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Government proposes much lower fines for speeding

Ljubljana - The government adopted changes to the road traffic rules act that significantly lower fines for speeding, which according to Infrastructure Minister Jernej...

Slovenia launches Expo website

Ljubljana, 1 October - A year to the day before the start of the Expo in Dubai, Slovenia launched its Expo website at, the investment agency SPIRIT said on Thursday.

Tuš, star chef Roš launch line of locally sourced products

Kobarid - Retailer Tuš and Michelin-starred chef Ana Roš have teamed up in a project that will foster the sale of locally sourced food products with help of Roš's recipes.

Union hotels changing business model in wake of massive loss

Ljubljana - A chain of Ljubljana's most prominent hotels Union Hoteli is changing its business model after the corona crisis slashed its business, pushing the group into a loss of almost two million euros in the first six months of the year. The group will now focus on Slovenian guests and renting.

EBRD substantially downgrades economic forecast for Slovenia

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.

Report: PM Janša formally indicted over 2005 real estate deal

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.

Fuel prices fully deregulated

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.

Sources: Slovenia backs German proposal to peg rule of law to...

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.

New, Covid-dominated academic year starting for over 60,000 students

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.
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