Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 28 June 2020

By , 28 Jun 2020, 03:40 AM News
Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 28 June 2020 flickr - Julian Stallabrass CC by 2.0

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Commissioner praises force on Police Day

LJUBLJANA - Talking to the STA on the occasion of Police Day, observed on Saturday, Police Commissioner Anton Travner praised the force for its work in weekly anti-government protests and its response to the challenges of the coronavirus. He would, however, like to see more staff hired and better equipment. Listing the challenges ahead, Travner mentioned prevention of illegal migrations, implementation of restrictive measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading and the weekly anti-government protests.

14 new coronavirus cases confirmed in 878 tests on Friday

LJUBLJANA - 14 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in 878 tests in Slovenia on Friday, the government tweeted. Eight people are in hospital care, with one requiring intensive care. The total number of confirmed cases has thus climbed to 1,569 nationwide. Two cases each were detected in Ljubljana, Koper, Pivka and Straža. Meanwhile, the government's Covid-19 spokesperson Jelko Kacin tweeted that the number of tests that came back positive yesterday showed that people were failing to keep the prescribed safety distance of 1.5 metres.

Defence minister apologises to Independence War veterans for ceremony exclusion

LENART - Defence Minister Matej Tonin apologised to Independence War veterans that their flag bearers had not been able to take part in the national ceremony to mark Statehood Day earlier this week, as he attended the association's assembly. The Wednesday ceremony was capped at 500 people due to a ban restricting the gathering of more than 500 people because of coronavirus contagion risk. This meant that none of the veteran associations' flag carriers took part in the ceremony.

Another attempt by Adris to get approval for Sava Re takeover fails in court

LJUBLJANA - The newspaper Delo reported that the Croatian group Adris and its subsidiary, insurance company Croatia Osiguranje, had failed once again in getting approval to increase their share in Sava Re, Slovenia's second biggest insurer to just below takeover threshold of 33%. After failing in administrative disputes with the Slovenian Agency for Insurance Supervision, Adris and its subsidiary turned to the Supreme Court, which upheld the Administrative Court rulings. Adris Grupa and Croatia Osiguranje currently hold 19% in Sava Re. Adris is the second biggest shareholder, just behind the state of Slovenia, which holds 38%.

Fmr Statistics Office head to challenge dismissal in court

LJUBLJANA - Former head of the national Statistics Office, Bojan Nastav, who was dismissed by the government in late May, will be challenging the dismissal in Administrative Court, the newspaper Dnevnik reported. He was dismissed based on the act on public sector employees, while some legal experts believe that the national statistics act applies in this case. The dismissal was followed by a letter from Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni asking Prime Minister Janez Janša to clarify the move. Janša, in response, accused Gentiloni of playing political games for the Slovenian left.

Ana Desetnica raising street theatre curtain in Kamnik tonight

KAMNIK - The annual Ana Desetnica festival of street theatre will kick off in the town of Kamnik this evening with environmentally-themed interactive play The Last Catch. This year, the festival which stages events in towns across the country is divided into two segments, with the first running until 4 July, and the second in September. The first part of the festival will bring street theatre not only to Kamnik, but also to Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Sežana, Ilirska Bistrica, Gornja Radgona, Celje and Krško.

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