News roundup - Saturday, 13 April

Ljubljana, 13 April - Below is a roundup of major events on Saturday, 13 April:

Golob calls for more decisive joint EU action

VIENNA, Austria - Prime Minister Robert Golob attended informal talks on the EU strategic agenda hosted by Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer on Friday. He stressed that the EU will effectively address current challenges only with more decisive join action, the prime minister's office said on Saturday. In this context Golob highlighted security, climate, migration, economic and social challenges, including problems in the agricultural sector.

Ministry closely monitoring situation in Iran and the region

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian Foreign Ministry is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East region and will raise the security alert for Iran to the highest possible level in case of further escalation. Slovenian citizens are advised against all travel to Iran for security reasons, the ministry told the STA.

SDS the wealthiest party last year, SD had the largest debt

LJUBLJANA - The largest opposition party, the Democrats (SDS), was the wealthiest party last year although it also had the most expenditure, data by the Slovenian Agency for Public Legal Records (AJPES) show. The ruling Freedom Party had the most revenue; more than half of which came from the budget. The coalition SocDems had the largest debt.

Talum's profit up slightly in 2023 despite revenue drop

KIDRIČEVO - Aluminium producer Talum generated EUR 344 million in revenue last year, about a quarter less than in 2022, according to unaudited results. The drop is the result of abolishment of primary aluminium due to high energy prices. The group saw its net profit increase slightly to EUR 1.9 million. This year, Talum expects a slight increase in revenue and profit, the company said.

UKC Ljubljana rolls out new treatment for incurable prostate cancer

LJUBLJANA - The largest medical centre in Slovenia, UKC Ljubljana has performed a new treatment for an incurable type of prostate cancer in what was the first time the therapy was rolled out in Slovenia. A major milestone in the fight against the most common cancer in men, the treatment extends life and stops cancer from spreading. The treatment performed was a targeted radionuclide therapy of prostate cancer on two patients with an incurable type of advanced prostate cancer.

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