Economy minister to continue pro-business course

Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek has told the STA he will continue pursuing a pro-business agenda that involves attracting foreign investors and sustaining a stable business environment.

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NLB announces intention to float

The Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) and NLB bank on Monday released an intention to float, a key step in impending the privatisation of the country's largest bank.

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Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec today in Brussels on the first official visit to the EU's main representatives

The new Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is due to visit Brussels today to meet with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. This will be his first working visit abroad after assuming the position, which confirms the strategic importance of the EU for Slovenia.

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The International Monetary Fund improved the economic forecast for Slovenia

In its latest report on global economic prospects, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts 4.5% economic growth this year, which is half a percentage point higher than in the spring forecast. GDP growth will reach 3.4 percent next year, which is 0.2 percentage points more than the previous forecast.

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In Slovenia lotteries revenue has fallen in recent years, a greater visit to casinos

The total gross revenues from gambling in Slovenia have grown in recent years, but they still do not reach those ahead of the crisis. According to the data of the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (Furs), revenues in the lottery have decreased by almost a third in the past five years, thus making the casinos, which also have a larger visit, are the ones to increase their total revenues.

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France Cukjati in Teharje Memorial Park: Slovenia is still caught up in hatred, exclusion and divisiveness

"Slovenia is still caught up in hatred, exclusion and divisiveness, and we are therefore coming here to preserve the awareness of the origin of the curse that continues to burden the Slovenian nation," said the central speaker at the ceremony for victims of interwar and post-war violence in Teharje Memorial Park, Former President of the National Assembly France Cukjati.

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Slovenian teachers call three-day strike for December

For the 4th, 5th and 6th December, the union of education, education, science and culture of Slovenia (Sviz) announced three strike days if by then they will not reach agreement with the government on strikes requirements.

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Govt to dismiss police commissioner

The government is expected to dismiss Police Commissioner Simon Velički in its regular session on Thursday, in a move proposed by new Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar. Deputy Commissioner Tatjana Bobnar is to be appointed acting commissioner, reports STA.

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Asset seizure against ex-head of Serbian Orthodox Church dropped

The Specialised Prosecution Service has withdrawn the asset forfeiture case against Peran Bošković, the former leader of the Ljubljana Serb Orthodox community, and his son and daughter following the relevant decision of the Constitutional Court.

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Minister calls for new tourism destinations, longer stays

Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek hailed the booming tourism numbers in Slovenia at a meeting of Slovenian mayors on Wednesday, while calling on the municipalities to expand the list of engaging destinations beyond the 34 currently accounting for 99% of revenue.

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Opinion Poll by Nova24TV: Most Respondents Say the Government Led by Šarec Unable to Conclude Mandate!

The government led by Marjan Šarec, in its current composition, will not complete a full term in office. This is the opinion of 60.3 percent of the participants in the Nova24TV poll, conducted by the Parsifal agency. A good 44 percent of respondents have the same confidence in the current government, as they did in the previous one.

Dr Anže Logar, Member of SDS, Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Ljubljana on Facebook

Anže Logar, the SDS Party’s member of parliament and Ljubljana City Councilman, looks like he will be running in the election for mayor of Ljubljana. "You can only win the lottery if you buy a ticket. And you have the opportunity to improve the city of Ljubljana only if you are running for mayor. So, I am running ..." he wrote on Facebook.

Slovenia yet to tackle long-term care

Long-term care and demographic change, which Slovenia has been unsuccessfully grappling with for some time now, will be in the focus as International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1 October.

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Abanka ordered to repay wiped-out bondholders in landmark ruling

The Celje District Court ordered the Abanka bank to repay two junior bondholders who were wiped out in the bank bailout in late 2013 and 2014 in what is the first ruling in cases brought against banks following the bail-in.

Abanka has appealed the ruling, according to a report by the newspaper Delo.

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