New Slovenia (NSi)
Ljubljana – The National Assembly has passed an emergency bill designed to tackle long wait times for health services by securing more money and prepare the system for a more sweeping reform that is to follow. The bill exposed a fault-line between the Left and the rest of the ruling coalition as the former is worried the law could undermine public healthcare.
Ljubljana – The National Assembly passed in 53:26 vote on Thursday changes to the act on RTV Slovenija with which the government would like to reduce what it sees as the influence of politics on the public broadcaster. The changes come after RTV journalists recently went on strike twice demanding editorial autonomy.
Ljubljana – Following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the National Assembly, President Borut Pahor said that a just peace should be achieved in Ukraine. Prime Minister Robert Golob reaffirmed Slovenia’s staunch support for Ukraine as he confirmed that Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will visit Kyiv this month.
Ljubljana – The first monthly approval rating of the Robert Golob government stands at 53.1%, about eight points higher than the rating the Janez Janša government had right after it took office, according to a poll run by POP TV.
Almost a third of respondents, 31.6%, oppose the current government, whereas just over 15% are undecided.
Ljubljana – The ruling Freedom Movement is staying in the lead, polling at 33% in the June Vox Populi opinion poll commissioned by the newspapers Dnevnik and Večer. For the first time in two years, the work of the government is viewed as successful, although almost half of respondents remain undecided.
Ljubljana – As Marta Kos, a vice president of the ruling Freedom Movement, and ex-Information Commissioner Nataša Pirc Musar are considering running for president, Večer wonders whether Slovenia will get its first woman president when incumbent Borut Pahor’s second five-year term runs out in December and he cannot stand for a third term.
Ljubljana – The coalition Freedom Movement and the Left are reserved about both appeals public figures have addressed to the government regarding Slovenia’s stance on the war in Ukraine, while the two opposition parties have expressed unequivocal support for today’s cross-partisan open letter calling for stronger support for Ukraine.
Ljubljana – The new centre-left coalition expects the political situation to de-escalate now that the new parliament has started its work, and the level of the debate to be raised. Coalition deputy groups note the importance of cooperation in tackling challenges and stress they are well prepared and will work together to implement their plans.