Constitutional Court judge nominee denies claim he spoke of shooting migrants

Ljubljana – Rok Svetlič, a nominee for a Constitutional Court judge, presented his bid at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, rejecting claims that he had spoken about shooting migrants at a consultation on migration and the foreigners act in the summer of 2020. He also said no party, guild or university department was behind his bid.

15th Mountain Film Festival kicks off

Domžale – The 15th Mountain Film Festival starts on Monday in Domžale near Ljubljana, featuring 33 films from 19 countries in four categories: mountaineering, climbing, mountain nature and culture, and sports and adventure. The festival, concluding on Sunday, will bring a plethora of productions on wild animals and epic stories from the Himalayas.

ECHR admits application against Slovenia over judicial recusal

Ljubljana – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has admitted an application against Slovenia over an alleged violation of the right to a fair hearing. The case concerns Constitutional Court judge Rok Čeferin’s failure to exclude himself from a case, the STA has learnt from the State Attorney’s Office.

New deputy group established by four former SMC, DeSUS MPs

Ljubljana – Four members of parliament, including Speaker Igor Zorčič, will form a new deputy group in parliament on Friday after three of them parted ways with the coalition Modern Centre Party (SMC) and one left the opposition Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) deputy group. This is expected to lead to the appointment of a new parliamentary speaker.

Loginov and Jörg defend snowboard world titles

Zreče – Russia’s Dmitry Loginov and Germany’s Selina Jörg defended their world titles in the parallel giant slalom at the Snowboarding World Championships in Rogla, Slovenia on Monday. Slovenian snowboarders underperformed.

Silver medals went to Italian snowboarder Roland Fischnaller and Russian Sofia Nadyrshina and bronze to Andrey Sobolev of Russia and Julia Dujmovits of Austria.

Rogla hosting Snowboarding World Championships

Zreče – The Slovenian ski resort of Rogla is hosting a segment of the Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships, with the parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom disciplines scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Slovenians have high expectations in both events and a big favourite in veteran Žan Košir.

Analysts divided on whether govt will finish its term

Ljubljana – After yesterday’s failed vote of no confidence in the government, political analysts seem to be divided as to what this means for the coalition. While Rok Čakš believes it has made the coalition more stable and that this marks the end of attempts to bring down the government, Aljaž Pengov Bitenc expect more ouster motions.