News Archive - July 2011

Slovenes Not Involved in Kosovo Incidents

29. 07. 2011
No Slovenian troops serving in in the NATO-led KFOR mission have been involved in the the stabilising efforts of the latest tensions that arose in Kosovo on Monday when Kosovo special police tried to assume control over two border crossings, the Slovenian Defence Ministry said.

Norwegian investigators interrogate Breivik again

29. 07. 2011
Anders Behring Breivik, the man who has confessed to the Norway massacres, is due to be interrogated by police for a second time today – exactly a week after the bomb attack and shooting spree in which 76 people were killed.

Faces are matched to the names of Norway’s young dead

28. 07. 2011
Norwegian police have released the names of a further 13 victims of Anders Breivik’s killing spree.

Prime Minister Borut Pahor pays his first official visit to the State of Israel and the Palestinian Territories

28. 07. 2011
Tel Aviv, 25 July 2011 – Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor began his three-day official visit to the State of Israel and the Palestinian Territories today.

Flowers and candles for the dead on Utoeya island

27. 07. 2011
Flowers and candles for the dead on Utoeya island
Over a thousand Norwegians have taken part in a torch parade near Utoeya island, the scene of the country's worst peace time massacre.

Against Gas Terminals

26. 07. 2011
The environmental NGO Alpe Adria Green (AAG) argued against Italy's issuing an environment permit for the construction of an off-shore gas terminal in the Gulf of Trieste and a gas pipeline Trieste-Grado-Villesse, reasoning that both would present a threat to the environment and the population in the area.

Norway’s police praised after attacks

26. 07. 2011
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Norway's police believe Anders Behring Breivik probably acted alone in killing 76 people last Friday.

EU leaders come up with second Greek bailout

22. 07. 2011
Euro zone leaders say they have struck a deal to tackle the bloc’s chronic debt crisis.

Govt Plans Changes in Health Care

22. 07. 2011
The cabinet confirmed plans drawn up by the health minister to overhaul health care by abolishing top-up insurance and overhauling the basket of services as a suitable basis for crafting legislation to this effect.

Sarkozy and Merkel reach a deal over Greece

21. 07. 2011
France and Germany have reached a joint position on a second bailout for Greece ahead of the crisis eurozone summit in Brussels.

Summer open air events in the city centre

21. 07. 2011
The city center is playing host to numerous free-of-charge events during the summer months.

Merkel: Europe without the Euro is unimaginable

20. 07. 2011
The leaders of Germany and Russia got together for their annual meeting with energy high on the agenda.

Time to Get an EU Ambassador Post

20. 07. 2011
It is time that Slovenia gets an ambassador post in the EU's diplomatic service, Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar stressed on the sidelines of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels. This is Slovenia's greatest deficit, as the country otherwise has good representation in the diplomatic service, the minister added.

Philosopher Confronts his Politician Friend

18. 07. 2011
Europe is in a crisis that should not be underestimated, philosopher Slavoj Zizek said, adding that the continent had fallen for neo-liberal cliches. He believes Europe was not in danger because of immigration, but because of the new wave of populism.

Phone hacking: London’s police chief resigns

18. 07. 2011
The head of London’s Metropolitan Police Paul Stephenson resigned on Sunday evening. Britain’s senior police chief stood down over allegations about the service’s handling of phone hacking investigations.

Obama urges lawmakers to end debt squabble

15. 07. 2011
US President Barack Obama has told legislators must come up with a plan of action by Saturday morning to unblock talks on a new government debt deal.

European Destination of Excellence 2011 in Slovenia

15. 07. 2011
Idrija offers exceptional opportunities for discovering technological, cultural and natural sights as well actively spending your free time.

Euro zone makes fresh bid to tackle Greek crisis

14. 07. 2011
Euro zone countries continued to grapple with the thorny issue of involving the private sector in tackling Greece's debt pile as they prepared for a meeting to decide support for the country next week.

Happy Birthday, Renault 4

14. 07. 2011
Caravan of Renault 4s stops in Novo Mesto, the legendary model's last production site in 1992, before heading on to France for the car's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Iranian FM Visiting Slovenia

13. 07. 2011
Slovenian Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar hosted on Monday a working lunch for his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi with the pair's talks focusing on economic cooperation and bilateral relations.

Ireland is cut to junk status as markets remain volatile

13. 07. 2011
Fears are growing that euro zone debts are in serious danger of spreading. Anxieties were heightened after Moody’s cut Ireland’s credit rating to junk status indicating a second bailout was likely.

Report: 2 dead, more than 100 missing after ship sinks in Russia

11. 07. 2011
Moscow -- A cruise ship carrying close to 200 people sank in Russia's Volga River on Sunday, leaving at least two people dead and large numbers missing, the state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing an emergency official.

Museum on Slovenian Film Opening in Divaca

11. 07. 2011
Museum on Slovenian Film Opening in Divaca

Britain’s ‘News of the World’ axed over phone hacking

08. 07. 2011
Engulfed in a phone hacking scandal, the UK’s best-selling newspaper, the News of the World, has been sensationally axed.

Underrepresented in the EU?

08. 07. 2011
Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar said on Wednesday he would consult the permanent representative of Slovenia to the EU on possible steps Slovenia can take after the announced early retirement of Slovenia's second-highest-ranking official in the EU administration.

Chinese state media: Jiang Zemin's death "pure rumor"

07. 07. 2011
Beijing, China - Chinese state media is dismissing reports that former President Jiang Zemin has died, calling them "pure rumor."

Time to Withdraw

07. 07. 2011
The parliamentary foreign affairs and defence committees debated the situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the recent withdrawal announcement by PM Borut Pahor. The committees concluded that the government is to prepare by October a timeline for a prompt but gradual withdrawal of Slovenian troops from Afghanistan.

Portugal’s credit rating slashed

06. 07. 2011
Portugal’s credit rating has been slashed by four levels to the bottom investment grade known as junk territory.

Growing Friendship between US and Slovenia

06. 07. 2011
US Ambassador to Slovenia Joseph Mussomeli highlighted at thereception marking US Independence Day in Ljubljana that the 4th of July was not only "the birthday of one of the world's oldest democracies" but also a celebration of the US's "growing friendship".

NLB Wants Another 250m

04. 07. 2011
Three months after an almost entirely state-funded EUR 250m capital increase at NLB, the management of the biggest Slovenian bank announced at a shareholders' meeting on Thursday the need for another capital injection of equal size.

Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final

04. 07. 2011
"I think I played probably my best match on the grass courts ever." Serbia's Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon title and proved himself the best player in the world with a stunning win over Rafael Nadal.

Poland takes EU presidency as privations beset EU

01. 07. 2011
It is a tough time to take over the rotating presidency of the EU.

Annual Inflation in Slovenia at 1.3%

01. 07. 2011
Cheaper fruit, clothing and energy resulted in an average drop in prices by 0.5% in June, while inflation at the annual level stood at 1.3%, down 0.9 percentage points from the month before.