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Funding Approved For Launch of First Slovenian Satellite

The government has earmarked EUR 830,000 to fund the launch of what will be the first ever Slovenian satellite. The decision was adopted at committee level on Tuesday and goes some way towards securing the EUR 2.3 mio needed for the launch. The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology has already earmarked some funding, but other departments are now expected ...

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Tomaž Rotar the Fourth Slovene to Conquer K2

Last weekend climber Tomaž Rotar became the fourth Slovene to conquer the world’s second highest mountain – the 8611m high K2. This summer’s climbing season for the highest peaks of Karakorum in Pakistan started with a lot of snow and there was nothing to indicate that this would be followed by a record season for climbing K2. 62 climbers managed ...

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The Mysteries of Slovenia’s Gunpowder Factory

Tourists who travel from Kamnik to the Kamniška Bistrica Valley are often intrigued by a large complex of walled-in, largely abandoned buildings. The vaguely menacing complex was once the site of a gunpowder factory set up for the needs of the Austro-Hungarian Army. The factory was established in the 1850s. The Austro-Hungarian Army had confiscated a gunpowder facility in the ...

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A House of Bees

Slovenia prides itself as a country of bees and beekeepers. In fact, the UN recently declared the first International Day of Bees on Slovenia’s initiative. In the remote but spectacular Soča River Valley, a historic, but little visited apiary known as the Matija Bee House recalls Slovenia’s beekeeping heritage. In the 19th century, Slovenian beekeepers pioneered many techniques that were eventually ...

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Pahor Gives Mandate To Form The Government to Janša, Who Will Invite All Parties To Join Him

“The winner must receive an opportunity to justify the support he had been given by the people. This strengthens the trust of people in democracy and makes the coalition-building process clear an understandable,” said President Borut Pahor after meeting with Janez Janša, the winner of the early general election. Pahor indicated that he will give Janša the mandate to form ...

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Slovenia Developing New Tourism Branch – Apitourism

Ljubljana – Slovenia, which has initiated the declaration of World Bee Day, is a pioneer in honeybee tourism or apitourism. It is also considered the cradle of apitherapy – a form of therapy that uses honey bee products and aromas from the beehive to help cure respiratory and other diseases. Apitourism is a growing worldwide culture for bee-seeking travelers and ...

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Exports in February up by 11.5% year-on-year

Ljubljana – Slovenian companies exported EUR 2.4bn in goods in February, which is 11.5% more than in the same month last year, while imports to Slovenia amounted to EUR 2.3bn, up 9.8% year-on-year. Exports in the first two months of the year were up by 11.7%, while imports increased by 11.1%, the Statistics Office reported on Monday. A surplus of ...

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Ljubljana’s BTC Wants To Become a Testing Ground For Self-Driving Vehicles

Every day, around 34,000 vehicles drive through the BTC shopping district in Ljubljana, said BTC chairman Jože Mermal, adding that the shopping district could become a testing ground for driverless vehicles. Mermal said at a presentation on Tuesday that BTC invested 100,000 euros in the project. According to Mermal, the BTC shopping district is an ideal testing ground for autonomous ...

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Hens in Slovenia lay on average a million eggs a day

According to the latest data, there are about 1.7 million laying hens in Slovenia, which lay on average a million eggs a day. The self-sufficiency rate in eggs is high, almost 95%, which means that indigenous production of eggs almost entirely satisfies domestic consumption (consumption for fodder, food and in the industry). Export of eggs from Slovenia always exceeds import ...

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The Fans Always Leave a Big Mark In Planica

“Where are the Norwegians this year?” is a question that could be heard many times this weekend at the ski flying holiday. Although not very strong in numbers, the Norwegian fans always leave a big mark in Planica. Tourism workers love them for their thick wallets, and for the good experience they have with them – they don’t cause any ...

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