The issue of NLB, which reported solid profit figures for 2018 on Wednesday, dominated trading on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange today. The bank's shares accounted for EUR 640,000 of roughly EUR 1m in total turnover, while their gaining 0.65% helped lift the SBT TOP index 0.53% higher.
The government has adopted a new fee on cargo transshipment at the port of Koper in order to raise funds for a second railway track connecting the port to the rail network. The fee will take effect on 1 March and will apply to all types of cargo.
Predominantly cloudy weather is expected in most parts of Slovenia on Friday with a chance of afternoon and evening showers. Morning temperatures of -2 to 4 degrees Celsius and daytime highs of 11 to 15 will be accompanied by northerly winds.
The government confirmed on Thursday the financing plan for public healthcare in 2019, which includes additional funding and incentives for reducing waiting lines and an extra EUR 104m to cover the recent pay rise for healthcare staff.
President Borut Pahor wrapped up his two-day trip to Brussels with a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday. Pahor expressed great satisfaction with his stay, saying was not a classic visit dictated by protocol.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Slovenia must pay within three months EUR 75,000 in compensation to a former member of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) who had not been recognised the right to old-age pension.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) has expressed its concern over what it says is an alarming increase in the number of work days lost to sick leave, urging a rethink on limiting paid sick leave.