Slovenia

Right bloc makes gains in EU election in Slovenia
Like most of Europe, Slovenia saw a shift to the right in the 9 June EU election with the largest opposition party, the right-wing Democrats (SDS), emerging as the big winner on a record-high turnout, near complete results show.
Slovenians in Bosnia to vote in EU election without country's consent
Slovenians with permanent residence in Bosnia-Herzegovina will be able to cast their ballots in EU election and referendums on Sunday at the Slovenian Embassy in Sarajevo, despite the Bosnian government's failure to give Slovenia, Poland and Romania the go-ahead to organise EU elections at their respective embassies.
All set for Maribor Theatre Festival
The 59th Maribor Theatre festival, the main theatre event in the country, brings twelve Slovenian productions competing for prestigious Borštnik awards, which will be given out at the end of the festival on 16 June. Actor Branko Šturbej will be honoured with the Borštnik Ring for lifetime achievements.
Dončić takes Mavericks to NBA finals in grand style
Slovenia's basketball superstar Luka Dončić has made it to his first NBA finals, putting on another historic performance in game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals with his Dallas Mavericks in Minneapolis last night.
Reports: House searches under way at Telekom Slovenije, Nova24TV
Investigators are searching the premises of telco Telekom Slovenije and Nova24TV, a media platform with clear links to the opposition Democrats (SDS), media report on Wednesday.
Slovenia's top library celebrates 250 years
The National and University Library (NUK) will be honoured with an Order of Merit for Distinguished Service by President Nataša Pirc Musar on Tuesday, as it marks 250 years since its predecessor was founded. An exhibition on NUK's role will also open.
Corporate sector willing to co-finance Krško 2
One of Slovenia's most renowned businessmen has announced that the corporate sector is willing to co-finance Krško 2, the expansion of the existing nuclear power plant, because it wants to avoid the country falling into energy dependence.
Team Slovenia to go for chic at Paris 2024 opening ceremony
Slovenia's Olympic team will sport a chic navy-blue and light-grey outfit with a flat cap for the Paris 2024 opening ceremony as a tribute to France, the host country.
EU Commission upgrades Slovenia growth forecast for this year
The European Commission has upgraded Slovenia's growth forecast for this year by 0.4 percentage points to 2.3%, but downgraded it by 0.1 point to 2.6% for next year. Inflation is now projected to slow to 2.8% by the end of this year, and to 2.4% in 2025, the latter being an upgrade from 2% forecast in February.
Mountain with a story to tell
People often climb mountains for recreation, sport, entertainment, in search of fresh air or breathtaking views. But Ajdna, a tooth-shaped peak below Mount Stol in northwestern Slovenia, offers much more than a momentary respite from the world.
Judges to get up to 12% pay rise under emergency bill
A draft emergency bill on judicial pay brings a pay rise of up to three pay brackets, or roughly 12%, for judges at courts of first instance, as the most disadvantaged group of judges in terms of pay, while other judges will also get higher pay, which is to kick in as of 2025, the Government Communication Office (UKOM) said on Tuesday.
In Ljutomer, generations of dedication to fast horses
The small region of Prlekija in Slovenia's northeast, tucked away along the right bank of the River Mura, is an often overlooked part of the country, even though most people are quite familiar with many of its delicious products: from excellent wines to the sweet prleška gibanica layer cake or the tünka cured meats.