Politics

04 Jul 2018, 12:08 PM

Eurobarometer recently published the results of an EU-wide survey of attitudes towards the EU, with a focus on next year’s European Parliament elections, so we took a look inside to see how the Slovenian opinion was summarised. The full results, in PDF form, can be found here

03 Jul 2018, 10:27 AM

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. 

29 Jun 2018, 16:12 PM

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. 

29 Jun 2018, 11:03 AM

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. 

29 Jun 2018, 09:10 AM

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.

28 Jun 2018, 13:25 PM

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. 

27 Jun 2018, 17:46 PM

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. 

27 Jun 2018, 14:46 PM

STA, 27 June 2018 - The executive committee of the Modern Centre Party (SMC) unanimously decided at Tuesday's session to expel Milan Brglez, a party vice-president, from the SMC. Brglez wrote on Facebook he had been expelled for being an upright politician, for occasionally being critical of the party and for opposing a coalition with the Democrats (SDS). 

27 Jun 2018, 09:10 AM

STA, 26 June 2018 - After testing grounds with individual parties, the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) hosted on Tuesday the first meeting of all six parties that had entered the LMŠ-sponsored talks on potential coalition building. Meanwhile, Janez Janša of the election-winning Democrats (SDS) said "we're not rushing things". 

24 Jun 2018, 18:37 PM

STA - After taking over as leader of New Slovenia (NSi) only months ago, Matej Tonin was appointed parliamentary speaker on Friday. Although it may be that he will remain speaker only for a short while, his intention to overcome ideological divides appears to be paying off for the ambitious young politician. 

23 Jun 2018, 09:41 AM

STA, 22 June 2018 - Matej Tonin, the 34-year-old leader of the conservative party New Slovenia (NSi), was elected speaker of parliament by a near unanimous vote at the inaugural session on Friday in a cross-partisan bid designed to break the deadlock after neither right nor left bloc won a clear majority in the 3 June election. 

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