New Commander of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Maribor Municipality

The Mayor of the Municipality of Maribor, Saša Arsenovič, has today appointed a new Commander of the Civil Protection Staff of the Municipality of Maribor. The current commander Aleš Ciringer, who has led the Civil Protection of the Municipality of Maribor since May 2015, remains a member of the staff.
The current Civil Protection Commander has acted in many demanding interventions in his work and has always proved himself by effectively connecting protection and rescue services and by clear and credible communication with various publics.
Samo Robič, who has been active in the fire brigade since he was a child, was officially appointed commander of the Civil Protection of the Municipality of Maribor today. He took several courses in firefighting specialties and also a course for leading major interventions.
The new commander is employed as the director of the Gymnasium and the Secondary School of Chemistry in Ruše, and for the second term he is the commander of the Maribor Fire Brigade, which includes 21 voluntary fire brigades.
Due to the declaration of the epidemic, the Civil Protection Maribor was activated by the headquarters of the Civil Protection Maribor. With the decision of the commander, the protection and rescue forces in the Municipality of Maribor were activated, for professional support to the staff in the event of an epidemic.
In gratitude to the current commander Ciringer, Mayor Arsenovič pointed out that Maribor is a safe place where people feel safe and this is one of the most important values.

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Students point out the hardship

Student work fell by half in the second half of March and April and is only slowly growing. “Thus, the entire student labor market in May was still about 40 percent lower, and in June it was 30 percent lower than last year. The problem is, in most cases, the inability to study at a distance.
Students living in private accommodation have not received state aid, nor have students who do not receive a subsidy for living in student dormitories
In addition, students are proposing a reform of the Zois Scholarship, free use of public passenger transport for students, as well as for retirees, rehabilitation of the full professorship, and the introduction of a single student card.
The coronavirus also affected the mental state of the students. Some of them have found themselves in one form or another of hardship, which is usually hidden from the general public. That is why ŠOUM organizes counseling centers where students can turn for help.
The situation of students in Slovenia is uncertain, which is why ŠOS 29 published a call for grants to students most affected by the measures to curb the epidemic. The aid fund has raised almost 30.000 euros so far.

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Soon a new football field

Numerous projects are being implemented in the Municipality of Radenci with the aim of raising the quality of life. This year's draft budget envisages just under 11,68 million euros in total revenues and almost 14,51 million in total expenditures. In addition to renovating the roads, most of the money will be spent on renovating the football field.
We would like to remind you that the adoption of the budget in Radenci was accompanied by a heated debate, where Mayor Roman Leljak announced that he would resign as mayor if he did not adopt the budget.
One of the most important investments is the complete renovation of the football field, along which the floodlights will also be arranged.
They also plan to renovate the roads and build a sports hall. Despite the corona crisis, the work of the municipality went smoothly.
As a major acquisition, the mayor also points out the opening of a new intergenerational center, which opened its doors to the public and local libraries at the opening ceremony yesterday, which is an important acquisition for all citizens.

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After three years a new pool

The project is financially demanding, mainly due to the fact that the vast majority of the costs for the construction of the new swimming pool were covered by the municipality.
As part of the project, they built a new Olympic swimming pool and a small pool for the youngest. All other associated facilities were renovated.
In the bathing complex itself, instructions for preventing the re-spread of the covid-19 virus issued by the NIJZ also apply.
The construction of a new swimming pool brought many positive effects on the entire municipality of Slovenske Konjice.
A visit to the swimming pool will be available to citizens for six euros, and a one-day children's ticket will cost four euros. It is already clear that the complex will find it difficult to operate positively due to the relatively short season, so the municipality will have to cover any loss.

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At the First Gymnasium, teachers signed a petition

At Maribor's first gymnasium, they are concerned about the proposed guidelines of the Ministry of Education, which proposes the implementation of distance learning in the next school year. According to them, distance learning in the new school year is an unacceptable solution for high school students, because school for many of them also represents a safe environment and protection from unfavorable social conditions in the family.
In a recent survey on distance education during the epidemic conducted by the Institute of Education, as many as 70 percent of teachers estimated that distance learning was worse than classroom work.
As the petition explains, the proposals for models for teaching in secondary schools in the coming school year, which they learned about from the media, predict partial or full distance learning for secondary school students. But such a form of instruction is an appropriate solution to a state of emergency, but distance learning should not become a long-term solution.
As the epidemiological situation has not deteriorated during the resumption of school teaching in Slovenia or in other countries, the authors of the petition expect that the authorities will find solutions for the implementation of school teaching for all students.
They have not yet received a response from the ministry, but they believe they will find a mutual compromise by the beginning of the school year.
Among other things, the petition also proposed that in the event of the need to ensure social distance, they provide additional transportation for student drivers, fill empty student dormitories and provide additional staff and additional facilities for teaching.

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Minister Aleksandra Pivec at the Maribor Municipality

Today, a meeting took place in the Municipality of Maribor between Mayor Sašo Arsenović and Aleksandra Pivec, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, at which many important topics for IOM were discussed.
Today, the Mayor of Maribor, Saša Arsenovič, met with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Aleksandra Pivec. The working meeting addressed several topics, including the Western Bypass, city vineyards, air defense against hail, and an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act.
Mayor Saša Arsenovič emphasized the need to preserve green agricultural areas, which are important for self-sufficiency, but on the other hand the municipality needs infrastructure projects, as well as a change in the municipal spatial plan, which will increase population and reduce population outflow from Maribor.
Aleksandra Pivec added that at the meeting they uncovered problems where procedures in finding solutions are stuck, especially with spatial problems.
She emphasized that it is in the interest of the state to preserve agricultural and viticultural areas in Maribor, which serve the development needs of the municipality, and that the municipality has good plans in this area.
Arsenovič also emphasized that they are already looking for plans to regulate the area of ​​urban vineyards, so that they will be the pride of the entire region, as this is unfortunately not the case today.
Among other things, it was agreed at the meeting that the hail defense will remain as it is for the time being. However, it is necessary to think on the example of other countries about the establishment of a fund, which will not necessarily be financed only by the state, but for now they do not envisage changes.

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Good visit to the island of Maribor

Mariborski otok is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and is a unique Slovenian bathing resort and at the same time a natural landmark. The official opening of the Mariborski otok swimming pool is recorded on June 15, when 10.000 visitors gathered. With its opening, it became the largest and only bathing area of ​​its kind in Slovenia. Today, however, entry into the bathing complex is possible only with the observance of security measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
The NIJZ issued recommendations and instructions to the spa regarding the restriction of the re-spread of the covid-19 virus epidemic.
The number of bathers is comparable to the same period last year, and the leaders expect even more visitors in the future and, if measures are released, better traffic.
Mariborski otok is a unique Slovenian bathing resort, which is also a natural landmark and natural monument due to its unique flora and fauna, which needs a thorough renovation, which would bring many positive effects to the entire city of Maribor.
The island of Maribor is therefore an obsolete pearl of the city of Maribor, which, according to the competent authorities, can operate for the next five years. In the mentioned time, the renovation is more than necessary, because otherwise the leaders would be forced to close the last surviving public swimming pool in the city.

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Construction of the Cirkovce - Pince power line

On the 80-kilometer route of the Cirkovce - Pince transmission line, the contractor - a consortium of companies CNG Ljubljana and Dalekovod Ljubljana with the main contractor Dalekovod Zagreb - is starting field work or the construction of the long-awaited transmission line.
Procedures for placement in space and coordination with various stakeholders for the construction of the Cirkovce - Pince transmission line have been underway since 2000. In March last year, they began to modernize and expand the distribution transformer station in Cirkovce.
Now, with a three-month delay due to the epidemic, they are embarking on the construction of a tens of kilometers of power line with as many as 264 poles.
The investment is demanding from a financial and logistical point of view, as it is an interest project of several countries. The project will also be partly financed from European funds.
The construction of the transmission line will increase the reliability of the Slovenian transmission network, it will be possible to access energy sources in the north and east, and it will be more possible to integrate renewable sources in the entire region.
With the construction of the transmission line, the entire east of the country will be better, as this electrical connection, where the railway line has also been renovated, has so far had problems with voltage, and with this transmission line this problem will be solved in Hodoš.

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A new center with a library came to life

An intergenerational center with a library was opened in Radenci today. As part of the project, two spaces on 115 square meters have been arranged, where, in addition to 6000 units of library material, there will also be new content - from puppet subscriptions, concerts and art exhibitions to lifelong learning and board games.
One of the key shortcomings of the municipality of Radenci in the social field of life is precisely that it does not have a center for intergenerational socializing in the field of culture and increasing solidarity. The local library thus represents a cornerstone for the operation of the Radenci center, as the materials for the contents will be drawn from the library material.
The project thus eliminated one of the key shortcomings of the municipality in the socio-social field, as they did not have a center for socializing and increasing solidarity.
The project, which is co-financed from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural and State Development, is worth 38.300 euros, while the municipality of Radenci had to provide almost 15 euros.
The project was also realized with the help of the municipal council, which gave its consent to the realization of the set project.
Among the new contents in the center, 5 puppet shows, a charity concert in December, two art exhibitions, as well as a lifelong learning program Looking through the window and Grandma tells a fairy tale have already been planned.

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The name of the road will be decided by the court

Let's stay in Radenci, where the renaming of Titova cesta to Cesta slovenske osamosvojitve in the municipality of Radenci is still hanging in the air. The renaming was decided by the municipal council, and the decision was followed by the initiative of the opponents of renaming for a referendum. The mayor of Radenci rejected the referendum initiative, and now the administrative court is supposed to decide on it.
The mayor of Radenci, Roman Leljak, rejected the initiative of 127 signatories for a referendum, which would decide on the renaming of Titova cesta to Cesta osamosvojitve Slovenije. The signatories appealed the decision to the administrative court.
Leljak assessed the referendum initiative as nonsense, because by deciding between Titova cesta or Cesta slovenske osamosvojitve, if a referendum takes place, they will laugh in the European space, he said. He even believes that this will harm the tourist activity in the municipality and, among other things, announces an appeal to the Constitutional Court.
Franc Vukajč, the first signatory of the initiative, confirmed that the lawsuit had been filed. He added that all their applications had always been in accordance with the law and that the lawsuit was the same. But Leljak is convinced that the citizens of Radenc will not support the referendum.
Leljak insists that the procedures, on the other hand, are not professional enough, so he fears they will be wasting a lot of money unnecessarily.
He adds that he is disappointed that the initiators of the referendum are his opponents for mayor, who are taking advantage of Tito's historical personality to take revenge on him for losing the election.

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