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Supreme Court president stresses importance of independence of judiciary

Bled – A two-day Conference of Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, which focussed on the independence of judiciary at the institutional level and the level of judges, concludes in Bled on Tuesday. Supreme Court president Damijan Florjančič said new situations challenging this were emerging all the time.

Constitutional Court annuls portions of regulations on remote schooling

Ljubljana – The Constitutional Court has found multiple provisions of regulations that formed the legal basis for remote schooling in primary schools and schools for special needs children incompatible with the law. Some have been annulled outright, for one major provision it has given the National Assembly two months to change the law.

EP mission concerned about tone of public debate in Slovenia

Ljubljana – A delegation of the European Parliament’s committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) visiting Slovenia on a fact-finding mission has expressed concern mainly at the tone of public debate, while also calling for the issues of STA funding and European delegated prosecutor appointments to be addressed urgently.

Democracy Digest: Irony Alive and Well in Poland and Hungary

Ten member states as well as the European Commission itself will be opposing the Warsaw-Budapest tandem, who argue that the definition of the rule of law is too vague and the mechanism merely replicates the already ongoing Article 7 procedure, but gives Brussels more room for manoeuvre while also scrapping the right of veto by member states.

Kosovo War Veterans’ Leaders Go on Trial at Hague Court

Hysni Gucati and Nasim Haradinaj went on trial at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague on Thursday, charged with obstruction of justice and witness intimidation after they received leaked documents from war crimes case files and urged media to publish confidential information from the documents in September 2020.