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Politics Press Review 11:53

Dnevnik finds Slovenia back on diplomatic map, but for wrong reasons

Commenting on PM Janez Janša's insulting tweets, the newspaper Dnevnik finds on Saturday that Slovenia has indeed returned to the diplomatic map like Foreign Minister Anže Logar has promised, however the sentiment felt by Slovenians is "disbelief, shame, rage, sadness and powerlessness".

Politics Press Review 11:04

Delo: Slovenia's EU presidency politically dead

The newspaper Delo writes that Prime Minister Janez Janša, with his tweets targeting the European Parliament's delegation on a fact-finding mission to Slovenia, damaged Slovenia's reputation and the credibility of its EU presidency, which it says is politically dead.

Politics Press Review 1:00

Paper tries to understand Janša's controversial statements

Instead of taking some time to meet the European Parliament's fact-finding mission, Prime Minister Janez Janša took to Twitter to yet again bring shame on the country, himself and Slovenian diplomats abroad, the newspaper Primorske Novice says on Saturday, suggesting that the media should perhaps start ignoring his provocations.

Politics Oct 15, 2021, 21:47

TV Slovenija news programme editor-in-chief steps down

Manica Janežič Ambrožič, the TV news programme editor-in-chief at public broadcaster RTV Slovenija, stepped down on Friday. She said she had decided to do so because she disagreed with changes to the programme and production plan for TV Slovenija's news programme for next year, RTV Slovenija said in a statement.

Politics Oct 15, 2021, 21:21

Govt tweaks exemptions from quarantine, donates vaccines to COVAX

The government changed on Friday a decree setting out exemptions from mandatory quarantine after a high-risk contact, so that those vaccinated against Covid-19 will be exempted from this indefinitely for now. The government also decided to donate some 578,300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX.

Politics Oct 15, 2021, 21:04

Demographic office gets acting director

The government has appointed Danilo Lončarič acting director of the Government Office for Demographic Affairs as of today. The appointment comes after the government decided a month ago to postpone the launch of the new office until Friday, 15 October.

Politics Oct 15, 2021, 20:07

Slovenian MEP presents her take on fact-finding mission

Slovenian MEP Romana Tomc, a member of the ruling Democrats (SDS), has presented her view on the European Parliament's fact-finding mission to Slovenia, a member of which she has been over the past three days. The mission's main finding is that institutions function well, she said, but complained about its secrecy and non-transparency.