Public sector trade unions and government negotiators made little progress as they resumed pay talks on Tuesday, agreeing to meet again on Friday. The unions, several of which are threatening with strikes, were presented with a proposal, but rejected it, highlighting it scrapped plans for a pay increase for the poorest paid civil servants.
Analysts have welcomed the green light for the continuation of the NLB bank privatisation given today by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) despite the state-asset custodian's failure to reveal the price range. They assessed the market is sending positive signals even if the conditions for the sale are not optimal at the moment.
The national Housing Fund is planning to build 800 non-profit apartments intended primarily for vulnerable groups. The investment is planned to be partially financed with a EUR 50m loan from the Council of Europe Development Bank.
The parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee endorsed on Tuesday the formation of parliamentary friendship group with Palestine. The move was initiated by the Left, which said it was the continuation of the party's "battle" for the recognition of Palestine as an independent country.
Walter Wolf, the Canada-based businessman who was among the defendants in the statute-barred Patria defence deal case, pleaded not guilty to money laundering related to the high-profile case as he appeared at his arraignment hearing at the Maribor District Court on Tuesday.
The first metrology park in Slovenia opened in Železniki on Tuesday, presenting various measuring devices and serving as a one-stop shop for metrology solutions by major global providers.
Foreign Minister Miro Cerar has labelled the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an "unheard of violation of human rights", adding that the international community must respond to the act by the Saudi Arabian authorities with sanctions.