“Voters in Slovenia gave victory to a populist party led by a firebrand former prime minister in parliamentary elections on Sunday that tilted another European country to the right.

The Slovenian Democratic Party, led by the two-time former prime minister Janez Jansa, received nearly 25 percent of the vote, according to the country’s National Election Commission.

‘Those who cast their ballots for us have elected a party that will put Slovenia first,’ Mr. Jansa told supporters at the party’s headquarters in Ljubljana after the result was announced.

With Sunday’s vote, Slovenia, a European Union member since 2004 and a user of the euro since 2007, could line up politically with Hungary, which re-elected the right-wing populist Victor Orban as prime minister in April, and Austria, where a far-right party has emerged as a strong political force. Mr. Jansa has closely allied himself with Mr. Orban.” (New York Times)


“Slovenian company BTC has acquired frequencies for testing 5G mobile telephony from the Agency for Communications and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (Akos), reports Sta. The test frequencies will enable demonstration and pilot projects on 5G, with the emphasis on testing self-driving vehicles and on communication between vehicles, road infrastructure, pedestrians and cyclists.” (Telecompaper)