New economic stimulus package adopted, focus on income support and aid to companies

Ljubljana – The government adopted on Saturday a new economic stimulus package. Direct income support for groups including pensioners, students and those with the lowest wages is planned along with aid for companies. Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj said the package is estimated at around EUR 550 million.

Janša: It was Croatia and Italy’s “good will” to invite us to talks

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša said during questions time in parliament on Monday that it had been Italy and Croatia’s “good will” to invite Slovenia for talks on their plans to declare their exclusive economic zones in the Adriatic Sea. This invitation came “precisely because of our reputation”, the prime minister told the MPs.

Social partners make no progress on demographic fund, minimum wage

Ljubljana – The Economic and Social Council (ESS) debated on Friday the bill on a new national demographic fund, but not much progress was made as both the employer and trade union representatives still do not support it. The two meanwhile remain on the opposite sides regarding plans to freeze the scheduled increase in the minimum wage.

Stefanovic: 37 people questioned over Jajinci arms cache

BELGRADE - Thirty-seven people have been questioned in connection with an arms cache found near Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic's family home in Jajinci, suburban Belgrade, and the PM fears that his brother Andrej may have been a potential assassination target, says Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic.