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Politics Press Review 1:00

Waning trust in measures due to politicians' slips, says Večer

Trust in anti-corona measures, which is key for their effective implementation, is decreasing as a result of careless behaviour of politicians who have put the measures in place and defended them all along, says the newspaper Večer on Wednesday.

Politics Sep 22, 2020, 20:09

Unions perplexed by PM's public pay system comments

Public sector trade unions have expressed concern after Prime Minister Janez Janša announced talks on plans to extract what he described as the services part of the public sector from the uniform pay system.

Politics Sep 22, 2020, 20:05

Responsive labour market and elderly care priorities of Slovenia's EU presidency

Labour Minister Janez Cigler Kralj announced efforts to ensure a responsive labour market and quality elderly care would be the social affairs priorities of Slovenia's presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2021 as he met several EU commissioners in Brussels on Tuesday as part of preparations for the country's stint.

Politics Sep 22, 2020, 19:22

State secretary deems internal market bill breach of Brexit deal

Foreign Ministry State Secretary Gašper Dovžan stressed the importance of member states remaining united in conducting Brexit negotiations with the UK as he attended a meeting of EU affairs ministers in Brussels on Tuesday. He warned that the internal market bill was a grave violation of the UK's requirements stemming from the Brexit agreement.

Politics Sep 22, 2020, 19:21

Minister under fire over masks

Education Minister Simona Kustec has come under fire for appearing at a sports gala at which the guests were not wearing masks, which took place the same day that stricter rules on wearing masks in schools were implemented and against the backdrop of escalating political debates about coronavirus measures. She has already apologised.

Politics Sep 22, 2020, 17:59

Minister highlights role of defence industry development

Maintaining and upgrading the defence industry is key for Slovenia, at national and collective defence levels, said Defence Minister Matej Tonin at a meeting discussing cooperation between Slovenian defence companies and banks. He urged banks to cooperate in conducting business with the defence industry.

Politics Sep 22, 2020, 17:36

Koritnik regrets EU does not have common Covid-19 tracing app

Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik is in Brussels on Tuesday meeting European commissioners and Slovenian MEPs as part Slovenia's preparations for its stint as the EU presiding country in the second half of 2021. His meeting with Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton focussed on digitalisation, including 5G technology.