“The more the human being is connected, within and among the nations, there will be a greater probability of lasting peace, the President of the Republic Borut Pahor emphasized today at the central Slovenian ceremony on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. At the end of the First World War, he described the ‘tangible start of the formation of the Slovenian nation and the state.’

The ceremony was at the bone of the victims of the First World War at the Ljubljana cemetery in Ljubljana. Besides the President of the Republic Pahor, the President of the National Assembly and the State Council Dejan Židan and Alojz Kovšec, some ministers, high representatives of the judiciary, the police, the army and religious communities, as well as some members of the diplomatic corps, also attended the meeting.” (translated from Sio1)

“Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has announced the launch of a joint Austrian-Slovenian humanitarian initiative in Syria aimed at strengthening cooperation in clearance of landmines in Syria to help Syrian refugees return to their country.

‘Austria and Slovenia will cooperate in joint humanitarian activities in the Middle East,’ said Kneissl.” (Relief Web)

“Slovenia’s government said on Friday the price in an initial public offering of shares and global depositary receipts (GDRs) of Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) was set at 51.50 euro ($58.77) per share and 10.30 euro per GDR.

Based on the offer price, the market capitalisation of Slovenia’s largest bank will be approximately 1,030 million euro at the commencement of trading on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) and the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the government said in a statement.

The offering comprises 11,818,181 shares of NLB being sold by the government, representing 59.1% of NLB’s issued share capital plus one share on admission and equating to an offer size of 608.6 million euro.” (See News)