Business 19:40

Diesel 5.5 cents cheaper tomorrow, petrol unchanged

The price of diesel sold outside motorways will drop by 5.5 cents on Tuesday to EUR 1.449, while regular petrol will remain unchanged at EUR 1.374 as the government raised excise duties on fuels on Monday. The new prices will be in place for two weeks, until 11 April, said the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy.

Business 18:32

Number of contested public contracts down 30% last year

The National Review Commission received 70 requests for audit of public contracts in 2022, which is 30% fewer than the year before. Of these, 56 requests were submitted before the decision awarding the public contract was made. The total value of public contracts in all these proceedings was EUR 4.5 billion.

Business 18:29

Strategic Council for Tourism sets priorities

The Strategic Council for Tourism held its first session on Monday, setting its priorities for this year. ZThe council, which is chaired by Economy, Tourism and Sports Minister MatjaĆŸ Han, will focus on efforts to improve air connectivity.

Politics 17:00

EU survey: Slovenians happy with life, less with state

Slovenians are largely satisfied with their lives, while they are less happy with the developments in the country, shows a Eurobarometer winter survey published on Monday. Slovenians see issues in healthcare and inflation among the key challenges.

Business 16:11

Stock market index virtually flat on modest trading

The SBI TOP index on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange was virtually flat at 1,179.99 points on Monday, with national telco Telekom Slovenije standing out by losing almost 1%. Trading was sluggish, with only EUR 500,000 worth in stock changing hands, with the drug maker Krka accounting for almost half of the sum.

Society 15:14

NGOs call for glass bottles to be included in deposit refund scheme

Pointing out the shortcomings of the current system of returnable glass bottles, several environmental and consumer rights NGOs have called for glass bottles to be part of the emerging deposit refund scheme, and urged the introduction of mandatory returnable packaging quotas.

Business 15:05

Central bank increasing investments in sustainability bonds

The central bank has increased the share of investments in green, social and sustainability bonds in the last five years by six points to 7%, or by almost EUR 280 million. The plan to is to further increase the share of such bonds as part of what the bank labelled as socially responsible and sustainable investments.