Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 7 June 2021

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This summary is provided by the STA

Analysis: Slovenia's recovery plan with lowest shares of funds for green, digital goals

BRUSSELS, Belgium - An analysis of 23 EU member states' national recovery and resilience plans by Bruegel, a Brussels-based think tank, shows that Slovenia's plan has the lowest shares of funds earmarked for "digital" and for "green" investments, while the share of funds for other, that is non-green and non-digital goals, is the highest. From EUR 2.6 billion in available funds, Slovenia plans to spend EUR 0.77 billion on green (roughly 30%) and EUR 0.17 billion on digital goals (roughly 7%). The rest of EUR 1.62 billion, or around 62% of the funds, has been earmarked for "other" investments, the highest among all the 23 countries, according to Bruegel.

Improving cyber security a priority of Slovenia's EU presidency

LJUBLJANA - Improving cybersecurity across the EU, including by enhancing the exchange of information about cyber attacks among EU members any by raising the general security culture, will be one of the priorities of Slovenia's EU presidency in the second half of 2021. A major area where improvement is needed at national and EU levels is the exchange of information about cyber attacks, two security experts, Uroš Svete and Iztok Prezelj, told the STA. The directive on security of network and information systems, known as NIS 1, has already brought some basis for data exchange. Since it has some shortcomings, including the methodology defining which institutions are bound by the directive, it is being revised, with the process continuing during Slovenia's presidency.

157 new coronavirus infections, one death on Saturday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia recorded 157 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, up 22 from the figure from Saturday a week ago, as one patient with Covid-19 died, the latest government data showed. 7% of the 2,256 PCR tests carried out came back positive. The 7-day average of new cases rose by 3 to 247 from Friday, while the cumulative 14-day incidence per 100,000 residents is at 174, showed data from the National Institute for Public Health.

Slovenia's flatwater kayakers Ponomarenko Janić and Osterman European champions

POZNAN, Poland - Slovenia's pair Špela Ponomarenko Janić and Anja Osterman won today's 200-metre race at the Canoe Sprint European Championships after finished Saturday's 500-metre race fifth. While their excellent K2 performances at top competitions are continuing, this is their first gold from European or world championships.

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