Conscription reintroduction proposal defeated

Ljubljana, 5 March - A proposal to reintroduce mandatory military service tabled by the incoming ruling Democrats (SDS) was defeated in parliament on Thursday in a 36:51 vote. Apart from the SDS, the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and National Party (SNS) were in favour of the proposal, but failed to convince the others.

Two Slovenian soldiers allegedly involved in a 7 May incident on the Slovenian side of the border with Italy as they stopped at gunpoint a civilian of Italian-Slovenian citizenship while he was taking a walk in the woods with a friend.
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