STA, 15 July 2018 - Janez Janša, the leader of the election-winning Democrats (SDS), has suspended the invitation to a meeting at which he would test the willingness of parliamentary parties to enter government coalition talks with him.
STA, 15 July 2018 - The leader of the Marjan Šarec Party (LMŠ), the election runner-up, is happy with Saturday's eleven-hour round of coalition talks as the six parties managed to find common ground on most of the coalition agreement.
STA, 13 July 2018 - The weekly Mladina speaks in its latest editorial about how Slovenia is giving up its last silverware and economic sovereignty lever via the privatisation of the NLB bank, while other countries are demonstrating how important it is for the state to stand by its economy during times of crisis.
STA, 12 July 2018 - Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša will launch informal exploratory talks with prospective coalition partners after he was given a week by President Borut Pahor to decide whether to accept the nomination for prime minister-designate as the winner of the general election.
STA, 10 July 2018 - The council of the Left unanimously decided late on Monday against participating in a "centrist" government coalition that is being put together by election runner-up Marjan Šarec because it includes the conservative New Slovenia (NSi), the party coordinator, Luka Mesec, told the press.
STA, 5 July 2018 - Claiming that "cultural Marxists" have slowly taught generations of Europeans to hate themselves to the point where African and Muslim cultures have become the dominant trend in major European cities, the rightist weekly Demokracija comments on Thursday that it is time for European leaders to abandon false humanism and make Europe European again.
STA, 6 July - Just over a month after the election, the outlines of the future coalition remain elusive. The latest round of consultations with President Borut Pahor on Friday did not produce headway as neither the election winner, Janez Janša, nor the runner-up, Marjan Šarec, have built up enough support to secure a majority in the National Assembly.
STA, 4 July 2018 - MP Zmago Jelinčič has shrugged off the Azerbaijani scandal, in which he is accused of corruption and has been expelled from the Council of Europe (CoE) for life, as an effort to discredit him based on fake data. But the scandal has revived calls by the corruption watchdog and the TI Slovenia for a code of conduct for deputies.
Eurobarometer recently published the results of an EU-wide survey of attitudes towards the EU, with a focus on next year’s European Parliament elections, so we took a look inside to see how the Slovenian opinion was summarised. The full results, in PDF form, can be found here.
STA, 2 July 2018 - The Democrats (SDS), which won the 3 June election, told President Borut Pahor as he launched consultations before nominating a prime minister-designate on Monday, they were willing to work with all political parties. The Marjan Šarec Party (LMŠ), the runner-up, meanwhile asked the president to wait with the nomination until Friday.
STA, 29 June - A total of 14 former members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), including Slovenian MP Zmago Jelinčič, have been banned from the Council of Europe for life due to their engagement in corrupt activities with Azerbaijan.