News roundup - Tuesday, 17 January, until 3 pm

Ljubljana, 17 January - Below is a roundup of major events on Tuesday, 17 January, until 3 pm local time:

Šumi candy brand halts production at Krško plant

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's best known candy brand Šumi suspended production at its factory in Krško, eastern Slovenia, at the beginning of the month as part of austerity measures put in place due to high energy prices, brand owner Žito told the news portal Siol. According to unofficial information, production will be halted until the end of March.

Outer space cooperation with Italy explored in Maribor

MARIBOR - The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Maribor hosted representatives of the Italian Space Agency and academia to discuss cooperation opportunities in the exploration of space. There is interest on both sides of the border and a joint project on space weather research has already been launched.

Play on totalitarian regimes premiers at Kino Šiška

LJUBLJANA - A new production of Bertolt Brecht's Fear and Misery of the Third Reich will premiere at the Kino Šiška arts centre tonight. Co-produced by the Slovenian Youth Theatre (SMG) and directed by Sebastijan Horvat, the play sheds light on fascism and how it is once again becoming appealing to some groups today.

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