“The National Assembly will hold next week what will probably be its last plenary session after PM Miro Cerar resigned on Wednesday. The agenda of the session is packed with last-minute legislative proposals, while MPs will also discuss the state-owed NLB bank. MPs will take note of Cerar’s resignation on Tuesday.

As usually, the plenary will start on Monday with questions time featuring the outgoing prime minister.

MPs are expected to be officially acquainted with his resignation on Tuesday morning after the agenda for the day is expanded with this item on Monday.

The session, which will be held every day next week and on Tuesday, 27 March, will discuss more than 20 legislative proposals, of which several government-sponsored bills will be fast tracked, including a package of changes to agriculture laws on the agenda on Thursday.” (Slovenia Times)

“‘The adoption of a decision on the recognition of Palestine is most likely not a part of the government’s ongoing business,’ says Speaker of the National Assembly Milan Brglez.

In a meeting with the Slovenian Press Agency, Speaker Milan Brglez indicated that the process of recognizing Palestine’s independence and autonomy is in great uncertainty, but the government should suggest it. But the decision on this issue is most likely not part of the current business, Brglez said.

‘It is clear that, under our legislation, we need a government to launch the second paragraph of article 3 of the Foreign Affairs Act, because only it can, and no one else can. And these two matters, that is, the political decision expressed by Parliament and the legal basis provided by the government must coincide,’ Brglez said regarding the question of recognition of Palestine.” (translated from Delo)

“Slovenia’s Prime Minister announced his resignation this week.

Slovakia’s Prime Minister announced his resignation this week.

If you missed the difference between those two statements the first time you read them, you’re not alone.

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico quit over a scandal following the murder of a journalist investigating government corruption. Slovenia’s leader Miro Cerar – completely independently – resigned after a court ruling struck down a massive railway project.

But the two European nations have been plagued by confusion about their identities ever since their creation in the 1990s.” (BBC News)