Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 14 July 2019

By , 14 Jul 2019, 02:02 AM News
Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 14 July 2019 Gordan Grlič

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This summary is provided by the STA:

Left makes support conditional on govt giving up rightist policies

LJUBLJANA - The Left threatened to withhold its support for the crucial 2020-2021 budget bills in autumn unless the government implements the agreement is signed with the Left and "gives up rightist policies". "The Left will not support a right government," party leader Luka Mesec said after a session of the party's council, lamenting the current government's "strong neoliberal and authoritarian tendencies".

Minority marks 99 years since torching of Trieste institution

TRIESTE, Italy - The Slovenian minority in Italy marked the 99th anniversary of the torching of the Narodni Dom (National Home). While the anniversary is commemorated each year, this was the first time the main minority organisations organised it together. Slovenian President Borut Pahor expressed the wish that he would be joined by Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the centenary commemoration next year, highlighting the need for dialogue in particular in testing times.

Govt deliberating on subsidies for several investments

LJUBLJANA - The government is currently examining several requests for subsidies by domestic and foreign investors worth about EUR 30 million, Economy Ministry State Secretary Aleš Cantarutti told the STA. He mentioned the planned sawmill by Scottish company BSW Timber, and the Turkish company Yildiz Entegre Adria, which wants to invest in a defunct chipboard manufacturer.

Finances of Slovenian households improving

LJUBLJANA - The financial position of Slovenian households continues to improve, with assets growth far outstripping debt. In the first quarter, the surplus of assets over debt widened by EUR 3.2 billion year-on-year to EUR 33.5 billion, show central bank figures.

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