STA, 16 May 2018 - The number of unaccompanied minors who asked for international protection in the EU countries last year almost halved compared to 2016 to 31,400, but the figure increased in Slovenia, from 245 to 390, Eurostat data show.
STA, 18 May 2018 - Slovenia could be forced to take unilateral measures to protect its border if countries in the region do not react to renewed increase in illegal migrations, Interior Ministry State Secretary Boštjan Šefic has warned.
STA, 18 May 2018 - The non-parliamentary Pirate Party (Piratska stranka) will try its luck in the general election for the second time. Polls place the marijuana legalisation advocates well below the 4% threshold, but there are also signs of a positive trend in the wake of the first round of public debates.
STA, 18 May 2018 - Slovenia will be all about honey and bees this weekend as it marks the first World Bee Day, a celebration of pollinators that it initiated in memory of the 18th-century Slovenian beekeeping pioneer Anton Janša.
STA, 18 May 2018 - The final 2017 tourism data by the Statistics Office confirmed today the continuing strong expansion of the sector in Slovenia. The number of overnight stays exceeded 12 million for the first time last year, reaching 12.6 million and surpassing the 2016 figure by 13%. Tourist arrivals were up 15% to 4.95 million, also a new record.
STA, 18 May 2018 - Population ageing is a major topic of the campaign leading up to the 3 June election. While parties advocate a variety of solutions to make the country's pension system sustainable, most of them would encourage pensioners to remain an active part of the labour force longer.