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President Pahor holds talks on ways to revive social dialogue

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor received on Thursday chair of the Economic and Social Council Mitja Gorenšček to talk about reviving social dialogue. On the latter’s initiative, Pahor will host in the second half of August an informal talk with representatives of the government, employers and trade unions to look for ways to continue the dialogue.

Lenarčič rejects accusation it is him who harms Slovenia

Brdo pri Kranju – European Commissioner Janez Lenarčič rejected an accusation by Prime Minister Janez Janša that he was acting against Slovenia’s interests as he arrived for an EU ministerial at Brdo estate on Friday, saying “Slovenia is being harmed by those who undermine the rule of law and media freedom”, rather than those who warn of such conduct.

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Delo berates Janša over Iran comments

Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo criticises Prime Minister Janez Janša over his call for an independent inquiry into the 1988 massacre in Iran, writing in Tuesday’s front-page commentary that the timing and the manner were ill-chosen, and suggesting Janša lacks the credibility to defend human rights elsewhere.

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Iranian ambassador summoned over PM Janša’s 1988 massacre statement

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry summoned on Monday the Iranian ambassador to Slovenia over Prime Minister Janez Janša’s recent statement about a 1988 massacre in Iran, explaining that Slovenia always advocates human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Slovenian voters reject waters act in referendum

Ljubljana – Slovenian voters have overwhelmingly rejected the new waters act in a referendum on Sunday. More than 86% voted against, show near-final unofficial results. The statutory requirement that at least 20% of all voters must be against for a law to be rejected has been satisfied as well.

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Slovenian ambassador in Iran summoned over Janša’s statements

Ljubljana/Tehran – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Slovenia’s Ambassador to Iran Kristina Radej over Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša’s recent calls for an inquiry into a 1988 massacre in Iran at Free Iran World Summit. Tehran condemned Janša’s appearance at the summit and asked for an explanation from the Slovenian government.

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Justice Ministry publishes new call for delegated prosecutors

Ljubljana – The Justice Ministry published in the Official Gazette on Friday a new call for applications for two European delegated prosecutors after the previous was annulled on procedural grounds. This time the government expects six candidates. Candidates have 15 days to apply. The Prosecution Council warned the new call for applications was unlawful.

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V4 prime ministers endorse Slovenia’s presidency priorities

Ljubljana – The prime ministers of Visegrad Group countries endorsed the priorities of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU as they held talks with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša in Ljubljana on Friday.

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