“The prime minister of Slovenia, Miro Cerar, one of the few liberal leaders in central and eastern Europe, is facing impeachment over his support for a Syrian asylum seeker who is facing deportation. Should the country’s rightwing opposition party be successful in their motion, Cerar, the leader of the centrist moderate party, could be dismissed from office by the Slovenian MPs, although government sources insist the prime minister has enough support in parliament to vote down the motion. The future of Ahmad Shamieh, a 60-year-old man who arrived in Slovenia in 2015, where he learned the language and became an example of successful refugee integration, has nevertheless become a key dividing line in the country’s politics, whatever the outcome of the impeachment process.” (Guardian)

“Slovenian Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman will meet EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on November 29 to discuss the sale of Slovenia’s largest bank Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Slovenia’s finance ministry said. Slovenia had agreed to sell at least 50 percent of the state-owned bank by the end of this year as a condition for the Commission’s approval of state aid to the bank during a crisis in 2013. But the government abandoned the sale process in June because the suggested price, which valued the bank at 1.1 billion euros ($1.30 billion), was too low.The Commission last month rejected a proposal from Slovenia to delay the sale by up to three years.” (Reuters)