Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 21 November 2021

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Education minister remains in office

LJUBLJANA - Simona Kustec remains the minister of education after 42 MPs voted in favour of a motion of no confidence and 39 coalition MPs voted against. The vote capped more than 14 hours of debate during which the opposition alleged that the minister's management of the portfolio has been disastrous, especially when it comes to dealing with Covid-19 at school. Kustec framed the vote as an attempt to silence women in politics as she dismissed all accusations arguing that the measures that have been introduced are urgently needed and are being implemented all over the world.

Slovenian, Croatian prime ministers meeting on Monday

LJUBLJANA - The prime ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, Janez Janša and Andrej Plenković, will meet in Otočec in south Slovenia on Monday to unveil a memorial celebrating cooperation between both governments during the time the countries were gaining independence. Unveiled in a year when both countries celebrated the 30th anniversary of their independence, the memorial will recognise bilateral meetings and cooperation between two friendly countries, Janša's office said.

Caseload down on weekly basis as 3,232 new infections confirmed

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia confirmed 3,232 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, down more than a tenth over the week before as the epidemic plateaus at a high level. The positivity rate remained high at almost 40%, level on the week before, and 22 patients with Covid-19 died. The situation in intensive care units remains critical as the number of patients reached yet another record of this morning 266, up by 13 in a single day and very close to maximum capacity.

Iranian film Hit the Road wins main prize at Ljubljana film fest

LJUBLJANA - Hit the Road, a family road trip movie by Iranian director Panah Panahi, is the winner of the Kingfisher Award, the main award handed out at the Ljubljana International Film Festival. Panahi's debut feature is a multi-layered portrait of an Iranian family and Iranian society at large set in a road trip through north-western Iran. The jury lauded the film for its subtle yet penetrating treatment of humanity's woes and for depicting migrations "beyond all cliches".

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