2020 in Slovenia
Events in the year 2020 in Slovenia.
- January 27 – Incumbent Prime Minister Marjan Šarec resigns, citing inefficiency of his minority government, and calls for early elections.
- March 4 – The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country is detected.
- March 12 – The acting government formally declares an epidemic and activates the national emergency response plan in response to the spread of COVID-19.
- March 13 – The newly formed coalition led by prime minister Janez Janša is confirmed by the National Assembly, and sworn in as the 14th Government of Slovenia.
- March 16 – All educational institutions in the country are closed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- March 30 – All public gatherings are banned, and movement is restricted to the municipality of residence (with some exceptions).
- April 18 – The government begins to ease restrictions on movement due to the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases, with the most severe bans lifted on April 30.
- May 2
- May 15 – Slovenia becomes the first European country to lift the declaration of the COVID-19 epidemic (effective May 31), but several restrictions remain in place.
- September 3 – After several delays, the first Slovene-built satellites, Nemo HD and Trisat, are carried successfully to space by Vega launch vehicle.
- September 20 – Slovene cyclist Tadej Pogačar wins the 2020 Tour de France for UAE Team Emirates, with Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo–Visma) taking second place.
- October 19 - The government declares a COVID-19 epidemic again in response to the rising number of confirmed cases since September, enacts a 9 pm-6 am curfew and limits public gatherings and businesses.
- October 27 - To limit the spread of COVID-19, movement of citizens is again restricted to municipality of residence, though with more extensive list of exceptions.
- 31 January – Janez Stanovnik, economist and politician (b. 1922)
- 18 March – Peter Musevski, actor (b. 1965)
- 11 April – Alojz Uran, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1945)
- 17 May – Aleksandra Kornhauser Frazer, chemist (b. 1926)
- 18 May – Marko Elsner, footballer (b. 1960)
- 1 June – Janez Kocijančič, politician and lawyer (b. 1941)
- 8 November - Miro Steržaj, 9-pin bowling player, businessman and politician (b. 1933)
- 14 November - Peter Florjančič, inventor and athlete (b. 1919).
- 21 November - Jožef Smej, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1922)
- Novak, Marja (2020-01-27). "Slovenian PM Sarec resigns, early election likely". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
- "Slovenia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus: Health Minister". The New York Times. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
- "Slovenia confirms first case of coronavirus: health minister". Reuters. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
- "Slovenia declares coronavirus epidemic". Slovenian Press Agency. 2020-03-12. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
- "Janez Janša government to be voted in". Slovenian Press Agency. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
- Novak, Marja (2020-03-12). "Slovenia to close schools, reject cargo traffic from Italy". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
- "Od polnoči prepoved gibanja izven občine stalnega ali začasnega prebivališča" [Ban of movement outside the municipality of permanent or temporary residence after midnight] (in Slovenian). Government of the Republic of Slovenia. 2020-03-29. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
- "Od danes manj stroga omejitev gibanja med občinami, možnih več športnih aktivnosti" [Less rigorous restriction of movement to municipalities from today, more sports activities possible]. 24ur.com (in Slovenian). 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
- "Vlada odpravlja splošno omejitev gibanja na občine" [The government is lifting the restriction of movement to municipalities]. 24ur.com (in Slovenian). 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
- "Včeraj prvič brez nove okužbe, umrla sta še dva obolela" [No new infections yesterday for the first time, two more diseased have died]. Delo (in Slovenian). 2020-05-03. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
- "Anti-government bicycle protest in Ljubljana amid lockdown". Euronews. 2020-05-02. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
- "Epidemic effectively over on 31 May, restrictions remain in place". Slovenian Press Agency. 2020-05-15. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
- Forrest, Adam (2020-05-15). "Slovenia becomes first European country to call official end to coronavirus epidemic". The Independent. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
- "Izstrelitev prvih slovenskih satelitov vendarle uspela: Šlo je neverjetno gladko" [Launch of the first Slovene satellites succeeds at last: It went incredibly smoothly]. Dnevnik (in Slovenian). 2020-09-03. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
- Leicester, John (2020-09-20). "Vive Le Tour! With Young Winner, Thrilling Race Defies Virus". NBC Boston. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
- "30-day epidemic declared in Slovenia". Radio SI. Radiotelevizija Slovenija. 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
- "13 izjem za prehajanje med občinami, potrebna tudi podpisana izjava" [13 exceptions for crossing between municipalities, a signed statement also required]. 24ur.com (in Slovenian). 2020-10-26. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
- "Covid-19 vaccination under way across Slovenia". Slovenian Press Agency. 2020-12-27. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
- "Janez Stanovnik (1922–2020): Partizan, ki je v žepu hkrati nosil člansko izkaznico komunistične partije in rožni venec" [Janez Stanovnik (1922–2020): a Partisan who carried a Communist Party membership card and a rosary in his pocket at the same time] (in Slovenian). Dnevnik. 2020-01-31. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
- "Umrl igralec Peter Musevski" [Actor Peter Musevski dies] (in Slovenian). 2020-03-18. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
- "Umrl je upokojeni ljubljanski nadškof metropolit Alojz Uran" [Metropolitan Alojz Uran, retired archbishop of Ljubljana, died] (in Slovenian). 2020-04-11. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
- "Umrla je kemičarka prof. dr. Aleksandra Kornhauser Fraser" [Chemist prof. dr. Aleksandra Kornhauser Fraser has died] (in Slovenian). Radiotelevizija Slovenija. 2020-05-19. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
- "Slovenian football great Marko Elsner dies". Slovenian Press Agency. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
- Vrabec, Aljaž (2020-06-01). "Umrl je Janez Kocijančič" [Janez Kocijančič has died]. Delo (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2020-08-14.
- "Umrl je Miroslav Steržaj" [Miroslav Steržaj has died]. 24ur.com (in Slovenian). 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
- Evans, Gareth (2020-11-21). "Peter Florjancic: Story of ski-jumping inventor who escaped the Nazis". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
- "Umrl upokojeni mariborski pomožni škof in častni občan Jožef Smej" [Retired auxiliary bishop of Maribor and honorary member of the community Jožef Smej has died]. Večer (in Slovenian). 2020-11-22. Retrieved 2020-11-26.