Janez Janša

Pahor in talks with party leaders to prepare joint meeting

Ljubljana – Two of Slovenia’s nine parliamentary parties have declined President Borut Pahor’s invitation to a joint meeting aimed at reaching a consensus on the need for the country to focus the epidemic, a post-pandemic recovery and the country’s EU presidency. Nevertheless, he has high expectations for the meeting.

Pahor invites party heads for talks on key topics

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has expanded his initiative for cooperation among political parties with a call for a meeting of leaders of all parliamentary parties. He would like to measure support for his proposal that parties reach a consensus on focusing on the fight against the epidemic, on post-pandemic recovery and Slovenia’s EU presidency.

Parents protesting closure of schools

Koper – Rallies were held across the country on Sunday as parents protested closure of schools after two regions slipped back into black tier last week. The government decided schools should return to remote teaching and kindergartens close on Monday in the two regions after pupils in grades one to three were allowed back in nine of 12 regions last week.

PM questions suitability of proposed university applications

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša has wondered in a Facebook post whether Slovenia will have a competitive edge in the fourth industrial revolution compared to countries where there are twice as many people studying science and technology than humanities, whereas in Slovenia the share of the former is 37% and 39% of the latter.

Govt without go-ahead for uni application process for now

Ljubljana – The government has not yet okayed this year’s call for applications to enrol in university courses in what the Slovenian Student Organisation (ŠOS) sees as an encroachment upon tertiary education autonomy. The University of Ljubljana management thinks the procedure could be jeopardised, a risk Prime Minister Janez Janša dismissed.

PM says no major easing can be expected in coming weeks

Ljubljana – No major easing of anti-epidemic restrictions can be expected in the coming weeks, Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Friday, adding that the government would stick to the plan of easing adopted earlier this month, which means that schools and businesses might have to close again if the situation deteriorated.

PM to nominate health minister when DeSUS MPs decide on their support for govt

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša has said that he would nominate a new health minister when the MPs for the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS), which recently left the government coalition, decide whether they will support the government or become opposition MPs. He said they have until Wednesday’s coalition meeting to decide.

Janša counts on managers’ help in improving business environment

Ljubljana – PM Janez Janša believes the first half of 2021 will be similar to 2020 in terms of the epidemic and economic recovery, while the second half should be much better. He also accepted the Manager Association’s offer for cooperation to improve productivity as he addressed its annual get-together, which was held online on Thursday.