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The Orion Stars, prizes honouring achievements in the audiovisual field. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
An episode of a crime series set in Maribor was the most watched content made for Slovenian TV audiences last year, followed by a documentary on a 1980s fundraising campaign for Slovenian skiers.
The first episode of season 2 of The Cases of Inspector Vrenko, a crime series based on the novels by A
A police sign on a windshield. Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA
The police have tracked down a 36-year-old man believed to be responsible for an online comment threatening a school shooting attack that caused a considerable amount of alarm, heightened security around schools and criticism of the police in early April.
The threat was made on 2 April in the comme
A 106-metre observation tower, the tallest in Slovenia, inaugurated in the spa resort town of Rogaška Slatina. Photo: Lili Pušnik/STA
Rogaška Slatina, a town in the east of the country known for its natural spas and unique mineral water, has added a new attraction by inaugurating a 106-metre observation tower, the tallest in Slovenia.
The Crystal tower, which cost €5 million to build, replaced the 89-metre Crystal Palace in Ljubl
The team contributing to the NaGlas! programme for ex-Yugoslav ethnic communities in Slovenia. Photo: Adrian Pregelj/RTVS
Ethnic communities from the former Yugoslavia who live in Slovenia will be able to exercise their cultural rights with the support of the state under a law passed by parliament on 23 May that the opposition had sought to put to a referendum.
According to some estimates, members of Albanian, Bosniak

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The Tolmin Gorge. Photo: Robert Hrovat/STA
The Tolmin Gorge, a popular tourist spot in the west of the country, is welcoming visitors again starting from 24 May after being inaccessible for almost four months due to a rockslide.
According to the Tolmin municipality, the clean-up work on the road leading to the Tolmin Gorge was completed fas
The Podgorica research reactor near Ljubljana. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA
The National Assembly has adopted a resolution on long-term peaceful use of nuclear energy in Slovenia that promotes further use and development of nuclear energy, including by expanding the sole existing nuclear power plant in Krško. The MPs also endorsed a proposal for a referendum on Krško 2, wh
Lab bottles. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
China's pharmaceutical company Porton has opened new research and development laboratories for small molecules in Mengeš, a town north of Ljubljana. Porton values its initial investment at €50 million.
The renovated facility includes labs for research and development and a kilo lab with equipment
PM Robert Golob and University of Primorska rector Klavdija Kutnar sign a letter of intent on a new medical school (pictured in the background). Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

Slovenia to get third medical school

Health & MedicineScience & Education
Faced with doctor shortages, long wait times in healthcare and an ongoing doctors' strike, the Slovenian government has decided to back the creation of a third medical school in the country. Joining those in Ljubljana and Maribor, the new school will be part of the University of Primorska.
Prime Mi
The Obrežje border crossing with Croatia. Photo: Tina Bernik/STA
Slovenia has decided to extend checks on its borders with Croatia and Hungary by six more months after Italy announced it will do the same on its border with Slovenia.
Both Italy and Slovenia announced the decision a month before the latest extension of the measure would have expired. In place sinc
Cyclists dressed in vintage for the inauguration of a new cycling route connecting Velenje and Dravograd. Photo: Lili Pušnik/STA
One of the most picturesque cycling routes has been inaugurated in the north of Slovenia, linking the towns of Velenje and Dravograd through a series of what used to be railway tunnels. From Dravograd a cycling path continues on to the Austrian side of the border, and another one heads on to Maribo

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UK Ambassador to Slovenia Tiffany Sadler (centre) pictured at the Slovenian-British Day of Defence Industry. Photo: Božidar Kolar/STA
Slovenia and the United Kingdom explored ways to boost cooperation in the defence sector at an event in Ljubljana called the Slovenian-British Day of Defence Industry. That is seen as a must in light of the tense situation in Europe and the world.
The cooperation between Slovenia and Great Britain
The Charm of Wood, an exhibition on wood design. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
Over a hundred products representative of Slovenian wood design were put on display in Ljubljana on 13 May at an annual exhibition aimed at promoting wood and wood products and the country's wood-processing industry.
Held for the 16th year, the exhibition Charm of Wood will be running at the Cankar
Day of German-Slovenian Business in Bled. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
The impact of the green transition on competitiveness was one of the challenges discussed at the annual Day of German-Slovenian Business, organised by the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the IEDC - Bled School of Management on 16 April.
The event, themed Circular Economy: The I

Business

Lab bottles. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
China's pharmaceutical company Porton has opened new research and development laboratories for small molecules in Mengeš, a town north of Ljubljana. Porton values its initial investment at €50 million.
The renovated facility includes labs for research and development and a kilo lab with equipment
PeK Automotive inaugurates new production facility in Logatec. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
PeK Automotive, a producer of autonomous electrical vehicles for agriculture, has inaugurated new production premises and offices in Logatec, some 30 km southwest of Ljubljana. The company will manufacture its vehicles entirely in Slovenia.
The company develops and produces autonomous vehicles or r
The logo of the German software company at its headquarters in Walldorf. Photo: dpa/STA
Pharmaceutical, IT and energy companies paid the highest salaries in Slovenia last year, with SAP and Microsoft topping the list, according to data compiled by the business news portal Finance. Slovenia Control ranks the highest among local companies.
The Slovenian offices of the software companies

Politics

The team contributing to the NaGlas! programme for ex-Yugoslav ethnic communities in Slovenia. Photo: Adrian Pregelj/RTVS
Ethnic communities from the former Yugoslavia who live in Slovenia will be able to exercise their cultural rights with the support of the state under a law passed by parliament on 23 May that the opposition had sought to put to a referendum.
According to some estimates, members of Albanian, Bosniak
The Obrežje border crossing with Croatia. Photo: Tina Bernik/STA
Slovenia has decided to extend checks on its borders with Croatia and Hungary by six more months after Italy announced it will do the same on its border with Slovenia.
Both Italy and Slovenia announced the decision a month before the latest extension of the measure would have expired. In place sinc
UK Ambassador to Slovenia Tiffany Sadler (centre) pictured at the Slovenian-British Day of Defence Industry. Photo: Božidar Kolar/STA
Slovenia and the United Kingdom explored ways to boost cooperation in the defence sector at an event in Ljubljana called the Slovenian-British Day of Defence Industry. That is seen as a must in light of the tense situation in Europe and the world.
The cooperation between Slovenia and Great Britain

Society

The Orion Stars, prizes honouring achievements in the audiovisual field. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
An episode of a crime series set in Maribor was the most watched content made for Slovenian TV audiences last year, followed by a documentary on a 1980s fundraising campaign for Slovenian skiers.
The first episode of season 2 of The Cases of Inspector Vrenko, a crime series based on the novels by A
A police sign on a windshield. Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA
The police have tracked down a 36-year-old man believed to be responsible for an online comment threatening a school shooting attack that caused a considerable amount of alarm, heightened security around schools and criticism of the police in early April.
The threat was made on 2 April in the comme
PM Robert Golob and University of Primorska rector Klavdija Kutnar sign a letter of intent on a new medical school (pictured in the background). Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

Slovenia to get third medical school

Health & MedicineScience & Education
Faced with doctor shortages, long wait times in healthcare and an ongoing doctors' strike, the Slovenian government has decided to back the creation of a third medical school in the country. Joining those in Ljubljana and Maribor, the new school will be part of the University of Primorska.
Prime Mi

Travels

A 106-metre observation tower, the tallest in Slovenia, inaugurated in the spa resort town of Rogaška Slatina. Photo: Lili Pušnik/STA
Rogaška Slatina, a town in the east of the country known for its natural spas and unique mineral water, has added a new attraction by inaugurating a 106-metre observation tower, the tallest in Slovenia.
The Crystal tower, which cost €5 million to build, replaced the 89-metre Crystal Palace in Ljubl
The Tolmin Gorge. Photo: Robert Hrovat/STA
The Tolmin Gorge, a popular tourist spot in the west of the country, is welcoming visitors again starting from 24 May after being inaccessible for almost four months due to a rockslide.
According to the Tolmin municipality, the clean-up work on the road leading to the Tolmin Gorge was completed fas
Cyclists dressed in vintage for the inauguration of a new cycling route connecting Velenje and Dravograd. Photo: Lili Pušnik/STA
One of the most picturesque cycling routes has been inaugurated in the north of Slovenia, linking the towns of Velenje and Dravograd through a series of what used to be railway tunnels. From Dravograd a cycling path continues on to the Austrian side of the border, and another one heads on to Maribo

Sport

Slovenian rider Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 16 of Giro d'Italia. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Tadej Pogačar has further solidified his dominance at the Giro d'Italia, winning his fifth stage victory at the race on shortened stage 16 in cold and rainy conditions.
The Slovenian UAE Team Emirates rider spent most of the stage in the peloton, launching an attack just 1.4 kilometres to go to the
Kayak competition in Tacen. Photo: Slovenian Kayak Association
Slovenian canoeists have scooped a triple win at the men's individual event at the Canoe Slalom European Championships in Tacen near Ljubljana. Slovenia also won the men's team event, silver in the women's team event and gold in the women's kayak team event.
At only 16, Žiga Lin Hočevar took the fi
Tadej Pogačar. Photo: Ansa/STA
Slovenian cycling ace Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia in a savage finish to nearly double his lead in the general classification to 6 minutes and 42 seconds.
Pogačar attacked 15 km before the finish line after his team readied the terrain on the Foscagno pass. Da

Opinion

Boštjan Zalar, director of the Jožef Stefan Institute. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
The Jožef Stefan Institute, the country's leading scientific research institution, opens its doors wide to the public for a week every year to present scientific achievements in accessible ways. This is especially important at a time when it is often difficult to separate quasi-science from scienc
Kyriacos Kakouris, vice-president of the European Investment Bank. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
The green transition is not just a moral imperative but a vital driver of Europe's economic competitiveness, Kyriacos Kakouris, vice-president of the European Investment Bank, writes in his op-ed for the Slovenia Times as he sets out the bank's role in financing climate action and fostering sustain
Ljubljana
Prime Minister Robert Golob.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Our Earth, our responsibility

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In his op-ed for Bled Strategic Times ahead of the Bled Strategic Forum, Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob makes a call for "global solidarity to save our planet", combining it with an appeal to Russia to end the war of aggression against Ukraine.
In the first days of August, as I was walking t