STA, 23 August 2018 - Dejan Židan, the leader of the Social Democrats (SD), comes to the top job at the National Assembly with a long track record in government, having served as agriculture minister in the centre-left governments of Borut Pahor, Alenka Bratušek and Miro Cerar.
STA, 23 August 2018 - Dejan Židan, the 50-year-old leader of the Social Democrats, was appointed the 13th speaker of Slovenia's National Assembly on Thursday, after interim Speaker Matej Tonin of the conservative New Slovenia (NSi) resigned in line with an agreement made beforehand with the emerging centre-left coalition.
STA, 23 August 2018 - In a bid to make Slovenia's energy sector more efficient, the emerging government coalition will promote renewable sources of energy, chiefly water energy on the Sava river. Its environmental policy will, meanwhile, seek to keep Slovenia green but also attractive to sustainable investors. A green tax reform is also planned.
STA, 21 August 2018 - PM-designate Marjan Šarec has made it clear on several occasions that dealing with the crisis in healthcare will be one of the top priorities of his government. However, the stakeholders doubt whether the new cabinet will be up to the task.
STA, 21 August 2018 - The emerging government coalition would like to overhaul the public sector's uniform pay system by taking into account the specifics of different professions. Its plans also entail changing public procurement, streamlining the civil service, and giving municipalities more powers.
STA, 21 August 2018 - The incoming government coalition is planning to upgrade the pension system and shore it up with a demographic fund in order to make it financially sustainable in the long run. Unofficial information obtained by the STA also indicates the partners plan to raise pensions and welfare benefits.
STA, 21 August 2018 - The election system and in particular the appointment of judges are in for some major changes under the future coalition. The STA has learnt that plans include a greater say for voters when it comes to determining which candidates make it to parliament as well as the end of judicial appointments by parliament.
STA, 20 August 2018 - Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša, who abstained from engaging in Friday's debate in parliament when Marjan Šarec was appointed prime minister-designate, labelled Šarec's appointment "another political scam" Slovenia had experienced since it declared independence.
STA, 17 August 2018 - Analysts Igor Pribac and Žiga Turk both highlighted in their response to Friday's parliamentary address by Marjan Šarec the newly appointed prime minister's listing of healthcare as the cabinet's top priority. Pribac believes healthcare will be the stand or fall issue for the new government.
STA, August 17 2018 - Parliament appointed Marjan Šarec prime minister-designate on Friday. The political novice on the national stage, who is forming a minority government consisting of five centre-left parties supported by the Left, was backed in a 55:31 vote.