A contract for the development of the western Goriško area, which envisages three projects totalling EUR 36.5m, was signed in Ljubljana on Tuesday. The projects, which will be mostly financed by EU and state funds, include an upgrade of the road network in the region to better connect it to central Slovenia.
The ruling Modern Centre Party (SMC) said in a statement regarding the case of Syrian refugee Ahmad Shamieh, who faces deportation, that court decisions must be respected. The party's executive committee backed its president and PM Miro Cerar in its Monday evening meeting, the SMC said in a press release on Tuesday.
Ahead of his official visit to Hungary on Thursday and Friday, parliamentary Speaker Milan Brglez received separately representatives of the Slovenian minority in Hungary and of the Hungarian minority in Slovenia on Tuesday.
The supervisors of household appliance maker Gorenje stressed on Tuesday the need for unity and rejected reports of overly friendly ties to the management as they responded to a call for an overhaul among their ranks issued by a Dutch minority shareholder.
The Slovenian community in Austria honoured in Klagenfurt on Monday Martha Stocker, a member of the South Tyrolean parliament, for her advocacy of minorities. She was presented with the Einspieler Award for making a significant contribution to the development of the Slovenian community in Carinthia.
The SBI TOP index of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange was up 0.39% to 790.81 points on Tuesday, with national telco Telekom Slovenije being the biggest gainer (+1.85% to EUR 83.69), followed by port operator Luka Koper (+1.69% to EUR 30). Overall trading volume amounted to a modest EUR 540,000.
It will be mostly sunny in Slovenia on Wednesday, with the exception of the western Primorsko and south-western Notranjsko regions, where mostly cloudy weather is expected. A south-westerly wind will blow.