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Burnt sculpture of U.S. First Lady Melania Trump exhibited in Slovenia

03 Sep 2020

KOPER, Slovenia A burnt wooden statue of Slovenian-born U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, described by the artist as representing tensions in the United States, goes on show at an art gallery in the Slovenian seaside town of Koper on Wednesday. | Video

EU envoy sees Serbia-Kosovo normalisation deal in months

02 Sep 2020

(This Aug. 31 story corrects para 2 to read "...in 2008..." instead of "in 1999...")

Slovenia secong quarter GDP shrinks 13% as spending, exports fall

31 Aug 2020

LJUBLJANA Slovenia's economy shrank by 13% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, the statistics office said on Monday, as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced household spending and exports.

Slovenia domestic tourism jumps in July as foreign tourism plummets

25 Aug 2020

LJUBLJANA, Aug 25 The number of domestic tourists' overnight stays in Slovenia jumped by 154.5% year-on-year in July while the number of foreign tourists' overnight stays fell by 66.3%, the statistics office said on Tuesday.

Slovenia July business sentiment up for third month in a row

24 Jul 2020

LJUBLJANA Sentiment among Slovenian businesses improved for the third month in a row but remained deeply negative in July, the statistics office said on Friday, after hitting an all-time low in April as the country battled the coronavirus pandemic.

OECD urges Slovenia to introduce pension and labour reforms

20 Jul 2020

BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia Slovenia should introduce pension and labour reforms, reduce barriers to competition and foreign investment and press on with privatisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Monday.

Slovenian parliament endorses coronavirus contact tracking app

09 Jul 2020

LJUBLJANA Slovenia on Thursday approved the use of a coronavirus contact tracking app which will be obligatory to use for those who are infected or who are in quarantine.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia

09 Jul 2020

ROZNO, Slovenia A wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the night of July Fourth, as Americans celebrated U.S. Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture. | Video

Slovenia's ruling coalition agrees cooperation with opposition

03 Jul 2020

LJUBLJANA Slovenia's centre-right ruling coalition sought on Friday to strengthen its tiny majority as it steers a recovery from economic woes caused by coronavirus, signing a cooperation agreement with an opposition party and two independent parliamentary members.

UPDATE 1-Slovenia GDP to shrink 7.6 pct in 2020, says govt institute

24 Jun 2020

LJUBLJANA, June 24 Slovenia's economy will shrink 7.6% this year due to the coronavirus, the government's macroeconomic institute UMAR said on Wednesday, revising down an April forecast of 8.1% contraction.

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Debate planners vow less chaos at next Trump-Biden face-off

U.S. presidential debate organizers vowed on Wednesday to change the rules to rein in unruly behavior after President Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted rival Joe Biden and the moderator in the candidates' taunt-filled initial prime-time encounter.