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Olympics no longer what they used to be, paper says

The Olympics remain a rare opportunity for athletes in less-established disciplines to show what they can do, but they are no longer as revered as they used to be, especially because the awards are lower than at other top-level competitions, the newspaper Primorske Novice says in its commentary on Monday.

Business Feb 25, 2018, 18:50

Round wood revenue down in 2017 y/y

Three years after Slovenia was hit by a devastating sleet storm that affected about a half of its forests, the revenue generated by round wood from privately-owned forests dropped by 12.5% in 2017 over the year before, data from the Statistics Office show.

Sports Feb 25, 2018, 17:51

Olympics: Team Slovenia happy with results, failed doping test leaves black mark

When the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang came to an end with the closing ceremony on Sunday, all but one of Slovenia's 71 athletes were already home or on their way. Although the medal tally is not as high as it was in Vancouver (2010) or Sochi (2014), Team Slovenia is happy with the games, despite the fact that a hockey player failed a doping test.

Society Feb 25, 2018, 16:21

Weather: Cold days with wind chill ahead

Slovenia will wake up to a cold morning on Monday, with temperatures between -18C in Alpine valleys and -4C on the coast. Temperatures in more moderate areas will stand between -15C and -9C. Daytime highs will range from -9C to -5C, up to 0C on the coast. Strong northerly will blow.

Business Feb 25, 2018, 15:21

Next step in NLB sale talks expected

The government will decide next week how to respond to the European Commission's opposition to the country's plan to defer the sale of NLB, its biggest bank. Before the decision is made, Finance Minister Mateja Vraničar Erman will once again meet Competition Commissioner Margrete Vestager in Brussels on Monday.

Business Feb 25, 2018, 11:00

SwatyComet ups sales revenues last year by 3% to EUR 85m

Abrasives maker SwatyComet, which was acquired at the end of 2015 by Weiler Corporation of the US, increased its sales revenues by 3% last year to slightly more than EUR 85m. CEO Matjaž Merkan expects a similar or even higher profit than in 2016, when the company posted a EUR 4.3m net profit.