“Slovenia does not plan any bilateral agreement with Germany or any other country on the return of asylum seekers, nor were such arrangements offered to them. This kind of return is also in no way acceptable, since Slovenia is not the first country to join the union, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said as he arrived at the EU summit in Brussels.

The summit of the Union is waiting for today a hot migration debate, which is a consequence of the political crisis. One of the fundamental problems is the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in charge of secondary migration from members with an external border into Germany.” (translated from Sio1)

“The US Embassy in Slovenia has confirmed that Ambassador Brent Hartley will end his three-year term in July. It is not yet known whom the State Department will send to Slovenia after Hartley leaves, but the confidential procedure is already underway.

Until the appointment of the new fully-fledged ambassador, the US Embassy in Slovenia will be headed by a chargé d’affaires. Hartley, a career diplomat, has been in Slovenia since February 2015. Unofficial information was circulated last summer about a possible early end to his term with the change of the US Administration after the election of President Donald Trump.

Among the unofficial names for the new ambassador was Kelly Roberts, a California hotel owner, who was reportedly the pick of First Lady Melania Trump who was born in Slovenia. The Politico news portal reported last September that Roberts had withdrawn her name from consideration and experienced diplomat Hartley stayed in the post.” (Slovenia Times)