Tag: Slovenia
Balkans 16.10.20 | 14:40

Slovenia imposes partial lockdown to combat coronavirus spread

Slovenia on Friday began enforcing a partial lockdown in an effort to curb an explosion in new coronavirus infections, Sta news agency reported. Across the country, gatherings have been limited to 10 people and no more than six people can commute to work together in a group. Older school pupils will...

World 14.10.20 | 18:57

Orban: Central Europe gains in importance, as the nexus of economic activity moves eastwards

The nexus of economic activity in Europe is moving east, toward Central Europe, said Hungarian Prime Minister viktor Orban during his visit to Slovenia today. Orban and his host, Prime Minister Janez Jansa, opened the new powerline connecting the two countries after decades of stalled work. It takes...

Culture 13.10.20 | 10:17

Rumena Bužarovska play premieres in Slovenia: Women shouldn’t have to be superheroes to be equal

My Husband, a Slovenian-language theater production based on Rumena Bužarovska’s short stories, premiered in the Slovene National Theater – Drama Ljubljana on Oct. 8, 9, and 10. In line with social distancing guidelines, the play had six performances in front of 80 viewers each time. The play powerfully...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 14:22

Macedonian nationals can enter Slovenia after presenting negative PCR test

Third-country nationals, including nationals of Macedonia, can enter Slovenia after presenting a negative PCR test done in the previous 48 hours, according to the Embassy of Slovenia. The test should be carried out in reference laboratories in the countries, and in Macedonia it is the Institute of Public...

Balkans 30.09.20 | 12:15

Most shops in Slovenia to be closed on Sundays, holidays

Shops in Slovenia will be closed on Sundays and national holidays after a law which parliament adopted on Tuesday goes into force in a fortnight. Besides those from the ruling coalition, the law was supported by many opposition MPs. Seventy-two MPs voted for and 13 against. The law says that shops smaller...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 13:16

V4: Hungary, Slovenia and Serbia hold a live triple summit

The leaders of Hungary, Slovenia and Serbia will hold a video conference that will be broadcast live on Facebook on July 8. Member of the European Parliament Francois – Xavier Bellamy will also participate with Viktor Orban, Janez Jansa and Aleksandar Vucic in the event named “Europe Uncensored”.

Macedonia 10.06.20 | 22:44

Macedonians in Slovenia call on the head of the Film Agency Gorjan Tozija to resign after he insulted Prime Minister Janez Jansa

The Macedonian community in Slovenia has joined calls that the head of the Macedonian Film Agency Gorjan Tozija resigns. Tozija, a leftist activist film-maker who has long prospered associating himself with publicly funded projects, went on a series of hateful rants aimed at Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary....

Balkans 08.06.20 | 10:47

Slovenia introduces mandatory quarantine for travelers coming from Macedonia

Slovenia’s government has decided that to introduce a mandatory 14-day quarantine for Macedonian citizens entering Slovenia, MIA’s correspondent  in Ljubljana reports. This decision applies to everyone, whether they are citizens of Slovenia, Macedonia or a member state of the European Union. The...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 21:51

Demokracija: Croatia and Slovenia demand an explanation for Gorjan Tozija’s insulting rants

The Slovenian Demokracija weekly reports that both Croatia and Slovenia are preparing protest notes against Macedonia after the head of the state ran Film Agency Gorjan Tozija rudely assaulted both countries. Tozija, who had prior business dealings in Croatia, went on a series of social media rants primarily...

Balkans 15.05.20 | 09:46

Slovenia declares end to coronavirus epidemic

The Slovenian government late on Thursday (14 May) called an official end to its coronavirus epidemic, becoming the first European country to do so, after authorities confirmed less than seven new coronavirus cases each day for the past two weeks, Euractiv reported. People now arriving in Slovenia from...

Balkans 12.05.20 | 12:43

Slovenia lifts flight ban

Slovenia on Tuesday gave permission for international passenger flights to begin again, 8 weeks after suspending them because of the coronavirus pandemic. Conservative Prime Minister Janes Jansha’s cabinet decided late Monday not to renew the suspension, the STA news agency reported. The measure applies...

Balkans 17.04.20 | 19:18

Slovenia reopens stores of construction materials, technical goods and furniture

Stores, including car and bike shops, will start operating again in Slovenia from Monday 20 April. Mechanical and craft shops, as well as workshops, will be launched, reports STA. Stores of construction materials, technical goods and furniture will be reopened from Monday, as well as dry cleaning services...

Macedonia 17.04.20 | 13:02

Convoy from Slovenia will bring 50 Macedonian citizens back home

A convoy carrying 50 Macedonian citizens will arrive from Slovenia today. It includes 11 personal vehicles and a bus for a group of citizens who had no cars of their own. The coronavirus epidemic had them caught up in Slovenia and Austria, and eventually a convoy was prepared to return them. After arrival,...

Balkans 14.04.20 | 11:36

Slovenia begins to reopen its economy

Slovenia begins reopening the country after weeks of mandatory closures due to the coronavirus. In the first stage, the country will allow the opening of several major factories and construction sites, as well as shops for car repair, electric appliances and building material. The companies will be required...

Macedonia 09.04.20 | 21:50

Minister Culev distributes Hungarian and Slovenian aid to the Skopje clinic

Interior Minister Nake Culev visited the Infectious Diseases, the Gynecology and the Gastro Clinic in Skopje today, to deliver protective gear that was donated by Hungary and Slovenia. The two countries sent planeloads of masks and medical protective gear, after being urged by the conservative VMRO-DPMNE...

Balkans 08.04.20 | 11:07

Slovenia joins Austria in its plans to loosen restrictions

Slovenia joined Austria in an announcement that it will begin lifting restrictions on normal life starting next week. Prime Minister Janez Jansa said that some of the coronavirus linked restrictions will be lifted to allow private companies to resume work. We are looking into opening companies that provide...

Macedonia 07.04.20 | 17:12

Hungarian and Slovenian aid delivered to the Kumanovo hospital

Interior Minister Nake Culev today visited the Kumanovo hospital, to deliver medical protective gear that was sent as a donation from Hungary and Slovenia. Both these countries sent masks and medical protective gear to Macedonia following calls from opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. We are aware...

Macedonia 03.04.20 | 18:56

Nikoloski: Our huge gratitude to Slovenia for its help

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski expressed his gratitude to the Slovenian Government for the planeload of medical assistance that was delivered today. The aid was sent after a direct communication between VMRO Presdient Hristijan Mickoski and newly elected Slovenian Prime Minister Janez...

Macedonia 03.04.20 | 15:42

Mickoski: At my request, Slovenia provided assistance to Macedonia which at this moment is important for people on frontline in fight against coronavirus pandemic

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski had a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Jansa, in which Mickoski asked for Slovenia’s assistance in protective masks and medical gloves. On Tuesday I had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Slovenia and the leader...

Balkans 29.03.20 | 19:54

Slovenia adopts a huge financial aid package to combat the effects of the corona epidemic

Slovenia is preparing a mega rescue package named the Corona Law, which will provide three billion EUR to prop up the economy in the expected economic downturn. Prime Minister Janez Jansa said that it will provide 700 EUR in assistance to self-employed citizens whose jobs evaporate, 150 EUR to students,...

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