“Slovenian President Borut Pahor believes that sending a UN peacekeeping force to Donbas could contribute to a peaceful settlement of the situation.

He said this at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

“The adoption of such a resolution and then the sending of respective peacekeeping forces would help resolve this dispute. Similarly, the international community would see that such very difficult and complicated issues can be resolved peacefully, so that nobody perishes anymore and that everybody is alive,” Pahor said.

At the same time, he noted that the conflict in eastern Ukraine “can be resolved by wisdom and peaceful means” if the parties adhere to their commitments.” (UkrInform.net)

“The leader of the list of Marjan Sarec List (LMŠ) and the president of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) are the most suitable for the prime minister, according to the poll conducted by the Vox Populi poll in May.

Marjan Šarec and Janez Janša are seen by 18.3 percent of the respondents as the most suitable candidate for the next Prime Minister, followed by SD Dejan Židan, a 12.4 percent support, and the SMC President and the current Prime Minister, who runs current affairs, Miro Cerar, with 11.6 percent support.

In fourth place, Ljubljana’s mayor and president of the Positive Slovenia, Zoran Jankovic, who is not a candidate for the deputy, is supported by 9%. They are followed by the champion NSi Matej Tonin (7.3 percent), Alenka Bratušek (3.9 percent), Luka Mesec (1.4 percent) and DeSUS president Karl Erjavec (0.2 percent). 4.6 percent of respondents would have seen someone else at the helm of the government, with 13.1 percent still undecided.” (translated from Sio1)

“One of Slovenia’s biggest investment projects, a rail line to the country’s main port on the Adriatic, will go ahead after low voter turnout in a referendum on Sunday on the railway.

The referendum on the 1-billion-euro ($1.19 billion) railway line to the Adriatic port Luka Koper was requested by a civil society group Taxpayers Don’t Give Up, which claimed that the line, as designed by the government, was too expensive.

At least 20 percent of some 1.7 million eligible voters would have to vote against the project in the referendum to block it. Less than 15 percent of voters cast their votes, but of those that voted 50.1 percent were against the project, according to a preliminary result of the State Election Commission.” (Reuters UK)

“Hisense Co. Ltd., a Chinese state-owned multinational white goods and electronics manufacturer, confirmed that it has extended a bid for Gorenje, a kitchen appliance manufacturer in Slovenia, The Paper reported.

It is reported that three Chinese companies, including Hisense, Haier and Hefei Meiling entered bids for Gorenje.

After fierce competition, Hisense topped the bidding with a maximum offer of approximately 293 million euros (US$349.15 million) for more than 50% of the shares. The company is expected to announce the acquisition within 15 days, although no details have been disclosed.” (Asia Daily)