News roundup - Saturday, 21 August
Ljubljana, 21 August - Below is a roundup of major events on Saturday, 21 August:
Janša, Hojs heckled at mountain hut
KREDARICA - Prime Minister Janez Janša and Interior Minister Aleš Hojs were heckled by anti-government protesters at the Kredarica mountain hut below Mt Triglav on Friday evening. Video shared on social media show Janša and Hojs filmed being confronted by a group of protesters who usually stage bicycle rallies in Ljubljana returning from the peak fter marking the 70th week of protests there. Defence Minister Matej Tonin was there but he was not seen on video. The prime minister's office would not comment on the events beyond saying that Janša had gone to Triglav in his spare time.
Afghan interpreter safely evacuated to Slovenia
LJUBLJANA - An Afghan interpreter who worked for the Slovenian Armed Forces has been evacuated from Afghanistan and arrived in Slovenia on Friday evening together with his family. The government has already sorted out their legal status, according to the Defence Ministry.
Agra fair with some 1,100 exhibitors in-person again
GORNJA RADGONA - The Agra agriculture fair opened in an in-person format after a scaled-down version was held online and on-site last year, as the first large in-person fair in Slovenia since the epidemic was declared in March 2020. Some 1,100 exhibitors from 29 countries are featured. President Borut Pahor warned in his keynote that farmers would have to be helped by the state to cope with the impact of climate change.
Contemporary dance festival defies pandemic and Brexit
MURSKA SOBOTA - The contemporary dance festival Front@ stated under the slogan Despite Everything - in the Trenches of Pandemic and Brexit. Running until 27 August, it brings dance productions from Great Britain, France, Spain, South Korea and Slovenia, as well as exhibitions, concerts, workshops, and talks with the artists.
Tartini festival kicks off in Piran
PIRAN - The Tartini Festival began with a concert by the I Solisti Veneti at the Franciscan Minorite Monastery in Piran. The 20th edition of the festival will be marked by world-class musicians, including Europeo Barocco, the New Ferruccio Busoni Chamber Orchestra, the Frequenze Diverse Ensemble and the Il Terzo Suono ensemble, as well as young musicians in the Tartini Junior programme.