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Slovenia Weekly: Bees and Young People

Bees play an important role in food production. And today is their day! This year’s focus of World Bee Day in Europe is young people and beekeeping. The day is also being marked by the Golden Bee Award, which was introduced by the Republic of Slovenia for important worldwide achievements in the conservation of bees and other pollinators. It will be awarded for the second time this year. Twelve projects from eight countries have been nominated for the award.

In the past, Slovenian high school leavers performed the traditional quadrille in the streets on the last day of classes for final year students. In the last two years, however, the COVID-19 epidemic meant that it wasn’t possible to hear Strauss’s melody or follow the students’ dance steps. But today at noon, the National Dance Association, the holder and coordinator of the European Quadrille Dance Festival project, will again coordinate the street quadrille in Slovenia and five other European countries. The Association’s project came to life in 2005, when four twinned cities (Kraljevo, Osijek, Szombathely and Graz) joined Maribor.

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    Fifth World Bee Day is celebrated on 20 May

    18. 5. 2022

    On Friday, Slovenia and the entire world will, for the fifth time, commemorate World Bee Day, a celebration declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UN) on 20 December 2017. The main purpose of World Bee Day is to raise the awareness of the global public about the importance of bees and other pollinators for humanity in light of food security, global eradication of hunger and care for the environment and biodiversity.
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    Prime Minister Janez Janša meets with Qatari Emir Al Thani

    16. 5. 2022

    Prime Minister Janša today met with Qatari Emir Tamim Sheikh bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is on an official visit to Slovenia at the invitation of Slovenian President Borut Pahor.
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    Slovenia one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe

    19. 5. 2022

    We will be celebrating three very important nature-related events in the upcoming days – the European Natura 2000 Day (21 May), the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May), and the European Day of Parks (24 May). Slovenia is one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe. This is also witnessed by the fact that our country has the largest share of Natura 2000 areas among all the EU member states, comprising approx. 37 per cent of the country’s area. We are making great efforts of preserving nature in Slovenia in our secured areas, which comprise 14 per cent of Slovenia’s area.
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    The Hidden Power of Museums

    18. 5. 2022

    To mark today's International Museum Day, numerous Slovenian museums and galleries will be offering a diverse programme to visitors, from the traditional free entrance and guided tours to new exhibitions. Museum experts will discuss the potential of Slovenian museums at a special conference. This year's leading theme is the power of museums.