Left proposing referendum on EUR 780m in defence investment

Ljubljana, 24 August - The opposition Left has proposed to the National Assembly to call a consultative referendum on the EUR 780 million in defence expenditure planned for the coming six years. The party argues money that would suffice to build several infection clinics, "170 care homes or 100,000 flats for the young" will instead be spent on an imaginary enemy.

The first in a series of military exercises dubbed Preskok (Leap) gets under way to test the Slovenian Armed Forces' response in support of the disaster protection system.
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