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Business 17:21

SMEs appeal for a fourth stimulus package

The Chamber of Craft and Small Business (OZS) called on the government on Tuesday to start working on a fourth stimulus package to help the industries that have not been covered in the third stimulus package, which is currently in parliamentary procedure.

Business 16:20

Krka pushes SBI TOP index higher

The issue of pharma company Krka dominated trading on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The item added 0.25% to EUR 79 on EUR 1.96 million in volumes. With most other blue chips gaining ground or closing flat, the SBI TOP index rose almost 1% to 820.83 points. In all, EUR 2.33 million worth of securities changed hands.

Society 16:18

Coalition softens environmental protection amendment as another protest is held

Coalition parties proposed on Tuesday changes to a contentious legislative amendment that limits the involvement of environmental NGOs in administrative and court proceedings. The amendment is one of two pieces of legislation that have triggered protests by environmentalists, including today's sit-down protest in front of the Environment Ministry.

Business 14:28

Maribor-based power distributor gets EUR 31m loan from EIB

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 31 million loan to the electricity distributor Elektro Maribor aimed at financing maintenance and improvements in the reliability and in quality standards of electricity supply in north-eastern Slovenia.

Business 14:27

Additional easing of restrictions expected next week

Government spokesperson Jelko Kacin announced on Tuesday that an additional easing of some of the remaining coronavirus-related restrictions can be expected for next Monday. He singled out the opening of hotels irrespective of size.

Business Press Review 8:52

Delo says VW compensation ruling in Germany much-needed precedent

The newspaper Delo says in its front-page commentary on Tuesday that the ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court allowing a buyer to return their Volkswagen car with the manipulated emissions technology or get substantial compensation is a precedent showing how poorly consumer right are protected against industrial giants.