News roundup - Monday, 6 May, until 3pm

Ljubljana, 6 May - Below is a roundup of major events on Monday, 6 May, until 3pm local time:

MEP Grošelj to stand in EU election after all

LJUBLJANA - MEP Klemen Grošelj (Renew/Freedom Movement) will stand in the EU election as the top candidate of the non-parliamentary Greens of Slovenia party after his Freedom Movement placed him practically at the bottom of the list of candidates and he withdrew his consent to run. Grošelj said that after deciding not on stand for the Freedom Movement slate, he has received many phone calls of support. This led to an idea of forming an alternative list of candidates that would bring together centrist, liberal and green parties.

Campaign launched to ban cages for hens and sows in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA - The Animal Enterprise Transparency Project (AETP), a Slovenian animal welfare NGO, launched a campaign which urges legislation to abolish the use of cages in animal husbandry, foremost for laying hens and sows. The NGO said that the majority of people are not aware how wide-spread such methods of farming are in Slovenia, so the campaign is designed to pressure the government into banning the use of cages based on a scientific consensus on their impact on the welfare of sows and hens.

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