Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 10 January 2021

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This summary is provided by the STA


Some additional services reopened, museums closed

LJUBLJANA - A number of additional activities deemed essential were permitted to reopen. Non-essential shops and services remain closed. Museums and galleries were closed again and sports activities restricted. Additional activities have been added to the list of exceptions, including surveying services, cleaning services, medical pedicure and construction works with zero contact with clients.

Slovenia to get 26,000 Moderna vaccine doses before March

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia is to receive 26,000 doses of the newly approved Moderna coronavirus vaccine by the end of February, the Health Ministry said. The European Commission and Moderna agreed on the supply of 80 million doses with the possibility of increase by another 80 million doses. Slovenia has the right to 369,767 doses from each supply.

Another 1,843 test positive for the coronavirus, 26 die

LJUBLJANA - Of the total of 13,069 coronavirus tests performed in Slovenia on Friday, 1,843 came back positive, the government said. 1,143 people were in hospital, 17 fewer than the day before. 194 Covid-19 patients required intensive care, three more than on Thursday. While 106 were discharged from the hospital, 26 died.

Govt wants to ban high-volume fracking

LJUBLJANA - The government has drafted mining act changes, under which high-volume fracking would be prohibited in Slovenia. The changes also lay down a number of conditions for low-volume fracking. The changes draw the limit between low-volume and high-volume fracking at 1,000 cubic metres of water per fracking phase or 10,000 cubic meters per entire fracking procedure.

Anti-govt protestors file criminal charges against police officers

LJUBLJANA - Anti-government protestors who have been rallying Friday evenings for months in 2020 have filed complaints against the work of police officers during protests, also bringing criminal charges against ten of them. They told the STA on Saturday that they were a target of intentional discreditation and sanctioning. The complaints, filed on Friday, concern police work on Christmas Day, when protestors were ID-ed and told they would be fined.

Expert believes STA funding does not require EU Commission assessment

LJUBLJANA - Lawyer and former Information Commissioner Nataša Pirc Musar believes that the funding of the STA under the most recent coronavirus stimulus package does not have to be assessed by the European Commission because, as claimed by the government. STA's funding does not constitute state aid nor is there an administrative relationship. The STA is performing a public service, the funding of which is laid down in the STA act and now also in the seventh corona crisis stimulus package, Pirc Musar told the STA on Friday.

Snowboarder Mastnak third in parallel giant slalom

ST. MORITZ - Slovenian Tim Mastnak took third place in parallel giant slalom in FIS Snowboarding World Cup in Scuol, Switzerland. Russian Igor Sluev won the competition, while Pole Michal Nowaczyk was second. This was Mastnak's fifth World Cup podium and the second podium for the Slovenian team in this season.

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