Weekly Home Affairs Review from 31 October through 6 November

Ljubljana, 7 November - A new impeachment motion against Interior Minister Mirko Bandelj was submitted in Parliament on 2 November by SDS lawmakers. The opposition proposed early elections later in the week as the only solution for the country whose current government coalition was said to be unable to make up for the delays in preparing for the EU membership. Government delays in drafting protection legislation were also debated by the coordination body of parliamentary parties. Local community representatives from the Koper municipality organized a protest rally to demand that local elections be held in Koper and that the present territorial organization be maintained. Four new constitutional judges took posts early in the week, and the parliament held three public debates on the pensions reform, employment relations legislation and the accounting court amendment law. Slovenia was struck by floods which caused the most damage in central-eastern Slovenia around the towns of Celje, Lasko and Krsko.

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