Luka Mesec

Govt adopts legislative changes on same-sex marriage, adoptions

Ljubljana – The government adopted on Friday legislative changes to remedy the regulation prohibiting homosexual couples from getting married or adopting children. The changes to the family code will be fast tracked through parliament, the Government Communication Office said.

NSi determined to oppose gay adoptions

Ljubljana – The opposition New Slovenia will use all legal means available to oppose the Constitutional Court’s recent decision to allow gay couples to get married and adopt children and its ramifications, including any changes to the family code that will be based in this ruling, the party’s deputy group leader Janez Cigler Kralj said on Wednesday.

Mladina says coalition should take initiative

Ljubljana – The latest Mladina editorial says Janšism is the main problem of Slovenian society and of any government that tries to oppose it, adding that PM Robert Golob does not have a single political heavyweight by his side who has already fought political battles with his predecessor Janez Janša. The coalition should take initiative, it notes.

New govt won’t be able to afford grace period, PM Golob says

Ljubljana – PM Robert Golob said his ministerial team features experienced politicians and experts as the government must be operational right away. “We don’t want a government of newcomers that would need a 100-day grace period because we know we will not have it,” he said as he presented the 17 nominees to the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Opposition rebukes some ministerial nominees, parts of coalition agreement

Ljubljana – The opposition has presented a critical take on some ministerial candidates in parliament on Wednesday while expressing fears about measures it sees as reminiscent of the socialist era.

Presenting the Democrat (SDS) deputy group’s position, Anže Logar, the outgoing foreign minister, noted that Robert Golob wanted to form a government quickly.

Freedom Movement & partners keen to form govt by 3 June

Ljubljana – The Freedom Movement, the party that won the 24 April general election, and its prospective coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SD) and the Left, would like to form a government by 3 June and will set out the distribution of ministerial briefs between them by the end of the week after the first round of official talks on Tuesday.

Left leadership gets vote of confidence, mandate for coalition talks

Ljubljana – The council of the Left on Friday endorsed the party’s executive committee, headed by coordinator Luka Mesec, after the committee put their mandate for a vote of confidence. The party leadership has been given the mandate for talks with the Freedom Movement to enter a coalition headed by Robert Golob.

Golob to informally meet Pahor, coalition talks to start Tuesday

Ljubljana/Koper – Robert Golob, the head of the Freedom Movement party that has convincingly won Sunday’s general election, is expected to meet President Borut Pahor informally on Tuesday as the most likely candidate for the prime minister-designate. Talks with the Social Democrats (SD) and Left on forming a new coalition are also expected tomorrow.

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