News roundup - Saturday, 29 June

Ljubljana, 29 June - Below is a roundup of major events on Saturday, 29 June:

Minister says beauty of Slovenian diaspora gathering in connections

CELJE - The main event of the Welcome Home 2024 annual gathering of Slovenians living abroad took place in Celje on Saturday. Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon addressed the attendees, saying that the focus of the event is on connections as Slovenians like to "stick together and respect our homeland".

Ministry unveils bill regulating psychotherapy

LJUBLJANA - The Health Ministry released for public comment a draft bill regulating psychotherapy which would create licences for psychotherapists and clinical psychotherapists with education and training requirements and introduce a licensing authority for psychotherapists. The bill, unveiled on Friday, will be in public discussion until 28 July.

Slovenia condemns North Korea for UN Security Council resolution breaches

NEW YORK, US - Slovenia condemned North Korea's actions and called on it to stop with provocations and return to diplomacy and dialogue, said Slovenia's representative on the UN Security Council Samuel Žbogar at Friday's meeting of the body on North Korea and its breaches of Security Council resolutions.

President stresses importance of aid on visit to Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine - President Nataša Pirc Musar ended her three-day visit to Ukraine on Saturday with a visit to Lviv where she laid wreaths to Slovenian victims of WWI and to soldiers fallen while defending Ukraine. She stressed the importance of providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Fajon discusses EU enlargement at Dubrovnik forum

DUBROVNIK, Croatia - Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon attended on Saturday the Dubrovnik Forum on global economic and security challenges. She stressed that the European Union is an exceptional project based on the correct values. Fajon called for EU enlargement to the countries of the Western Balkans.

Slovenia men's volleyball team makes Nations League semi-finals

LODZ, Poland - The Slovenian men's volleyball team defeated Argentina 3:2 in the quarter-finals of the Nations League on Friday. Slovenia will face Japan in the semi-finals.

Museum dedicated to crooner Alfi Nipič opens near Maribor

PESNICA - A museum dedicated to Alfi Nipič, a Slovenian singer best known for sentimental schlagers and folk songs, opened on Saturday in Jarenina, a village near Maribor where Nipič, 79, has been living for nearly 50 years. The exhibition features photographs, posters, recordings, accolades, clothes and other items from Nipič's collection.

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