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Event marking the start of the academic year in Ljubljana. Photo: Boštjan Podlogar/STA
Slovenian 15-year-olds perform below average in creative thinking, view aspects of creativity more negatively, and are less open to obtaining new knowledge and experience, according to fresh study results that have educational authorities concerned.
The PISA Global Competence survey, coordinated b
Prime Minister Robert Golob and ESA director general Josef Aschbacher sign Slovenia's membership agreement. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
Slovenia has signed an agreement to become a full member of the European Space Agency (ESA) effective in 2025, a move years in the making that is seen as a major boost to the local aerospace industry.
The agreement was signed on 18 June by Prime Minister Robert Golob and ESA director general Josef
This year's winners of Michelin stars. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Ten Slovenian restaurants have been deemed worthy of Michelin stars by the famous French restaurant guide, one more than in 2023. Ana Roš's Hiša Franko has retained three stars and restaurant Milka, run by chef David Žefran, has kept its two. Eight restaurants now have one star.
Hiša Franko, servin
The largest Slovenian flag ever made is hoisted up above Logatec. Photo: STA
A giant Slovenian flag measuring 15 by 7.5 metres has been hoisted up a 50-metre flagpole on a hill above Logatec, honouring the national flag as a symbol and marking the upcoming Statehood Day.
The largest flag in the country was hoisted on Sekirica, a 545-metre hill, by the Guard of the Slovenian
E-book reader. Photo: Hina/STA
Members of Slovenian public libraries can access 2,000 digital books on a new public e-book lending platform called Cobiss Ela that has been lunched after a public-private partnership fell apart.
Cobiss Ela replaces Biblos, a platform that was discontinued after eleven years this may due to financi
Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival. Photo: STA
Last week saw the 20th iteration of the Grossman Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, which brings gore, zombies and legends of genre film to a scenic wine region in northeastern Slovenia. The event is a perfect opportunity to take a breather from social conventions and embrace your inner freak.

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The interior of the renovated Koper Rotunda on opening night. Photo: Jure Makovec/STA
Nestled in between a house and a student dorm in Koper's old town, the round sandstone building looks unassuming. In fact, it is believed to be the oldest buildings in the city. And now it has been completely renovated.
Known as the Koper Rotunda or Rotunda of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the
Outdoor cinema at Ljubljana Castle. Photo: Katja Kodba/STA
Simon Popek, the long-serving programme director of the Ljubljana International Film Festival, and Matic Majcen, a seasoned film critic, have become the first Slovenians to be selected as voting members for the Golden Globe Awards.
The list of voting members for the prestigious US awards recognisin
Head of the IEDC Bled School of Management Danica Purg addresses an international conference on leadership in healthcare. Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Technology seen as opportunity in healthcare

Exclusive contentHealth & Medicine
An international conference on leadership in healthcare discussed the challenges for leadership in healthcare in relation to new technologies. There was broad agreement that digitalisation is bringing new opportunities for the sector.
The lack of digital skills among healthcare workers is a challen
Researcher Taja Jeseničnik from the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana. Photo: Jakob Pintar/STA

New technique might overcome GMO stigma

Environment & NatureScience & Education
Europe remains apprehensive about using genetically modified organisms in agriculture and has strict laws against GMOs, which is why researchers have started working on various ways to use genetic techniques without altering plant genomes in order to overcome the stigma of GMOs. The Biotechnical Fa
The Soča river near Kobarid. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
The Soča is one of the most pristine rivers in Europe. It is crystal clean and water quality is good, but environmentalists and fishermen are concerned about possible industrial incidents and chemical pollutants, some of which may seep into the river from unlikely sources.
The chemical state of the
Hard enduro military electric motorcycles developed by the Slovenian company STRiX eMotors. Photo: Aleš Kocjan/STA
The Slovenian Armed Forces will soon start using hard enduro military electric motorcycles developed by the Slovenian company STRiX eMotors. They will be used mainly for special reconnaissance missions.
The motorcycle, which is a fully Slovenian product with the exception of a few components, was p