“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 center-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) which won the most parliamentary seats but lacks coalition partners.” (Reuters)


“At today’s session, the government adopted a decision to immediately bring an action against Croatia to the EU Court against a violation of European law as a result of non-compliance with the arbitration ruling on the border between Slovenia and Croatia. According to the decision, the lawsuit was also filed, according to a government session from the Government Communication Office.

As they pointed out, the government today accepted the final text of the application to Croatia for failure to fulfill its obligations under Article 259 of the EU Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. On 21 June, the outgoing government decided to inform the Committee on Foreign Policy of the new parliamentary convention before the EU Court of Justice, which it did on Monday.” (translated from Sio1)


“The Slovenian government proposes to sell at least 50 percent of its largest bank Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) this year, while another 25 percent of the bank could be sold in 2019, Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman told a news conference on Friday.” (Reuters)


“Slovenian parliamentary speaker Matej Tonin declared local elections for November 18 in line with legislation passed last year according to which such votes will always take place on the third Sunday in November.

About 1.7 million eligible voters will choose mayors and local councils in 212 local communities for a four-year mandate.” (Reuters)