STA, 22 October 2018 - Večer's first public opinion poll ahead of the 18 November local election shows Franc Kangler, the mayor who was forced to step down amid mass protests in 2012, emerging as the top candidate, while his closest rival is a businessman who entered the race at the eleventh hour, Saša Arsenovič. The incumbent is far behind.
STA, 20 October 2018 - Addressing a ceremony commemorating fallen WWII resistance members in Žužemberk on Saturday, Prime Minister Marjan Šarec stressed the importance of the movement for "our freedom" while also regretting the "events after the war that our nation cannot be proud of."
STA, 19 October 2018 - The opposition Democrats (SDS), the relative winner of the June general election, had invested the biggest amount of funds in the election campaign of all parties, while the party of Prime Minister Marjan Šarec had used the invested funds in the most effective way compared to the proportion of the vote it won.
STA, 18 October 2018 - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec met French President Emmanuel Macron for about half-an-hour long bilateral meeting in Brussels on Thursday which focused on cooperation at the EU level and the fight against populism.
An article on the website European Eye on Radicalization, written by Matteo Pugliese, does a good job of putting in context the recent sight of Andrej Šiško and his armed militia, as reported here last month, whose Štarjerska Guard identified themselves with the idea of a “Greater Slovenia”, as seen in the 19th century map by Peter Kozler shown below.
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".