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Slovenia Weekly: Pivotal day for Slovenia

This Saturday will mark 30 years since Slovenia was recognised by the majority of the Member States of the European Community, the predecessor of the European Union. 15 January 1992 was a pivotal day for our country's independence process and for Slovenian diplomacy. The beginning of the 1990s was a time when the world was changing. The support of Germany, Austria and the Vatican was crucial for negotiations and the international recognition of Slovenia. On the opposite side were the reservations of the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the fear of what these changes would mean for the Balkans and the Soviet Union region.

The first to recognise Slovenia was Croatia, in June 1991. This was a reciprocal recognition. Several countries from the former Soviet Union followed and after them, on 19 December, also Iceland. Then Germany and Sweden announced their decision to recognise Slovenia. The support of the Holy See was extremely important. The Vatican recognised Slovenia on 13 January 1992. On 15 January, 17 countries followed. A victory in an important battle was won.

Since Thursday, the second vaccination campaign has been running across Slovenia under the slogan "Let's stand together! For a healthy and safe future." Mass vaccination will take place in community health centres, certain COVID-19 hospitals and mobile vaccination units until Saturday. As Minister of Health Janez Poklukar stressed, our objective remains the same: to vaccinate as many people as possible with the first, second or third dose. Each person and every vaccination counts. The decision to get vaccinated is a decision for health and for a return to the life we knew before March 2020. With the Omicron variant on the rise, this message is even more relevant.

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    Vaccination campaign entitled "Let’s stand together!" For safety and health"

    10. 1. 2022

    At the press conference on COVID-19, the Slovenian Minister of Health Janez Poklukar and scholar Professor Dr Franc Strle presented the latest findings regarding the spread of the new Omicron variant and the field activities in terms of vaccination.

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    Importance of digitalisation of logistics at the Expo

    14. 1. 2022

    According to Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec, the need for digitalisation, including of the logistics sector, has further increased during the epidemic. "Transport and logistics are important factors in our economy and today's business forum is the right step towards Slovenia becoming a green hub of the whole of Europe," he said at the Expo in Dubai.
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    13,000 trees in Slovenia as the Triglav Glacier travels to Beijing

    14. 1. 2022

    The Toli project, the journey of a piece of the Triglav Glacier to the venue of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, has been upgraded, with a green aspect added today in Slovenia. A tree will be planted for every kilometre travelled, and there will be a total of at least 13,000, the Olympic Committee of Slovenia (OKS) announced.
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    After a new financial injection, the creator of a Slovenian smart bird house is featured on CNN

    14. 1. 2022

    The company Bird Buddy, the winner of last year's competition for the Slovenian start-up of the year and the creator of the bird feeder of the same name, is reaching new heights. After receiving an additional financial injection worth US$8.5 million from the US company General Catalyst in December, it was recently featured on the platforms of the television network CNN.
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    Slovenia in the world-renowned media

    14. 1. 2022

    Read how Slovenia is seen through the lens of the world-renowned media, such as CNN, Euronews, The Guardian, The Irish Times, Virtuoso Life, Men's Journal and others, and which bucket lists it appears on.