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.
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.
STA, 28 June 2018 - Parties conducting talks with the election runner-up Marjan Šarec of the LMŠ party agreed on Thursday that they would not draw up a coalition agreement but merely a list of projects they deem important for Slovenia. Coming out of the talks, Šarec said the next round of negotiations would be held on Friday.
STA, 28 June 2018 - Representatives of small shareholders' organisations and of civil initiative Sinteza-KCD called in the National Council on Thursday for an end to what they say is the intentional dismantling of Slovenian economic sovereignty by the EU's institutions and financial sector.
STA, 28 June 2018 - The head of New Slovenia (NSi) Matej Tonin, who was appointed National Assembly speaker last week, does not exclude the possibility of staying on despite ostensibly being appointed as a stand-in until a new coalition is formed. But this is the subject of political agreement and relationships in the potential coalition, he told the STA.
STA, 27 June 2018 - All deputy groups have been formed following Friday's maiden session of the new parliament, opening the path for formal talks on coalition building and consultations with President Borut Pahor on whom to nominate the prime minister-designate.