Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 10 October 2021

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SAB party adopts new programme

LJUBLJANA - The opposition Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) adopted a new programme at a party congress. The 15-point platform revolves around the welfare state supported by a strong economy, democracy and respect for the rule of law. "Everything we do, we do for the people and their future," Party leader Alenka Bratušek said. SAB, which describes itself as a social-liberal party, has put youths and pensioners at the top of its agenda.

EFJ expresses solidarity with Slovenian journalists

ZAGREB, Croatia - The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has expressed solidarity with journalists working at the STA and public broadcaster RTV Slovenija as it urged the government to stop contributing to an environment in which verbal and physical harassment of journalists has become par for the course. It urged the government to restore financing of the STA and to make sure RTV Slovenija preserves its institutional autonomy and editorial independence.

Plurality in Delo poll in favour of early election

LJUBLJANA - A poll by Delo has found a plurality of voters in favour of a snap election, but a large share believe the government should serve our the rest of its term. A total of 47% favour a snap election and almost 42% believe the current term should end on schedule, with under 4% saying a new coalition should be formed in the current sitting of the National Assembly.

Case count at 883 as curve slopes downwards

LJUBLJANA - The coronavirus pandemic has been in slow retreat in Slovenia for a week now with the latest daily case count, at 883, a tenth lower than in the week before. Five patients with Covid-19 died. The 14-day incidence is at 533, down six from yesterday. The overall number of Covid patients rose by ten to 423, whereas ICU cases rose by five to 120.

Pogačar caps season with Lombardy win

BERGAMO, Italy - Slovenian star cyclist Tadej Pogačar wrapped up the season in style by winning the last big race, Il Lombardia. The UAE Team Emirates rider claimed victory after winning his second straight Tour de France and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege this season: two monuments and the Tour in a single season is a historic feat which puts the 23-year-old alongside the likes of Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi.

Slovenia beat Malta in World Cup qualifier

VALLETTA, Malta - The Slovenian national football team beat Malta 4:0 in the qualifying for the World Cup on Friday night to remain in theoretical contention for a World Cup berth ahead of Monday's game against Russia. The Atalanta forward Josip Iličić scored two goals and Andraž Šporar and Benjamin Sešek added one each.

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