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Slovenia News 4 October 2011
Editorial

The National Assembly passed Tuesday in a 49:4 vote changes to the act on state guarantees to secure financial stability in the eurozone, expanding guarantees for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) from EUR 2.07bn to EUR 3.66bn. Slovenia has become the ninth eurozone country to help expand the financial mechanism. The changes, which were being rushed through parliament, are in line with the agreement of the eurozone leaders from 21 July for an additional aid to Greece, amounting to EUR 109bn from public funds. Under the agreement, the EFSF, which is funded by eurozone members, will be backed by guarantee commitments worth EUR 780bn and will have an effective lending capacity of EUR 440bn.

 

President Danilo Tuerk said Wednesday he would dissolve parliament effective on 21 October, a month after the government lost a confidence vote. Elections will be called for 4 December.

 

A electric four-seater aircraft, the Taurus G4, won the Slovenian ultralight plane maker Pipistrel a US$ 1.35m NASA prize on Monday, the largest prize in aviation history, for the most energy efficient aircraft in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge. Ivo Boscarol, the owner and boss of Pipistrel, said he was very happy the team proved that electric-powered aviation could be equivalent to flying on fossil fuel. He dedicated US$ 100,000 of the prize to a fund for a new competition to help develop a supersonic electric plane.

Domestic Policy
President Dissolves Parliament Effective 21 October
Ljubljana - President Danilo Tuerk said Wednesday he would dissolve parliament effective on 21 October, a month after the government lost a confidence vote. Elections will be called for 4 December. It quickly transpired after the no-confidence vote last week vote that a new PM-designate would not... More »
Defence & NATO
Tuerk Tells Conference Cooperation Vital for Fighting Terrorism
Maribor - Although the risk of terrorism in Slovenia is low at the moment, President Danilo Tuerk told an international conference in Maribor on Tuesday that safety could never be taken for granted. The president and US Ambassador Joseph A. Mussomeli underlined importance of cooperation in fighting ... More »
EU Topics
Parliament Adopts Guidelines for Slovenia EU Activities
Ljubljana - Parliament backed on Tuesday in a 72:4 vote a declaration on the guidelines for Slovenia's activities in EU institutions in the July 2011 - December 2012 period. Slovenia's priorities include an effective phasing of EU funds and the bloc's enlargement. The declaration was presented in de... More »
Parliament Expands Guarantees for EFSF to EUR 3.66BN
Ljubljana - The National Assembly passed Tuesday in a 49:4 vote changes to the act on state guarantees to secure financial stability in the eurozone, expanding guarantees for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) from EUR 2.07bn to EUR 3.66bn. Slovenia has become the ninth eurozone countr... More »
Van Rompuy Welcomes Measures Following Govt Ousting
Brussels - Ambassador to the EU Rado Genorio presented the situation in Slovenia after the government lost a confidence vote last week as he met to EU Council President Herman van Rompuy in Brussels on Wednesday. According to the Slovenian mission to the EU, van Rompuy welcomed the measures taken by... More »
Economy & Finance
Govt Wants to Set Public Debt Ceiling at 48% of GDP
Ljubljana - The government endorsed on Thursday changes to the public finances act setting the ceiling for public debt at 48% of GDP, Finance Minister Franc Krizanic told the press after the cabinet session. The government's initial plan was to put the ceiling at 45%, which would allow the country t... More »
Govt to Tweak Austerity Measures After Talks with Unions
Ljubljana - The outgoing government agreed at its weekly session on Thursday on extending the validity of the austerity act to 2012, but will not send it to parliament before it is negotiated with social partners, Finance Minister Franc Krizanic told the press. The austerity act, passed in November ... More »
Education | Science & Technology
Pipistrel Wins NASA's Green Flight Challenge
Ajdovscina/San Francisco - A electric four-seater aircraft, the Taurus G4, won the Slovenian ultralight plane maker Pipistrel a US$ 1.35m NASA prize on Monday, the largest prize in aviation history, for the most energy efficient aircraft in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge. Ivo Boscarol, the owner an... More »
Social Affairs
Some 12,000 Visitors Expected at 11th Seniors Festival
Ljubljana - The 11th Festival for the Third Life Period kicked off in Ljubljana on Tuesday as the biggest event for the elderly in Europe. Some 12,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day seniors festival, which is to feature around 200 events, over 150 exhibitors and over 3,000 performing ... More »
Minorities
Oldest Organisation of Slovenians in Austria Marks 160 Years
Klagenfurt - The oldest organisation of ethnic Slovenians in Carithia and the oldest Slovenian publisher Mohorjeva druzba marked its 160th anniversary with a ceremony in Klagenfurt on Tuesday. Since its founding in 1851, Mohorjeva druzba has issued more than 25 million books and is still promoting e... More »
Culture & Media
Popular Folk Musician Dies at 79
Ljubljana - Lojze Slak, one of Slovenia's most popular folk music accordionists and bandleaders who also helped popularise the Alpine style of polka music outside Slovenia, died at the age of 79 early on Thursday. Slak was born on 23 July, 1932 in the SE village of Jordankal in the Dolenjska region.... More »
Drama House Celebrating 100th Anniversary
Ljubljana - The building housing the Ljubljana Drama theatre is celebrating its centenary this year. To mark the anniversary a round table debate was held at Drama on Thursday about the history of the building in need of renovation and its future. Designed by Austrian architect Alexander Graf (1856-... More »
Cvitkovic's "Arheo" Bags Main Awards at Festival of Slovenian Film
Portoroz - Jan Cvitkovic, the winner of the Lion of the Future in Venice in 2001, is the big winner of the 14th Festival of Slovenian Film, which concluded in Portoroz on Saturday, as his "Arheo" brought him the awards for best film and director. The jury picked Cvitkovic's third feature f... More »
European Capital of Culture Programme Completed
Maribor - Maribor 2012 Institute has completed the final version of the European Capital of Culture (EPK) programme with exact dates, venues and financial costs of the events, which will take place in six different towns next year. Comprising 412 projects valued at EUR 16.5m, the 800-page draft prog... More »
Slovenian Poets Touring UK and Ireland
London - A group of six Slovenian poets will visit the UK and Ireland between 5 and 17 October as part of the Golden Boat tour organised by the IA literary association. Poets Taja Kramberger, Jani Kovacic, Tina Kozin, Tone Skrjanec, Tatjana Jamnik and Iztok Osojnik will appear together with translat... More »
Transport
Slovenia and Carinthia to Push for Second Karavanke Tunnel Tube
Kranjska Gora - Transport Minister Patrick Vlacic and Carinthian Governor General Gerhard Doerfler agreed in Kranjska Gora on Tuesday that a second tube was a better solution for the Karavanke tunnel than the parallel emergency tunnel promoted by the Austrian federal government. The pair wants to jo... More »
Tourism
Slovenia Seeking Five New Routes for Budget Carriers
Ljubljana - Slovenia wants to increase the number of tourists arriving by air and plans to attract new budget carriers by co-financing the marketing budgets for at least five new routes, according to plans unveiled by the government and the Slovenian Tourism Board (STO). The STO will carry out all t... More »
Number of Slovenian and Foreign Tourists Up in August
Ljubljana - The number of people visiting Slovenian sights and tourist destinations rose by 9.4% in August, compared to the same month in 2010. The number of overnight stays was also up year-on-year, by 7.2%, the Statistics Office said on Friday. The number of both domestic and foreign guests was up... More »
Slovenia News 11 October 2011
Editorial

Italian Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region has officially recognised the Slovenian Cultural and Economic Association (SKGZ) and the Council of Slovenian Organisations (SSO) as the umbrella organisations of Slovenians in Italy. The two organisations had been recognised as representatives of the Slovenian community with a special decree a while ago, but the official recognition, which is based on the regional law for protection of the Slovenian minority from 2007, also brings financial benefits.

Nanos cheese has become the sixth Slovenian food product to receive protected geographical status in the EU. The cheese that has been produced on the Nanos plateau since the 16th century received the protected designation of origin label.

 

Economy & Finance
Father of Tolar Optimistic about Slovenia's Future with Euro
Ljubljana - The first governor of the Slovenian central bank, France Arhar, has told the STA upon the 20th anniversary of the inauguration of the tolar as the Slovenian currency that he is optimistic regarding Slovenia's future, despite the fact that Slovenia is in a worse situation than 20 years ag... More »
Banks Should Not Hold Stakes in Companies
Ljubljana - A conference hosted by the Slovenian Directors' Association heard on Monday that banks should not be playing the role of company owners and deciding about who should and should not be sitting in company managements. A bank should however intervene the moment it feels like it lost trust i... More »
Business
Pipistrel CEO Boscarol Says NASA Prize Good Advertisement for Slovenia
Ljubljana - Ivo Boscarol, CEO and founder of the Slovenian ultralight plane maker Pipistrel, whose electric four-seater Taurus G4 won a NASA energy efficiency prize, has told the STA that the prize is a very good advertisement for Slovenia, as the awarded airplane is a product of Slovenian know-how.... More »
Agriculture
Nanos Cheese Receives Protected Designation of Origin Label
Brussels - The Nanos cheese has become the sixth Slovenian food product to receive protected geographical status in the EU. The cheese that has been produced on the Nanos plateau (W) since the 16th century received the protected designation of origin label on Wednesday. The milk used for Nanos ch... More »
Education | Science & Technology
Slovenia and US Sign Memorandum on Fulbright Study Programme
Ljubljana - Slovenia and the US signed on Thursday a memorandum on Fulbright educational exchange programme, which offers scholarships for studies in the US. In the 2011-2012 study year, four students and five lecturers from Slovenia will travel to the US under the programme. The new agreement, s... More »
Minorities
Italy Officially Recognises Slovenian Minority Organisations
Trieste - Italian Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region has officially recognised the Slovenian Cultural and Economic Association (SKGZ) and the Council of Slovenian Organisations (SSO) as the umbrella organisations of Slovenians in Italy. A decree on the issue was published in the regional official gazette ... More »
Culture & Media
Slovenian Industrial and Technical Heritage Presented in Moscow
Moscow - Three exhibitions presenting Slovenian ironworks and technical heritage will open at Moscow's Polytechnical Museum on Monday. The exhibitions, put together by several Slovenian museums, institutions and companies, will be on display until 13 November. One of the exhibitions is entitled &... More »
Transport
Maribor-London Route Launched
Maribor - Maribor Airport, the second biggest in Slovenia, saw off the first scheduled flight in three years as a Golden Air jet bound for London Stansted took off on Thursday. The owner of Golden Air, British businessman Clifford Dachuna, said the following six months would be crucial for the start... More »
Society
Ombudsman Convinced Family Law to Benefit Children
Ljubljana - Zdenka Cebasek Travnik put children and elderly in the focus of her term as she took over as human rights ombudsman in 2007. Two thirds into her six-year term, she says a lot of work still needs to be done in the field. She also believes that the new family law brings solutions that woul... More »
Slovenia Says Death Penalty Inhumane and Cruel
Ljubljana - To mark World Day Against Death Penalty, the Foreign Ministry reiterated on Monday Slovenia's years-long opposition to death penalty, which according to the ministry is "a cruel and inhumane way of punishment that violates an individual's right to live", in all cases and all ci... More »
Slavoj Zizek Addresses Wall Street Demonstrations
New York - Internationally acclaimed Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek addressed the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations at Zuccotti Park in New York on Sunday, expressing his support for their ideas and saying that the movement had unmasked the lies that underlie American capitalist society. Zize... More »
Events
Schedule of events from 11 to 16 October

TUESDAY, 11 October

  • KIEV, Ukraine - President Danilo Tuerk will begin a two-day official visit to Ukraine. He will be accompanied by outgoing Transport Minister Patrick Vlacic.
  • LJUBLJANA - The National Assembly will meet for an emergency session to b... More »
Slovenia News 18 October 2011
Editorial

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek and gallerist Gregor Podnar have made it to the list of 100 artworld's most powerful figures, published for the tenth consecutive year by the London-based magazine Art Review.

 

Slovenia's candidate for a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "Circus Fantasticus", won the award for best artistic achievement at the 27th International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries in Alexandria, Egypt, which concluded on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Domestic Policy
PM Satisfied with Government's Job
Ljubljana - Prime Minister Borut Pahor looked at the achievements of the outgoing government in dealing with the crisis as part of Q&A time in parliament on Monday, saying the situation was not excellent, but also not desolate. Describing the state of affairs as satisfactory, Pahor said that ... More »
Foreign Affairs
Slovenia Welcomes Progress in EU Enlargement
Ljubljana - The European Commission's recommendation for the launch of EU accession negotiations with Montenegro and for giving Serbia EU candidate status met with positive response from Slovenian MEPs Wednesday, while the Foreign Ministry hailed the successful conclusion of Croatia's talks and voic... More »
FM: Slovenia Building Cooperation with Libya
Ljubljana - Slovenia is establishing cooperation with Libya's new authorities. The Slovenian ambassador in Rome has already been accredited to Libya, FM Samuel Zbogar told the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee on Wednesday. Slovenia is also preparing a programme for the rehabilitation and tr... More »
Zbogar Upbeat about Slovenia's UN Security Council Bid
Ljubljana - Outgoing Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar says in an op-ed in Friday's issue of the daily Delo that Slovenia has good chances of being elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in the 2012-2013 term despite tough competition. "Slovenia is a good, strong candidate. T... More »
Foreign Ministry Concerned about Global Food Security
Ljubljana - Slovenia is concerned about the state of global food security, growing hunger, structural poverty, and unsatisfactory development and investment in agriculture and suitable infrastructure, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on World Food Day on Sunday. Food prices, which are the... More »
EU Topics
Finance Ministry Urges Slovakia to Back Eurozone Debt Crisis Fund
Ljubljana - The Finance Ministry responded on Wednesday to Slovakia's rejection of an expansion of the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) by expressing its belief that the Slovak authorities are fully aware of the critical importance that a stronger debt crisis fund has for preserving financia... More »
Economy & Finance
Conference Discusses Future Development Models for Slovenia
Ljubljana - The head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Samo Hribar Milic, said on Wednesday at the outset of a conference of Slovenian scientists and business leaders from abroad that while Slovenia had great prospects, it also faced numerous problems the economy and the R&D sector should... More »
Business
Conference Examining Ways to Attract FDI, Make Slovenia a Hub
Ljubljana - The FDI Summit 2011 opened in Ljubljana on Thursday with calls for new, less obvious ways to attract foreign direct investment, and for enhanced efforts to promote the country as a regional hub for regional markets with a combined 45 million consumers. President Danilo Tuerk said in h... More »
Saubermacher, Ertl Glas and Julon Declared Best Foreign Investors
Ljubljana - Saubermacher Slovenija, Julon and Ertl Glas Steklo were honoured on Thursday as the best foreign investors in Slovenia as part of the FDI Summit 2011 conference on foreign direct investment under way in Ljubljana. Waste management company Saubermacher Slovenija has seen stable growth ... More »
FDI Seen as Key Source of Capital for Growth
Ljubljana - Slovenia has limited capital resources and it needs to find new sources to finance growth, Marjan Hribar, the head of the tourism directorate at the Economy Ministry, told a panel at the FDI Summit in Ljubljana on Friday. He said foreign direct investment was one such possible source. ... More »
Conference Calls for Education of New Breed of Leaders
Brdo pri Kranju - The IEDC Bled business school marked its 25th anniversary with an international conference at Brdo pri Kranju on Friday at which the speakers spoke about the new challenges that leaders need to get ready for. "As a school it is our mission and task to promote and stimulate ... More »
JAPTI Boss Upbeat About FDI Trends in Slovenia
Ljubljana - While the stock of foreign direct investment fell in Europe last year, it rose in Slovenia, which the director of the Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments (JAPTI) Igor Plestenjak considers a success.
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Minorities
Doerfler Hails New Cooperation, Seeks Rights for Gottschee Germans
Ljubljana - Carinthian Governor Gerhard Doerfler presented in Ljubljana on Friday the current "positive developments" in relations with the Slovenian minority in the Austrian province and plans for future cooperation. He repeated that time was ripe to also secure some rights for the German... More »
Culture & Media
"Circus Fantasticus" Awarded in Alexandria
Alexandria - Slovenia's candidate for a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "Circus Fantasticus", won the award for best artistic achievement at the 27th International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries in Alexandria, Egypt, which concluded on Sunday. ... More »
Two Slovenians Among Artworld's Most Powerful Figures
London - Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek and gallerist Gregor Podnar have made it to the list of 100 artworld's most powerful figures, published for the tenth consecutive year by the London-based magazine Art Review. Topping the ArtReview Power 100 is Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his wo... More »
Society
Protesters in Slovenia Rally against Financial Capitalism
Ljubljana/Maribor/Koper - Protests against "financial violence of capitalism" that are a part of the United for Global Change campaign were staged in several cities across Slovenia on Saturday. According to the most recent estimates, over a thousand people gathered in Ljubljana, some 400 p... More »
Tourism
Graft of Old Vine from Maribor Planted in Bled Castle
Bled - A graft of the world's oldest vine in the world, growing in Maribor for over 400 years, was planted on a terrace of the Bled castle on Tuesday. In this way the town will revive its distinguished wine-growing tradition. Bled mayor Janez Fajfar said that written sources from 14th century tes... More »
Events
Schedule of events in the week from 17 to 23 October
MONDAY, 17 October
  • LJUBLJANA - The last regular session of the National Assembly, at which MPs will take a vote on changes to the penal code, a bill on confiscation of illegally gained assets, a bill on audiovisual media services, changes to the companies act and Slovenia's... More »
Slovenia News 25 October 2011
Editorial

President Danilo Tuerk bestowed on Thursday the Golden Order for Services on ultralight aircraft producer Pipistrel for its "contribution to the development of environment friendly technology and for implementing a winning, innovation-oriented philosophy, making Slovenia one of the technological superpowers". According to the President's Office, Pipistrel is one of the world's leading companies in the development of environment friendly and energy efficient aircraft. The Ajdovscina-based company rose to the top at the beginning of the month, when it won the CAFE Green Flight Challenge with an electric four-seater aircraft, the Taurus G4.

 

President Danilo Tuerk signed a decree disolving the parliament and calling an early general election for 4 December a minute after midnight on Friday. Tuerk had decided to disolve parliament after the government of Prime Minister Borut Pahor was ousted in a failed confidence vote on 20 September and there were no proposals for new prime minister-designate from parliament. The president waited for the 30-day period in which proposals for a new PM-designate be filed prior to signing the decree on disolution. This is the first time that Slovenia will hold an early election and Tuerk decided to sign the decree immediately after midnight in order to allow the process of registering candidates to begin as soon as possible.

Domestic Policy
President Disolves Parliament, Calls Snap Poll
Ljubljana - President Danilo Tuerk signed a decree disolving the parliament and calling an early general election for 4 December a minute after midnight on Friday. Tuerk had decided to disolve parliament after the government of Prime Minister Borut Pahor was ousted in a failed confidence vote on 20 ... More »
Foreign Affairs
Conference Analyses Development Aid Challenges
Ljubljana - A conference on international development aid kicked off in Ljubljana on Wednesday, examining the future of development cooperation and ways to improve the efficiency of aid. The future of development aid lies in partnership and cooperation, Foreign Ministry State Secretary Dragoljuba Be... More »
President Hopes Libyan Civil War Will End Soon
Ljubljana - Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk said on Thursday following the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that this event could contribute to the end of the civil war in Libya, according to a press release from the president's office. Tuerk also expressed hope that the fighting in Li... More »
Slovenia Withdraws Bid for UN Security Council Seat
<inssc></inssc> New York - Slovenia withdrew its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2012-2013 on Monday, ceding to Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan was ahead all along after the other candidates for the Eastern European were voted off, but a total of 16 rounds ... More »
EU Topics
National Assembly Backs Signing of Croatian Accession Treaty
Ljubljana - The National Assembly endorsed on Wednesday the signing of the EU Accession Treaty with Croatia, scheduled for 19 December in Warsaw. Most MPs stressed that Croatian EU membership was in Slovenia's strategic interest. None of the parliamentary groups voiced opposition to Croatian EU memb... More »
Business
Tuerk Awards Ultralight Plane Maker with Golden Order
Brdo pri Kranju - President Danilo Tuerk bestowed on Thursday the Golden Order for Services on ultralight aircraft producer Pipistrel for its "contribution to the development of environment friendly technology and for implementing a winning, innovation-oriented philosophy, making Slovenia one o... More »
Conference Ponders Challenges of Commerce in Crisis
Brdo pri Kranju - Efficient supply chains management is vital to overcoming the current economic crisis, was one of the points made at a strategic conference on commerce at Brdo pri Kranju on Wednesday, which also heard President Danilo Tuerk's appeal to retailers to show social responsibility. Slov... More »
Boss of Toothpaste-Cap Maker Becomes Entrepreneur of 2011
Ljubljana - Bostjan Sifrar, a successful businessman who has made a fortune on patented toothpaste tube lids, received the Entrepreneur of 2011 award in Ljubljana on Wednesday. Sifrar took over the Skofja Loka-based company SIBO G from his father back in 1993 and developed it into a booming business... More »
Assets Management Agency Satisfied with Work in 1st Year
Ljubljana - The Capital Assets Management Agency (AUKN) presented on Thursday its interim report summing up the first year of its work, with AUKN head Dagmar Komar saying that the agency had introduced all key standards of management so that the state could function as well as any private investor. ... More »
Business Summit Highlights Burning Issues of Slovenian Economy
Brdo pri Kranju - Slovenian business representatives pointed on Monday to several issues they labelled as crucial as they came together for the Slovenian Business Summit at Brdo pri Kranju. Immediate action, a leaner public sector and money for investments were the key points of the conference atten... More »
Hidria Opens Production of Ignition Systems in China
Shanghai - Slovenian industrial conglomerate Hidria opened a new production facility in the Chinese city of Changshu on Tuesday. Hidria will be making diesel engine ignition systems for international corporations such as Great Wall, JMC, Shanghai Automotive, Cummins, Perkins and SAIC. The facility i... More »
Environment
Ljubljana Enters Race to Become 2014 European Green Capital
Brussels - Ljubljana will be among the 19 cities from 14 European countries competing for the European Green Capital title for 2014 in what will be the third bid by the Slovenian capital, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The other competitors are Antwerp, Brasov, Bristol, Brussels, Bursa, Co... More »
Justice
Supreme Court Marks 20th Anniversary
Ljubljana - Addressing an honorary session on the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, President Danilo Tuerk and Supreme Court president Branko Maslesa both expressed concern over political pressure on the judiciary and lawsuits filed against representatives of the justice system. Masl... More »
Social Affairs
Day-Care Centre for Slovenians, Austrians with Special Needs Built
Velikovec - The Governor of the Austrian province of Carinthia, Gerhard Doerfler, and Slovenian Labour, Family and Social Affairs Minister Ivan Svetlik marked in Globasnitz/Globasnica on Wednesday the end of construction of a day-care centre for people with special needs that is to accommodate both ... More »
Slovenia and Qatar to Set Up Rehabilitation Centre in Libya
Ljubljana - A delegation from Qatar met representatives of the Slovenian president and of the Soca rehabilitation institute in Ljubljana on Friday in order to discuss a joint project to set up a rehabilitation centre in Misratah, Libya, according to a press release from the president's office. The a... More »
Minorities
Diaspora Minister Happy With Work, Says No Major Mistakes Made
Ljubljana - Bostjan Zeks assessed his three-year stint as minister for Slovenians abroad Tuesday as "relatively successful", saying that no major mistakes had been made. He acknowledged, though, that more could have been done. Taking stock of his work as the government's term nears its end... More »
Culture & Media
Curtain Drops on Borstnik Theatre Festival
Maribor - An adaptation of Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Mini Teater Ljubljana emerged as the big winner of the Borstnik Meeting, which drew to a close on Sunday with an award ceremony. The play, directed and adapted for the stage by Milos Lolic, was named the ... More »
Acclaimed Poet Tone Pavcek Dies
Ljubljana - Tone Pavcek, one of Slovenia's most acclaimed poets and children's book authors, died at the age of 83 on Friday, losing a battle with a grave illness. His legacy is an impressive oeuvre that appealed to the widest of audience. Born in Sentjur, a small town in southeastern Slovenia, in 1... More »
Salamun's Poetry to Be Discussed in International Symposium
Ljubljana/Koper/Zagreb - A two-day event will start on Wednesday to mark the 70th birthday of internationally acclaimed Slovenian poet Tomaz Salamun. Publisher Studentska zalozba will organise a symposium and a poetry reading in three cities that have marked the p... More »
Three Slovenians Become French Knights of Culture
Ljubljana - The French Embassy in Slovenia has included Young Lions festival director Nevenka Koprivsek, poet Boris A. Novak and philosopher Edvard Kovac among the bearers of the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, awarded for contributions to the enrichment of French cultural inheritance. T... More »
Sport
Too Sets New Record as Kenyans Dominate Ljubljana Marathon
Ljubljana - Daniel Too of Kenya won the 16th Ljubljana Marathon on Sunday with a new event record of 2:08.29, taking home the EUR 19,000 top prize. His compatriot Lydia Kurgat swept the women's competition with 2:33.01 to cap off a Kenyan-dominated event. The top three spots in the men's competition... More »
Football: Slavisa Stojanovic Named New National Team Coach
Brdo pri Kranju - The executive committee of the Slovenian Football Association (NZS) appointed Slavisa Stojanovic the new head coach of the national football team on Monday. Stojanovic succeeds Matjaza Kek, who stepped down today after almost four years at the helm of the national team. The 41-year... More »
Events
Tuerk Says Independence Efforts Should Be Respected as a Whole
Koper - The victory in the independence war and the final success, which is being celebrated today, is a result of the unity of all parts of the defence force and the entire civil society, President Danilo Tuerk said at Saturday's ceremony marking 20 years since the last soldier of the former Yugosl... More »
Schedule of events for the week from 24 to 30 October:
TUESDAY, 25 October
  • LJUBLJANA - The Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry will take stock of its work in the 2008-2011 term.
  • LJUBLJANA - The Defence Ministry will present its achievements in the 2008-2011 government term.
  • LJUBLJANA - Stock exchange opera... More »
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