Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 10 July 2022

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State increases three bond issues by EUR 405m

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's treasury has increased the issuance of three bonds with a total value of just under EUR 405.5 million, according to a posting on the website of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange. This is the first long-term borrowing under the new government of Robert Golob, which puts Slovenia's total long-term borrowing this year at EUR 3.27 billion. Part of the funds have been used to refinance the debt, that is for an early purchase of dollar-denominated bonds.

Delo poll: Pirc Musar and Logar favourites in presidential race

LJUBLJANA - Lawyer and ex-Info Commissioner Nataša Pirc Musar and opposition SDS MP and ex-Foreign Minister Anže Logar would make it to the run-off if the presidential election was held now, according to a survey pollster Mediana has carried out for the newspaper Delo. Pirc Musar would receive almost 30% of the vote and Logar just over 24%. Marta Kos, a vice-president of the ruling Freedom Movement, would place third with 16%. The other candidates would receive less than 3% of the vote, although Kočevje Mayor Vladimir Prebilič was not "detected" by the opinion poll as he announced his presidential bid only on the the last day of the poll.

Mufti calls for equality of Muslim community in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA - Mufti Nevzet Porić urged authorities to eliminate discrimination between religious communities so that "the Islamic community will be treated as an equal community in the Republic of Slovenia" as he addressed Muslim believers during an Eid al-Adha service at Ljubljana's mosque this morning. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, is the holier of the two major Muslim holidays and also marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

Delo: Was building in US movie inspired by Slovenian architect's work?

LJUBLJANA - A building appearing in a new Marvel series movie is incredibly similar to a memorial complex Slovenian architect Marko Mušič designed in Montenegro in the 1970s, Delo reported. It said the futuristic headquarters in the new Jessice Gao series which is coming to the Disney+ streaming platform in August could have been inspired by Mušič's WWII memorial complex which was inaugurated in Kolašin in 1975. This was brought to Mušič's attention by a fellow architect from Serbia, with Mušič saying he has mixed feelings about what could be a potential copyright infringement.

Horror film festival introducing Walk of Fame

ORMOŽ/LJUTOMER - The 18th Grossman Festival of Fantastic Film and Wine kicked off in Ormož, bringing five feature films competing for the main award, Vicious Cat, and many out-of-competition films. The festival introduces this year the Walk of Fame, honouring with a star in the streets of Ljutomer eleven celebrities who have either visited the town or had their films shown at the festival in the past, including Fritz Lang, Christopher Lee and Menahem Golan.

Bicycle import significantly higher than decade ago

LJUBLJANA - Import of bicycles in 2021 totalled some 82,600 bicycles, up by around 17,000 bicycles or 20% compared to 2011, shows the latest data from the Statistics Office, with electric bikes also gaining in popularity over the last five years. More than 80,000 bicycles were imported to Slovenia every year since 2017, a peak being reached in 2019 when the figure stood at nearly 87,000. The most bicycles were importer from Italy (21%), followed by Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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