STA, 15 October 2018 - Anže Logar, the Democratic Party's (SDS) candidate for the Ljubljana mayor, formally submitted his bid on Monday, indicating that he would challenge incumbent Zoran Janković by exposing the flaws of his 12-year rule in Ljubljana.
STA, 11 October 2018 - The incumbent and former mayors of Maribor, Andrej Fištravec and Franc Kangler, considered the favourites in the upcoming local election, have gotten a rival who might prove dangerous to them. Saša Arsenovič, an established businessman, will allegedly run with the support of the Modern Centre Party (SMC) and some influential local players.
STA, 9 October 2018 - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid a working visit to Slovenia on Tuesday to meet PM Marjan Šarec, President Borut Pahor and address the National Assembly. He expressed the expectation that the country would increase its defence spending, with Šarec saying Slovenia would strive to allocate 1.5% of GDP to defence in "a few years’ time".
STA, 8 October 2018 - Reporter, the right-leaning magazine, predicts in Monday's commentary that Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković will easily secure another term, but it says the campaign will nevertheless be a battle now that the Democrats (SDS) will field MP Anže Logar.
STA, 2 October 2018 - The government has drawn up amendments to the social assistance benefits act to keep the basic welfare allowance at EUR 393 after 1 January 2019. Without the amendments, the allowance would be lower as of next year.
STA, 2 October 2018 - Samo Fakin, the new health minister, held his first meeting with hospital directors on Tuesday as he sets out to tackle the toughest issue under the purview of his portfolio, long hospital waiting times. He said he expected results within six months and indicated additional funding would be only a part of the solution.
STA, 28 September 2018 - In the first piece of legislation put forward since the Marjan Šarec government was sworn in two weeks ago, the Ministry of Culture is proposing to secure an extra EUR 123m for culture between 2020 and 2026.