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Coastal road closed in move seen as historic

Izola, 20 March - After years of efforts by local municipalities, the road between the coastal towns of Izola and Koper was closed for traffic on Monday to open kilometres of waterfront for pedestrians and cyclists. PM Miro Cerar and Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič spoke of a historic day for the Slovenian coast at the ceremony in Izola.

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Prime Minister Miro Cerar (second from the left) opening a new waterfront for pedestrians and cyclists.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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The opening of a new waterfront for pedestrians and cyclists.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Prime Minister Miro Cerar speaking at a ceremony marking the closure of the coastal road between Izola and Koper.
Poto: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Government officials attending the official closing of the Koper-Izola road for traffic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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