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Slovenia warns NATO not to ignore Western Balkans

Madrid – Prime Minister Robert Golob has warned NATO not to overlook the Western Balkans as it strengthens its presence on its eastern flank as part of a new deterrence and defence posture.

It is just as important “not to overlook our soft underbelly, the Balkans,” he said, noting that this is a region where Slovenia is present and for which it is trained.

Berlin first bilateral visit for new foreign minister (background)

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will visit Berlin on Friday to meet her counterpart Annalena Baerbock. Fajon’s first bilateral visit will focus on the crisis in Ukraine, as well as bilateral cooperation, the EU and the Western Balkans, the Foreign Ministry said ahead of the trip.

Govt approves NATO accession protocols for Sweden and Finland

Ljubljana – The government has approved motions for Slovenia to sign the NATO accession protocols of Sweden and Finland. A session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee has been called for tomorrow morning to discuss the two motions.

Marta Kos Freedom Movement’s candidate for president

Ljubljana – Marta Kos, vice-president of the Freedom Movement, has officially announced her bid for the presidency of the republic. She will run as her party’s candidate, while the other two coalition parties said following her announcement on Tuesday that they would likely run with candidates of their own.

Reporter says Golob proving opposition wrong with his acts

Ljubljana – Reporter writes in its latest editorial that Prime Minister Robert Golob is denying with his decisions and acts the false accusations from the opposition that Slovenia is turning towards Moscow under the new government and that he is a Tojan Horse of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Psychoanalyst Krajnik enters presidential race

Ljubljana – Nina Krajnik, a philosopher and psychoanalyst, has announced she is entering the presidential race. She will run as an independent but will accept endorsement by like-minded political parties.

“I am making it official and public. I will run for president of the republic in the autumn election,” the 37-year-old told the press on Monday.

Slovenia receiving many congratulations on Statehood Day

Ljubljana – Slovenia is receiving congratulations from many world leaders on Statehood Day, with President Borut Pahor having received messages from Queen Elizabeth II, US President Joe Biden, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others.

First Slovenian president, PM would like to see more unity

Ljubljana – On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of independence, Slovenia’s first President Milan Kučan and first Prime Minister Lojze Peterle said they would like to see more unity of the nation. They agree that this was the key to gaining independence, and that the idea of the common good should prevail in order to achieve common goals.

Demokracija says ruling politicians a Trojan Horse in EU, NATO

Ljubljana – Demokracija says in its latest editorial that Slovenia is currently ruled by politicians whose “godfathers” signed more than 30 years ago a document that supported a single-party, totalitarian and communist system, and that they “increasingly evidently represent a Trojan Horse within the EU and NATO”.

Slovenia stresses its opposition to Austria’s border checks

Ljubljana – Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar reiterated Slovenia’s position of opposing Austria’s border checks on their joint border on Thursday, nearly a fortnight after an Austrian administrative court decided that the border checks, which have been in place since 2017, are unlawful.

Pahor nominates Court of Audit head, central bank vice-governor

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has nominated Jana Ahčin for Court of Audit president and Milan M. Cvikl for a vice-governor of the central bank after completing consultations with parliamentary groups’ heads last week and establishing both candidates enjoy the necessary support. The candidates will need at least 46 votes to get elected in a secret ballot.

FM Fajon tells Kuleba she will visit Kyiv soon

Luxembourg – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon spoke over the telephone with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday assuring him of Slovenia’s support for Ukraine’s EU candidate status and the country’s post-war reconstruction. She also announced that she will visit Kyiv soon, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry tweeted.

MPs reject referendum on changes to government bill

Ljubljana – The National Assembly rejected in a 52:23 vote on Tuesday the opposition Democrats'(SDS) proposal to consult voters in a referendum whether the government should restructure its departments and expand them or not.

Pahor urges support for Bosnia’s EU candidate status

Riga – President Borut Pahor urged the leaders of Three Seas EU countries to endorse Slovenia’s proposal at the EU summit later this week to give Bosnia-Herzegovina the status of EU candidate country, as he addressed the summit of the Three Seas initiative in Latvia on Monday.

Fajon: Proposal on Bosnia’s EU candidate status gets strong support

Luxembourg – Slovenia’s proposal that the EU should grant Bosnia-Herzegovina EU candidate status as soon as possible received a great deal of support and, above all, a great deal of understanding at today’s meeting of EU foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon said after she outlined the proposal to her counterparts.

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