News roundup - Sunday, 26 February

Ljubljana, 26 February - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 26 February:

Ski jumpers win first medal for Slovenia at Nordic worlds in Planica

PLANICA - Slovenia's mixed team of ski jumpers Eva Klinec, Nika Križnar, Timi Zajc and Anže Lanišek won bronze at the Nordic World Ski Championships in what is the first medal for the country at the ongoing competition hosted by Slovenia's Planica. The four placed third after the first half of the competition, lagging just 4.5 points behind Norway and a mere 0.1 behind Germany. They started off well in the second series, but gold got out of reach after Klinec jumped 91 metres and had a number of problems at landing, while Lanišek then jumped 98 metres to keep the third place. Gold went to Germany and silver to Norway.

Slovenian and Austrian sport ministers meet in Planica

PLANICA - Minister of the Economy, Tourism and Sport Matjaž Han hosted Austrian Minister Werner Kogler, who is in charge of sport, in Planica as the pair watched two events at the Nordic World Ski Championships. In an informal meeting they discussed cooperation in sport, investments in sport and infrastructure, and the sustainable aspect of sport and sustainability at major international competitions, the ministry said.

Baumüller's Slovenian subsidiary expanding production

SLOVENSKE KONJICE - Baumüller Dravinja, a Slovenian subsidiary of German group Baumüller, is expanding production at a new facility, a EUR 7 million investment inaugurated earlier this week. The new facility will double the subsidiary's production capacity for electrical equipment, while cables production will also move in it, Andreas Baumüller, the majority owner of the German group, said at the facility's inauguration. Baumüller Dravinja has been part of the German manufacturer of electrical drive systems and automation from Nuremberg for the past 30 years. Over the past decade, its sales revenue rose from EUR 10 million to EUR 40 million.

Most Slovenians back in office

LJUBLJANA - After the Covid-19 pandemic made work from home take centre stage, an increasing number of employees are now returning to office life, the latest data from the Statistics Office shows. In December 2022, 81% of employees worked at their regular workplace every day of the week, while only 12% still worked remotely at least one day a week.

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