Ambassador Hartley had the honor to meet eight members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing who were in the region for training and took the opportunity to visit Slovenia to follow up with a Slovenian seaman they rescued after a cargo carrier ship explosion in the mid-Atlantic in April 2017. This is a story of a heroic rescue, the resilience of the seaman, and the remarkable friendship born from tragic circumstances.” (US Embassy)


“Slovenia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the Boxer 8×8 vehicle as the basis for two new mechanized infantry battlegroups. A ministry announcement on 2 February detailed how the vehicle was selected for procurement through the Organization for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) Boxer program.” (Jane’s Defense)


“The Slovenian store chain Mercator is planning to sell 17 big trade centers, of which eight in Slovenia, four in Croatia and five in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the meeting of the company’s representatives with bankers and creditors in Slovenia, the facilities in Serbia were not subject to the new decision on the sale.

Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic explains for Tanjug that, when it comes to Serbia, there are no new decisions, except for the old piece of news that the Mercator shopping center in New Belgrade was sold for EUR 46 million, as well as that the Mercator facility in Novi Sad is being sold.” (eKapija)