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Slovenians typically score very well in international comparisons when it comes to foreign language proficiency and the latest survey by the national Statistics Office released on European Day of Languages confirms multilinguality is indeed very deeply rooted.
Nearly one in five adult residents of
Slovenia is currently in the process of drawing up its first national strategy for the protection of intellectual property, which is expected to be adopted next year. The UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has offered help with the preparations.
In Ljubljana on 25 September for talk
Regulated prices of oil derivatives will rise to highest level this year starting on 26 October, as the government decided not to offset rising global oil prices with lower excise duties.
Regular petrol will be sold at €1.588 per litre, up 3.7 by cents and the highest price since July 2021, while d
Municipalities have reported over EUR 2.7 billion in damage caused by the August floods. The data has been sent by 173 municipalities in the country that experienced flooding and is not yet final.
The municipalities were asked to do an inventory of damage to public service infrastructure facilities

Mushroom culture runs deep in Slovenia

Environment & NatureSociety
Mushroom foraging is an important part of Slovenian culture, to the extent that it is among the nation's favourite pastimes. And knowledge of mushrooms, built over generations, continues to expand as new species and uses for mushrooms are discovered.
Dating back to the settlement of Slovenian land
Slovenia prides itself on its rich and diverse culinary heritage. To preserve its authenticity, it has so far protected 28 food products, 17 wines and four spirits with the European Commission.
Delicacies such as the potica, the ultimate Slovenian cake, are well known even world-wide, but less so o
The University of Nova Gorica is in charge of a European project featuring four other Slovenian partners aimed at developing cutting-edge machine learning applications to take on some of the toughest challenges in data science, space research, medicine, linguistics and climate research.
In cooperat
Children with special needs who are members of the Italian or Hungarian minority will have better access to bilingual education under changes unanimously enacted by the Slovenian parliament on 22 September.
The existing Act on Special Rights of Italian and Hungarian National Communities in Educatio
Avant Car, which operates Slovenia's biggest electric car sharing system, Avant2Go, is expanding its fleet of fully electric vehicles with Peugeot's E-expert delivery vans. The vehicles will be available for pick-up and return at Ljubljana's shopping and logistics hub BTC.
"We and our partners feel

Home prices continue to grow

BusinessInvestment & Real Estate
Higher mortgage interest rates appear to have done little to bring down home prices, although there are signs of softening demand, the latest statistics show.
Home prices increased by 1.9% in April-June compared to the first quarter of the year and by 7.4% compared to the same period in 2022, The S
The National Assembly has passed a bill whose stated objective is to fight animal cruelty, maltreatment and neglect but which has provoked a major controversy in Slovenia, pitting animal rights activists against farmers and veterinarians. A constitutional review of the bill is likely.
Put forward b
All those who were fined for breaching Covid-era rules that were later declared unconstitutional will be reimbursed and their infractions will be deleted from records under a bill passed by the National Assembly on 20 September.
Between March 2020 and the end of May 2022 more than 62,000 infraction