The government coalition has offered the opposition a partnership agreement in a bid to facilitate the adoption of measures to help the economy recover from the coronavirus crisis, carry out systemic reforms and ensure Slovenia's EU presidency next year runs smoothly.
With MEP Tanja Fajon taking over as interim president of the Social Democrats (SD), analysts have different opinions about her ability to close the party's ranks. Senior party members, on the other hand, appear to agree she is the right choice to take the party forward.
Ernest Petrič, a seasoned diplomat and former Constitutional Court judge who is currently an adviser to President Borut Pahor, has been named by the government as Slovenia's member of the Venice Commission, an advisory body of the Council of Europe, for a four-year term.
For the first time since mid-March, less than half of respondents in a Valicon survey said they are worried about the coronavirus. However, this week's survey shows that more people are now worried about losing their jobs, with 26% expressing concern.
Wearing of face masks in closed public spaces is no longer mandatory in Slovenia, but it is still recommended according to guidelines by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
The newspaper Večer comments on the resignation of Social Democrats (SD) head Dejan Židan, examining the reasons that led to the decision and challenges ahead. It says in its commentary on Friday that the move is part of preparations for the future and that it will be hard for the party to change course.
The government has revoked a 2007 decree on a public-private partnership for a new bus and train terminal in Ljubljana. The decision means the project can be split up into a commercial project and a public investment.