Slovenian activist Nika Kovač campaigns on many fronts. She is viewed as a leader of the new generation, as a leader of the future. Just recently, the US Obama Foundation announced that Nika Kovač, who is also running an NGO, the Institute 8th March, is among its fourth cohort of Obama scholars, one of 24 selected from around the world, and the only one from Europe. The program will give rising leaders who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level.
We often hear that the modern lifestyle is not sustainable. Because of this, the annual European Mobility Week aims to promote walking, cycling and other alternatives to motorized vehicles. It is this year underway in a record 84 Slovenian municipalities. More in today's Spotlight!
Boom Supersonic, an aerospace startup, hopes to start with faster-than-the-speed-of-sound commercial air travel. The plan is to have planes fly passengers from New York to London in just over three-and-a-half hours, from Newark to Frankfurt in four hours and, eventually, from San Francisco to Tokyo in six hours - twice the speed of any airliner flying today. Photo: EPA
Poglobljena informativna rubrika v angleškem jeziku, ki predoči tedensko aktualno dogajanje v Sloveniji in svetu.
A new law banning abortions in the US state of Texas is being celebrated by some and strongly opposed by others. Named the »Hearbeat Act«, it bans abortions from as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It restricts access to abortions after the detection a foetal heartbeat - at around six weeks - a point when many women do not even know they're pregnant. US President Joe Biden has condemned the law, but the US Supreme Court has refused to block it. Photo: AP
Spotlight - EU aims to help Afghan neighbours with refugees
The newly formed African Association in Maribor - Društvo Afričanov Maribor, aims to bring Africans residing in and around Maribor together to promote cultural, social and economic activities. We talked to one of the founders, Ernest Boakai from Liberia.