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Business Press Review 1:00

Večer points to various interests in Abanka sale

As the supervisors of Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) have postponed the decision on the sale of Abanka, the newspaper Večer says on Tuesday that its decision will not be professional in any case, but "obviously imbued with political interests and probably also lobbyist tentacles, in which all stakeholders have their own calculations".

Politics Jun 17, 2019, 19:05

NGO not breaking law in aiding migrants, prosecution says

The aid provided to migrants by the Legal and Information Centre (PIC), a group of NGOs, does not constitute a crime, Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar told the National Assembly during questions time on Monday. He was answering a question from the opposition Democrats (SDS), who are appalled that these NGOs get state funding.

Business Jun 17, 2019, 16:29

Final decision on Abanka privatisation deferred to Wednesday

The final decision on the privatisation of Abanka, Slovenia's third largest bank, has been deferred to Wednesday after the supervisory board of Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) decided not to convene Monday as planned. Nevertheless, comments by Prime Minister Šarec suggest the bank will be privatised despite initial apprehension.

Politics Jun 17, 2019, 15:36

Country's top officials denounce attack on district judge

President Borut Pahor condemned Sunday's attack on the Maribor district judge Daniela Ružič on Monday and urged the authorities to thoroughly investigate the incident and report the findings to the public. Other top political and judiciary officials have denounced the attack as well and called for zero tolerance for violence.

Politics Jun 17, 2019, 14:12

Pahor receives Order of Malta's grand master

The grand master of the Order of Malta, Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetta, is completing his multi-day visit to Ljubljana on Monday by meeting President Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Marjan Šarec to discuss humanitarian cooperation.

Politics Jun 17, 2019, 13:56

Šarec agrees environmental groups often obstruct important projects

Prime Minister Marjan Šarec agreed with an opposition MP during questions time in parliament on Monday that Slovenia should not allow small environmental groups halt developmentally and environmentally important projects. He proposes that the Environment Ministry draw up legislation to prevent this.

Politics Press Review Jun 17, 2019, 9:14

Reporter condemns attempt to delay Abanka privatisation

The latest attempt to stop the privatisation of Abanka raises the question in whose interest Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is working. In the interest of the people or the banksters who dug a five-billion hole in the banking system with the help of tycoons and politicians. The answer is clear, Reporter comments on Monday.