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Slovenia is strengthening its border with Croatia with the help of foreign police

As of next week, 21 police officers from Estonia, Lithuania and Poland will join the Slovenian police in guarding the border with Croatia, the Interior Ministry announced today. Five police officers from Estonia, six from Lithuania and ten from Poland must come to the aid of their Slovenian counterparts. Foreign police officers are due to…

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Slovenia: President Pahor on a working visit to Montenegro

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, during a working visit to Podgorica, met last night with the President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović to discuss the preparations for the summit of the leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni Process initiative, which will receive a takes place on May 17 in Slovenia to mark the 10th…

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Slovenia: Citizens satisfied with living conditions, but not with democracy

The latest Eurobarometer survey conducted in February and March shows that Slovenian citizens are generally satisfied with their lives, but they are dissatisfied with the way democracy works in their country. According to the survey, 81% said they were very satisfied or quite satisfied with their lives, above the EU average of 79% but still…

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Slovenia: “Anti-Janša” protest in Ljubljana

On the day Slovenia celebrated Resistance Day, commemorating the uprising against the Nazi occupation regime in World War II, April 27, several thousand citizens resisted bans imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and gathered in the center of the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Protesters walk through the center of Ljubljana, stopping in front of the Government…

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Slovenia: Tourist number drops amid drainage measures to stem pandemic

A year after the Slovenian government introduced measures against the coronavirus, the tourism industry is still trying to find its footing in these new conditions. New data for March 2021 collected by the Slovenian Statistics Agency show that the situation in this sector is anything but good. The Agency announced that in March 2021 the…

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Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on an official visit to Slovenia

At the invitation of Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will pay a two-day official visit to Slovenia today and tomorrow. President Sakellaropoulou’s visit marks the first official state visit since the outbreak of the epidemic in Slovenia, and also marks the Greek president’s first visit abroad since her appointment. The official reception…

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Slovenia, Italy, Croatia write joint statement on North Adriatic co-operation

The Foreign Ministers of Slovenia, Croatia and Italy, namely Anže Logar, Gordan Grlić Radman and Luigi Di Maio, signed today in Brdo, near Kranj, a joint statement on trilateral cooperation in the northern Adriatic. As Minister Logar explained, the document represents the basis for strengthening cooperation in areas that are essential for the three countries.…

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Slovenia: Preparations of the EU Presidency are moving towards house extension

The EU presidency, which Slovenia will take over in the second half of the year, will be even more demanding than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gregor Steiger, head of the government secretariat in charge of organizing the presidency, told Slovenian News Agency (Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija STA). Steiger said the calendar of events is…

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Slovenia lifts ban on rallies as outdoor hospitality resumes

With the pandemic progressing in Slovenia stalling in recent days, the government has decided to ease the most conflicting measures; banning rallies and outdoor hospitality. According to the Interior Ministry, as of Monday, the one-month ban on rallies will be lifted, as rallies of up to 100 people will be allowed. The decision stipulates that…

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Slovenia: The banking system faces extensive structural reforms

The Bank of Slovenia issued the Financial Stability Review which assesses that, in addition to the current risks associated with the pandemic, the banking system is also facing extensive structural changes. “Systemic risks to financial stability remain high in the Covid-19 epidemic. Macroeconomic risk remains high, although it is gradually decreasing as businesses and households…

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Slovenia: Pahor meets with Italian President Sergio Matarella in Rome

At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor paid an official visit to Rome today. The meeting of Presidents Pahor and Mattarella is a continuation of the regular dialogue held by the presidents of the two neighboring and friendly countries, even in…

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Bank of Slovenia says anti-crisis measure has “achieved its goal”

The Bank of Slovenia (Banka Slovenije) said that the anti-crisis measures imposed last year in connection with the loan moratorium have achieved their goal. “Banks and savings banks approved the moratorium for 24,000 borrowers while the measure was in force. The largest number of applications have been submitted so far in the months following the…

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Slovenia announces easing of measures

The Slovenian government revised its coronavirus exit strategy to somewhat alleviate the restrictions applied in each of the five phases for which a different color has been assigned. The red stage will begin Monday with the lifting of the night curfew, keeping schools and kindergartens open as before April 1, while banning public assembly. The…

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Slovenia: Countries listed in red are still out of bounds to travel

The Constitutional Court accepted the initiative to initiate proceedings to assess the constitutionality and legality of Article 11 of the Government Decree on Determining the Conditions of Entry into Slovenia to Control the Covid-19 Epidemic. The provision of a government decree, which restricts travel to countries on Slovenia’s red list of high-risk countries due to…

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Slovenia: Kodric case resumes human rights talks

Amid growing criticism from the EU institutions facing the Slovenian government and its leader Janez Janša over alleged violations of fundamental human rights such as the right to freedom of expression, assembly and especially freedom of the media, new problems are emerging. appear on the horizon. According to Slovenian media reports, the European Court of…

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Slovenia: EU Presidency Troika discusses security and defense

In the context of the EU Presidency troika, the defense ministers of Slovenia, Portugal and Germany discussed a number of security and defense topics, including the Compass Strategic Process, EU-NATO co-operation, military movement and bloc support for stabilization efforts in Mozambique, announced the Slovenian Ministry of Defense. Matej Tonin, Joao Gomes Cravinho and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer…

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Slovenia: Experts propose ban on vaccination of young people with AstraZeneca

The head of Slovenia’s vaccination advisory group, Bojana Beović, said the group proposed that young people stop being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine until all questions about serious side effects have been clarified. While on-site vaccination is starting for people aged 60+, young people are also being vaccinated according to the priority groups set out…

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Slovenia: The third blockade starts this morning

Slovenia entered its third blockade in just over a year on Thursday, seeking to buy some time for vaccination and stop the third wave of the pandemic, run by the very virgin British variant. The engagement is expected to extend until April 11, with the exception of Easter Sunday, when members of up to two…