News roundup - Thursday, 2 May

Ljubljana, 2 May - Below is a roundup of major events on Thursday, 2 May:

Krško back in operation after scheduled maintenance

KRŠKO - The Krško nuclear power station was brought back online after a month-long scheduled maintenance shutdown. During the maintenance shutdown, which started on 1 April, 53 of 121 fuel rods were replaced, the main generator serviced and all components, systems and structures were checked.

OECD upgrades Slovenia's growth outlook

PARIS, France - The OECD upgraded the outlook for Slovenia's growth. It expects the economy to expand by 2.3% this year, a 0.5 point increase on its previous forecast, and by 2.7% in 2025, the same rate it forecast late last year. The organisation expects both foreign and domestic demand to pick up.

Boxmark ups revenue, happy with 2023 results

KIDRIČEVO - Seat covers maker Boxmark increased its revenue by 10% to EUR 67.7 million last year and posted a profit of EUR 2.1 million, level with last year. Having let go nearly 70 people last year, the company is now looking to hire once again and is happy to have closed a multi-year contract with the airline Emirates, Boxmark director Marjan Trobiš said in the annual report.

Author Manca Košir dies

LJUBLJANA - Journalist, author and actress Manca Košir, who has spent the last years of her life raising awareness about palliative and hospice care and has spoken openly about her battle with cancer, has died at the age of 76, her family confirmed for the STA. She starred in more than 30 movies in the 1960s and 1970s but later went on to become one of the most famous journalists in the country.

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