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Politics Nov 24, 2020, 18:05

Logar talks EU presidency challenges, rule of law at Berlin Forum

Foreign Minister Anže Logar addressed participants of the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday to highlight the priorities of Slovenia's EU presidency in the second half of next year and stress the importance of solidarity among EU member states, the Foreign Ministry said.

Politics Nov 24, 2020, 16:45

Stimulus package No. 6 amended and okayed for plenary

The sixth stimulus package, extending or reactivating aid measures and introducing some new ones, was sent to the plenary by the parliamentary Finance Committee with some amendments on Tuesday. The bill was discussed by two more committees on Monday, with the opposition criticising certain criteria and provisions it said were out of place.

Society Nov 24, 2020, 15:44

Chief coronavirus adviser says extension of restrictions needed

Bojana Beović, the head of the government's coronavirus task force, has announced that the group will propose the extension of existing restrictions this week. It is not possible to talk about potential changes until the most recent measures show effects, which is expected at the end of this week, Beović told the STA.

Politics Nov 24, 2020, 15:29

MPs endorse police response to violent Ljubljana protest

After four sessions dedicated to the matter, the coalition majority on the parliamentary Home Affairs Committee established that the police acted suitably, professionally and efficiently in response to the 5 November protest in Ljubljana which turned into a riot.

Politics Nov 24, 2020, 15:22

Amnesty urges parliament to reject higher fines for gatherings

Amnesty International Slovenia has called on the National Assembly to reject a proposal to increase fines for flouting restriction on public gatherings which is part of the sixth economic stimulus package. The NGO thinks the measure would be disproportionate and not in line with best public health practices.

Politics Nov 24, 2020, 15:09

Five bids for Constitutional Court judge in Pahor's new call

President Borut Pahor has received five bids in what is a third call for applications for one vacancy on the Constitutional Court. The applicants include a candidate who failed to get appointed in the National Assembly in June after the first call.

Politics Nov 24, 2020, 14:42

Opposition objects to Hungary's involvement in rail project

The four left-leaning opposition parties have jointly urged against government plans to involve Hungary in the construction of the new rail track to the port of Koper. Saying they want to "stop this madness", they argued the government is dismantling a completed financial plan, delaying the project, and making it more expensive.