Slovenia

Grand Coalition to Save Slovenia from New Elections?Photo: Government of Slovenia

Grand Coalition to Save Slovenia from New Elections?

“The New Slovenia Party (NSi) announced on Monday that it is leaving the coalition negotiations under the leadership of Marjan Šarec, and the next day it has already gone to the SDS meeting Janez Janša, the relative winner of the June early parliamentary elections. As it turned out, […]

Jansa’s Party  Withdraws Invitations for Coalition Talks in Parliament

Jansa’s Party Withdraws Invitations for Coalition Talks in Parliament

“The anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), the nation’s largest, withdrew invitations to coalition talks after being spurned by other parties, raising the risk of instability as six other groups try to cobble together an alliance. Analysts now expect center-left leader Marjan Sarec, whose party finished second in the […]

Another Election In Slovenia?

Another Election In Slovenia?

“Slovenia faced the prospect of early elections after the conservative New Slovenia (NSI) party pulled out of coalition talks late on Monday, blaming divisions between the six movements taking part. NSI leader Matej Tonin said ‘potential conflicts’ had emerged between the parties trying to form a government just […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Jansa Given Until Thursday to Form Coalition; Slovenia Sues Croatia Over Arbitration; Slovenia to Sell 50% of Largest Bank; Slovenia to Hold Local Elections in November

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Jansa Given Until Thursday to Form Coalition; Slovenia Sues Croatia Over Arbitration; Slovenia to Sell 50% of Largest Bank; Slovenia to Hold Local Elections in November

“The head of Slovenia’s largest parliamentary party has until July 19 to tell the president if he can form a government, after voters elected a splintered legislature on June 3. President Borut Pahor gave the deadline on Thursday to two-time former prime minister Janez Jansa, head of the […]

WEEKEND READ: Florian Bieber Op-ed “It is time to ditch the Berlin Process”Photo: The Srpska Times

WEEKEND READ: Florian Bieber Op-ed “It is time to ditch the Berlin Process”

“When the Berlin Process was launched five years ago, it was supposed to trigger a new dynamic to regional cooperation and bringing the Western Balkans closer towards the EU. By circumventing formal institutional structures and bringing in all EU members, the process could avoid excessive duplication of existing […]

NATO Summit: Stronger Links With Serbia Good for Everyone

NATO Summit: Stronger Links With Serbia Good for Everyone

“The empowering of the NATO – Serbia relations is good for the Alliance, for Serbia and the region as a whole, NATO leaders have said in a joint statement in Brussels on Wednesday, the Beta news agency reported. They ‘welcomed the constant progress in building up of NATO […]

Slovenia’s Left Won’t Join Government Coalition With Runner-UpPhoto: Slovenia Times

Slovenia’s Left Won’t Join Government Coalition With Runner-Up

“The council of the Left unanimously decided late on Monday against participating in a “centrist” government coalition that is being put together by election runner-up Marjan Šarec because it includes the conservative New Slovenia (NSi), the party coordinator, Luka Mesec, told the press. However, if the situation changed […]

WB London Summit: Royal Reception for Western Balkan PMs in LondonPhoto: Government of Serbia

WB London Summit: Royal Reception for Western Balkan PMs in London

“Charles, Prince of Wales, threw a reception on Tuesday night for the participants of the European Union-Western Balkans Summit held in London as a part of the Berlin Process, Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic’s office said. The reception marked the end of the two-day gathering, the fifth after […]

NATO Supports “Creation of Professional Army of Kosovo”

NATO Supports “Creation of Professional Army of Kosovo”

“NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, said the North-Atlantic Alliance supports the creation of Kosovo’s army and added that this process should develop in accordance with the Constitution. ‘It is important for Kosovo to continue with the process of reforms which includes professional security forces. We will continue […]