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Prominent economist Jože Mencinger dies aged 81
LJUBLJANA – Economist Jože Mencinger, the economy minister in the first Slovenian government, a key voice of Slovenia’s economic transition in the 1990s and distinguished professor has died aged 81, according to the STA’s sources. A number of senior officials conveyed condolences to Mencinger’s family on social media.
Slovenian tourism to focus on more demanding markets
LJUBLJANA – Slovenian tourism is currently successfully recovering after the Covid-19 pandemic but there are many uncertainties about the autumn and winter ahead, Maja Pak, the head of the Slovenian Tourism Board (STO), told the STA. Still, the industry is united about the future course – attracting more demanding guests and offering high quality products.
Second and third Covid waves with less impact on cancer diagnoses
LJUBLJANA – After a drop of 30% in the number of newly diagnosed cancers in the first wave of the Covid epidemic in the spring of 2020, the second and third waves had a smaller impact on these trends, the Ljubljana Institute of Oncology told the STA , noting that the situation had improved since then.
Franci Novak wins award for best collection of short stories
NOVO MESTO – Author Franci Novak received the award for the best collection of short stories at the Novo Mesto Short festival on Friday evening. He won the accolade for his work Obvoz (Detour). Published by LUD Literatura last year, Obvoz is a collection imbued with lyrical prose whose author’s voice is distinctive and without any detours, said the jury.
Tartini Festival gets under way in coastal town Piran
PIRAN – The 21st Tartini Festival will start in the seaside town of Piran tonight with a concert by I Solisti Veneti at Minorite Monastery dedicated to the 330th birth anniversary of the Piran-born composer Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770). Another highlight will be a performance by violinist Fabio Biondi next week. The festival will run until September 9.
Slovenia starts home-turf volleyball championship with a win
LJUBLJANA – Slovenia won against Cameroon (3:0) in their first match at the Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Ljubljana on Friday. In a vibrant atmosphere of some 7,000 spectators, Slovenia justified their role as favorites and defeated last year’s runners-up in the African Volleyball Championship.