Slovenia Times

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:46:19 +0000
MPs urged to turn down bill to deregulate pharmacy business
Ljubljana – Practically all pharmacy stakeholders have urged MPs to vote down a bill that seeks to partly deregulate the retail pharmacy market and lift the ban on vertical integration of pharmacies and drug wholesalers. Should this not happen,...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:45:32 +0000
EU Youth Conference discusses the future of Europe
Maribor – Some 200 representatives of young policy-makers and youth experts from all EU countries are discussing the post-Covid future of Europe at the four-day virtual EU Youth Conference, which got under way in Maribor on Monday. The conferen...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:44:09 +0000
After Covid pass surge, vaccine uptake down again
Ljubljana – The surge in vaccination appointments following the announcement of a Covid pass mandate was short-lived, with the number of coronavirus shots delivered into arms almost halved last week, though it was still higher than in early Sep...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:43:39 +0000
Slovenia’s spending on coronavirus vaccination at EUR 57m
Ljubljana – The government has so far earmarked EUR 56.97 million for vaccination against Covid-19, of which EUR 39.79 million for the purchase of vaccines and EUR 17.17 million to organise and carry out the vaccination, the Health Ministry has...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:42:57 +0000
OECD recommends more effort towards digital governance
Ljubljana – Slovenia should reinforce leadership and coordination of digital governance in the public sector and enhance cooperation of various stakeholders, the OECD says it its latest digital government review for the country. Slovenia should...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:42:14 +0000
Acting director gets full term to lead UKC Ljubljana
Ljubljana – The council of UKC Ljubljana, Slovenia’s largest hospital, endorsed acting director Jože Golobič for a full term on Monday and proposed medical director Jadranka Buturović Ponikvar stay on for another term. Golobič took ov...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:34:36 +0000
Govt raises funding for municipalities
Ljubljana – The government adopted a decree on Sunday, raising the lump sum which municipalities receive per resident from the state. In 2022 the sum will rise from EUR 628 to EUR 645 and in 2023 to EUR 647, the Public Administration Ministry s...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:34:09 +0000
POP TV poll shows NSi losing most ground among parties
Ljubljana – Most parliamentary parties have lost ground in the latest poll commissioned by the commercial broadcaster POP TV as the ruling Democratic Party (SDS) posted its worst showing this year and its coalition partner New Slovenia (NSi) sl...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:33:31 +0000
Slovenia produced more food waste last year
Ljubljana – The average person in Slovenia threw away 68 kilograms of food last year, one kilogram more than in 2019, of which 40% was still edible. Households and foodstuffs trade generated more food waste, while food production and the cateri...

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:32:00 +0000
Zorčič calls for clarity in EU enlargement to W Balkans
Brdo pri Kranju – Parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič hosted a meeting of parliamentary speakers from the Western Balkans on Monday, saying that the EU must give the region a clear signal on when it could expect EU accession. The speakers of th...

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