Janez Janša

SDS, LMŠ and DeSUS lose ground in Delo poll

Ljubljana – The ruling Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) continues to lead the field in the latest poll commissioned by the newspaper Delo, but has lost ground for the second month running. The LMŠ party of ex-PM Marjan Šarec and the DeSUS of the aspiring PM-designate Karl Erjavec have likewise slipped back amid growing voter discontent.

Govt vows to keep helping companies

Brdo pri Kranju – The government on Friday pledged to continue to help companies that are increasingly struggling as the coronavirus crisis is not letting up. “We will help the economy pull through and begin recovering as soon as possible,” Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek said at a press conference in Brdo pri Kranju.

Opposition to table motion of no-confidence in govt in mid-January

Ljubljana – An informal coalition of centre-left opposition parties will table a motion of no-confidence in the Janez Janša government on 15 January, Karl Erjavec, the leader of the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS), who has been tipped for prime minister-designate, announced on Tuesday.

Slovenia sending aid to Croatia after earthquake

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša spoke with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković on Tuesday to offer Slovenia’s assistance in the relief efforts following a devastating earthquake near Petrinja, south-east of the capital of Zagreb. Solidarity and readiness to help was also expressed by President Borut Pahor.

Coronavirus situation a bit better, worsening expected after holidays, Janša says

Maribor – Statistics show an improvement in the epidemiological situation, but the government is aware a partial relaxation of movement restrictions during the Christmas and New Year holidays will produce some new coronavirus cases, PM Janez Janša said on Sunday. He said it was too early to say whether school would reopen on 4 January.