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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No more free rapid testing, as vaccinated, tested, convalescents to get more concessions

Ljubljana – Slovenia will enable those who have been vaccinated against Covid, have recovered from it or have been tested to have as few restrictions in public life as possible, while rapid tests will be no longer be free of charge from mid-August, PM Janez Janša said on Thursday as he urged vaccination together with the other coalition leaders.

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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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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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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Ways to improve vaccine uptake discussed as govt meets local officials

Brdo pri Kranju – Government officials and health professionals called on mayors on Wednesday to help convince the people to get vaccinated. Health professionals, including minister Janez Poklukar, warned that the situation is serious, with infections on the rise again.

MEPs convey stark message about rule of law in debate on EU presidency priorities

Strasbourg – MEPs from the majority of political groups in the European Parliament sent PM Janez Janša some stark messages about the rule of law after he presented Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities in the Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. His European People’s Party (EPP) too urged him to promptly appoint European delegated prosecutors.

Janša at EU Parliament: EU should start acting more strategically

Strasbourg – PM Janez Janša said as he addressed the European Parliament on Tuesday he believed the time had come for the EU to start acting more strategically, including in the Western Balkans. Presenting the Slovenian EU presidency’s priorities, he said the first short-term priority was to do everything to prevent the fourth wave of the pandemic.