Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday 28 July, 2019

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This summary is provided by the STA:

Židan says Russian Chapel more than a place of reverence

VRŠIČ - National Assembly Speaker Dejan Židan addressed the annual ceremony at the Russian Chapel below the Vršič mountain pass, saying that the chapel had become more than a place of reverence and a symbol of the deep friendship between the Slovenian and Russian nations. "It has become a part of our moral and civilisational commitment to ensure peaceful and safe life to this and future generations," Židan said at the event honouring Russian POWs killed by an avalanche while building a road during First World War. More than a thousand people gathered at the event organised by the Slovenia-Russia Association, including senior officials from Russia and representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Marjan Šarec.

Bulc takes stock of outgoing term in an interview for STA

BRUSSELS, Belgium - European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc took stock of her outgoing term in an interview for the STA, noting that the EU was fist to start discussing the vision of zero transport emissions by 2050, She is also very proud of the transport agreement with the Western Balkans, labelling it the biggest achievement in the relations with the region. The Slovenian member of the European Commission has dealt with a number of important topics, with the Germanwings air disaster and the Dieselgate scandal marking the start of her five-year term. The key priorities of her term were zero casualties on the European roads and zero emissions from transport by 2050.

Value of construction works up 29% last year

LJUBLJANA - The value of construction works in Slovenia carried out last year amounted to EUR 2.57 billion, which is 29% more than in the year before, the Statistics Office has reported. It was the second time in a row that the value increased on the annual basis, and it was also 1% above the amount from 2010. The works that construction companies carried out on buildings last year are valued at EUR 1.35 billion, which is 35% more than in 2017. The value of works on engineering structures was meanwhile up by 23% to EUR 1.22 billion.

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