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Politics Apr 22, 2017, 15:51

LibDems elect new president in bid to re-enter parliament

The Liberal Democracy (LDS), which was ejected from parliament in 2011 after dominating Slovenian politics for almost two decades, elected a new leader on Saturday, career diplomat Anja Fabiani, in its bid to return to relevance.

Business Press Review Apr 22, 2017, 8:06

Delo sees old practices in company staffing continue

Looking at the appointment of the new supervisory board of Telekom Slovenije, Delo says in Saturday's commentary that old practices are continuing despite claims to the contrary.

Politics Press Review Apr 22, 2017, 1:00

Večer says Paris attack will have grave consequences

The latest terrorist attack in Paris was a shock for the French and will affect not only the election outcome but also post-election politics, Večer argues in Saturday's commentary Pre-Election Shock.

Politics Apr 21, 2017, 18:35

Former PM wins court case in battle to clear name

Alenka Bratušek, the former prime minister, appears to have won a court battle over her self-nomination for the post of EU commissioner, as the Constitutional Court threw out a complaint by the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.

Politics Apr 21, 2017, 17:15

Slovenia wants Turkey to stay committed to democracy

Matej Marn of the Foreign Ministry called on Turkey to stay true to democratic standards in the face of "demanding challenges", as the two countries held their regular bilateral political consultations in Ljubljana on Friday.

Politics Apr 21, 2017, 16:07

Home minister writes to EU Commission over Slovenia-Austria border checks

Interior Minister Vesna Györkös Žnidar has sent a letter to First European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, in which she stressed that an extension of border checks on the Slovenian-Austrian border would be unwarranted.

Society Apr 21, 2017, 12:54

Keber: Opponents of merging health insurance fighting for privileges

Those opposing the abolition of top-up health insurance and its merger into a comprehensive public service are above all fighting to preserve existing privileges that they do not deserve, the health minister's advisor Dušan Keber told the latest edition of the weekly Mladina.