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Slovenia Mulling Over Palestinian Recognition

Slovenia Mulling Over Palestinian Recognition

“The ruling SMC, the Desusa SD coalition was considering the possibility of recognizing Palestine as an independent country shortly after taking office in 2014. A possible twist could occur on Wednesday when members of the Foreign Policy Committee will have a decision on the recognition of Palestine at […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Croatia Edge Closer to $500 million Deal With Israel for F16s; Croatia to Fine Slovenian Fishermen as Bay Dispute Heats Up; Croatia Distrusts Serbian FM After Remarks at UNPhoto: International Business Times

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Croatia Edge Closer to $500 million Deal With Israel for F16s; Croatia to Fine Slovenian Fishermen as Bay Dispute Heats Up; Croatia Distrusts Serbian FM After Remarks at UN

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic discussed the potential sale of used Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets to Croatia in a deal potentially worth US$500 million. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Slovenia Backtracks on Palestinian Recognition; European Commission to Begin In-depth Investigation over NLBReuters/Srdjan Zivulovic

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Slovenia Backtracks on Palestinian Recognition; European Commission to Begin In-depth Investigation over NLB

“Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor on Friday said the circumstances were not ripe to bestow unilateral recognition on the ‘state of Palestine,’ just days after the country’s foreign minister said they were poised to do so. A statement from Pahor’s office carried by local media said the president ‘supports the […]

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 […]