Janez Janša

Janša: Slovenia must do its homework regarding defence spending

Brussels – Slovenia will not be able to reach the NATO target of 2% of GDP in defence spending by 2024, but it must do its homework and under the current government the spending trend has been reversed, Prime Minister Janez Janša said as he arrived for a summit of NATO leaders on Monday.

Intl journalist associations condemn Janša’s rebuke to Mijatović

London – Several international journalist organisations condemned Wednesday Prime Minister Janez Janša’s tweet that said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović was “part of #fakenews network”. This came after her warning about deteriorating media freedom in Slovenia. The organisations agree with her assessment of the situation.

Reynders again calls on Slovenia to name European prosecutors

Luxembourg – European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders has reiterated his call for Slovenia to appoint European delegated prosecutors for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) as soon as possible. He hopes that he could soon discuss the issue with the new Slovenian justice minister.

Janša says CoE Commissioner part of “fake news network”

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša has reproached Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović for what he sees as her being part of a fake news network. This comes after Mijatović recently warned about the deterioration of media freedom and freedom of expression in Slovenia.

Slovenian EU presidency to lead dialogue based on second rule of law report

Brussels – The Slovenian EU presidency will lead dialogue based on the European Commission’s second annual rule of law report, which will be released at the start of Slovenia’s six-month stint. The polemics over tying EU funds to respect for the rule of law will continue and it is not yet clear what will happen with proceedings against Poland and Hungary.

Slovenia presents its EU presidency slogan, logo

Ljubljana – The slogan of Slovenia’s EU presidency in the second half of the year will be Together. Resilient. Europe. According to the Government Communication Office, the slogan was picked as a response to the challenges of the EU and questions about future development. The logo of the presidency was also presented today.

EU confirms - Slovenia proposed changing borders in the Balkans

However, it was not made public because it could jeopardize international relations, writes Klix.ba.
The APA has asked the EU Council to disclose "documents of all kinds and in any language that would relate to alleged Slovenian non-paper or Slovenian border change initiatives in the Western Balkans and related discussions".

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