The Slovenia Times


The personnel of the Slovenian Railways is easily recognisable for their petrol green uniforms, but after more than three decades the company has decided to ditch the green and return to dark blue, a colour that they have used for most of their history.
The new uniform sets include dark blue pants,
Slovenia and seven other countries have succeeded in their bid to get midwifery on the UNESCO list of intangible heritage in the latest round of inscriptions.
Meeting in Kasane, Botswana, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided on 6 December
Slovenia has made the biggest progress among 39 EU and OECD countries in reducing the number of children living below the poverty line over the past decade, according to a report published the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti.
The report, which was released on 5 December, ranks countries based

Students simulate dental treatment in space

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Slovenian students have successfully completed a simulation of dental treatment in space during parabolic flight above the Atlantic Ocean as part of a project called SpaceDent which is looking to make dental treatment viable during multi-year missions into space.
The students conducted experiments
Slovenian 15-year-olds scored well in mathematical and scientific literacy, but ranked below the OECD average in reading literacy in the latest PISA Global Competence study, the first since the Covid-19 pandemic. Experts are worried about the negative trends that this major international survey has
Vlado Kreslin, the iconic singer-songwriter from Slovenia's north-easternmost region, has been honoured on his 70th birthday with a concert at which fellow musicians played cover versions of his songs.
Part of Unplugged, the long-running radio show hosted by Jure Longyka, the concert at Kino Šiška
Poet Erika Vouk and ballet dancer, choreographer and director Henrik Neubauer are the winners of the 2024 Prešeren Prizes, Slovenia's top accolade for lifetime achievement in arts and culture. They will accept the awards on 7 February, the eve of Culture Day.

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The University of Ljubljana's School of Economics and Business has gained five spots to place 64th in this year's ranking of Europe's best business schools by the British newspaper Financial Times (FT).
The only business school in the region on the list, the Ljubljana School of Economics and Busine
Slovenia's capital is chocking in traffic jams at rush hours but the situation is expected to get even worse next year as reconstruction work starts on a railway overpass as part of the project to build Ljubljana's future passenger terminal. Rail traffic will also be disrupted.
In the first phase t
Christmas lights are being switched on across Slovenia to usher in the festive season. Ljubljana and Maribor were among the first to get into a cheerful mood with several other towns joining in at the weekend.
A large crowd gathered in Prešeren Square on 1 December to see the capital come gleaming
President Nataša Pirc Musar pledged Slovenia's €1.5 million contribution to the Loss and Damage Fund to help the world's most vulnerable countries hit by climate disaster as she addressed the UN Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai on 1 December. She said world leaders should only be waging one war
Slovenian primary school children will have to learn a foreign language from grade one under amendments to the Primary Schools Act that the government confirmed on 30 November. A plan to introduce a mandatory second language in higher grades has been aborted.
Primary schools can currently offer the