Slovenia, Parliament has adopted a law for the extension of the deadline for the closure of Trbovlje-Hrastnik coalmine until the end of 2023

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Slovenian Parliament has adopted a law for the extension of the deadline for the closure of Trbovlje-Hrastnik coalmine until the end of 2023. Initially, the coalmine was to be closed at 2022- end.

A total of 11.7 million euros will be invested in the complete shutdown of the mine, with 8.9 million euros of the financing coming from the state budget.

The gradual closure of the Trbovlje-Hrastnik coalmine, located in the Zasavska region, started in 2000. Production at the mine was halted in 2014, but the full closure has not been completed yet. So far, the Government has invested 250 million euros in the mine’s closure.