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, 29 August 2018 - The presidents of the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ), Social Democrats (SD), Modern Centre Party (SMC), Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) and Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday, pledging to work together in a minority government under Marjan Šarec in the period 2018-2022.
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 - The emerging coalition is determined to proceed with the plans to build the second rail track between Koper and Divača, a major infrastructure project worth around EUR 1bn. It would also like to modernise roads and railways, and gradually redirect cargo transport from roads to railways.
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.