Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 24 January 2021

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Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 24 January 2021 pexels, Kon Karampelas CC-by-0

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Info commissioner finds no unauthorised access to politicians' personal data

LJUBLJANA - The Information Commissioner has not established any irregularities in the police's access to the personal data of 44 politicians, including party and deputy group leaders, the newspaper Dnevnik reported. It said the Commissioner completed on Thursday a procedure to check whether police officers had looked into the politicians' personal data unlawfully. The procedure was launched last February after several politicians expressed concern their personal data might have been subject to unauthorised access by police.

Over 1,500 new Covid-19 infections, 20 deaths on Friday

LJUBLJANA - A total of 1,506 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Slovenia on Friday from a total of 11,950 PCR and rapid tests, the government said on Twitter. 1,129 Covid-19 patients were in hospital and 20 died. The number of active cases is estimated at almost 18,670. The number of hospitalisations was down by 11 to 1,129, of whom 192 were in intensive care, three fewer than the day before. 90 persons were discharged from hospital.

Cigler Kralj dismisses allegations from dismissal motion

LJUBLJANA - "The interpellation motion will be a good opportunity to point out that Slovenia must preserve the freedoms of speech, thought and religion as the greatest values," Minister Janez Cigler Kralj, who is in charge of labour, the family, social affairs and equal opportunities, said in response to a motion the opposition filed yesterday to dismiss him. Speaking for the private Nova24TV broadcaster on Friday evening, he said the allegations from the motion were not based on facts.

Creditreform Rating affirms Slovenia's AA- rating

LJUBLJANA - Creditreform Rating, an European credit rating agency, has affirmed Slovenia's AA- credit rating with a stable outlook. It says that Slovenia has a strong economic environment, a flexible labour market while its private sector's indebtedness is low, which should contribute to the country's post-Covid recovery. The Finance Ministry said the latest rating was yet another confirmation that Slovenia was one of the "stable and trustworthy countries".

Bad weather keeps skiers away from ski slopes

LJUBLJANA - Ski centres in nine of Slovenia's twelve statistical regions reopened, but only a handful of skiers could be seen on the ski slopes, possibly because of the bad weather and the fact that they have to produce a negative coronavirus test no older than 24 hours and carried out in Slovenia. Some ski centres organised testing at the entry point to their ski slopes. Apart from the ski centres, some more shops as well as museums, galleries and libraries reopned as well.

First World Cup team event win for Slovenia women's ski jumpers

LJUBNO OB SAVINJI - Slovenian women's ski jumpers Ema Klinec, Špela Rogelj, Urša Bogataj in Nika Križnar won a World Cup team event in what is the first-ever team event victory for Slovenia's women's ski jumping. It comes after they finished second at the same venue, in Slovenia's Ljubno ob Savinji, in 2019 and 2020. "This is a historic victory for Slovenian ski jumping. I'm glad it's a team victory because it means the most to me," head coach Zoran Zupančič told the press.

Slovenia draw with Sweden to stay in contention for q-finals

CAIRO, Egypt - Slovenia played out a 28:28 draw with Sweden in their second match of the main round of the World Men's Handball Championship on Friday, with Matej Gaber saving the day with a goal three seconds before the final whistle. Slovenia now need to beat the hosts Egypt on Sunday to make it to the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Telemark skier Jure Aleš to good season start

OBERJOCH, Germany - Slovenia's best telemark skier, Jure Aleš, started the new World Cup season successfully, winning Thursday's opener in Germany's Oberjoch and finishing today's parallel sprint third. "I'm happy with the third place, and I hope I can do even better tomorrow," he said. Aleš finished the last season third overall, and emerged the parallel sprint winner.


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