Janez Janša

Erjavec announces motion of no confidence in govt by year’s end

Ljubljana – After meeting representatives of the informal KUL coalition on Tuesday, Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) leader Karl Erjavec announced that a motion for a constructive vote of no-confidence in the government would be filed next week or by the end of the year. He expects that the required 46 MP votes will have been secured by then.

PM: Key question on EU presidency is whether epidemic will have been over

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša believes that the key question of Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2021 is whether the Covid-19 pandemic will have ended by then. If not enough Europeans get vaccinated by mid-2021, the main priority will be battling the pandemic.

Slovenia’s leaders appeal for stability to take on epidemic

Ljubljana – There was a call for restoration of political stability in the face of the coronavirus crisis as President Borut Pahor hosted Prime Minister Janez Janša and the speakers of both houses of parliament for the annual meeting on Monday, which also focused on the electoral reform and preparations for Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU.

Health Minister Gantar resigns after his party leaves the coalition

Ljubljana – Health Minister Tomaž Gantar resigned on Friday after his Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) decided to leave the coalition. The National Assembly took note of his resignation in the afternoon and Prime Minister Janez Janša is stepping in as interim health minister.

DeSUS’s top body confirms party leaving coalition

Ljubljana – The council of the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) voted in favour of a proposal by the party’s executive committee that DeSUS leave the current coalition and back party leader Karl Erjavec as a candidate for prime minister-designate.

The decision on the fate of the government ministers who are members of DeSUS is on Prime Minister Janez Janša, Erjavec said.

PM meets ambassadors of EU members in Slovenia

Brdo pri Kranju – Prime Minister Janez Janša met ambassadors of EU member states to Slovenia on Tuesday, an event organised by the German EU presidency. The PM answered questions from ambassadors concerning the most recent EU summit, the main challenges for next year and Slovenia’s preparations for its EU presidency in the second half of 2021.

Janša: It was Croatia and Italy’s “good will” to invite us to talks

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša said during questions time in parliament on Monday that it had been Italy and Croatia’s “good will” to invite Slovenia for talks on their plans to declare their exclusive economic zones in the Adriatic Sea. This invitation came “precisely because of our reputation”, the prime minister told the MPs.

Demographic fund in focus as parliament in session

Ljubljana – The National Assembly is meeting for a four-day session on Monday with one of the items on the agenda the controversial bill on the demographic fund.

The session, held in a hybrid form to allow deputies wishing so to participate remotely, will open with the customary questions time featuring PM Janez Janša and members of his government.

Four DeSUS deputies to go independent unless “things calm down”

Ljubljana – A deputy of the coalition Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) has said four of the five DeSUS MPs were willing to quit the deputy group and become independent “if things do not calm down”. They plan to support the current government until the end of its term.

DeSUS remains in coalition, will examine cooperation with SMC MPs

Ljubljana – The Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) remains in the government coalition but will examine the possibility of closer cooperation with the coalition Modern Centre Party’s (SMC) deputy group, DeSUS deputy group leader Franc Jurša said after Thursday’s meeting between MPs and new party leader Karl Erjavec.