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Politics 17:52

EU finance ministers agree on rules for reducing VAT rates

At a meeting chaired by Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj in Brussels on Tuesday, EU finance ministers reached political consensus to upgrade the EU rules on reduced VAT rates, updating the list of goods and services for which reduced rates or exemptions are allowed.

Business 16:12

Krka shares push Ljubljana benchmark index higher

The SBI TOP index on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange closed 1.24% higher on Tuesday, pushed up by the issue of pharma company Krka, which added 2.61%. NLB bank shares were the busiest item, accounting for half of the EUR 2.2 million in trading volumes.

Business 12:52

LTH Castings launches production of parts for e-BMW powertrains

The foundry LTH Castings officially launched a new production line for aluminium components for powertrains of all-electric BMW cars on Tuesday in its Ljubljana facility. The company said on the occasion that the new line brought new jobs, and labelled it as a new step towards transition to e-mobility and digitalisation.

Business 12:39

Civil initiative files suit against Third Development Axis section

A civil initiative is challenging a building permit for the first section of the southern part of the Third Development Axis, a north-south expressway currently under construction. The lawsuit will push back the start of construction in the Novo Mesto area, the national motorway company DARS said.

Business 12:22

Janković, six others plead not guilty in air conditioning case

Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković and six co-defendants pleaded not guilty in a case concerning alleged wrongdoing related to the air conditioning engine room of the Stožice Sports Park at Tuesday's pre-trial hearing. The defence was critical of the evidence presented by the prosecution and proposed certain pieces of evidence be excluded.

Arts 11:43

Agreement signed on photocopying copyrighted works in companies

The Slovenian Organization of Authors and Publishers for Reproduction Rights (SAZOR) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GSZ) signed on Monday an agreement governing fees for photocopying copyrighted literature, scientific texts and journalistic work or their translations in companies.

Business 10:43

State forestry company holds first auction of valuable timber

The SiDG state forestry company held its first public auction of valuable timber in Kočevska Reka on Monday, with almost the entire offering of around 650 m3 of timber being sold. The auction was visited by Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek, who endorsed this method of selling wood from the state-owned forests.