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Business 15:58

Govt endorses plans for logistic hub in Maribor airport area

The government is planning for a multi-modal logistics hub to be built as part of development of Maribor airport until 2025. The Smart Hub Maribor is to be expanded from the initial 50 hectares to 630 hectares in 2030, Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec announced after the government session on Thursday.

Politics 15:51

Kučan says govt turned politics into fight of gladiators

Former Slovenian President Milan Kučan believes the Janez Janša government has turned the political arena into gladiatorial combat and the government's biggest "achievement" is a major divide in which Slovenia is nearing its 30th anniversary. Kučan is also critical of President Borut Pahor's inaction in this respect.

Politics 15:10

Janša attending EU summit on pandemic, economic recovery

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša is among the EU leaders attending a summit in Brussels on Thursday dedicated to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, post-pandemic economic recovery, migrations, and relations with Russia and Turkey. Janša did not make a doorstep statement or take questions from reporters on arrival in Brussels.

Politics 14:47

Reynders asks for explanations from Slovenia about EPPO appointment

The European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders reiterated his concerns on Thursday over the fact that Slovenia has still not appointed its European delegated prosecutors (EDPs). He contacted Slovenian Justice Minister Marjan Dikaučič today to voice his concerns and request explanations for the situation.

Politics 13:13

Opposition expects Slovenia response to Hungary's anti-LGBTQ law

The centre-left opposition called for Slovenia's top officials to protest against Hungary's controversial new anti-LGBTQ law, voicing disappointment over Slovenia's failure to join the 16 EU countries that expressed their concern over the law in a joint statement.

Politics Press Review 11:18

Demokracija lauds Slovenian independence

The weekly Demokracija praises Slovenia's independence and the process of achieving it in its latest editorial on Thursday, saying that Statehood Day marks the most important national holiday and the day when Slovenians gained their greatest asset - a sovereign state.