STA, 28 May 2018 - A police investigation in the suspected corruption surrounding the EUR 1.4bn upgrade of the Šoštanj coal-fired power station (TEŠ) has revealed that the generator no. 6 was overpaid by as much as half a billion euro, commercial broadcaster POP TV reported. Unofficially, this information will be used to reinforce the case against those responsible.
The move prescribes the female gender form for all grammatical contexts in the faculty's legal documents for the next three years, causing a linguistic mess and doing the far-right a big favour just days before the parliamentary election.
STA, 27 May 2018 - With exactly a week to parliamentary election, a survey by pollster Parsifal published by newsportal Nova24TV on Sunday shows the Democrats (SDS) firmly in the lead. Although the party has shed nearly two points, it has increased its advantage ahead of the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) in second place.
STA, 27 May 2018 - The election campaign has reached the home stretch with only one week until voting day. Established parties and newcomers, which have fielded more than 1,600 candidates, have until Friday to convince voters to back them come 3 June.
STA, 25 May 2018 - Analyst Matevž Tomšič is not surprised several parties have announced they would not enter a coalition led by the Democrats (SDS), but he is startled by their need to emphasise this resolutely. While left parties compete with anti-Janša rhetoric, right parties are outdoing each other with anti-refugee sentiment, he added.
STA, 24 May 2018 - President Borut Pahor will offer a mandate to form a new government to the relative winner of the 3 June election, regardless of whether they would then be able to build a government or not.
STA, 24 May 2018 - Given the complicated global security situation and what seems like a potential new wave of migrants crossing the Balkans, security is one of the most prominent topics in the campaign ahead of the 3 June parliamentary election. Voters will be able to choose from a number of very different positions advocated by the 25 participating parties.
STA, 23 May 2018 - There is only one political party happy with Slovenia's foreign policy: the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS), whose president Karl Erjavec has been foreign minister since 2012. Opposition parties above all are the most critical of Slovenia's foreign policy, claiming the country has leaned too far toward Russia.
STA, 22 May 2019 - The opposition Democrats (SDS) have a strong lead in the polls less than two weeks before voting day, but as Monday's debate on POP TV showed, the party will have its work cut out putting together a coalition even if it wins. Some potential partners remain coy, others outright hostile to joining an SDS coalition.
STA, 22 May 2018 - Social affairs and labour market rank prominently in many election manifestos. Most of the parties running in the 3 June election support an increase in the minimum wage and several propose fixing a maximum ratio between the highest and lowest pay. A few would also try a universal basic income (UBI).