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Politics 7:00

PM thinks hard lockdown may not be necessary

Prime Minister Janez Janša thinks a hard lockdown that would involve limiting people's movement to within a certain radius around their home may not be necessary. "Due in particular to the introduction of rapid testing, it will be possible to weather the January-February wave without the most drastic measures," he told Planet TV.

Politics Jan 16, 2021, 18:29

Janša congratulates new CDU head

Prime Minister Janez Janša congratulated on Saturday Armin Laschet on his election as the leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Janša congratulated Laschet on Tiwtter in German, adding he was looking forward to future cooperation between his Democrats (SDS) and the CDU.

Politics Jan 16, 2021, 18:16

Report: SOVA head infected with coronavirus

The head of the SOVA intelligence agency, Janez Stušek, is infected with the new coronavirus, web portal reported. Since he attended a session of the Commission for Oversight of Intelligence and Security Services on Friday, all nine members of the commission will be tested. This could affect a no-confidence vote in the government.

Politics Jan 16, 2021, 13:13

Consular service chief says vaccination brings hope for revival of travel

Andrej Šter, the head of the Foreign Ministry's consular service, told the STA in an interview that vaccination brought hope that coronavirus restrictions to travelling could be gradually eased. He believes a unified vaccination certificate will be required to restore travelling within the EU.

Politics Press Review Jan 16, 2021, 1:00

Paper: No-confidence motion an all-or-nothing bid for Erjavec

Primorske Novice opines in Saturday's commentary that the motion of no confidence in the government is not very risky for the KUL parties but is an all-or-nothing bid by Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) president Karl Erjavec.

Politics Jan 15, 2021, 20:15

Commission rejects resolution Hojs undermined police safety

The Commission for Oversight of Intelligence and Security Services (KNOVS) debated on Friday the disclosure by Interior Minister Aleš Hojs of pay data for the police force to vote against a resolution that Hojs's act was inappropriate and affected the internal security in the police force.