The oversight of the work of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ordered by the new police commissioner has found that the NBI leadership was not in hurry to wrap up the investigation targeting former Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek, the newspaper Dnevnik has reported.
Some 150 firefighters, seven helicopters and two Italian water bombers have largely contained the fire under Socerb hill on the Slovenian-Italian border. The fire is no longer spreading, a Koper fire brigade official announced in the late afternoon.
Jadranko Grlić, the country's chief labour inspector, resigned on Wednesday following a TV report of another case of exploitation of foreign workers in recent months. The Labour Inspectorate said he had stepped down over differences of opinion with the Labour Ministry about the powers and manner of work of the inspectorate.
GEN Energija, the parent company of the state-owned power group that also includes the Krško nuclear power plant, has got a new supervisory board after the previous line-up was dismissed by Slovenian Sovereign Holding for what it described as a loss of trust over "appropriate corporate governance at GEN Group".
The Italian government is launching infringement proceedings against Slovenia to defend the authenticity of its geographically protected balsamic vinegar, according to reports by the Austrian and Italian press agencies APA and Ansa, and the British newspaper The Guardian.
The SBI TOP index of blue chips on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange closed 0.44% higher on Wednesday as no prime market share lost ground. The issue of energy company Petrol was the busiest, adding 1.02% on EUR 96,716 in volumes. In all, EUR 266,752 worth of securities changed hands.
The Court of Audit has issued the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU) an adverse opinion for its 2020 operations, establishing a number of shortcomings and irregularities regarding jobs, pay, allowances, purchase of services and oversight of funds, while also taking issue with the academy's legal status.