Matej Tonin

Tonin says no stable government possible without NSi

Žužemberk – The coalition New Slovenia (NSi) held its annual informal gathering in Žužemberk on Sunday, with its president Matej Tonin saying that the key achievements of the government were the key achievements of the NSi ministers. He noted that it was not possible to build a stable government without cooperation in the centre and without the NSi.

Tonin says EU has learnt its lessons in Afghanistan

Brdo pri Kranju – The creation of a European rapid reaction force will be among the topics discussed at Thursday’s informal meeting of defence ministers in Brdo pri Kranju. Slovenian Defence Minister Matej Tonin said the recent events in Afghanistan have been a lesson for the EU and called for a change of the mechanism of deployment.

FM says Slovenia ready to accept additional Afghan collaborators

Ljubljana/Brussels – Slovenia is ready to accept up to five members of the Afghan staff that collaborated with the EU to show solidarity with other EU member states, Foreign Minister Anže Logar said on Wednesday. For the time being, Slovenia will not offer taking in additional refugees from Afghanistan.

Defence Minister Tonin meets Turkey and Kosovo counterparts

Istanbul – Defence Minister Matej Tonin attended the opening of the IDEF International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul on Tuesday, where he also met his counterparts from Turkey and Kosovo. According to a statement from the ministry, the main topics discussed were the situation in Afghanistan and the wildfires in Turkey.

Two Slovenians have left Kabul, one remains in Afghanistan

Ljubljana – Out of a total of three Slovenian citizens who were still in Afghanistan on Monday, two have embarked on a Qatar-bound plane from Kabul last night, while the third one has remained in Afghanistan, shows unofficial information available to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry.

Foreign ministry voices concern over situation in Afghanistan

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. “Violence should be ended, the civilian population, in particular women and children, should be protected, and basic human rights standards should be upheld,” the ministry said on Twitter on Monday.

Youth Strategic Forum debates development of Slovenia and EU

Maribor – A debate on future development of Slovenia and the EU as part of the Youth Strategic Forum in Maribor on Saturday heard Defence Minister and coalition New Slovenia (NSi) president Matej Tonin noting that it was right that young people were interested in the future, as it depended on them.