The SMC party reveals: Židan received a “dream offer” for his defect to SD! Other MPs are receiving similar offers!

The opposition’s desire to overthrow the current Government is evident, Janja Sluga from the SMC party believes. The offers that some SMC MPs continue to receive have, in her opinion, “exceeded all limits of good taste.” Gregor Židan did not state what the political reasons for his decision to join the SD were, but stated that he received “a dream offer that he simply could not refuse,” Sluga added. Since all signs point to a prime case of political corruption, the case should undoubtedly be investigated by the police.

Several lawyers and intellectuals agree: The phrase “Death to Janšaism” is a serious threat and should not be left unsanctioned!

Despite the fact that the extreme leftists began to openly threaten with slogans such as “Death to Janšaism, freedom to the people!” and “Kill Janša!” at the very beginning of the term of Janez Janša’s third Government, the head of District State Prosecutor’s Office in Ljubljana, Katarina Bregant, decided to drop the criminal charges against the inciters of hatred. On the other hand, more and more lawyers and intellectuals are agreeing that the phrase “death to Janšaism” is not a general phrase but is directed against a specific person. Former director of the Slovene Criminal Police and lawyer Dušan Mohorko described the scandalous decision as professionally highly controversial. He believes that the decision should be further checked – professionally, not politically. “Lawyers, in particular, the prosecutors… The matter is too important not to come forward… You are adding fuel to the fire. Are you even aware of this…?”

Anniversary of Slovenia's UN membership

Twenty-eight years ago, on this day, Slovenia joined the United Nations, which was a watershed in efforts for international recognition of the newly emerged state; it became a full-fledged partner in multilateral forums within the universal Organisation. To mark the occasion, this day is celebrated as Slovenian Diplomacy Day.

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Thirty years since the “Demos” government

On the first multi-party elections, after the Second World War, in Slovenia, in April 1990, the Demos coalition won and thus gained the right to form a new government. The first democratic government of the Republic of Slovenia was sworn in in the Slovene Assembly on 16th May 1990 and its president became Lojze Peterle.On the first multi-party elections, after the Second World War, in Slovenia, in April 1990, the Demos coalition won and thus gained the right to form a new government.

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A documentary called Latent War: The story of the old communist forces that disarmed the Slovenian army and the people who saved it and established an independent Slovenia

“The disarmament of the Territorial Defense was essentially an act of declaring war because it was illegal and unconstitutional, even under Yugoslav law at the time,” the Prime Minister Janez Janša explains the situation from 1990, when Slovenia began preparing for its independence, which the presidency, then commanded by Milan Kučan, wanted to prevent with disarmament, in cooperation with Belgrade. However, the Slovenian people who fought for independence did not give up, but instead, with Krkovič leading them, established a Manoeuvre Structure of the National Defense in Kočevje and, thanks to their resourcefulness, found a way to arm it. In addition to Krkovič, Janez Janša, Igor Bavčar and others also played key roles in this process. The first armed Slovenian army also prepared the defensive tactics and successfully defied the Yugoslav People’s Army’s aggression, which consequently lasted only ten days. Today, however, some people want to systematically criminalize the Slovenian independence activists and thus reduce the importance of the events from that time, with the participation of part of the Slovene public and politics, which is outrageous. At the same time, it is scandalous that, in a similar way as in 1990, the Slovenian Armed forces are now financially starved. The pattern from years ago is repeating itself. “Slovenia is the only country in the world which has a negative assessment of the Supreme Commander of the Army. If this happened, for example, in Austria, the Government, the National Security Council, and other governmental bodies would meet immediately,” Janša adds.

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There are almost a billion euros of reasons for protests: in Slovenia, well over 27 thousand non-governmental organizations are hungry for money!

In Slovenia, there are as many as 27,854 registered non-governmental organizations, latched to the state budget, so it is not surprising that several thousand protesters can easily gather. The current Government has upset the non-governmental organizations, as it is striving to reduce the funding and impose certain restrictions, of which there is not even a trace of when the left-wing governments are in power.

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Quicker crossing of state border with Croatia expected soon

Slovenian minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs and Croatian minister of the Interior Davor Božinovič met in Ormož, Slovenia, on 16 May 2020. They discussed the current situation regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, particularly regarding options of crossing the Slovenian-Croatian state border and issues related to illegal migrations.

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3rd stimulus package focusing on part-time work and tourism

While subsidies for part-time work worth up to EUR 1 billion are seen as a key feature of the emerging third coronavirus stimulus package, draft documents obtained by the STA also include measures such as vouchers for tourism, aid to ski lift operators, extended permits for foreign labour, as well as a solution for packaging waste issues.

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Bulk of coronavirus restrictions lifted today, schools reopen

About half of children in Slovenia will return to schools and kindergartens today as part of a major easing of quarantine restrictions in the country. Moreover, all shops will be allowed to open and bars and restaurants will be able to serve patrons indoors again, while most restrictions have been lifted for sports as well.

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Govt confirms re-opening of kindergartens, schools on Monday

The government confirmed on Wednesday the plan to re-open kindergartens, primary schools for the first three grades and the final grade, and secondary schools for final-year students on Monday. Certain restrictions will apply, including on the number of children and students per classroom.

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Major easing of coronavirus restrictions planned for Monday

Slovenia will see a major easing of quarantine restrictions on Monday. Tourism will reopen starting with smaller operations. All shops will be allowed to open, while bars and restaurants will be able to serve patrons indoors again, the government decided on Wednesday.

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Next Wednesday the third World Bee Day - “Bee engaged”

In a week, on 20 May, Slovenia and the rest of the world will celebrate World Bee Day for the third time. The UN General Assembly proclaimed World Bee Day on 20 December 2017. The main purpose of World Bee Day is to raise awareness among the global public about the importance of bees and other pollinators for humanity, in light of ensuring global food security, eradication of hunger, and care for the environment and biodiversity. With the title "Bee Engaged", FAO as the organiser of the event wishes to draw attention to the importance of engagement and actions of countries, organisations, research and educational institutions, civil society, the private sector, farmers, beekeepers and the public for the conservation of bees and other pollinators.

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EBRD projects 5.5% contraction for Slovenia this year

The EBRD has projected for Slovenia's economy to contract by 5.5% this year due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, before rebounding to a 5% growth in 2021, in what is the least pessimistic outlook for the country among the institutions that have already revised their forecasts in the face of the crisis.

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Young entrepreneurs really feel Slovenia

Last year, the Government Communication Office once again collaborated with the Institute for the Promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship. As part of the My Company programme, secondary school students developed a product for the promotion of Slovenia and the I feel Slovenia national brand.

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Outrageous! Instead of complying with the law, the Police Union has further upset the vast majority of citizens, who are complying with the measures in order to help stop the epidemic!

At the anti-government cycling protest, the Police had not only ensured public order and counted how many protesters had gathered but also actively participated in the protest itself. One of the police officers agreed to take a photo with a protester, where he posed, holding his thumb up, and thus expressing support for the protesters. When the masked policeman was criticized by the public for his unprofessional behavior, the Police Union of Slovenia defended him. This is the Police union which was established under the auspices of former Minister of the Interior Katarina Kresal and in the presence of former Police Director-General Janko Gorišek. The new Union was founded because the original one was accused of being too right-wing because its then-leader Branko Prah worked well with Vinko Gorenak.

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[Public opinion poll] SDS has the highest support, the support for Šarec’s LMŠ continues to fall!

The public opinion poll, conducted by the Parsifal agency for Nova24TV, records the highest support for the SDS party, while the support for the LMŠ party continues to steadily decline. The support for the SD, Levica, and SMC parties is also falling. However, for the NSi and DeSUS parties, support has grown. According to the results of the poll, more than half of the respondents support the interpellation of Minister Zdravko Počivalšek, which is the result of numerous tendentious media attacks.

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MPs raise 2020 budget spending cap by EUR 2 billion

The National Assembly passed in a 50 to 5 vote on Monday changes to a document capping public finance spending, so as to allow the government to draft a supplementary budget for this year to accommodate measures to help the nation overcome the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The government plans to have the supplementary budget ready before summer.

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The letter from the employees at the NPU, which the media enthusiastically published, was in fact prepared by a single man with the help of three of his co-workers

After the acting Director-General of the Police, Anton Travner, dismissed Darko Muženič from the position of Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (Nacionalni preiskovalni urad – hereinafter referred to as the NPU), the main Slovenian media outlets, led by the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), started writing about how the employees at the NPU defended Muženič with an anonymous letter of protest, claiming that as a Director-General, he was very professional and an expert in his work. It turns out that the media outlets were completely uncritical, as the letter was actually only a manipulation, created by one man. Sources from the NPU reveal that the initiator of the whole thing is actually Mitja Gregorc, who is currently investigating the matter of procurement of protective equipment.

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