News roundup - Sunday, 22 January

Ljubljana, 22 January - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 22 January:

Arčon promises funds for Slovenian community in Italy

KOBARID - Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon promised more funds for the Slovenian community in Italy, as he attended a cross-border meeting of Slovenians from the Soča Valley and the Italian Udine region on Saturday. "My office and the Ministry for Regional Development are intensively looking for concrete solutions to launch a business support programme for Slavia Friulana... we will strive to support cross-border development plans which have already been discussed with mayors and stand a realistic chance to acquire EU funding."

Vogel ski resort planning EUR 8.5m investments

VOGEL - The ski resort of Vogel, located just above lake Bohinj, is planning EUR 8.5 million worth of investments next year, with EUR 6.4 million coming from EU funds. A new panoramic cable car will be built, as well as a bike park and an archaeological hiking trail. Like many other ski resorts, Vogel applied last year to the Economy Ministry's call for applications designed to help ski resorts become year-round destinations, as a way to help operators offset increasingly poorer winter seasons.

Police investigating negligent homicide after boy drowns

PTUJ - The Maribor police said they are investigating the suspicion of negligent homicide after a child drowned in the pool complex of the Terme Ptuj resort on Saturday. The seven-year-old boy was reportedly attending a birthday party organised by Terme Ptuj, which provided animators and swimming instructors for the event. The resort operator says that the water park was appropriately staffed and that lifeguards provided first aid to the child immediately and called the paramedics.

Slovenia defeat Montenegro in final World Championship game

KRAKOW, Poland - Slovenia beat Montenegro 31 to 23 in Krakow on Sunday in what was their last game at the Handball World Championship. This was Slovenia's fourth win in the World Championship tournament. The team lost two games, the first against France in the group stage and the second against Spain in the main round of the tournament on Friday, when it became clear that Slovenia will not be playing in the quarter finals.

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