STA, 4 September 2018 - Outgoing Interior Minister Vesna Györkös Žnidar has joined the strong condemnations of an attempt to form a paramilitary unit in the Štajerska region. She said any kind of parallel armed structures, spreading of hate and undermining of the Constitution and law were completely unacceptable.
STA, 4 September 2018 - Interior minister candidate Boštjan Poklukar said his priorities would be control of migration and fighting crime as he presented himself to the relevant parliamentary committee. He said he was aware that the migration pressure remained a global challenge, which was also present in Slovenia given the large number of illegal crossings of the border.
STA, 4 September 2018 - Foreign minister nominee Miro Cerar wants Slovenia to have an open, balanced and more uniform foreign policy. In his hearing at the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday he also pledged to strive for the implementation of the Croatian border arbitration decision. Cerar was backed with nine votes in favour and none against.
STA, 3 September 2018 - A video and photographs emerged on the internet of a group of a few hundred masked men in military outfit, some of them holding assault rifles or axes, lined up in a wooded area. Former presidential candidate Andrej Šiško has confirmed that he is the head of the group, which he calls the Štajerska Guard.
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.