“President Borut Pahor will embark on his first official visit abroad on Monday after being sworn in for a second term in December. Visiting Brussels, he will meet European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday.” (STA)

“Prime Minister Miro Cerar will have to defend himself to the National Assembly for allegations of abuse of office. Slovenia Democratic Party (SDS) members have accused him of abuse of office in the case of Syrian refugee Ahmad Shami. An extraordinary session of the National Assembly, at which MPs will decide on the filing of an impeachment against Prime Minister Miro Cerar, will take place Tuesday, 9 January, decided the speaker today (1/05/2017).” (translated from Delo)

The Piran Bay has become the central theatre of Slovenia’s efforts to enforce the decision of the border arbitration tribunal, which awarded some 80% of the bay to Slovenia last June. As of 30 December, Croatian boats face high fines for fishing in Slovenian waters without permits, which already seems to have an impact. The Slovenian Interior Ministry has confirmed that Slovenian police have started treating Croatian vessels on 30 December, the deadline for implementation preparations, in line with the provisions of the foreigners act. The fine for illegal entry into Slovenian waters stands between EUR 500 and EUR 1,200, while fishermen fishing illegally or denying access to inspectors are even looking at fines of up to EUR 41,000.”