Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 31 August 2020

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This summary is provided by the STA:

Revised budget for 2020 projects deficit at 9.3% of GDP

LJUBLJANA - The government adopted a revised budget for 2020. With revenue down and expenditure soaring due to the coronavirus epidemic, the budget deficit is projected to stand at EUR 4.2 billion or 9.3% of GDP. Revenue is planned at EUR 9.2 billion, almost 15% lower than in the currently valid budget, and expenditure at EUR 13.4 billion, nearly 30% higher, the Government Communications Office said.

Slovenia confirms 31 new coronavirus cases for Saturday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia registered 31 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a figure which marks a decline over the previous two days but is still fairly high for a weekend day. A total of 769 tests were performed. There are estimated to be some 450 active cases in the country, with 24 people in hospital with Covid-19, one more than in Friday, and two in intensive care, the same as the day before.

Serbia moved to yellow list, Croatia remains red-listed

LJUBLJANA - Serbia is no longer on the red list of high-risk countries and was moved to the yellow list, having more than 40 infected persons infected with coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants. There is a quarantine requirement for travellers from countries on the yellow list, but there are many exemptions. Croatia remains on the red list, so quarantine is still required for most travellers returning from the country.

Janša, Vučić discuss W Balkans, Covid-19

BLED - Prime Minister Janez Janša held talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić. The agenda included bilateral relations, the situation in Western Balkans and the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting came on the eve of the Bled Strategic Forum where Janša will host the Leaders' Panel at which Vučić will be one of the speakers.

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