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".
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.
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.
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
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"
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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