach a consensus on the need for the country to focus on epidemics, a post-pandemic recovery…

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Slovenia: Tourist overnight stays in 2020 fall 42% Years

Due to the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, in December 2020, the influx of tourists to Slovenia was hampered. Tourist accommodation institutions recorded about 70,000 overnight stays, accounting for only 9% of overnight stays recorded in December 2019, based on an analysis by the Slovenian Statistics Office. In December 2020, overnight emergency tourist stays…

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Slovenia: Parents call for reopening of schools

Rallies were held across the country on Sunday as parents protested the closure of schools after two regions re-entered the red zone last week. The government decided that schools should be turned to distance learning and kindergartens should be closed on Monday in both regions, as students in grades one to three were allowed to…

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Slovenia: Last year’s state budget reaches high deficit

According to preliminary data, the Slovenian state budget recorded about 9.08 billion euros in revenues last year, or 10.4% less than in 2019, while expenditures increased by 26.8% to approximately 12.57 billion. The budget deficit was recorded at just under 3.49 billion euros last year, which is mainly due to declining economic activity as a…