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Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Photo: Patrick Roque/Wikipedia
Slovenia has opened an embassy in the Philippines with the relevant decree by President Nataša Pirc Musar published in the Official Gazette on 12 April.
Slovenia opened a consulate general in Manila last year to facilitate procedures for the employment of Filipino workers in Slovenia. The Philippin
Former Slovenian President Borut Pahor (left) and Italian President Sergio Mattarella (right) receive honorary doctorates from the University of Trieste. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
The University of Trieste has honoured Italian President Sergio Mattarella and former Slovenian President Borut Pahor with honorary doctorates for their reconciliation efforts and for standing up against the narrow-mindedness of nationalist egotism.
The university in the Italian city, located near
The UK's incumbent and next ambassadors to Slovenia, Tiffany Sadler and Victoria Harrison. Photo: UK embassy in Slovenia
Victoria Harrison has been appointed the UK's next ambassador to Slovenia. As the country's first blind ambassador she will succeed Tiffany Sadler in August, the UK embassy in Ljubljana announced on 12 April.
Harrison will be the first ambassador to be accompanied by a guide dog, her two-year-old l
Moscow, Russia. Photo: Xinhua/STA
Russia has declared a Slovenian diplomat serving at the Slovenian embassy in Moscow persona non grata in retaliation for Slovenia expelling a Russian diplomat in March.
The Russian Foreign Ministry notified Slovenian Ambassador in Moscow Darja Bavdaž Kuret of the move as it summoned her for a meeti

Latest News

Information Commissioner Mojca Prelesnik. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Information Commissioner Mojca Prelesnik has been appointed new director of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA). She will assume the post on 18 July, when her term at her current job ends.
Prelesnik, 55, was appointed in an unanimous decision by the STA supervisory board on 11 April to succeed Igor Ka
A Palestinian flag at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Xinhua/STA
Slovenia has announced it will support a resolution on Palestine's membership of the United Nations in a vote at the UN Security Council next week, along with France and Malta.
"Slovenia, together with France and Malta, will raise its hand in support of this resolution, in which it sincerely believ
The headquarters of British national broadcaster BBC. Photo: Aljoša Rehar/STA
The Ljubljana District Court has sentenced four Slovenians to jail for their involvement in an email scam that defrauded the British national broadcaster BBC of €336,000. A fifth defendant has been acquitted.
Several Slovenian newspapers have reported that the court handed down the sentences on 10
A computer keyboard. Photo: Aljoša Rehar/STA
Slovenia has been a target of yet another cyberattack with several government websites rendered inaccessible, including that of the central bank. The authorities say the situation is under control.
Vojko Volk, a state secretary at the prime minister's office, confirmed on 11 April that the country
Children in school. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Slovenian police have been facing public criticism over the way they handled an online school shooting threat that prompted schools to step up security in recent days. The interior minister has ordered a review.
The threat was made on 2 April in the comment section on the news portal 24ur under a n
The logo of the My Voice, My Choice campaign for accessible safe reproduction choices. Photo: campaign website
The European Commission has registered a Slovenian-coordinated European Citizens' Initiative which aims to collect one million signatures in support of a financial mechanism that would ensure accessible and safe abortions for women across Europe.
The initiative My Voice, My Choice, coordinated by t

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Containers at the Koper port. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
The challenges faced by the logistics industry amid the global uncertainties and disruptions to global supply chains, and solutions in the application of new technologies such as AI were discussed as an international logistics congress opened in Portorož on 27 March.
The logistics industry is an i
Hidria CEO Bojan Gantar (third from left) accepts the German Business Award, pictured with German Deputy Ambassador Eva-Ricarda Willems, president of the German-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dagmar von Bohnstein, and dean of the Bled School of Management Drikus Kriek. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

Hidria wins German Business Award

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Hidria, a leading Slovenian supplier of the global car industry, is the winner of the 2023/24 German Business Award, which recognizes important technological and economic innovation that has long-term effects.
The award is presented by the Slovenian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooper
A Slovenia-Kosovo business forum. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA
Spirit Slovenija, the national agency for the promotion of investments and exports, has organised a number of events on the sidelines of the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping competitions in Planica this week, among them a Slovenia-Kosovo business forum and a discussion about reconstruction in Ukraine.
Co-

Business

Information Commissioner Mojca Prelesnik. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Information Commissioner Mojca Prelesnik has been appointed new director of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA). She will assume the post on 18 July, when her term at her current job ends.
Prelesnik, 55, was appointed in an unanimous decision by the STA supervisory board on 11 April to succeed Igor Ka
Economy Minister Matjaž Han during a meeting with the management of the pharma company Novartis in Geneva. Photo: Economy Ministry
Slovenia was praised as an attractive investment destination for advanced technology as Economy Minister Matjaž Han visited Switzerland on 9 and 10 April to explore ways to enhance bilateral economic cooperation.
Han met his Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin and visited the headquarters of the pharmac
The logo pf Slovenian Sovereign Holding. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
The return on equity managed by Slovenia Sovereign Holding (SSH) hit 10.2% last year, a record high since the state asset custodian was established in 2014, preliminary data released by the holding show. The state and SSH received €175.5 million in dividends, above the projected value of €162.6 mil

Politics

Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Photo: Patrick Roque/Wikipedia
Slovenia has opened an embassy in the Philippines with the relevant decree by President Nataša Pirc Musar published in the Official Gazette on 12 April.
Slovenia opened a consulate general in Manila last year to facilitate procedures for the employment of Filipino workers in Slovenia. The Philippin
Former Slovenian President Borut Pahor (left) and Italian President Sergio Mattarella (right) receive honorary doctorates from the University of Trieste. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
The University of Trieste has honoured Italian President Sergio Mattarella and former Slovenian President Borut Pahor with honorary doctorates for their reconciliation efforts and for standing up against the narrow-mindedness of nationalist egotism.
The university in the Italian city, located near
The UK's incumbent and next ambassadors to Slovenia, Tiffany Sadler and Victoria Harrison. Photo: UK embassy in Slovenia
Victoria Harrison has been appointed the UK's next ambassador to Slovenia. As the country's first blind ambassador she will succeed Tiffany Sadler in August, the UK embassy in Ljubljana announced on 12 April.
Harrison will be the first ambassador to be accompanied by a guide dog, her two-year-old l

Society

The headquarters of British national broadcaster BBC. Photo: Aljoša Rehar/STA
The Ljubljana District Court has sentenced four Slovenians to jail for their involvement in an email scam that defrauded the British national broadcaster BBC of €336,000. A fifth defendant has been acquitted.
Several Slovenian newspapers have reported that the court handed down the sentences on 10
Children in school. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Slovenian police have been facing public criticism over the way they handled an online school shooting threat that prompted schools to step up security in recent days. The interior minister has ordered a review.
The threat was made on 2 April in the comment section on the news portal 24ur under a n
The logo of the My Voice, My Choice campaign for accessible safe reproduction choices. Photo: campaign website
The European Commission has registered a Slovenian-coordinated European Citizens' Initiative which aims to collect one million signatures in support of a financial mechanism that would ensure accessible and safe abortions for women across Europe.
The initiative My Voice, My Choice, coordinated by t

Travels

The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit on the Javorca hill. Photo: Taminu Petelinšek/STA
Two major tourist sites in the Tolmin area in the west of the country, the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit on the Javorca hill, and the spectacular Tolmin Gorge will remain closed until June due to a major rockslide that was triggered in the area in January.
The rockslide, in which one man was k
A vantage point above Radlje ob Dravi on the Stari Grad (Old Castle) nature trail, one of the 14th best forest educational trails this year. Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA

The mysteries of forest up close

Environment & NatureTravels
Slovenia is rich in forests that bustle with wildlife and one way to experience and explore them is by taking one of the many educational trials that criss-cross the country.
There are around 700 nature trails in Slovenia running more than 5,600 kilometres in length. Of these, 93 are forest trails
The Šmarje pri Jelšah Calvary. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Paths zigzagging up a hill from one little chapel representing the suffering of Jesus to another make a familiar landmark in many parts of Slovenia. The best known calvary is that of Šmarje pri Jelšah in the east of the country, which attracts 10,000 visitors a year.
An open-air representation of

Sport

Slovenian sport climber Janja Garnbret. Photo: Grega Valenčič
Slovenian sport climbing star Janja Garnbret won the first IFSC World Cup event of the new season in Keqiao, China, confirming the status of the best woman climber ahead of the Paris Summer Olympics.
Garnbret entered the finals in the bouldering event as the leader both in the qualifiers and semi-f
Primož Roglič at a charity event in Ljubljana in 2023. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Slovenian cycling star Primož Roglič (Bora-Hansgrohe) will not continue the Tour of the Basque Country after a mass crash in the fourth stage in which he sustained mild injuries and several top contenders for the win were severely injured.


The 34-year-old Slovenian was examined in a hospital to
The new urban sports centre in Velenje. Photo: Courtesy of Velenje Municipality
Slovenian fans of urban sports such as skateboarding and rollerblading have much to look forward to this spring. The largest outdoor skate park in the country opened in Velenje in east Slovenia, and Ljubljana has launched its first indoor skate park.
In Velenje the 2,203 m2 urban park is fitted wit

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

Bled Strategic ForumOpinionPolitics
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