In Slovenia

Janša critical of preparedness for Covid-19 before govt took over

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša appeared on Friday at the session of the parliamentary inquiry commission dealing with the government’s response to the Covid-19 epidemic. He was critical in his testimony of the preparedness of the public health authorities and noted the systemic problems in elderly care inherited by his government.

1,393 new coronavirus infections recorded on Monday

Ljubljana – The number of new coronavirus cases continues to rise in Slovenia, with 1,393 infections being detected on Monday, which is up 59% from a week ago and the highest daily figure since 7 April. There are now more than 10,640 active cases in the country, according to estimates by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). Three patients died.

Tonin says no stable government possible without NSi

Žužemberk – The coalition New Slovenia (NSi) held its annual informal gathering in Žužemberk on Sunday, with its president Matej Tonin saying that the key achievements of the government were the key achievements of the NSi ministers. He noted that it was not possible to build a stable government without cooperation in the centre and without the NSi.

Opposition tables motion of no confidence in justice and education ministers

Ljubljana – Four centre-left opposition parties have tabled motions of no confidence in Justice Minister Marjan Dikaučič and Education Minister Simona Kustec. The main charge against Dikaučič is the failure to appoint delegated European prosecutors. Kustec has been accused of failings regarding getting schools ready for the new wave of the pandemic.

Janša presents SDS’s terms for cooperation in next coalition

Krško – The head of the ruling coalition Democrats (SDS) and Prime Minister Janez Janša commented at the party’s regional meeting in Leskovec pri Krškem on Saturday on a possible new coalition, saying that the SDS did not exclude anyone but that it did have certain conditions such as that all partners work for the common good rather than own interests.

PM Janša discusses Afghanistan situation with US senators

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša met on Friday a delegation of US senators who are visiting Slovenia on the occasion of Slovenian-American Friendship Day. During a working lunch the officials talked about current international issues, including the situation in Afghanistan, and relations between the US and Slovenia, Janša’s office said.