Slovenia

Bosnian Dunja Mijatovic Elected Council of Europe Commissioner for Human RightsPhoto: RFE/RL

Bosnian Dunja Mijatovic Elected Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

“The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has elected Bosnian Dunja Mijatovic as the new Council of Europe commissioner for human rights. Mijatovic was elected for a nonrenewable term of six years starting on 1 April 2018. She replaces Latvian Nils Muiznieks. Mijatovic garnered 107 votes […]

Slovenia on StrikePhoto: Adventure.com

Slovenia on Strike

“More than 10,000 Slovenian public servants including customs officers, nurses, social workers and university professors started a one-day strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages. Several thousand people are expected to protest for more pay in front of the government building in the center of Ljubljana later on […]

Slovenian Public Sector Striking on Wednesday

Slovenian Public Sector Striking on Wednesday

“Minister of Public Administration Boris Koprivnikar emphasized that the data show that public servants also enjoy economic growth. He said the majority of wages in the public sector has increased by more than 10% in the last two years, while the average wage has risen by 7%. According […]

Slovenia Aims to Recognize PalestinePhoto: Sio1

Slovenia Aims to Recognize Palestine

“Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec  said that Slovenia itself will go the way of the recognition of Palestine after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and colleagues from the EU. Erjavec expects a green light at the end of the month from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the […]

Slovenian Central Bank Warns Low Interest Rates

Slovenian Central Bank Warns Low Interest Rates

“Slovenian banks face risks to their income due to low interest rates, with net interest margins falling to their lowest level ever in September, the country’s central bank said. A Bank of Slovenia report released on Monday said, however, that the risks in the past six months have […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ex-governor of Central Bank Denies Iranian Money Laundering; Croatia, Slovenia Bust a Human Trafficking Ring… China Requests Taiwanese Arrested to be Handed Over

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ex-governor of Central Bank Denies Iranian Money Laundering; Croatia, Slovenia Bust a Human Trafficking Ring… China Requests Taiwanese Arrested to be Handed Over

“Former central bank Governor Marko Kranjec, testifying before a parliamentary inquiry on Friday, doubts that NLB, Slovenia No.1 bank, was used to launder Iranian money. ‘I don’t think we’re talking about suspected money laundering, but rather about Iran’s attempt to secure pay channels,’ he told the commission. This […]

How did the Balkans score in the 2018 Freedom House Report?

The 2018 Freedom House Report was released on Friday. Let’s look into how the Balkans fared. Slovenia is the most free, and has an aggregate score of 93/100 with a GDP per capita of $20,873. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum was Bosnia and Herzegovina and […]

Predsednik vlade Miro Cerar sprejel predsednika Parlamenta Portugalske republike Eduarda Ferra Rodriguez- a. V Ljubljani 17.1.2018[Eduardo Ferra Rodriguez.predsednik parlamenta Portugalske. Premier Miro Cerar]Photo: Mavric Pivk / Delo

Slovenia, Portugal Aim to Deepen Ties Ahead of 2021 EU Presidency

“Slovenia and Portugal in 2021 will take the helm of the European Union. Political cooperation between Slovenia and Portugal will be strengthened in the coming years. Both countries are already preparing for 2021 when they will preside over the Council of the EU. They shall also seek to deepen economic […]