National Assembly

Tonin says Slovenia cannot have a good government without NSi

Ljubljana – Defence Minister Matej Tonin described the ministerial team of his Christian democratic party as the most efficient part of the current government as New Slovenia (NSi) held a campaign convention in Ljubljana on Wednesday. He said Slovenia deserved a good government, but there could not be such a government without the NSi.

Majority of parties in favour of depoliticising public broadcaster, split on STA financing

Ljubljana – The influence of politics on the media has been a major concern in recent years. The majority of parties quizzed by the STA spoke in favour of depoliticising appointments to the governing bodies of the public broadcaster, albeit to varying degrees and in different ways. When it comes to how to finance the STA, opinions are split.

Election debate focusses on situation in culture

Ljubljana – Eleven parties contesting the upcoming general election participated in a debate about their arts and culture platforms held by a group of cultural NGOs in the Kino Šiška arts centre on Monday. They focused on four themes: the legislative framework, budget and resource allocation, decentralisation and dialogue.

Bulgaria: Protest for “Neutrality” in the War in Ukraine – Z symbols and Russian flags everywhere (PHOTOS)

Buses brought supporters of the far-right political party "Vazrazhdane" (Revival) to protest in front of the parliament building. Among them were people that had the symbol "Z" written on clothes, posters, flags. The "Z" symbol is a pro-Kremlin symbol of the Russian war in Ukraine.

No conclusions as MPs debate situation at RTV Slovenija

Ljubljana – The centre-left opposition failed to muster support for a series of resolutions they proposed in response to what they see as political pressure on editorial independence and autonomy of the public broadcaster, as the relevant parliamentary committee discussed the situation at RTV Slovenija for four hours on Friday.

MPs pass systemic bill to promote digital literacy

Ljubljana – The National Assembly passed on Monday a bill to encourage digital inclusion which is designed to enhance digital development of the economy and the entire society. The centrepiece is a scheme of “digital vouchers” for students and adults over 55 to buy digital devices and attend digital literacy courses.

Parties welcoming of Ukrainian refugees

Ljubljana – All but one parliamentary party welcomed Slovenia’s offer to accept Ukrainian refugees, although there was some scepticism whether the country has the capacity or would even need to take in between 180,000 and 200,000 as suggested by Interior Minister Aleš Hojs. The opposition also raised unequal treatment of refugees depending on their origin.

Freedom Movement remains ahead of SDS in latest poll despite dip

Ljubljana – The Freedom Movement, a new party headed by former energy exec Robert Golob, remains in the lead ahead of the ruling Democrats (SDS) in the latest poll by the pollster Ninamedia, as both top contenders lost some ground compared to the same poll two weeks ago.