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European Parliament to vote on Slovenia resolution next week

Strasbourg – The European Parliament will take a vote on a resolution on the rule of law and fundamental rights in Slovenia at the plenary session in Strasbourg next Thursday, follows from the agenda endorsed by the parliament’s leadership today. The draft resolution is not available yet as the deadline for its submission has been moved from today to Friday.

DeSUS expects answers as opinions clash over justice minister

Ljubljana – The centre-left opposition insisted Marjan Dikaučič was not fit to serve as justice minister as debate on their ouster motion in parliament focussed on legal proceedings running against him. The coalition rallied in his support nonetheless, while the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS), which will decide the vote, called on him to provide concrete answers.

New issues on horizon in wake of govt EDP decision

Ljubljana – The State Prosecution Council has welcomed the government’s decision to refer the council’s pick of the pair of candidates for delegated prosecutors to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). Both the council and experts say such an act cannot be temporary, but the government says it invoked a clause in a Council Regulation of 2017.

Primorske says funding cuts in judiciary bring nothing good

Koper – Commenting on the proposal to reduce funding of the judiciary in the next two years, Primorske Novice says that this brings nothing good. Not only that money is being cut for institutions that are supposed to make order, it is trust in the state that is on a particular decline, the newspaper adds.

Croatia Former EU Funds Minister Arrested for Corruption

Croatia's Former Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds from 2016 to 2019, Gabrijela Zalac, spent Wednesday night in police custody after she, the director of the Central Finance and Contracting Agency SAFU, Tomislav Petric, and two entrepreneurs were arrested on Wednesday as part of an operation by the European Public Prosecutor's Office EPPO in Croatia, an EU watchdog monitoring how E

EP mission concerned about tone of public debate in Slovenia

Ljubljana – A delegation of the European Parliament’s committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) visiting Slovenia on a fact-finding mission has expressed concern mainly at the tone of public debate, while also calling for the issues of STA funding and European delegated prosecutor appointments to be addressed urgently.

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council Set to Handpick EU Delegated Prosecutors

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council on September 8 started the procedure for selection of European delegated prosecutors.

Within two days, the 22 candidates will present their motives to the Prosecutors' college. Six of them will be selected to join the team of European chief Prosecutor, Laura Kövesi.