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Politics Press Review 1:00

Mladina says SDS put autocratic tendencies on open display

The weekly paper Mladina argues in its latest editorial that unlike in the past, the Democrats (SDS) do not even bother to conceal the wolf hiding under their sheep's clothing, immediately revealing their revenge-driven, arrogant and autocratic view of politics and the state.

Politics 0:30

Cerar starting two-day visit to Sweden

Foreign Minister Miro Cerar will start a two-day visit to Sweden on Friday to meet his host, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde. Cerar will also be received by Speaker Andreas Norlen. The purpose of the visit is to further strengthen the excellent relations between the countries, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry has said.

Politics Feb 20, 2020, 18:11

Public broadcaster warns of escalating attacks on its staff

RTV Slovenija, the public broadcaster, has warned of escalating attacks on its journalists, editors and other staff in recent days in the form of threatening and offensive phone calls, e-mails, letters and social network posts, condemning them in the strongest terms.

Politics Feb 20, 2020, 17:22

Šarec expects tough EU budget talks

Prime Minister Marjan Šarec repeated in Brussels on Thursday that Slovenia could not accept the latest proposal for the EU's 2021-2027 budget because the cut in cohesion funds was still too drastic. He expects negotiations to be tough and does not think agreement is attainable at this summit.

Politics Feb 20, 2020, 16:44

Group of MPs pushes for new hydro power plants on the Sava

A group of 51 MPs led by Igor Zorčič of the Modern Centre Party (SMC) has filed into parliamentary procedure legislative changes that would enable easier and faster completion of the planned power stations on the lower Sava river.

Politics Feb 20, 2020, 15:24

Higher court confirms acquittal of Slovenian bilingual sign activist

The acquittal of a member of the Slovenian minority in Austria, who had been charged of vandalism for affixing a sticker with the Slovenian name to the place sign of his home village in Carinthia, has been confirmed by a higher court. Welcoming the decision, the Slovenian community called for an adequate solution to the bilingual signs issue.

Politics Feb 20, 2020, 14:48

Information Commissioner launches inspection over spying allegations

Information Commissioner Mojca Prelesnik confirmed on Thursday that her office had launched inspection proceedings to examine whether police officers really dug around the records of certain politicians with the aim of pressuring or discrediting them. The police in turn said it was investigating individuals outside the police force.