Janez Janša

Report: Matej Tonin to temporarily take over at Health Ministry

Ljubljana – Defence Minister Matej Tonin is to temporarily take over the role of health minister from Prime Minister Janez Janša on Monday, the news portal 24ur.com reported on Wednesday, quoting unofficial information. Tonin reportedly already informed his closest team in the New Slovenia (NSi) party of this.

Opposition files motion to oust labour minister

Ljubljana – Four opposition parties have filed a motion to oust Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Minister Janez Cigler Kralj over his work during the epidemic and the ministry’s decision to grant funds to an NGO with close links to the minister. They need 46 votes in the 90-member National Assembly to succeed.

PM thinks hard lockdown may not be necessary

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša thinks a hard lockdown that would involve limiting people’s movement to within a certain radius around their home may not be necessary. “Due in particular to the introduction of rapid testing, it will be possible to weather the January-February wave without the most drastic measures,” he told Planet TV.

Furlough scheme will be extended, Janša says

Ljubljana – The furlough scheme, a measure aimed at preventing lay-offs due to the Covid-19 epidemic, which was to expire at the end of the month, will be extended with the eighth stimulus package at least until the end of April, Prime Minister Janez Janša tweeted before today’s cabinet session dedicated to the epidemiological situation.

Janša announces police pay reform

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša has announced that the “operative part” of the police force would be extracted from the single public sector pay system to make pay ratios fairer. Public sector trade union representatives expressed disagreement and called for social dialogue.