Janez Janša

Paper tries to understand Janša’s controversial statements

Koper – Instead of taking some time to meet the European Parliament’s fact-finding mission, Prime Minister Janez Janša took to Twitter to yet again bring shame on the country, himself and Slovenian diplomats abroad, the newspaper Primorske Novice says on Saturday, suggesting that the media should perhaps start ignoring his provocations.

Opposition say PM’s tweets shameful, harmful for Slovenia

Ljubljana – The centre-left opposition condemned on Friday PM Janez Janša’s response to the visit of a fact-finding mission of the European Parliament, in particular his tweets. These were labelled as harmful and detrimental to Slovenia’s international image. Matej Tonin, the head of the junior coalition New Slovenia (NSi), urged Janša to apologise.

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.

Janša accuses Brussels of exceeding powers over rule of law in Euronews interview

Brdo pri Kranju – Prime Minister Janez Janša has accused the European Commission of exceeding its powers and of political abuse of the rule of law in an interview with Euronews, saying in its efforts to get member states to comply with the EU’s fundamental values the Commission is “close to breaking the rule of law” itself.

Delo says Janša may not be the worst that can happen to opposition

Ljubljana – Unity is rare in Slovenian politics but the unity in the criticism of President Borut Pahor, who held talks with Zoran Stevanović, the initiator of recent protests against the Covid pass mandate, is not something to be happy about, as it is driven by calculations and fear, Delo says on Tuesday.

Finance on times after “golden age” of public spending

Ljubljana – The business newspaper Finance says on Tuesday that “we live in a time when budget funds seem to be absolutely no problem for the first time in the history of Slovenia”, but it wonders how the country will cope once sobering up comes after this “golden age” of public spending.