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Slovenia supports Northern Macedonia on its path to the EU, Pahor says

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to the Republic of Northern Macedonia. After the military reception in Skopje, the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor and the President of the Republic of Northern Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski held a long and friendly face-to-face meeting, followed by talks between the…

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Slovenia: Economic recovery possible by 2022

Instead of a 7.6% contraction in the annual forecast level in summer, the macroeconomic forecaster of the Slovenian government IMAD (Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development of the Republic of Slovenia) now expects the economy to contract by 6.7% this year. However, it warns that uncertainty remains high. In its fall forecast, released yesterday, IMAD…

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Slovenia: Police criticize case of juvenile who refused to wear a mask

Social networks and media in Slovenia angrily report on the case of a minor who was mistreated by the police in the small town of Vransko. According to posts on social networks and media, she was removed from the bus for refusing to wear a protective mask. The General Police Administration explained that police officers…

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Slovenia opposes forced migration of migrants

Slovenian Foreign Minister Ance Logar, who attended a session of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, said the new EU migration pact was eagerly anticipated and that Slovenia would continue to oppose the forced distribution of migrants. , which the country made clear in June. “We are eager to see the proposed package, but it…

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Slovenia: Government presents the proposal of the Industrial Strategy for the years 2021-30

Slovenia’s Ministry of Economic Development and Technology presented on Monday a draft of an industrial strategy for 2021-2030, which seeks to create the conditions for restructuring Slovenia’s industrial sector into a knowledge and innovation industry for new and better jobs. . Presenting the document at a conference in Brdo pri Cranju, Secretary of State Simon…

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Slovenia: Greek Foreign Minister Dendias pays official visit to Ljubljana

Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, who is on an official visit to Slovenia. The two ministers agreed to work more closely during the preparations for Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2021. Minister Dendias thanked Slovenia for its solidarity, which…

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Slovenia: National Assembly to decide on the future of Minister Hoys in Government

The Slovenian National Assembly will vote on Friday on the opposition-sponsored motion to oust Interior Minister Alej Hoys in what is seen as the first major test for the ruling coalition following the change of leadership in the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS). Still, pre-vote indications suggest it will be in Hoys’ favor. The motion, filed by…

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Slovenia needs to invest wisely, economists agree

In a webinar on how to effectively withdraw EU funds in 2021-2027, which took place on Tuesday, participants concluded that a serious reflection in Slovenia on how to use the money was needed. Digitalization, the green and circular economy, R&D investments and the transition to a sustainable society were singled out as some of the…

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Slovenia: FDI increases by 4.9% in 2019

Foreign direct investment in Slovenia amounted to EUR 16 billion at the end of 2019, an increase of 4.9% compared to 2018. Meanwhile, Slovenia’s FDI outflow increased by 8.7% to EUR 6.6 billion, according to data from issued by Slovenije Bank on Monday. The biggest contribution to FDI growth inside Slovenia last year was equity…

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Slovenia: The country will not join the Visegrad Group, says Jança

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša told Austrian TV ORF that Slovenia did not intend to form a fixed alliance such as the Visegrad Group. Instead, he stressed the importance of co-operation between neighboring countries. “We do not need to say that we will always support a country or a group of countries within the EU.…

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Logar: “Slovenia must build a reputation as a safe, prosperous and globally respected country”

Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar presented the achievements, goals and vision of the country’s foreign policy, which aims to return Slovenia to the international map as a reliable partner in the European Union and a trusted member of international organizations who will be able to pursue its interests. He emphasized that Slovenia would implement the…

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Friendly media pin against MP Joveva

Slovenian MP Irena Joveva (LMŠ / Renew) has recently become the target of insults on social media and web portals related to the ruling Democrats (SDS) due to her Macedonian origin, Marjan Šarec’s List (LMŠ) reported. Joveva revealed in a post on Facebook last Thursday that she was the target of insults, noting that she…

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It is official: Slovenia has put Croatia on the “red list” for COVID-19

At a session on Thursday, the Slovenian government adopted a decision to include Croatia on the “red list”, as the neighboring country exceeded 40 infections per 100,000 inhabitants on Wednesday. Mandatory quarantine for passengers from Croatia and other related measures were presented by Minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs, who attended a press conference after…

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Illegal immigrants on the road again

By the end of July this year, the Slovenian police had processed 7,409 cases of illegal border crossings, which is 1.3% less than in the same period last year. In half of the cases, citizens of Morocco and Pakistan were present, while the number of Algerian migrants fell sharply. Police figures show that the number…

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Net profit of the Triglav Group lower by 3%

In the first six months of 2020, the Triglav Group’s insurance company consolidated its pre-tax profit of EUR 40.6 million, which is three percent less than in the same period last year, the Group announced. Andrej Slapar, President of the Management Board of Zavarovalnica Triglav, dd, said: “Even in these demanding conditions, with a team…

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A Greek ship with several infected crew members arrives in the port of Koper

A cargo ship owned by a Greek shipowner, which will deliver a load of iron ore from South Africa on Tuesday night, will be anchored in the middle of the Bay of Koper. They will then send a medical team on board to perform epidemiological investigations or swabs, which will clearly show how many members…

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Vouchers have saved the tourist season

Tourist vouchers had a good season in Gorenjska, which is one of the best tourist regions in Slovenia with its alpine lakes Bled and Bohinj and the mountain center of Kranjska Gora. Tourism officials told local media that domestic guests had almost completely offset the drop in foreign tourists, with the exception of Bled, where…

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Exports in the first half of 2020 were lower by 4.2% year on year

In June 2020, Slovenian exports fell by 4.2% in June 2019 (to EUR 2,682.4 million), while imports fell by 5.1% (to EUR 2,562.4 million). In the first half of 2020, exports were 5.6% lower than in the same period of 2019, while imports were 10.3% lower. “Slovenia’s exports and imports decreased in June 2020 compared…