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Politics May 30, 2020, 14:06

Pahor concerned that protests will step up with the stepping up of crisis

President Borut Pahor expressed concern in an interview with the weekly Nedelo that the growing economic and social crisis will increase people's distress and that the anti-government protests will intensify as a result. This is why he believes the government should hear the protesters' messages and restore cooperation with the opposition.

Politics May 30, 2020, 12:00

Six persons face minor offence proceedings after Friday's protests

Six participants of Friday's bicycle protest in Ljubljana got involved in a minor altercation with the police in front of the Modern Centre Party (SMC) headquarters. Police told the STA they had violated public law and order by drawing slogans on the sidewalk with chalk, which will be treated as a minor offence.

Politics Press Review May 30, 2020, 11:20

Paper says Slovenia should invest in railways, energy, health

The newspaper Delo welcomes in Saturday's commentary the news that Slovenia will be eligible to receive more than five billion euro from the EU's coronavirus recovery plan, half of which will be grants. But it stresses that one of the main tasks of this and future governments will be to invest this money wisely.

Business Press Review May 30, 2020, 10:51

Delo sees challenges ahead, calls for action

The GDP contraction that Slovenia recorded in the first three months is only a glimpse of what the country experienced with the outbreak of the epidemic, the newspaper Delo says in Saturday's front-page commentary.

Society May 30, 2020, 9:00

Epidemic formally ends on Sunday, many restrictions remain

After two and a half months, the Covid-19 epidemic will officially end on Sunday, as Slovenia becomes the first country in Europe to do so. Life is gradually returning to normal after schools and kindergartens were closed for two months, public transport suspended, non-essential stores closed and strict social distancing rules put in place.

Business May 29, 2020, 22:00

Third stimulus package passed

The National Assembly passed the third coronavirus package to help revive the economy in a 51:8 vote on Friday. The bill is seen as an exit strategy from the Covid-19 crunch and its central measure is a subsidised short-work scheme. The measures, most of which are meant to help tourism, are valued at around a billion euro.

Politics May 29, 2020, 21:38

Sixth straight week of bicycle protests

Several thousand people flooded the streets of the capital Ljubljana for what is the sixth Friday in a row that protesters, most of them on bicycles, expressed opposition to government policies. Smaller crowds also gathered in other cities around the country.