Delo poll: Pirc Musar and Logar favourites in presidential race

Ljubljana – Lawyer and ex-Info Commissioner Nataša Pirc Musar and opposition SDS MP and ex-Foreign Minister Anže Logar would make it to the run-off if the presidential election was held now, according to a survey pollster Mediana has carried out for the newspaper Delo. Freedom Movement vice-president Marta Kos would place third.

SDS says government already trampled on constitution

Ljubljana – Opposition SDS MP Branko Grims has accused the Robert Golob government of trampling on the constitution as soon as it came to power; he cited its demand to compile lists of staff that were hired during the previous two governments and the interior minister’s withdrawal of consent for the suits regarding anti-government rallies.

Kangler denies allegations of interference in police work

Ljubljana – The parliamentary commission investigating suspicion of political interference in the work of police interviewed Interior Ministry State Secretary Franc Kangler on Friday. Kangler denied during a four-hour session allegations about his unwarranted interfering in either the work of police or staffing decisions.

Left files complaints against SDS, media, police commissioner

Ljubljana – The opposition Left filed on Wednesday criminal complaints against the ruling Democrats (SDS) and “its media network” for suspicion of a systemic spread of non-truths, leader of the Left’s deputy group Matej T. Vatovec said. The party also pressed charges against Police Commissioner Anton Olaj for suspicion of abuse of office.

No parliament debate on opposition Left’s political programme

Ljubljana – Speaker Igor Zorčič will not call a plenary session to debate the opposition Left’s party programme after the coalition Democrats (SDS) and New Slovenia (NSi) requested this last week, arguing the programme contained elements suggesting the Left could act against the country’s constitutional order.

Unsupervised Intelligence Service Worries Bosnian MPs

Opposition MPs say parliament's lack of control over the work of the country's intelligence agency is worrying.

The joint committee of Bosnia's state-level parliament, which supervises the work of the Intelligence Security Agency, has been without a chair for months because of political disagreements.

Bosnian Serb Party Demands Top Court's Reform

The Serbian Democratic Party, which is part of the governing national coalition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, said it will present a proposal for a new law on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The proposal will be submitted during the next session of parliament's House of the Representatives, Aleksandra Pandurevic, an SDS MP, told BIRN on Tuesday.