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Politics 18:01

Doctors' trade union insisting on strike announcement

The government presented on Wednesday its proposal for setting up the announced separate pay tier for the healthcare within the public sector after Fides, the trade union of doctors and dentists, announced that industrial action, averted after two deals reached with the government last October and in January, would proceed on 2 April.

Politics 17:52

Ex-director Dežman sacked from new Museum of Contemporary History

Historian Jože Dežman has received a notice of termination at the new Museum of Contemporary History, which was created with the merger earlier this year of the former Museum of Contemporary History, headed by Dežman, with the Museum of Slovenian Independence, set up under the previous government.

Politics 17:38

Arčon meets Klagenfurt mayor, bishop as he ends Carinthia visit

Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon concluded a two-day visit to the Austrian state of Carinthia on Wednesday by meeting Mayor of Klagenfurt Christian Scheider and Bishop of Gurk-Klagenfurt Jože Marketz after meeting Carinthia Governor Peter Kaiser on the first day of the visit, the Office for Slovenians Abroad said.

Politics 17:06

Slovenia committed to supporting Montenegro's EU aspirations

National Assembly Speaker Urška Klakočar Zupančič received on Wednesday Montenegrin Deputy Speaker of Parliament Branka Bošnjak. She thanked her for Montenegro's support for Slovenia's bid for a non-permanent seat in the UN security Council in 2024-2025 and said Slovenia was committed to supporting Montenegro on its path to EU membership.

Politics 16:34

Language issue in driving licences for ethnic Slovenians in Italy

Members of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Italy have to wait longer and pay extra money to have their name written with č, š, ž - the three Slovenian letters the Italian alphabet does not have - when extending their driving licence in Trieste, the office of Tatjana Rojc, Italian senator of Slovenian descent, said on Wednesday.

Business 16:08

Stock market index loses half a percent

The SBI TOP index on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange closed 0.54% lower on Wednesday at 1,183.43 points as two big names recorded a loss, including the drug maker Krka (-1.41%), which accounted for more than half of today's total volumes of EUR 1.05 million. Nntional telco Telekom Slovenije was meanwhile the biggest gainer, adding almost 1%.