STA, 29 August 2018 - The presidents of the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ), Social Democrats (SD), Modern Centre Party (SMC), Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) and Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday, pledging to work together in a minority government under Marjan Šarec in the period 2018-2022.
STA, 28 August 2018 - Outgoing Interior Minister Vesna Györkös Žnidar has denied Slovenia is systematically sending migrants back to the countries from which they enter Slovenia in an interview with the newspaper Večer, and said they were not denied access to international protection.
STA, 27 August 2018 - The team of ministers that is being put together these days is likely to continue the policies Slovenia has seen in the last four years, analysts Bogomir Kovač and Alem Maksuti have told the STA. But while Kovač expects the new cabinet to be more efficient, Maksuti thinks it will be short-lived.
STA, 24 August 2018 - After being expelled from the Modern Centre Party (SMC) in late June, Milan Brglez has quit the party's faction in parliament to join the deputy group of Social Democrats (SD).
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STA, 23 August 2018 - Dejan Židan, the leader of the Social Democrats (SD), comes to the top job at the National Assembly with a long track record in government, having served as agriculture minister in the centre-left governments of Borut Pahor, Alenka Bratušek and Miro Cerar.
STA, 23 August 2018 - Dejan Židan, the 50-year-old leader of the Social Democrats, was appointed the 13th speaker of Slovenia's National Assembly on Thursday, after interim Speaker Matej Tonin of the conservative New Slovenia (NSi) resigned in line with an agreement made beforehand with the emerging centre-left coalition.
STA, 23 August 2018 - In a bid to make Slovenia's energy sector more efficient, the emerging government coalition will promote renewable sources of energy, chiefly water energy on the Sava river. Its environmental policy will, meanwhile, seek to keep Slovenia green but also attractive to sustainable investors. A green tax reform is also planned.
STA, 21 August 2018 - PM-designate Marjan Šarec has made it clear on several occasions that dealing with the crisis in healthcare will be one of the top priorities of his government. However, the stakeholders doubt whether the new cabinet will be up to the task.
STA, 21 August 2018 - The emerging government coalition would like to overhaul the public sector's uniform pay system by taking into account the specifics of different professions. Its plans also entail changing public procurement, streamlining the civil service, and giving municipalities more powers.
STA, 21 August 2018 - The incoming government coalition is planning to upgrade the pension system and shore it up with a demographic fund in order to make it financially sustainable in the long run. Unofficial information obtained by the STA also indicates the partners plan to raise pensions and welfare benefits.