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Coronavirus restrictions stepped up in coastal region
KOPER - Tighter coronavirus restrictions kicked in in the coastal Obalno-Kraška region after the epidemiological situation in the south-west worsened. Gatherings are banned and travel between the region and the rest of Slovenia is restricted to work- and health-related reasons. Schools and shops up to 400 square metres meanwhile remain open.
Nearly 950 new test positive for coronavirus on Friday, 13 die
LJUBLJANA - 948 of a total of 4,861 PCR coronavirus tests came back positive on Friday for a positivity rate of 19.5%, the government said. 513 Covid-19 patients were in hospital, 95 requiring intensive care, while 13 died. The 7-day incidence average was at 763, one fewer than the day before. The number Covid-19 patients requiring hospital care continues to drop as well, decreasing by 16 compared to Thursday, while the number of those in intensive care remained unchanged.
Slovenia sees EUR 432m in budget deficit in January
LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's state budget revenue was at EUR 890 million in January, down from EUR 1.7 million in January 2019, while expenditure went up by 48% to EUR 1.32 billion. The measures designed to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis drove the deficit to EUR 432 million, which amounts to some 17% of total deficit planned for this year, the Finance Ministry said. Year-on-year increases in expenditure were highest in salaries, subsidies, transfers to individuals and households.
Slovenske Železnice posts EUR 3m in 2020 profit
LJUBLJANA - Railways operator Slovenske Železnice generated EUR 2.9 million in net profit at group level last year. The figure was considerably lower than the EUR 35 million in 2019 due to severance payments. It paid out EUR 36 million on severance and expects to spend a total of EUR 52 million by the time it lets go redundancies. Revenue reached EUR 540.7 million, compared to more than EUR 600 million in 2019. The groups' EBITDA reached EUR 52.4 million, while EBIT was at EUR 6.7 million, the parent company said.
Agricultural products prices down 2% last year
LJUBLJANA - Agricultural product prices dropped by 2% in 2020 over 2019, the Statistics Office said. They were dragged down by a drop in prices for animals and animal products, while crops became more expensive, apples above all. Total value of agricultural products sold last year amounted to EUR 535.8 million, 3.5% less than in 2019. Prices of crops went up by 1.1% on average last year, dragged up above all by apples. The prices of animals and animal products dropped by 3.9% on average.
Lanišek wins bronze at Nordic World Ski Championships
OBERSTDORF, Germany - Ski jumper Anže Lanišek won the bronze medal on the normal hill at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf. Gold went to Polish Piotr Zyila, while German Karl Geiger was second. Touching down at 102.5 metres in the first round, Lanišek was in place two before the second round, lagging three points behind Zyla in first place. Lanišek's second jump was 1.5 metres shorter and he lost a spot, with Geiger jumping 102 metres and taking the silver medal.
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