Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 19 June 2022

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Sancin says fmr govt prevented her UN appointment

NEW YORK, US - International law expert Vasilka Sancin the STA that her candidacy for a new term on the UN Human Rights Committee failed yesterday because the former government blocked her nomination. Her candidacy was submitted as the last one, in early June, almost two months after the 6 April deadline. Sacin was elected to the committee for the 2019-2022 term in 2018 and has been serving as one of its three vice-chairs since 2021. Her current term runs out at the end of the year.

Minister announces changes to digital inclusion act

LJUBLJANA - The Government Office for Digital Transformation is drawing up changes to the act on digital inclusion, which introduced digital vouchers for students and the elderly. Under the act adopted under the previous government, most money would go for digital equipment, while this government plans to allocate more money for digital literacy courses.

Time for cultured night out as Summer Museum Night turns 20

LJUBLJANA - The 20th Summer Museum Night is taking place tonight, yet again with an expanded list of museums, galleries and other institutions joining the initiative. Between 6pm and midnight, 80 institutions in 62 locations across Slovenia will open their doors wide, providing free special guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, concerts and other events.

Computer Museum opens in Ljubljana

LJUBLJANA - The new Computer Museum, located in Ljubljana's Šiška district, opened its doors with an exhibition highlighting computer software, among other things. The museum will feature one of the largest collections from the world of computers in this part of Europe. The actual museum comes after the Computer Museum has already been active as an NGO since 2004. Its head Gaja Zornada told the press on Thursday the decision had been made because of the rapid changes in society, which was constantly in contact with technology.

Majka wins stage 4 of Tour of Slovenia, Pogačar in the lead overall

KAMNIK/LAŠKO - Slovenian cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) finished the fourth stage of the Tour of Slovenia second on Saturday, leaving the victory to his teammate Polish rider Rafal Majka only meters before the finish line on the Velika Planina mountain. But Pogačar remains in the lead overall, followed by Majka.

Gymnastics: Kysselef, Belak win medals in Koper

KOPER - Slovenian gymnasts Tjaša Kysselef and Teja Belak won two medals in the vault at a World Cup event in Koper on Saturday. Kysselef won silver, scoring 13.200 points, and Belak won bronze with 13.050 points. Zsófia Kovács bagged the gold (13.325 points). Another Slovenian, Lucija Hribar, finished fourth in uneven bars, scoring 13.100 points.

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