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Paper says govt did not do its homework, but sees no need for panic

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The business newspaper Finance argues in Tuesday's commentary that the manner in which the government is adopting and communicating the restrictive measures in the face of coronavirus is not inspiring trust, but that it is nonetheless time to remain calm and once more do what was successfully done in the spring.

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Večer says govt staffing "unhygienic"

1 ora 16 min fa

It is nothing unusual to see governments subjugating what is left of "state silverware", but the ruling coalition led by the Democrats (SDS) has been particularly hard at it, says newspaper Večer on Tuesday, deeming the government's conduct unhygienic.

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Ban on movement between municipalities in force

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A ban on movement between municipalities entered into force on Tuesday as Slovenia steps up restrictions in response to a surge in coronavirus cases. On the other hand, the rules on face masks outdoors are being somewhat relaxed.

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Schedule of events for Tuesday, 27 October

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Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 27 October:

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News from Slovenia

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News roundup - Monday, 26 October

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 21:12

Below is a roundup of major events on Monday, 26 October:

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Post Pahor's appeal for cooperation, coalition-opposition divide persists

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 21:10

Following President Borut Pahor's appeal for cross-partisan efforts to overcome the Covid-19 crisis, the coalition said on Monday that cooperation was already offered to opposition parties, but they mostly declined. The opposition meanwhile said it was willing to cooperate to stem the epidemic.

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PM not asking Logar, Koritnik to resign for failing to self-isolate

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 20:21

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Prime Minister Janez Janša said after holding talks with Foreign Minister Anže Logar and Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik, who had not waited for their coronavirus test results in isolation, that he was not asking them to resign, as the government was working around the clock and was thus making mistakes.

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Tone Peršak new Slovenian PEN president

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 18:41

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Slovenian PEN elected writer and former politician Tone Peršak its new president on Monday to succeed Ifigenija Simonović, who has served since March 2017.

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Nova Gorica calls for coordination in border measures

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 18:27

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The Nova Gorica municipality in the west and Slovenian minority organisations in Italy have called on the Slovenian interior and foreign ministries to coordinate anti-corona measures in the border area where cross-border ties are strong with the Italian government and Friuli-Venezia Giulia authorities.

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Survey shows companies sure work from home here to stay

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 18:09

A survey has shown that a vast majority of Slovenian companies are considering increasing the share of work conducted from home also in the long-term, meaning in post-corona times. The poll also showed companies are more optimistic than during the spring coronavirus wave.

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Stanislav Vidovič new Slovenian ambassador to Ireland

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 17:46

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Seasoned diplomat Stanislav Vidovič was recalled prematurely from the post of ambassador to the US today to become the country's new ambassador to Ireland. It is not yet clear who will succeed him in Washington, DC.

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Postojna had legal basis to introduce tax for use of building land for Poček, court says

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 16:58

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The Constitutional Court has established that the Postojna municipality had the legal basis to introduce a special property tax for the Poček military training ground to be paid by the state, or the Defence Ministry. The municipality welcomed the 17 September decision, which the court announced on Monday.

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EUR 5 million to boost Slovenia's air links

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 16:56

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The government has published an open call worth EUR 5 million to promote resuming Slovenia's air links and co-fund costs incurred in providing flight services to the country. During the summer season, the recipients of the funds will have to operate at least two flights to Slovenia weekly for no less than two months.

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Organisers happy with on-line MOS fair

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 16:21

The International Trade Fair (MOS) was held as an online series of events and presentations for the first time this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The organisers are happy with the turnout, as some 30,000 visitors viewed exhibitors' presentation videos and the on-line platform of the fair was visited by 4,000-6,000 people every day.

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Use of tracing app rising, bulk of warning codes issued in past two weeks

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 16:19

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The national voluntary contact tracing app, launched in mid-August to help curb the coronavirus epidemic, was downloaded by 181,395 people until the end of last week, show the latest government data.

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SBI TOP loses almost 2%

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 16:01

SBI TOP, the index of blue chips on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, lost 1.80% to close at 808.82 points on Monday. Insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav was the busiest item, adding over EUR 364,000 to the daily turnover of slightly over one million euro while shedding over 3% to close at EUR 27.

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PM not asking Logar, Koritnik to resign for failing to self-isolate

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 15:55

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Prime Minister Janez Janša said after holding talks with Foreign Minister Anže Logar and Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik, who had not waited for their coronavirus test results in isolation, that he was not asking them to resign, as the government was working around the clock and was thus making mistakes.

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Kindergarten occupancy reduced to under 10% amid tightened lockdown

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 15:35

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More than 90% of kindergarten children stayed home or were put in other forms of care on Monday as kindergartens in Slovenia officially closed with the exception of urgent daycare.

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Schedule of events for Tuesday, 27 October

Lun, 26/10/2020 - 15:30

Below is a schedule of events for Tuesday, 27 October:

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