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Politics Press Review 1:00

Mladina critical of government's communication attitude

The weekly Mladina is critical in Friday's editorial of the government's communication related to the coronavirus situation. Rather than presenting recommendations to the people as for example the German or Austrian government, the Slovenian government is being "rude, disrespectful and simply dumb", says editor-in-chief Grega Repovž.

Politics Press Review 1:00

Večer says burden of recovery again on taxpayers

In the wake of Germany taking over the EU Council presidency, the newspaper Večer says in Friday's commentary that several key decisions are awaiting member states, including the 2021-2027 budget and recovery fund. Relief efforts are again based on borrowed money.

Politics Press Review 1:00

Primorske Novice deems tracing app double-edged sword

Following the passing of the fourth stimulus package, which paves the way for introducing a contact tracing app, the newspaper Primorske Novice says on Friday that the measure could lull its users into a false sense of security, not to mention numerous dilemmas regarding its use.

Politics Jul 9, 2020, 20:52

PM keen for EU recovery plan not to depart much from Commission proposal

Prime Minister Janez Janša summed up Slovenia's goals in the negotiations on the EU's 2021-27 budget and recovery plan in Brussels on Thursday by saying the final agreement should be as close as possible to the European Commission's proposal and that it should be clinched as soon as possible.

Politics Jul 9, 2020, 20:19

MPs pass new coronacrisis package, envisage contact tracing app

Parliament has passed a legislative package meant to prepare Slovenia for the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, including with a legal basis for a contact tracing app - the most controversial item in the bill. The app took flack from left-leaning opposition MPs, but the bill was nevertheless passed in a 50:23 vote on Thursday.

Politics Jul 9, 2020, 20:15

FM deems first mission to Brussels successful

Foreign Minister Anže Logar labelled Thursday's working visit to Brussels, his first trip there since assuming office in mid-March, as successful. Logar said he anticipated close cooperation with all the top EU officials he met during the visit, which focussed on discussing Slovenia's approaching EU Council presidency.

Politics Jul 9, 2020, 18:45

Logar to study proposal for withdrawal from global migration compact

Foreign Minister Anže Logar announced on Thursday the Foreign Ministry will examine a proposal from a parliamentary committee for Slovenia to withdraw from the global compact for migration, just like it examines all committee proposals it receives. Explanations following Wednesday's committee session meanwhile suggest the 8:0 vote is misleading.