Politics 20:44

Opposition leader Janša visits Kyiv

Opposition Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša visited Kyiv on Monday, meeting the country's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. Janša tweeted this was a friendly visit a year after he first visited the city in his capacity as prime minister, shortly after the beginning of the Russian invasion.

Politics 20:15

Committee approves aliens act changes, including basic language proficiency requirement

The parliamentary Home Affairs Committee passed changes to the foreigners act on Monday, keeping what is for some NGOs and the coalition Left a contentious condition for foreign workers' family members to pass an A1 Slovenian language test if they want to remain in Slovenia afer a year. The plenary will vote on the new legislation tomorrow.

Business 18:32

Number of contested public contracts down 30% last year

The National Review Commission received 70 requests for audit of public contracts in 2022, which is 30% fewer than the year before. Of these, 56 requests were submitted before the decision awarding the public contract was made. The total value of public contracts in all these proceedings was EUR 4.5 billion.

Politics 18:18

Higher Education Union calls for minister's resignation as talks fail

The Higher Education Union said on Monday it would resume preparations for a strike and called for the resignation of Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Igor Papič, who they said had engaged in weeks of negotiations without having a proper mandate from the government.

Politics 17:46

NATO's representative discusses women's participation in military

Irene Fellin, NATO secretary general's special representative for women, peace and security, met Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon and President Nataša Pirc Musar on Monday in Ljubljana to talk about women's participation in the military, including in the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF).

Politics 17:21

Govt to provide EUR 10m for NGOs promoting active citizenship

The Public Administration Ministry has published a public call for the financial support of NGOs active in efforts to strengthen active citizenship. Almost EUR 10.65 million have been made available as part of what is the first call of its kind in Slovenia.

Politics 17:00

EU survey: Slovenians happy with life, less with state

Slovenians are largely satisfied with their lives, while they are less happy with the developments in the country, shows a Eurobarometer winter survey published on Monday. Slovenians see issues in healthcare and inflation among the key challenges.