STA, 19 September 2018 - The US Senate committee on foreign relations unanimously endorsed Lynda Blanchard as the new US ambassador to Slovenia on Tuesday, but her nomination still needs the approval of the entire Senate.
STA, 18 September - Several land transactions made by the Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC) are under police investigation and subject to an audit, including the sale of land for a plant of the Japanese Sumitomo Rubber Industries, news portal Siol.net reported on Tuesday. BAMC later said it was not a suspect and was cooperating with the investigators.
STA, 18 September 2018 - An extensive police operation involving searches at several locations in Ljubljana and Maribor, including at several government institutions, was conducted on Tuesday. Media reports suggest the sting is related to suspected abuse of funds at the Education Ministry in 2009-2010.
STA, 18 September 2018 - Slovenian economists have told the STA that the trade dispute between the US and China could, with new tariffs, hurt export-oriented European economies due to a potential drop in volume of global trade, adding that Slovenia could also feel the negative consequences indirectly.
Last year’s winners of the European Cup will not be making it to 2019’s Basketball World Cup in Beijing, as Slovenia lost at home to Turkey, with the final score being 86 to 77. It was the teams fifth consecutive defeat in the competition.
STA, 17 September 2018 - The assembly of the public health insurance company ZZZS okayed on Monday changes to the rights patients enjoy from the mandatory health insurance. The biggest changes to the rules in more than a decade have been in the making since 2014.
STA, 17 September 2018 - The National Gallery in Ljubljana will mark the first century of its existence with a series of art and music events this week. The main celebration will be held on Wednesday evening, when President Borut Pahor presents the museum with the Golden Order of Merit.