News roundup - Monday, 8 January, until 3pm

Ljubljana, 8 January - Below is a roundup of major events on Monday, 8 January, until 3pm local time:

Slovenia's registered jobless in December down 9.1% y/y

LJUBLJANA - As is usually the case in December as temporary contracts expire, redundancies are registered and hiring slows, the number of registered unemployed persons rose by 2.5% over November to 48,353. This is however still 9.1% less than in December 2022, the Employment Service said. In 2023, 0.2% fewer unemployed persons were newly registered than in 2022, while the number of those who found employment decreased by 10.3%. The number of jobless people is expected to further decrease in 2024.

Doctors gearing up for strike as govt doesn't respond to invitation to talks

LJUBLJANA - The trade union of doctors and dentists Fides is continuing preparations for tomorrow's strike as the government has failed to respond to its latest invitation to talks Monday. It thus seems that the token strike will go ahead as planned, but the final decision will be known late in the afternoon, Fides leader Damjan Polh said.

Exhibition to present role of Slovenians in Sarajevo Olympics

LJUBLJANA - The National Museum of Contemporary History will host an exhibition this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sarajevo Olympic Games and the role Slovenians played there. Another major exhibition will mark 100 years since the birth of photojournalist Marjan Ciglič, who caught on camera some key moments in Slovenia's history. Other highlights will include an exhibition bringing stories of Jewish women during WWII and another marking the 40th anniversary of the LGBT movement in Slovenia.

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