News roundup - Wednesday, 12 June, until 3pm

Ljubljana, 12 June - Below is a roundup of major events on Wednesday, 12 June, until 3pm local time:

Slovenia to collect parachutes for Gaza aid airdrops

AMMAN, Jordan - Slovenia will join a new initiative and run a campaign to collect parachutes for aid airdrops into Gaza to continue providing humanitarian assistance to the area, Prime Minister Robert Golob announced on a TV Slovenija show late on Tuesday evening. Slovenia will not only support the initiative to provide parachutes but also run a campaign in the region to collect them, the prime minister told the Odmevi current affairs show.

Launch of new network charge system postponed to October

LJUBLJANA - The Energy Agency has decided to postpone to 1 October the launch of a new electricity network charge system that was supposed to enter into force on 1 July, the third time the launch has been pushed back. The decision is "based on an in-depth report on the readiness of information systems for invoicing," the agency's governing council announced on Wednesday.

Slovenia's flood relief request not detailed enough, report says

LJUBLJANA - The European Commission had a number of remarks on Slovenia's request for aid from the EU Solidarity Fund in the wake of the August 2023 floods, the newspaper Dnevnik reported. The Commission pointed to insufficient data about the extent of flooding and the use of unreliable methodology.

Honey, fruit self-sufficiency down significantly last year

LJUBLJANA - Poor weather conditions considerably reduced honey (by 76 points to 13%) and fruit (by 13 points to 16%) production in Slovenia last year. The self-sufficiency rates for vegetables went down by 6 points to 33%. The rates in animal balances increased only for eggs, and decreased for meat.

Panvita building greenhouse for lettuce

MURSKA SOBOTA - Panvita, one of the largest agri-food groups in Slovenia, has launched a EUR 9 million investment to build a lettuce greenhouse. Four million heads of lettuce could be grown annually in what is a two-hectare facility, starting next June, the group announced.

Radio station in Austria to feature content of Slovenia's public broadcaster

LJUBLJANA - AGORA, a non-commercial radio station in the Austrian state of Carinthia which broadcasts largely in Slovenian, will from now on feature content produced by Slovenia's public radio broadcaster Radio Slovenija. A contract to that effect was signed on Tuesday by Radio Slovenija director Mirko Štular and AGORA manager Gabriel Lipuš.

Ljubljana opera and ballet weaves tradition and future vision in new season

LJUBLJANA - The SNG Opera and Ballet Ljubljana has unveiled the new season's programme with the slogan Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Four operas and two ballets will premiere, as well as a ballet production for children. The opera's artistic director Marko Hribernik said that they recognise their tradition while looking into the future.

Kranj film festival focuses on Turkish TV series

KRANJ - Kranj will turn into a Slovenian capital of film and film actors between 15 and 22 June, as it hosts the 4th Krafft film festival, which brings feature films distinguished by outstanding performances and several well-known actors from abroad, including Turkey, whose TV series will be one of the highlights.

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