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Politics Sep 16, 2019, 21:04

PM's aide under media scrutiny over alleged links with Westinghouse

The decision by Damir Črnčec, a state secretary in the prime minister's office, to employ the head of the Krško office of Westinghouse as director of his private institute has come under media scrutiny as there is suspicion Črnčec might influence PM Marjan Šarec into picking Westinghouse to supply equipment for the Krško Nuclear Power Plant.

Business Sep 16, 2019, 20:35

Slovenian-Indian forum explores opportunities to boost trade

A Slovenian-Indian business forum was held in Ljubljana on Monday to discuss opportunities for deepening ties and establishing new ones between the countries, with potential for cooperation identified in logistics, infrastructure, automotive industry and tourism.

Politics Sep 16, 2019, 17:21

Cross-party consensus sought over private schools financing

After several attempts to implement the late-2014 Constitutional Court ruling mandating full financing of private primary schools failed, the Education Ministry will now try to break the impasse by forming a task force of various stakeholders, including parties, to build a broad consensus on the issue.

Politics Sep 16, 2019, 15:18

Pahor, Kovind call for cooperation and multilateralism

President Borut Pahor and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind reaffirmed their commitment to boost cooperation and friendship between their countries, as they met in Ljubljana on Monday. They also stressed the importance of global partnership and multilateralism. Pahor accepted an invitation to India.

Politics Sep 16, 2019, 15:06

Pahor inclined to coordinating debate on digitalisation

President Borut Pahor has responded to the initiative by the opposition New Slovenia (NSi) to act as a coordinator on the path to a new national consensus on digitalising Slovenia. His office said that Pahor was willing to host a meeting on the topic with representatives of the government, parliament and parties.

Politics Sep 16, 2019, 11:19

Štajerska Guard going strong despite leader's guilty verdict

Although he has been found guilty of trying to subvert the constitutional order, militia leader Andrej Šiško seems to have amped up the training activities of his Štajerska Guard over the summer, according to media reports. The police meanwhile told the STA that they were keeping a close eye on the militia.

Politics Press Review Sep 16, 2019, 9:31

Reporter says hour of truth coming for Šarec

The weekly Reporter says in its commentary on Monday that the hour of truth is coming for Prime Minister Marjan Šarec in the face of an expected recession. It also says that as long as Šarec remains hostage of the radical Left, the government's opposition partner, there will be no progress in Slovenia.