Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 25 July 2022

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Fire in Kras under control, prevention measures announced

KOSTANJEVICA NA KRASU - PM Robert Golob, President Borut Pahor and Defence Minister Marjan Šarec visited the Kras region in western Slovenia where a large fire has been raging for ten days and is now under control, according to authorities. Golob announced measures aimed at tackling the consequences of the blaze, as well as measures to prevent additional fire outbreaks of this magnitude in the region. Simon Vendramin, the intervention's head, warned that the area will have to be observed for a few more days to make sure the blaze does not re-emerge. Today's extinguishing efforts centred around aerial firefighting, and there was a risk of the bora wind fanning the flames. Authorities thanked all who have helped put out the blaze with Pahor pointing to the remarkable solidarity that has been displayed during the fire.

President honours Nazi victims in Bistrica

NAKLO - President Borut Pahor attended a commemorative ceremony on Saturday evening marking 80 years since 59 people were killed by the Nazis in village Bistrica near Naklo in northern Slovenia. "Since the war in Ukraine started to rage, I have been seeing commemorations like this one differently in our homeland and abroad. The question of the inevitability of war, of war and peace, is being posed anew," Pahor said in his keynote speech as quoted in a press release by his office, as he again stressed the importance of a just peace in Ukraine.

Pogačar fails to defend Tour de France title, finishes second

PARIS, France - Slovenia's cycling star Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has failed to defend his 2021 Tour de France title as he finished second in the 2022 edition of the most prestigious Grand Tour. He bagged the white jersey as the best young rider for the third time in a row though. The title went to Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard (Team Jumbo-Visma), and the British rider Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) was in third place overall. The gap between Pogačar and Vingegaard was two minutes and 43 seconds in the end.

Climbing star Garnbret continues her winning streak

LJUBLJANA/BRIANCON, France - Slovenia's best climber Janja Garnbret continued her winning streak as she won her fourth consecutive World Cup lead event in Briancon, France, on Saturday. Another Slovenian, Vita Lukan, the silver-medallist from the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, placed seventh. In the men's competition, Slovenia's Luka Potočar was eighth. Garnbret remains the favourite for the coming European Championships in Munich, Germany.

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