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The port of Koper. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Luka Koper, the operator of Slovenia's sole maritime port, is looking back at a successful year despite having its net profit slashed by almost a quarter due to higher costs and a drop in storage fees revenue as a result of stabilisation of global logistics.
The group generated €312.8 million in ne
The International Court of Justice. Photo: Petra Miklavc/STA
Slovenia stressed the right of Palestinians to self-determination as it presented its position at the International Court of Justice on 23 February as part of proceedings in which the UN General Assembly is seeking the court's advisory opinion on the legality of Israel's actions in the occupied Pal
Hyena hunts on red-billed queleas in Namibia. Photo: Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana
Researchers from the Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty have discovered a new feeding behaviour in spotted hyenas who have taken a liking for songbirds. The researchers studied the hyenas and published their findings in the American scientific journal Food Webs.
Spotted hyenas are mostly known as scave
President Nataša Pirc Musar signs a writ for election of Slovenian members to the European Parliament. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
President Nataša Pirc Musar has issued a writ for election of Slovenian members of the European Parliament on 9 June. Parties or candidate lists will be able to submit their bids starting from 11 March.
This time Slovenian voters will elect nine MEPs, one more than five years ago. Issuing the writ

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Neurosurgeon Vinko Dolenc pictured in 2015 when he received a state decoration. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Slovenia to pay neurosurgeon Vinko Dolenc €390,000 in pecuniary damages plus costs and expenses because Slovenian courts had recognised Israeli court judgements where Dolenc was found liable for damage caused to his Israeli patient.





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An industrial facility under construction. Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA
Foreign investors based in the EU will be able to apply for state incentives even before they have registered a company or established a subsidiary in Slovenia but will have to register it by the time they receive the incentive, under legislative changes adopted by the government on 22 February.
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Slovenia marked as a non-EU country in a European Parliament's leaflet. Photo: Blaž Mohorčič/STA
Slovenia has lodged a protest with the European Parliament over an EU election leaflet available at its press event in which the country is marked as a non-EU member.
Leaflets from the European Parliamentary Research Service on its What Europe Does for Me project were available at the 22 February
Slovenia dispatches material aid to Palestinian civilian population. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Slovenia will provide €500,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and send €434,105 worth of material aid to the Palestinian civilian population, in line with a decision made by the government on 22 February.
The decision to continue financing UNRWA came as a respo
Example of malware app used to spread Anatsa Trojan horse. Photo: ThreatFabric
Slovenia is among the targets of the Anatsa trojan horse, according to researchers of a malware detection company ThreatFabric. Users download the malware app on their phones, from where it can be used to break into other phone apps, most commonly banking apps.
ThreatFabric first detected the Anat
A cave rescue under way at the Pri Jelen Brdu Cave. Photo: Cave Rescue Service
Slovenian cave rescuers have completed yet another successful mission as they managed to pull an injured caver out of a cave near Kočevje in the south of the country on 22 February.
The caver sustained injuries after slipping and plunging about six metres deep to the depth of around 160 metres in t

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Ljubljana Business School professor Aljoša Valentinčič. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
The recent issue of a retail bond for Slovenian residents - subscriptions ends on 16 February - is a welcome move since there have been too few investment opportunities like this in the past, says Aljoša Valentinčič, a professor at the Ljubljana School of Business and Economics. But he thinks there
Mojmir Mrak, a professor at the Ljubljana School of Economics and Business. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
Mojmir Mrak, an eminent economist, believes Slovenia will have to take at least some of the announced structural reforms this year, criticising the government for raising excessive expectations as he discussed the country's economic policies and future outlook in an interview with the Slovenian Pre
Traffic jams. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Traffic congestions on Slovenian roads are becoming an increasingly burning issue. A debate hosted by the upper chamber of parliament and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) on 22 January heard that tackling the issue should be a priority, offering decentralisation as a solution.
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Business

The port of Koper. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Luka Koper, the operator of Slovenia's sole maritime port, is looking back at a successful year despite having its net profit slashed by almost a quarter due to higher costs and a drop in storage fees revenue as a result of stabilisation of global logistics.
The group generated €312.8 million in ne
An industrial facility under construction. Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA
Foreign investors based in the EU will be able to apply for state incentives even before they have registered a company or established a subsidiary in Slovenia but will have to register it by the time they receive the incentive, under legislative changes adopted by the government on 22 February.
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The headquarters of the NLB bank. Photo: STA
Slovenia's largest banking group NLB posted €550.7 million in net profit in 2023, up 23% on the year before. Net operating income was up by 37% to €1.09 billion.
Profit before impairments and provisions increased by 75% to €591.4 million, according to the annual report released by the bank on 22 Fe

Politics

The International Court of Justice. Photo: Petra Miklavc/STA
Slovenia stressed the right of Palestinians to self-determination as it presented its position at the International Court of Justice on 23 February as part of proceedings in which the UN General Assembly is seeking the court's advisory opinion on the legality of Israel's actions in the occupied Pal
President Nataša Pirc Musar signs a writ for election of Slovenian members to the European Parliament. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
President Nataša Pirc Musar has issued a writ for election of Slovenian members of the European Parliament on 9 June. Parties or candidate lists will be able to submit their bids starting from 11 March.
This time Slovenian voters will elect nine MEPs, one more than five years ago. Issuing the writ
Slovenia marked as a non-EU country in a European Parliament's leaflet. Photo: Blaž Mohorčič/STA
Slovenia has lodged a protest with the European Parliament over an EU election leaflet available at its press event in which the country is marked as a non-EU member.
Leaflets from the European Parliamentary Research Service on its What Europe Does for Me project were available at the 22 February

Society

Hyena hunts on red-billed queleas in Namibia. Photo: Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana
Researchers from the Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty have discovered a new feeding behaviour in spotted hyenas who have taken a liking for songbirds. The researchers studied the hyenas and published their findings in the American scientific journal Food Webs.
Spotted hyenas are mostly known as scave
Neurosurgeon Vinko Dolenc pictured in 2015 when he received a state decoration. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Slovenia to pay neurosurgeon Vinko Dolenc €390,000 in pecuniary damages plus costs and expenses because Slovenian courts had recognised Israeli court judgements where Dolenc was found liable for damage caused to his Israeli patient.





The decisi
Example of malware app used to spread Anatsa Trojan horse. Photo: ThreatFabric
Slovenia is among the targets of the Anatsa trojan horse, according to researchers of a malware detection company ThreatFabric. Users download the malware app on their phones, from where it can be used to break into other phone apps, most commonly banking apps.
ThreatFabric first detected the Anat

Travels

Piran Maritime Museum. Photo: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 2.0
The Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum has updated one of its permanent collections at its central location in the 19th century Gabrielli Palace in the seaside town of Piran as part of the celebrations of its 70th anniversary this year during which the museum will also feature in sailing regattas.

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The Kurent, Slovenia's best known carnival costume. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
After months of preparations Slovenia's carnival capital Ptuj entered revelry mode on 3 February, kicking off almost two weeks of non-stop festivities that will culminate with an international carnival procession on 11 February.
At the core of Kurentovanje are Kurents, scary sheepskin figures with
Lipica Stud Farm opens renovated horseriding arena. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
The Lipica Stud Farm has welcomed visitors to a refurbished riding arena following a €3 million renovation that is part of a drive to get the home of the Lipizzan horses in top shape for its 450th anniversary in 2030.
The arena, which is where the Lipica Riding School stages its shows for the publi

Sport

Football fans amid flares at a match. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
In an incident without precedent in Slovenian sports history, things got seriously out of hand among the ranks of the Maribor ultras during a football premier league game in Murska Sobota on 18 February. Five players and an assistant coach of the home team had to be taken to hospital after a stun g
UEFA boss Aleksander Čeferin. Photo: dpa/STA
Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Čeferin has announced he will not seek another term as UEFA president in 2027, just after UEFA congress passed controversial changes to the statutes of the governing body of European football to extend term limits that would have allowed him to do so.
Addressing the pres
A replica of a living room typical of the time displayed at the Silver Games 1984 exhibition. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
It is 40 years on 8 February since the start of the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, an event which to this day continues to evoke many emotions and memories. The Ljubljana Museum of Contemporary History decided to mark the anniversary with an exhibition focusing on the role Slovenia played in the 1984

Opinion

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
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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