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Slovenia has a first maritime spatial plan in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Slovenian Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MOP) organized an online presentation of the Maritime Spatial Plan – a strategic document that introduces strategic planning for the sustainable development of offshore activities and uses in Slovenia for the first time since independence. In his speech, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Environment Robert…

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Slovenia: Housing prices in the 2nd quarter of 2021 again

In the second quarter of 2021, house prices in Slovenia were on average 4.5% higher than in the previous quarter. The number of existing housing transactions was at a record high, while the number of newly constructed housing transactions was the lowest since the second quarter of 2020. According to the national statistics agency, in…

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Slovenia: More SMS and less MMS in Q2

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Slovenian mobile network users generated more outgoing national calls, but less outbound national traffic than in the 2nd quarter of 2020. More SMS and fewer MMS messages were sent, said the national statistics agency. “In the second quarter of 2021, over 1.4 million hours of outbound voice traffic (national…

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Slovenia received the first payment from the Recovery and Sustainability Fund

Under a financial contract for the implementation of the Recovery and Sustainability Fund, Slovenia today received an advance of 13% of the grant provided by the Recovery and Sustainability Plan, which amounts to 231 million euros. The first funds from the plan will be provided for the areas of sustainable mobility and digital transformation, the…

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Slovenia: Police break up demonstrations against stricter COVID-19 measures

Several police officers are said to have been injured in clashes between Slovenian police forces and citizens who opposed the tightening of antiCOVID-19 measures. On Wednesday, new measures were introduced and some reports said it was not possible to buy oil at the oil station without the COVID permit. Police used a water ball and…

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Slovenia: The “Open Future” Conference is over

Between September 12th and 15th, Ljubljana and Izola hosted a high-level international conference called “The Unlocked Future”. Discussions focused on the impact of the cultural and creative sectors on green transition, social innovation and economic growth, highlighting the role of culture in strengthening foreign policy activities, fostering understanding and awareness of current social and environmental…

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Slovenia introduces new measures as of Wednesday

In Slovenia on Sunday 282 new infections with Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, 47 more than on Sunday a week ago, indicating that the epidemiological situation in the country is deteriorating rapidly. The number of active cases has reached 10,000 and is currently according to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) 9791. The 14-day incidence,…

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Slovenia: EU will not recognize Afghanistan’s new government, Borrell says

An inter-parliamentary conference on the EU’s common foreign and security policy, organized as part of the Slovenian EU presidency, on Thursday heard calls for a united and active bloc approach to global challenges. National Assembly Speaker Igor Zorčič said that no single member state had the ability to deal only with global issues such as…

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Slovenia: Minister Hoys at the Firearms Conference in Southeast Europe

On behalf of the Slovenian Presidency, Interior Minister Aleš Hojs attended a videoconference meeting on the fight against the illegal firearms trade in Southeast Europe, aimed at strengthening regional co-operation to prevent the illegal firearms trade. The summit, organized by the European Commission, provided policy guidance for the implementation of specific actions of the EU…

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Slovenia introduces expanded PCT rule

Under a new government regulation, which comes amid an increasing number of coronavirus infections and hospitals rapidly filling up with patients with Covid-19, the vaccinated cured rule (preboleli, cepljeni, testirani-PCT) in Slovenia will expand into a number of activities from today. Health Minister Janez Poklukar unveiled the new regulation, which will take full effect within…

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Slovenia: Tonin and Borrell warn of EU strategic autonomy

The EU needs to strengthen its strategic autonomy, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said as he spoke to the press following an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Brdo pri Cranju on Thursday. Slovenian Defense Minister Matej Tonin said political will was needed to address the issue. Almost all member states agree “we…

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Slovenia: Cooperation in the Adriatic Sea discussed at BSF

A high-profile panel on co-operation in the Adriatic Sea as part of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) discussed the exclusive developing economic zones (EEZs) and the co-operation of Slovenian, Croatian and Italian ports. Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar said Croatia’s idea of ​​declaring the EEA in the Adriatic Sea had been a very important issue…

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Plenković: Croatia and Slovenia have good relations

The political leaders of the EU member states and the Western Balkans region met on Wednesday at the 16th Bled Strategic Forum in the Slovenian town of Lake Bled. At the beginning of the Forum, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that Croatia and Slovenia have improved their relations during the term of incumbent Slovenian…

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Slovenia: GDP in the second quarter of 2021 on an annual basis increased by 16.3%

In the second quarter of 2021, Slovenia’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 16.3% during the second quarter of 2020. Seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 15.7% compared to the second quarter of 2020 and with 1.9% compared to the first quarter of 2021, the national statistics agency announced. In the second quarter of 2021, household…

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Slovenia: Defense ministers to discuss situation in Afghanistan and strategic compass

The Slovenian Ministry of Defense presented at the press conference an informal meeting of European Union defense ministers, which will be held on 1 and 2 September in Brdo pri Kranju as part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. All European Union Member States and other High Representatives of the…

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Slovenia: Petrol’s net profit doubles as sales rise 20%

In the first six months of 2021, Petrol Group Adjusted Gross Profit was € 258.1 million, an increase of 44% year on year. As a result of successfully adapting sales to market conditions and cost effective management, EBITDA increased by 59% compared to the same period of 2020; it was 102.1 million euros, of which…

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Slovenia: Logar thanks Bartolo for supporting MED7 membership

Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar received Malta Foreign and European Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo on an official visit to Slovenia. The visit was aimed at deepening political and economic relations and strengthening cooperation at both European and multilateral levels between the two countries, discussing Slovenia’s possible participation in the group of Mediterranean countries and exchanging…

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Slovenia: EU warns Slovenia of obligation to help refugees in Afghanistan

The EU says the Union and countries participating in NATO’s mission in Afghanistan have a duty to care for Afghans at risk after the country is captured by the Taliban, European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer said on Tuesday when asked to comment on the recent statement of Prime Minister Janez Janša. In his Twitter post…