A young UNICEF ambassador urged MPs to think of their children and grandchildren when building a world for future, as the National Assembly marked the Universal Children's Day on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Human Rights Ombudsman Peter Svetina called on state bodies to work together to mitigate the problems of children.
Veteran journalist Tone Hočevar reveals the background of many groundbreaking historic moments he has witnessed in his 50-year career around the world in his book Skušnjave (Temptations), which will be launched in Ljubljana this evening.
Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Wednesday, 20 November:
Commenting on the US policy reversal on Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory, the newspaper Večer says on Wednesday that international law is only a nuisance to the US and Israel, preventing military powers from enforcing the law of the jungle: the stronger one wins, not the one who is right.
The National Assembly is expected to wrap up its plenary debate on 2020 and 2021 budgets on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's vote. As the debate proceeds, Prime Minister Marjan Šarec will hold a working lunch with coalition leaders in a bid to throw out amendments passed by opposition MPs in the parliamentary Finance Committee.
Nov 19, 2019, 19:54
The need to preserve Slovenian representation in the Italian parliament was highlighted by Foreign Minister Miro Cerar after Tuesday's session of the joint committee of Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Koper. He said Slovenia would back all of the Slovenian minority's efforts to secure the honouring of the Italian act protecting it.
Nov 19, 2019, 19:51
Six EU foreign ministers, among them Slovenia's Miro Cerar, have called on the European Commission to define by January 2020 concrete proposals on how to "enhance the effectiveness of the accession process as an instrument to support reform and integration efforts" in the Western Balkans.