News roundup - Saturday, 22 June

Ljubljana, 22 June - Below is a roundup of major events on Saturday, 22 June:

Govt presents pension reform blueprint

LJUBLJANA - The government would start raising the retirement age in 2028, and for 40 years of service the retirement age would be raised to 62 in 2035, according to a blueprint of a pension reform that was presented to the social partners on Wednesday. The period for calculating the pension base would be longer and the vesting percentage would be higher. In adjusting the pensions, consumer price inflation would be taken into account to a greater extent.

Bell tower in Koper opens after renovation

KOPER - After months of renovation, the Koper bell tower featuring the oldest bell in Slovenia, was opened for public again on Friday. The interior staircase and railings as well as the stone walls and ceilings were completely renovated. The bell tower's lighting and electrical wiring are also new, the Koper municipality says on its website.

Survey: 16% of Slovenians would buy electric car

LJUBLJANA - In the next five years, 16% of Slovenians and one third of Europeans would consider purchasing an electric vehicle, shows a survey conducted by the European Alternative Fuels Observatory in which 1,317 Slovenians participated. In Slovenia, 43% of surveyed drivers would consider purchasing an electric vehicle, in comparison with the 57% of Europeans.

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