Prime Minister of Slovenia

Janša and Lithuanian president call for aid to Lithuania in face of migration

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda have called on EU member countries to provide aid to Lithuania in the face of “ongoing critical security situation” on the Lithuanian-Belarus border due to illegal migration. Protection of the EU’s external border is our common responsibility, Janša said in a Tweet.

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No more free rapid testing, as vaccinated, tested, convalescents to get more concessions

Ljubljana – Slovenia will enable those who have been vaccinated against Covid, have recovered from it or have been tested to have as few restrictions in public life as possible, while rapid tests will be no longer be free of charge from mid-August, PM Janez Janša said on Thursday as he urged vaccination together with the other coalition leaders.

Janša attending EU summit on pandemic, economic recovery

Brussels – Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša is among the EU leaders attending a summit in Brussels on Thursday dedicated to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, post-pandemic economic recovery, migrations, and relations with Russia and Turkey. Janša did not make a doorstep statement or take questions from reporters on arrival in Brussels.

DeSUS electing new leadership on Saturday

Ljubljana – The Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS) will hold a congress on Saturday to elect what will be its third leadership in a year and a half. Last December, after less than a year under Aleksandra Pivec, the party again elected its ex-boss Karl Erjavec, but he stepped down in March. There are three contenders now.

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.

Slovenia Criticised for Delay in Choosing EU Graft-Fighting Prosecutors

Despite repeated calls from EU officials, Slovenia has not yet selected prosecutors to delegate to the newly established EU prosecutor's office, which will investigate fraud, corruption and money laundering involving the EU budget.

On Monday, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders reiterated his call for Slovenia to appoint prosecutors.