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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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          Spa Resorts Report Record Results in 2017

          Ljubljana – Slovenian spa resorts recorded yet another record year in 2017, as the number of guests increased by 12.8% year-on-year to nearly 845,000. Over 51% of the guests were foreign; this was the first time that the number of foreign guests exceeded the number of Slovenian guests in spa resorts. The number of foreign guests was up 22.9% to ...

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            On the trail of Sevnica’s most famous resident: Melania Trump

            For just less than a year, a Slovenian who grew up in Sevnica has been America’s First Lady. Interest in the town where Melania Trump grew up was particularly intense when Donald Trump became President. This year, the number of visitors to Sevnica has increased, mostly thanks to people interested in Melania Trump’s hometown. It’s a beautiful, sunny morning when ...

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              On Slovenia’s Initiative, the UN Proclaims May 20 as World Bee Day

              On the initiative of Slovenia, the United Nations has declared May 20 to be World Bee Day, a date intended to emphasize the importance of bees to the survival of humans. May 20 is the birthday of Anton Janša, the founder of modern beekeeping and a native of Breznica, a village not far from Žirovnica in Slovenia’s Gorenjska region. The ...

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                Festive-lit Ljubljana Enters Merry December (VIDEO)

                Friday’s festive lights switch-on event and opening of the Christmas market in the Slovenian capital marked the start of the merry December (and early January, since the lights will stay on until 7 January). The traditional opening ceremony lit up 50 kilometres of festive lights and 800 light installations. As in previous years, the decorating project was led by artist ...

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                  Slovenia’s President Pahor Wins Second Term In Close Race

                  Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race. Pahor had won about 53 percent of the vote, with 99.9 percent of the votes counted, according to the Election Commission, while his opponent, ex-comedian Marjan Sarec, had 47 percent. Turnout was about 42 percent, according to ...

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                    Incumbent Pahor to Face Mayor Šarec in 12 Nov Presidential Run-Off

                    The results of Sunday’s presidential election after nearly all votes have been counted show that incumbent Borut Pahor (47.08%) will face Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec (24.95%) in the run-off vote on 12 November. The turnout was 43.47%, the lowest for a first-round presidential vote to date. Third place went to MEP Romana Tomc of the opposition Democrats (SDS) with 13.73%, ...

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