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Ratings agency Scope affirms Slovenia's A/Stable rating
LJUBLJANA - The German-based Scope ratings agency affirmed A/Stable long-term credit ratings for Slovenia on Friday. Slovenia is a wealthy and resilient economy with favourable market access and debt profile, and a prudent fiscal policy, but it faces limited energy diversification, high public debt, labour market rigidities and weak demographics.
Nearly 45,000 farms to get aid to mitigate high food production costs
LJUBLJANA - The government decided on Friday to subsidise agricultural reproductive material to help farmers overcome the high cost of energy. Some 43,000 farms will be eligible for a total of EUR 15 million funds. Adopted as part of the measures to address growing food prices, the move aims to lower food production costs in primary agricultural production.
Agra turns 60 and returns to pre-Covid format to discuss challenges in agriculture
GORNJA RADGONA - As many as 1,750 exhibitors from more than 30 countries are taking part in the 60th Agra agriculture trade fair, which opened in the pre-pandemic format and with Japan as the partner country. Twelve Japanese food companies are taking part, showcasing high-quality foods, machines and technologies. Addressing the opening ceremony, Yoshitsugu Minagawa, an adviser to the Japanese minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, said the Japanese were proud to be participating in the fair.
Kayaker Osterman wins silver at European Championships
MUNICH, Germany - Anja Osterman won silver in the women's kayak single 200 metre race at the multisport European Championships. She was 0.213 seconds slower than the gold medallist Emma Jorgensen of Denmark. Third place went to Marta Walczykiewicz of Poland, who was 0.286 seconds slower than Jorgensen.