Prime Ministers of Slovenia

Day of remembrance for victims of communism cancelled

Just hours before Slovenia was due to mark National Day of Remembrance for the Victims Communist Violence on 17 May, the government revoked a decree by its predecessors that served as the legal basis for the commemoration, triggering sharp criticism from the right and talk of a "new civil war".

Independence protagonist Jože Pučnik remembered 20 years after death

Jože Pučnik, a key protagonist of Slovenia's democratisation and independence, was honoured on the 20th anniversary of his death on 11 January with President Nataša Pirc Musar describing him as a model statesman. The party that he used to lead organised a commemoration in Ljubljana.

Controversy as Communist-era leader laid to rest with military honours

Janez Zemljarič, a politician who held several top positions during communist times and was believed to have retained significant power after Slovenia's independence, was laid to rest at Ljubljana Žale cemetery on 6 January. The government's decision to bury him with military honours sparked controversy as Zemljarič also served as the head of secret police.

Conservative Logar to face liberal Pirc Musar in runoff

Ljubljana, 23 October – Anže Logar, the conservative former foreign minister, won 34% of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election in Slovenia and will face lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar in the 13 November run-off after she picked 27%. Being limited to two terms, incumbent Borut Pahor could not run again.

Mladina deems presidential function important, Pahor bad president

Ljubljana – Commenting on the role of president of the republic in Slovenia as the presidential race in the country is accelerating, Mladina says the constitution and social commitment are the only thing that kept outgoing President Borut Pahor from causing havoc and damage with his politically biased choices during his mandates.

MPs pass changes to RTV Slovenija act

Ljubljana – The National Assembly passed in 53:26 vote on Thursday changes to the act on RTV Slovenija with which the government would like to reduce what it sees as the influence of politics on the public broadcaster. The changes come after RTV journalists recently went on strike twice demanding editorial autonomy.