London - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has projected a 7.5% contraction of Slovenia's GDP in 2020 in a forecast that was released on Thursday and downgrades the May forecast by 2 percentage points. Partial recovery is expected in 2021 when the economy is projected to grow by 3.5%, which compares to 5% in the May forecast.
Ljubljana - Prime Minister Janez Janša has been formally indicted of abuse of office over a property sale carried out in 2005, a decision by the prosecution that comes more than six years after an inquiry was launched, Večer reported on Thursday.
Ljubljana - Fuel prices in Slovenia will be fully deregulated from Thursday as the decree on administered prices for regular petrol and diesel at service stations outside motorways and expressways has expired, and has not been extended by the government.
Brussels - EU members backed a proposal tabled by the German EU presidency to peg respect for the rule of law to the union's funds, which should enable the start of talks on the over EUR 1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery package with the European Parliament. Unofficial information suggests that Slovenia is among the supporters.
Ljubljana - Students are returning to faculties for in-person lectures as the new academic year starts on 1 October against the backdrop of strict anti-coronavirus measures. While professors are happy to see students back in lecture halls, they are utterly unhappy with having to wear face masks while teaching.
Ljubljana - Slovenia reached a new record in daily coronavirus cases, as 203 tested positive on Tuesday in a total of 3,391 tests, while one Covid-19 patient died, the government said on Wednesday. The share of positive tests was 5.99%, according to the national Covid-19 tracker Sledilnik.
Ljubljana - Slovenia generated a general government deficit of EUR 1.74 billion in the April-June period amid the coronavirus lockdown, which translates into 16.1% of GDP. Since SURS started measuring it under the EU's methodology, general government deficit was higher only in the last quarter of 2013, when it soared to 3.59 billion, or 38.6% of GDP.
Ljubljana - The government gave its final nod late on Tuesday to the fifth stimulus package designed to help alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus crisis. The government already endorsed the package last week, albeit the bill had not yet been finalised.
Begunje na Gorenjskem - The sports goods maker Elan is marking its 75th anniversary. The company, employing some 700 people, has seen ups and downs since its inception in 1945, with its brand leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of modern alpine skiing.
Lisbon - Foreign minister Anže Logar and his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva discussed the Slovenian and Portuguese upcoming stints at EU Council presidency as Logar visited Lisbon on Tuesday. The ministers agreed that both countries shared views on many European and international issues
Ljubljana - The leaders of the four centre-left opposition parties have confirmed they have launched talks to form an alternative to the Janez Janša...
Ljubljana - Slovenia has seen a new record daily increase in coronavirus infections as those nearly doubled to 356 on Tuesday, data from the...
Brussels - Slovenia's eight MEPs have differing views on the European Parliament's somewhat surprising support for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 60%...