A year since first coronavirus case was confirmed in Slovenia

Ljubljana – It is one year to the day since the first infection with the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Slovenia. More than 192,000 have been confirmed since, and almost 3,900 persons have died of Covid-19. Slovenia has been in the state of epidemic for 60% of the time, with many restrictions remaining in force.

Tomc, Zver, Bogovič did not back changes to EPP rules of procedures

Brussels – Three of Slovenia’s four MEPs from the European People’s Party (EPP) did not back changes to the rules of procedure allowing the European People’s Party (EPP) to suspend or exclude a member party from its ranks. Ljudmila Novak, the fourth Slovenian EPP MEP, voted for the changes, having been one of its proponents.

Majority of news neutral, biased news more anti- than pro-government, survey shows

Ljubljana – A survey of ten major news portals in Slovenia in 2020 has shown that the majority of news, except on the portal, is unbiased. Among articles that were flagged as biased, those that were critical of the government far outnumbered pro-government reporting.

Rest of secondary school students returning to classrooms on Monday

Ljubljana – All secondary school students who have been learning remotely will return to in-person teaching on Monday, while primary school students in grades six to nine will have to wear masks at all time in class, the government decided as it conducted its weekly review of coronavirus restrictions.

Janša, Simoniti accept invitation to EP media hearing, insist on in-person format

Ljubljana – PM Janez Janša and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti gladly accept an invitation to an exchange of views on Slovenian media with the European Parliament’s Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group, however the discussion should be held in face-to-face format in the European Parliament, the government said on Tuesday.

C-bank says measures helping recovery at expense of fiscal situation

Ljubljana – The Slovenian central bank says the anti-crisis measures have contributed to the economic recovery and to keeping the country’s potential afloat, albeit at the expense of public finance situation. A gradual approach and targeted withdrawal of measures will be needed so that the economy is not exposed again to negative shocks.