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  • 21. 4. 2017

    Parliament supported the bill on a rail upgrade between the port of Koper and the inland hub of Divača

    The parliament supported the government-sponsored bill on a rail upgrade between the port of Koper and the inland hub of Divača. The bill was passed in a 49:24 vote.
      Addressing the MPs, Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič labelled the second track as "our biggest and internationally significant infrastructure project". A better railway connection will benefit the Slovenian economy as well as the economies of hinterland countries linked to the port of Koper, he asserted.   In line with the law, the 27-kilometre Koper-Divača track, seen as vital for the d... More »
  • 7. 2. 2017

    We have launched a pilot project to get civil servants to use an existing electric vehicle sharing scheme

    Slovenia has launched a pilot project to get civil servants to use an existing electric vehicle sharing scheme instead of gasoline vehicles, a move designed to expand the appeal of car sharing while helping to protect the environment.
      Public Administration Ministry employees will be able to use the Avant2Go car sharing system under an agreement signed on Tuesday. The one-year pilot will determine the feasibility and cost efficiency of the solution.   Boris Koprivnikar, the public administration minister, said the desire was to encourage the use of green technologi... More »
  • 6. 2. 2017

    Slovenia applying for EU funds for second track

    Slovenia is making a new attempt to get funding for the Koper-Divača rail upgrade from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). In a submission to be made today, Slovenia will try to get EUR 33.4m from its own envelope and EUR 35m from the funds left from other cohesion countries.
      The latest plan for tapping into the EU funds was presented to reporters in Ljubljana today by Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič. He said Slovenia would vie for the funds in the call for the preparatory works for the second rail track between the port of Koper and the inland hub of Divača and for project documentation for the track itself.... More »

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