Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 19 January 2020

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Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 19 January 2020 CC-by-0

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This summary is provided by the STA:

Defence Minister Erjavec announces resignation after losing party presidency

LJUBLJANA - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec surprisingly defeated Defence Minister Karl Erjavec for the presidency of the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS), prompting Erjavec to announce his resignation as minister. Pivec, 47, won 145 votes to Erjavec's 80 to end his 15-year tenure at the helm of the party, having ran an insurgency campaign that offered an alternative vision of the party's future in a desire to make it more inclusive and collaborative, and broaden its appeal beyond its core constituency.

Archbishop urges victims to report sexual abuse

LJUBLJANA - Ljubljana Archbishop Stanislav Zore called on sexual abuse victims within the Slovenian Roman Catholic Church to report the crimes and dismissed accusations of Church inactivity by the (It's Enough) NGO. Speaking for TV Slovenija on Friday evening, he pointed out that the Church had dealt with every single case that was brought to its knowledge, adding that the issue had been weighing down on him.

Slovenia discusses agriculture cooperation with W Balkans

BERLIN, Germany - Slovenia's agriculture delegation talked about providing support to the Western Balkans countries in their EU enlargement efforts with the region's representatives as it attended the International Green Week agricultural trade show. They discussed in particular assistance in implementation of EU regulations.

Ljubljana's only five-star hotel exceeding expectations

LJUBLJANA - Intercontinental Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital's sole five-star hotel, is exceeding the expectations of its owner. Opened in August 2017, it has a higher-than-planned occupancy rate and it is among the best rated hotels in the group worldwide, according to general manager Miloš Cerović. In the coming years it wants to improve occupancy and raise prices, but in order to do that the competition must follow suit.

Italian, Czech victories at Rogla snowboard World Cup

ZREČE - The Italians dominated the men's World Cup parallel giant slalom in Slovenia's ski resort Rogla, whereas the Czech Republic took the top place in the women's race. Italy's Edwin Corrati beat his countryman Roland Fischnaller to defend last year's win in Rogla. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the women's race, beating Germany's Ramona Theresia Hofmeister.

Skilled climber falls to death in Jezersko area

JEZERSKO - Grega Lačen, one of Slovenia's top mountain climbers, was killed on Friday after falling from a great height while descending one of the peaks in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps near Jezersko in northern Slovenia. The police have ruled out any foul play.

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