News roundup - Wednesday, 3 January, until 3pm

Ljubljana, 3 January - Below is a roundup of major events on Wednesday, 3 January, until 3pm local time:

Prosecutors join judges in tomorrow's token strike

LJUBLJANA - Prosecutors announced that they will join judges in suspending work for an hour on 4 January to express their protest at the government's failure to implement by 3 January a Constitutional Court ruling to align the salaries of judges, to which the prosecutors' pay is pegged, with those of the most senior officials in the other two branches of government. The Association of State Prosecutors said they will also follow judges in alerting EU and other institutions of the government's inaction.

Supreme Court upholds ruling over Janša's insulting tweet

LJUBLJANA - The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal in a case in which opposition SDS leader Janez Janša was found guilty of insulting two journalists by calling them "washed up prostitutes" in a 2016 tweet. The court held that Janša did not sufficiently explain why he appealed on a point of law, adding that concrete reasons and explanations must be listed if the court was to rule on the matter. The ruling is now final effective in May 2022.

Ski jumper Prevc takes another victory, tops overall ranking

VILLACH, Austria - Slovenian ski jumper Nika Prevc continued her winning streak by dominating the FIS World Cup individual competition on the normal hill in Villach, Austria, and climbing to the top of the overall rankings. Prevc won with a substantial advantage of 26 points ahead of runner-up Eva Pinkelnig of Austria. This is her second victory in less than a week, during which she has also won the prestigious Two Nights Tour.

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