Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 12 August 2019

By , 12 Aug 2019, 02:39 AM News
Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 12 August 2019 Gordana Grlič

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Swiss Limec Solution opens plant in Odranci

ODRANCI - The Swiss industrial company Limec Solution opened a plant in Odranci in NE Slovenia, which is expected to employ between 150 and 200 people in three to five years. Limec CNC will produce as much as 90% of the products which are currently made in Switzerland, German and Austria. In addition to Europe, Limec Solution, an international producer and system supplier with global manufacturing bases, also sells its products in China, Canada and Mexico. At the opening, director Hans Peter Strebel said that Limec Solution had decided for the Odranci location because they had been cooperating with Slovenian partners for more than 20 years. Limec Solution hopes that many locals who now work in Austria and Germany will look for work in the plant, promising that wages will be above the average.

Muslims in Slovenia celebrating Eid al-Adha

LJUBLJANA - A central ceremony marking Eid al-Adha or the Festival of the Sacrifice, one of the biggest religious holidays in Islam, was be held in Ljubljana's Kodeljevo Arena. The ceremony was addressed by Mufti Nedžad Grabus, with the start of prayers scheduled for 6.36am. The Muslim holiday provides an opportunity for believers to embark on a self-reflection journey and consider righting the wrongs they might have done to themselves or others, said the Muslim community in Slovenia. The Eid al-Adha celebrations start with pilgrims setting out on trips to Mecca and Medina.

Action on repatriation of Slovenians from Venezuela expected soon

LJUBLJANA - The Government Office for Slovenians Abroad has drawn up a proposal to repatriate persons of Slovenian descent from Venezuela, following calls, including in parliament, for a government decree to this effect. The government is expected to discuss it soon after the summer recess. Interior Ministry data puts the number of Slovenian citizens living there at 335, while the total number of people of Slovenian descent there is estimated at 1,000. Slovenian authorities have received 47 requests for repatriation after the start of the last crisis in the country.

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