About: Janez Janša

Digital 14-01-2021

Slovenia resumes funding news agency after EU warning

The Slovenian government said on Thursday (14 January) it had restored the financing of national news agency STA after Brussels warned against any attempt to pressure public media outlets.
Politics 11-01-2021

Europe’s right-wing populists beat about the bush after US Capitol assault

Most European leaders condemned last week's storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump activists. Meanwhile, Europe's far-right leaders, which so far have sympathised with Trump, are balancing between condemnation and self-protection.

Greek official: Rule of law discussion is ‘bigger than the EPP’

Hungary and Poland's opposition to Brussels' oversight of the rule of law and their vetoes over the long-term EU budget and the coronavirus recovery fund are symptomatic of bigger problems in the EU that go beyond the divisions within the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), a Greek government official told EURACTIV.
18-11-2020

Slovenia PM backs Hungary, Poland in EU rule of law row

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa on Wednesday (18 November) backed the criticisms made by Poland and Hungary when they vetoed the EU budget over plans to tie funding to respect for the rule of law. “Some political groups… are openly...
Elections 24-07-2020

Illiberal democracy in Slovenia? Yes and no

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša is the strongest challenger to a status quo in which the left has been in power in the country for too long, writes Žiga Turk.
Digital 08-07-2020

Slovenian PM calls for mandatory coronavirus app, against Commission advice

Coronavirus contact tracing applications should be made mandatory as a means of helping the European Union transition out of the public health crisis and open up its borders, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Wednesday (8 July).
Digital 19-04-2020

Slovenian media fear fallout from government virus campaign

The new government of Slovenia's conservative Prime Minister Janez Janša has so far kept the coronavirus under control -- but critics fear he will exploit the crisis to bring to heel the media he brands "presstitution".
Economy & Jobs 03-04-2020

Slovenia confirms €3 billion package to help overcome coronavirus

The Slovenian parliament on Thursday (2 April) approved measures worth about €3 billion, or 6% of GDP, to help companies and individuals overcome the coronavirus epidemic.
Elections 26-02-2020

Janez Jansa, admirer of Viktor Orban, to be nominated PM of Slovenia

The centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), led by former prime minister Janez  Janša, late on Tuesday (25 February) agreed on a future government coalition with three other parties, the four parties said.
Elections 27-01-2020

Slovenia’s PM resigns, early elections loom

Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec stepped down on Monday (27 January) and suggested calling early elections, saying his minority five-party government was unable to pass important legislation through a parliament it did not control.
EU Elections 2019 16-05-2019

#EU2019 – In Slovenia, it’s Liberals against the EPP

In Slovenia, the main story these days is not the European Parliament election campaign. It's Italy and cycling.
Elections 17-08-2018

Slovenia parliament OKs former actor as prime minister-designate

Slovenia's parliament approved on Friday (17 August) a minority coalition government led by comedian-turned-politician Marjan Šarec, ending a political stalemate after an inconclusive June 3 parliamentary election. However, analysts said the cabinet, supported by five centre-left parties, might have a limited shelf life
Elections 19-07-2018

Slovenia’s PM-frontrunner fails in first round of government-forming talks

The relative winner of Slovenia's parliamentary election, conservative Janez Janša, said on Thursday (18 July) he did not gather enough support to become prime minister and form a new government. But he said he was still hopeful to create a parliamentary majority "in the coming weeks"
Elections 24-06-2014

Slovenia and the return of history

Janez Janša, former Prime Minister of Slovenia, has been sentenced to two years in prison, on corruption charges. But this was not an ordinary process against an ordinary person, and it is highly doubtful he has had a fair trial, writes Žiga Turk.
Central Europe 29-03-2013

Heavy-handed Cyprus bailout puts pressure on Slovenia

Cyprus may be a "special case" in the eyes of European officials, but their handling of its bailout is taking a toll on another small eurozone member with an over-burdened banking sector - Slovenia.
Elections 28-02-2013

Slovenia sacks its PM as bailout fears grow

Slovenia dismissed its conservative-led government yesterday (27 February) over a graft case hitting Prime Minister Janez Janša, and offered a centre-left finance expert the task of halting the country's fall from post-communist star to eurozone bailout candidate.
Elections 11-01-2013

Slovenian PM graft case reaches Van Rompuy

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is under pressure to resign over allegations he violated financial disclosure rules, has put European Council President Herman Van Rompuy in an embarrassing situation by publishing a statement saying the European leader had given Janša his “personal support”.
Elections 12-11-2012

Pahor wins first round of Slovenian presidential election

Slovenia's former center-left Prime Minister Borut Pahor surprisingly won the first round of a presidential election yesterday (11 November) and will face the incumbent Danilo Türk on 2 December, the Electoral Commission said.
Euro & Finance 03-08-2012

Slovenia dejected by rating downgrade

Slovenia said on Friday (3 August) it was disappointed by Moody's downgrade of its sovereign bond rating, saying the agency failed to take into account its efforts to enforce fiscal consolidation, including measures to cut the deficit and debt.
Elections 30-01-2012

Slovenia gets centre-right leader in time for summit

The Slovenian parliament confirmed Janez Janša as prime minister on 28 January, nearly two months after an inconclusive 4 December election. Janša, who is expected today (30 January) at the EU summit, is the 19th head of state or government from the centre-right EPP family among the 27 member countries.
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