News Archive - August 2011

Rent a Property in Ljubljana

31. 08. 2011
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Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte told to surrender or die

31. 08. 2011
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Anti-Gaddafi fighters have moved closer to the deposed Libyan leader’s birthplace of Sirte as the country’s interim council gave his loyalists there an ultimatum. The stark message was surrender by Saturday or face a bloody end.

Mura Auctioned Off

31. 08. 2011
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A Slovenian-British venture bought the bulk of the bankruptcy estate of the former Slovenian clothing giant Mura at auction in Murska Sobota accepting the opening bid of EUR 9.65m.

The Gaddafis flee, and fall in battle

30. 08. 2011
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The Libyan rebels are saying one of the Gaddafi sons, Khamis, has been killed in fighting and his body has been buried.

Kozmus Wins Bronze

30. 08. 2011
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Slovenia's Primoz Kozmus won the bronze medal in the men's hammer throw competition at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, with a throw of 79.39 metres.

Tropical Storm Irene: “the worst is over”

29. 08. 2011
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High winds and flooding have hit New England as a weakening Tropical Storm Irene struck the US East Coast.

Snap Election Talks After Ministerial Vote

29. 08. 2011
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Prime Minister Borut Pahor said that talks on early elections would start even in the event that his government receives a confidence vote as part of the upcoming ministerial appointments.

Gaddafi still elusive as rebels tighten grip on Tripoli

26. 08. 2011
Gaddafi still elusive as rebels tighten grip on Tripoli
The symbols of Colonel Gaddafi’s rule are crumbling.But while his inner sanctum is now in rebel hands, Libya’s longtime leader remains at large.

Airport Operator Reports Growth

26. 08. 2011
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The operator of the Ljubljana airport made an operating profit of EUR 2.1m in the first half of the year, which is up 77.8% on the same period last year. Net profit rose by 53.3% to EUR 2.3m, an unaudited report shows.

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO

25. 08. 2011
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Apple’s co-founder and iconic boss Steve Jobs has resigned from the technology giant, ending his 14-year second tenure at the helm of one of the worlds most valuable companies.

Landmark Deal Signed for Food Industry

25. 08. 2011
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The participants of the agri-food chain signed a code of best practice at the 49th annual Food and Agriculture Fair (AGRA) in Gornja Radgona to improve business relations and prevent abuse among farmers, food industry and retailers.

Diplomatic Corporate Services in Ljubljana

24. 08. 2011
Diplomatic corporate services (DCS) encompass any service that involves one country talking to another. In Ljubljana, which is the capital of Slovenia and is a part of the European Union, diplomatic corporate services are carried out by European External Action Service. Additionally several private companies have sprung up to deal with diplomatic matters, particularly when it comes to international business. Private companies also exist to help diplomats in Ljubljana

Rebels celebrate seizing Gaddafi’s compound

24. 08. 2011
Rebels celebrate seizing Gaddafis compound
Thousands of celebrating Libyans gathered in the newly named Martyrs Square in central Tripoli over night, relishing the news that Muammar Gaddafi’s citadel of power had earlier been breached.

Conquering the Balkans

24. 08. 2011
Conquering the Balkans
Many Slovenian companies are looking southwards for investment opportunities, leading the charge into a relatively untapped market. Despite Slovenia’s split with the other republics of the former Yugoslavia, relations with each constituent nation remain quite amicable. For many Slovenian businesses investing into a region that they already have some level of familiarity with presents a highly strategic advantage. Not only do these Slovenian businesses know their customers but these customers are familiar with these Slovenian businesses.

Obama praises Libyans’ courage and sacrifices

23. 08. 2011
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President Obama has spoken from his holiday location to praise what he called the “unbreakable” courage of Libyans.

Slovenia and Austria Reach Deal on Karavanke

23. 08. 2011
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Slovenia and Austria have reached an agreement to end the stand-off at the border tunnel of Karavanke over Austria's unilateral decision to ban traffic for heavy lorries during weekends. Under the deal, Slovenian lorries will be allowed to go through the tunnel in special convoys at night.

Tripoli falls to Libyan rebel forces

22. 08. 2011
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After six months of civil war, Libyan rebel fighters have streamed into the centre of Tripoli after sweeping through to the capital virtually unopposed.

World Rowing Championships Bled 2011

22. 08. 2011
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After 22 years, the World Rowing Championships is returning to Bled. The best rowers in the world will compete in one of the most beautiful rowing courses in the world.

Israel strikes back after attacks near Egypt border

19. 08. 2011
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The Gaza Strip has been rocked by a series of Israeli airstrikes, following a number of attacks in Israel earlier in the day.

Parliamentary Vacations are Over

19. 08. 2011
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Prime Minister Borut Pahor officially notified the National Assembly speaker that Interior Minister Katarina Kresal had stepped down, which means that MPs will have to resume their work after summer recess a week earlier in order to be acquainted with the resignation.

Anti-Pope visit protesters fill Madrid’s streets

18. 08. 2011
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A fake ‘Popemobile’ with a devil’s head set next to the driver led a phalanx of demonstrators through the streets of Madrid as thousands turned out to protest against a visit by Pope Benedict.

Jelinčič's Profitable Hobbies

18. 08. 2011
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National Party (SNS) president Zmago Jelincic will have his assets thoroughly checked by the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption after his wife bought a beachfront lot near Koper for over half a million euros last week.

Rent in Ljubljana, Slovenia - benefit from investing into one of top ten property investment destinations

17. 08. 2011
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Washington: “Gaddafi’s days are numbered”

17. 08. 2011
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Libyan rebels appear to have put government troops on the back foot, forcing them to retreat into Tripoli.

Former Prime Minister Dies

17. 08. 2011
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Former Slovenian Prime Minister and former president of the conservative New Slovenia (NSi) Andrej Bajuk died at the age of 68 last night.

Euro zone looks to Franco-German summit

16. 08. 2011
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Europe expects! With the stakes high for the future of the single currency, French and German leaders are to meet in Paris in the midst of the raging euro zone debt crisis.

NKBM Sells Delo Revije Brands

16. 08. 2011
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The NKBM bank, the main creditor of Slovenia's biggest magazine publisher Delo Revije, sold the publisher's brands to KBM Leasing, a member of the NKBM group, at the opening bid of EUR 10.14m, the law firm which carried out the auction on Thursday said in a press release.

Global markets rally

12. 08. 2011
Global markets rally
After a turbulent week, stock markets around the world are bouncing back. In the US, the NASDAQ and Dow Jones closed at over four per cent and 3.95 per cent respectively on Thursday – both helped by the latest figures showing fewer Americans are claiming unemployment benefits.

Interior Minister Steps Down

12. 08. 2011
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Interior Minister Katarina Kresal is stepping down after the Corruption Prevention Commission found elements of corruption in the controversial lease of a building for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) from her acquaintance.

Calm returns to UK city streets

11. 08. 2011
Calm returns to UK city streets
A combination of a heavy police presence and wet weather appears to have produced a night of calm in London after four days of looting and rioting.

Hauliers Threaten to Block Key Border Tunnel

11. 08. 2011
Hauliers Threaten to Block Key Border Tunnel
Slovenian and Austrian representatives met at the Transport Ministry headquarters in Ljubljana to resume talks to find a compromise satisfactory for Slovenian hauliers who demand that Austria lift a unilaterally-imposed ban for lorries through the Karavanke border tunnel on Saturdays during the summer.

Slovenia Flats For Rent

10. 08. 2011
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If you frequently visit Slovenia, or your are relocating for business, it is important to find comfortable and accommodating Slovenia flats for to rent that offer beautiful scenery at affordable prices

Youth violence spreads to several UK cities

10. 08. 2011
Youth violence spreads to several UK cities
“The worst unrest seen in the northern city of Manchester for 30 years” – that was the verdict of Manchester’s senior police officer after a night of looting and vandalism.

Interior Ministry's Lease Transactions Flawed

10. 08. 2011
Interior Ministry's Lease Transactions Flawed
The Court of Audit has issued an adverse opinion of the Interior Ministry's lease transactions under the incumbent and former ministers, including the lease of premises for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

America still a triple-A economy insists Obama

09. 08. 2011
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The US president has attempted to reassert political primacy over the markets by denouncing Standard & Poor's downgrading of US debt.

NLB Reports Profit

09. 08. 2011
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Slovenia's largest bank, NLB, generated EUR 0.9m in after-tax group profit in the first half of the year. The comparable figure at level of the core bank was EUR 1.2m, the bank reported on Monday.

Asian shares fall as markets open

08. 08. 2011
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Asian shares fell when the markets opened on Monday morning but the drop was viewed as relatively modest in comparison to the losses seen at the end of last week.

Olimpija Miss Europa League Playoffs

08. 08. 2011
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Olimpija of Ljubljana are out of the UEFA Europa League, having lost 2:3 to Austria Vienna in the third round of qualifying for the playoffs late on Thursday and 3:4 on aggregate.

Markets nosedive on EU, US economy fears

05. 08. 2011
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It was a bleak end to a black day on the stock markets. Wall Street posted its biggest sell-off in two years. The Dow plunged more than four percent while the Nasdaq shed five percent.

Police Prevent Worst in Child Abduction Case

05. 08. 2011
Police Prevent Worst in Child Abduction Case
A man kidnapped a child in the greater area of Ljubljana holding it for ransom. He was tracked down by the police at around midnight, while the child, unofficially a 15-month-old girl, was found by the roadside on the outskirts of Ljubljana.

UN adopts its first clear condemnation of Syria

04. 08. 2011
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The UN Security Council has condemned human rights violations and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian government.

Tensions in Kosovo

04. 08. 2011
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The Slovenian Foreign Ministry called on Serbia and Kosovo to refrain from any actions that could lead to increased hostility and to allow representatives of the international community to continue their work without disturbances. The Ministry meanwhile said that Slovenia will not send additional troops to Kosovo.

No Mercy for the Crane Operators

03. 08. 2011
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The management of port operator Luka Koper will dismiss the organisers of the crane operators' strike at Slovenia's sole seaport, CEO Gregor Veselko said. The KS 90 port workers' trade union, which opposes the strike, is meanwhile collecting signatures against the strike, which started on Friday.

Mubarak to attend his trial today in Cairo

03. 08. 2011
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Forced out of office by his people, today he will be held to account. And Egypt’s deposed president Hosni Mubarak will be present in person as his trial gets underway.

New Plan to Rescue the Flag Carrier

02. 08. 2011
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The management board of flag carrier Adria Airways has approved a restructuring plan to repay around EUR 100m debt.

Asian markets still wary over US economy

02. 08. 2011
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US law makers may have cleared their first hurdle towards sealing a debt deal but Asian markets opened in negative territory only hours after the House of Representatives vote.

Inflation Falls as Prices Continue to Stabilise

01. 08. 2011
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Annual inflation in Slovenia fell 0.4 percentage points to 0.9% in July on the back of a continuing stabilisation in the prices of food, fuel and other energy products.

Two-step deal reached over US debt crisis

01. 08. 2011
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President Barack Obama has reached a deal with congressional leaders to reduce the U.S. deficit and to avoid a the first US government default in history.