Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 9 June 2019

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PM calls for unity in face of "provocations"

LJUBELJ - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec issued a warning about resurgent animosities as he addressed a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liberation of a concentration camp. Mentioning "recent provocations," he said Slovenians did not want conflict, but it was necessary to speak up about such events. "We love our neighbours and we don't want conflict. But we are against individuals in these countries who think differently," he said, noting that it was politicians, not nations that are to blame for such things.

EU Commission expects Slovenia to comply with commitments

LJUBLJANA - The EU Commission said it expected Slovenia to comply with its commitments after Prime Minister Marjan Šarec cast doubt on privatisation of Abanka, saying that Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) should "seriously reconsider continuing the sale of Abanka." While refusing to specifically comment on the statement, a Commission spokesperson said late on Friday the Commission "expects member states to comply with their state aid commitments within the set deadlines."

Slovenia empty-handed in third round of Euro 2020 qualifying

KLAGENFURT, Austria - Slovenia lost 0:1 to Austria in the third round of qualifying for the Euro 2020 in Klagenfurt on Friday, the loss Coming after draws against North Macedonia and Israel. The sole goal for Austria came in the 74th minute, when Slovenian keeper Jan Oblak deflected a shot from Austrian striker Marko Arnautović, only for Guido Burgstaller to chip it in just minutes after coming in as replacement.

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