“Slovenia’s defense minister has appointed a female deputy chief of staff of the army for the first time in the small NATO and European Union member country.

Brigadier Alenka Ermenc, 54, was named to the post on Friday. The official STA news agency says it’s the highest-ever post held by a woman in the Slovenian military.

The British-educated Ermenc has been picked by Slovenia’s new army chief Alan Geder, who took over after his predecessor was sacked over poor results at a NATO test.” (Washington Post)


“Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec explained that the government did not oppose the proposed move to acknowledge the inescapable nature of Palestine and to ameliorate the information with a reminder of the matter, which had already been discussed in the parliamentary committee for the political party. That would be the most agreeable to the remarks, the government, and so far it has been read further.

‘As far as Palestine is concerned, the coalition has long been empowered by Palestine to recognize it,’ Erjavec said in a press conference following the Desus party leadership. It is a matter of fact, ‘that it was agreed that this would be the subject of a mandate.’ ‘In terms of the fact that the mandate is up, the rule is that the coalition is curious about it,’ he said.” (translated from Delo)


“Slovene bishops have a solemn mass at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome made a visit to Ad Limin Apostolorum at the Vatican ministries, the highlight of which was a Thursday meeting with the Pope. Mašo was donated by Cardinal Franc Rode, while Slovenians living in Rome and more than 200 pilgrims from Slovenia took part in the Mass.

During his sermon, Rode expressed his concern about the secularization of Slovenian society, the decline in the number of crosses and priesthood professions, as well as the ‘persistent hostility to the Church and believers.'” (translated from Sio1)