News Archive - November 2013

Figures for Q3 GDP, November Inflation to Be Published

29. 11. 2013
Figures for Q3 GDP, November Inflation to Be Published
The Statistics Office will present on Friday GDP data for the third quarter of 2013. In the second quarter, Slovenia's GDP contracted by 1.7% year-on-year, and it is believed that the negative trend continued in the third quarter. Survey unemployment for the same period as well as November inflation will also be published.

EU summit shows no sign of reviving Ukraine deal

29. 11. 2013
EU summit shows no sign of reviving Ukraine deal
European leaders appear to have made no progress on reviving a landmark trade pact with Ukraine at the first day of an EU summit in Vilnius.

Germany: the cost of coalition

28. 11. 2013
Germany: the cost of coalition
Two months after winning an absolute majority in elections, the outcome of a final 17-hour round of negotiating has finally allowed Christian Democrat Chancellor Angela Merkel to sign a programme for her next four years in government banded together with the Social Democrats.

New Insolvency legislation for Faster Deleveraging of Economy

28. 11. 2013
New Insolvency legislation for Faster Deleveraging of Economy
The National Assembly passed on Wednesday changes to insolvency legislation which aim to help distressed companies reduce their debt burdens before the need arises to formally declare insolvency.

German coalition: Merkel's party reaches deal with SPD

27. 11. 2013
German coalition: Merkel's party reaches deal with SPD
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have agreed terms for a coalition with the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), officials say.

Pensioners Want Government Shuffle, New Coalition Agreement

27. 11. 2013
Pensioners Want Government Shuffle, New Coalition Agreement
Head of the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) Karl Erjavec said Tuesday that he expects a new coalition agreement for the 2013-2015 period and a government shuffle which will see head of the Social Democrats (SD) Igor Lukšič assume a cabinet post.

PM Bratušek Attending China-CEE Summit

26. 11. 2013
PM Bratušek Attending China-CEE Summit
PM Alenka Bratušek will take part in Bucharest in a meeting of prime ministers from Central and Eastern Europe with their Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang to debate closer ties. A separate meeting with Li is scheduled, apart from meetings with the Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian prime ministers.

Ukraine: EU protest clashes as Tymoshenko starts hunger strike

26. 11. 2013
Ukraine: EU protest clashes as Tymoshenko starts hunger strike
There have been increasingly ugly scenes in Ukraine as pro-EU protesters and police clashed in the centre of Kyiv.

Among award winners European green office also Aerodrom Ljubljana

25. 11. 2013
Among award winners European green office also Aerodrom Ljubljana
Aerodrom Ljubljana is one of the winners of European green office award. The ceremony was in Brussels on Friday, 22nd of Novenber.

Bilberry Liqueur Taking Over Foreign Markets

25. 11. 2013
Bilberry Liqueur Taking Over Foreign Markets
A bilberry liqueur made by a small Slovenian company has recently won the Spirits Business Master 2013 award for best liqueur given out by the London-based Spirit Business magazine.

The economic times they are a changin’

25. 11. 2013
The economic times they are a changin’
The largest bank in the US officially reached an agreement with the authorities. JP Morgan will pay 13 billion dollars, the biggest fine ever recorded, to clear civil charges over the toxic mortgages it was selling. The same financial products that, eventually, led to the global crisis.

Fmr. Diners Boss to Be Released on Record Bail

22. 11. 2013
Fmr. Diners Boss to Be Released on Record Bail
The former owner of the Diners Club franchise for Slovenia, Tomaž Lovše, will be released on bail after spending more than three months in detention due to flight risk, news portals 24ur.com and siol.net reported on Thursday.

Portuguese police protest at parliament over cuts

22. 11. 2013
Portuguese police protest at parliament over cuts
Several thousand off-duty Portuguese police officers have demonstrated on the steps of parliament against cuts.

Economy Minister Stepišnik Resigns

21. 11. 2013
Economy Minister Stepišnik Resigns
Stanko Stepišnik stepped down as economy minister on Wednesday in the wake of an uproar against tool maker EMO Orodjarna, partly owned by the minister, vying for subsidies handed out by the Economic Development and Technology Ministry.

Messi wins Golden Boot

21. 11. 2013
Messi wins Golden Boot
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was presented with his third Golden Boot award on Wednesday after finishing with the most league goals in Europe last season.

Big money for big aircraft as Airbus and Boeing woo big spenders in Dubai

20. 11. 2013
Big money for big aircraft as Airbus and Boeing woo big spenders in Dubai
Boeing and Airbus are in a battle for orders at the Dubai Air Show as the Gulf’s major airlines continue to spend big money on big aircraft.

Slovenian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Meeting Over LB Issue Again

20. 11. 2013
Slovenian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Meeting Over LB Issue Again
Slovenian and Croatian Foreign Ministers Karl Erjavec and Vesna Pusić will meet in Zagreb on Wednesday to again discuss the LB bank Yugoslav-era savings deposits issue, which has recently somewhat soured relations between the two countries.

Sardinia hit by deadly cyclone and flooding

19. 11. 2013
Sardinia hit by deadly cyclone and flooding
At least 14 people have been killed after a cyclone, accompanied by heavy rains, tore through the Italian island of Sardinia.

Slovenian Book Fair Opens in Ljubljana

19. 11. 2013
Slovenian Book Fair Opens in Ljubljana
The 29th Slovenian Book Fair, the largest publishing event in the country, will kick off in Cankarjev dom on Tuesday. A total of 100 exhibitors will present over 1,500 new titles and the organisers expect 30,000 visitors over five days.

Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

18. 11. 2013
Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix
The jury of the 13th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) unveiled its prize list on the evening of Friday November 15th 2013.

Parliament Opens November With "Tough" Questions For Govt

18. 11. 2013
Parliament Opens November With
The National Assembly will open the November plenary with questions time on Monday, as part of which Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek will answer MP questions about the country's economic outlook and the effects of the real estate tax.

A solar panel on every home?

18. 11. 2013
A solar panel on every home
In mid-2011, Australian homeowner Rowan Ford equipped his home for solar energy.

German ex-President Wulff goes on trial over 'favours'

15. 11. 2013
German ex-President Wulff goes on trial over
Former German President Christian Wulff has gone on trial accused of receiving and granting favours in office.

Krka Reports 12% Jump in 9-Month Profit

15. 11. 2013
Krka Reports 12% Jump in 9-Month Profit
Pharma group Krka made a net profit of EUR 124.9m through the first three quarters of the year, a 12% rise over the same period last year, on the back of EUR 857.8m in revenues.

Slovenia Raises Three-Times Planned Amount with T-Bill Issue

14. 11. 2013
Slovenia Raises Three-Times Planned Amount with T-Bill Issue
Slovenia raised just over EUR 100m with the issue of 6-month and 12-month treasury bills Tuesday, said the Finance Ministry, which had planned to raise EUR 30m.

French economy contracts by 0.1%

14. 11. 2013
French economy contracts by 0.1%
The French economy contracted in the third quarter of the year and the German economy slowed, latest official figures show.

Opposition File Motion to Oust Interior Minister

13. 11. 2013
Opposition File Motion to Oust Interior Minister
The opposition New Slovenia (NSi), Democrats (SDS), and People's Party (SLS) filed Tuesday a motion to oust Interior Minister Gregor Virant, accusing him of "harming Slovenia" with his conduct.

Starbucks to pay $3bn in row over packaged coffee

13. 11. 2013
Starbucks to pay $3bn in row over packaged coffee
An independent US arbitrator has told Starbucks to pay $2.76bn (£1.74bn) in damages and other costs to Kraft Foods in a dispute over packaged coffee.

Clashes mar Poland independence march

12. 11. 2013
Clashes mar Poland independence march
Polish police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up violent clashes during an independence day march in the capital Warsaw.

PM Bratušek in Paris for Youth Employment Conference

12. 11. 2013
PM Bratušek in Paris for Youth Employment Conference
Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek is due in Paris on Tuesday for a high-profile EU conference discussing ways to boost employment of young people through EU and national measures in education, training, labour market and incentives in support of small and medium-sized businesses.

Warsaw prepares to host fresh global climate talks

11. 11. 2013
Warsaw prepares to host fresh global climate talks
Delegates from almost 200 nations will begin talks in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Monday to prepare for a global summit on a UN climate pact.

Slovenia Sends Response Regarding Border Dispute

11. 11. 2013
http://www.sloveniatimes.com/slovenia-sends-response-regarding-border-dispute-to-the-hague
Monday, 11 November, is the deadline by which Slovenia and Croatia must send to the Hague-based arbitration tribunal their response to the other's arguments regarding the disputed parts of the state border on the basis of which the tribunal will take a relevant decision.

Slovenia Observes Holiday of Wine

08. 11. 2013
Slovenia Observes Holiday of Wine
Slovenia will celebrate St. Martin's Day this weekend, a holiday when, according to tradition, unfermented grape juice turns into wine. Observed with gatherings of families and friends, the holiday focuses on celebrating a successful wine harvest.

Twitter shares jump on market debut

08. 11. 2013
Twitter shares jump on market debut
Twitter shares jump on market debut

Sochi Olympic torch blasts off into space

07. 11. 2013
Sochi Olympic torch blasts off into space
A torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics has blasted off into space - as part of efforts to showcase next year's games in Russia.

Bank Stress Tests Methodology Revealed

07. 11. 2013
Bank Stress Tests Methodology Revealed
Stress tests that are currently being conducted at ten Slovenian banks comprise three elements; a comprehensive asset quality review (AQR), bottom up stress tests and top down challenge, the central bank revealed late Wednesday.

Giant cruise liners to be banned from Venice

06. 11. 2013
Giant cruise liners to be banned from Venice
Italy is to ban giant cruise ships from coming to Venice.

Bad Bank Ready For Toxic Loans Transfer by December

06. 11. 2013
Bad Bank Ready For Toxic Loans Transfer by December
The Bank Asset Management Company (BAMC), Slovenia's bad bank, will be ready once the European Commission gives the green light for the transfer of toxic assets from the banks, BAMC interim director Torbjörn Mansson told the daily Delo.

Swiss refiner Argor accused of laundering DRC gold

05. 11. 2013
Swiss refiner Argor accused of laundering DRC gold
A major Swiss gold refiner is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering linked to the processing of gold allegedly looted from DR Congo.

LIFFE coming to Ljubljana

05. 11. 2013
LIFFE coming to Ljubljana
For the 24th time now, Ljubljana is hosting the international film festival LIFFE, starting on the 6th of November and lasting until the 17th of this month.

Slovenia 24th Most Prosperous Country

04. 11. 2013
Slovenia 24th Most Prosperous Country
Slovenia has retained 24th place on the latest Legatum Prosperity Index, which gauges the wealth and wellbeing of 142 countries.Slovenia has retained 24th place on the latest Legatum Prosperity Index, which gauges the wealth and wellbeing of 142 countries.

China's service sector growth hits one-year high

04. 11. 2013
China's service sector growth hits one-year high
China's service sector grew at its fastest pace in a year in October, the latest sign of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.