“The Republic of Slovenia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are moving to further deepen relations.

New Ambassador of Slovenia to CARICOM, His Excellency Stanislav Vidovič, in a ceremony for the presentation of his credentials to Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Wednesday, pointed to several areas for closer cooperation including sustainable development, environmental issues, climate change and economic integration.

He said as a member of the European Union, Slovenia took an active role in developing the Joint Caribbean EU Partnership Strategy and was one of the chief proponents of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and CARIFORUM which was signed in 2008, the year Slovenia held the EU Presidency.” (CARICOM)

“A surprise vote by Slovenia’s National Assembly threatens to end the state-owned Športna Loterija’s sports betting monopoly.

On Tuesday, Slovenia’s National Assembly voted 35-26 in favor of a bill that would allow European Economic Community-based operators to apply for online sports betting licenses. Under the nation’s current gambling law, sports betting is the sole responsibility of Športna Loterija, just as lotteries are the purview of Loterija Slovenije.” (CalvinAyre)

“Slovenia, Austria and Hungary signed in Budapest on Friday a memorandum of understanding on cross-border cooperation in developing and testing electric, integrated and autonomous vehicles.

Most notably, the memorandum advocates creating conditions to establish an Austrian-Hungarian-Slovenian driverless region, which facilitates the expansion of new mobile technologies and vehicles.

It encourages the exchange of best practice, scientific cooperation, pilot projects and legislation harmonisation, the Infrastructure Ministry said in a press release.

The document was signed by Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič, Austrian Transport, Innovation and Technology Minister Norbert Hofer and Hungarian Minister for National Economy Mihaly Varga.” (Slovenia Times)