Slovenia observes anti-trafficking day with projects aimed at prevention

The European Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October, highlights the importance of raising awareness of trafficking in human beings. In Slovenia, the dominant form is the exploitation of prostitution. And those in charge want to raise awareness of other forms, especially about forced labor. The Workers' Advisory Council calls on the government to place the fight against all forms among the priorities.

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Public sector unions launch preparations for 4 Dec strike

The body coordinating the strike committees of public sector trade unions has decided to launch preparations for a 4 December nationwide strike and rally, as the new government has not yet relaunched pay talks after they were suspended when the previous government resigned in March.

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Boss of Slovenian telco regulator on the chopping block

The governing council of the Agency for Communications Networks and Services, the national telecoms regulator, has proposed the dismissal of director Tanja Muha due to the controversial awarding of spectrum for experimental next-generation wireless services to the shopping mall operator BTC.

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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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