- Oct 2, 06:00 Weather: Cloudy morning, clearer afternoon; daytime highs 18-21 degrees C
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Ljubljana, 2 October (STA) - Trade unions are shaping up for tough talks with the government over public sector pay. The government needs to shave about EUR 80m off the wage bill for 2015 compared to this year, but the unions made it clear Thursday they were unwilling to even talk about anything but the extension of existing measures.
Naples, 2 October (STA) - Slovenian small business needs to expand to foreign markets, and both the north and south Mediterranean represent a great opportunity as these markets are close to Slovenia but not sufficiently explored and exploited, the head of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) has assessed.
Ljubljana, 2 October (STA) - One of Slovenia's most respected business officials has warned that economic growth in the country should not be viewed as a certainty. Former McKinsey & Company boss Peter Kraljič also told a purchasing managers meeting that the eurozone crisis was not over yet.
Maribor, 2 October (STA) - Maribor, Slovenia's second most populous municipality and among those hit hardest by deindustrialisation following independence, has also had a turbulent political history. The upcoming local elections could bring another interesting chapter, featuring among others the ex-mayor who was swept out of office by violent protests.
Ljubljana, 2 October (STA) - Incumbent Zoran Janković may well be considered the favourite to win the mayoral vote in Ljubljana this Sunday, but the stakes are high as he stands to lose his grip on the city council and his closest rival is eyeing a run-off following a last-minute endorsement.
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