“Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to the country on Wednesday to meet Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and President Borut Pahor, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry has said.

Bilateral relations and economic cooperation will be in the focus of the meeting in Ljubljana, alongside current international topics including the Ukraine crisis, the situation in the Middle East, and Western Balkans, the ministry said on Friday.

After Slovenia, Lavrov will pay a two-day working visit to Serbia.

Erjavec and Lavrov meet quite often. At their last meeting in October in Moscow, they also discussed the arbitration award on the Slovenia-Croatia border.” (Slovenia Times)

“The protests of schoolchildren, health workers and other public servants are more massive, as these are increasing.

The number of employees in the public sector increased rapidly in the last two years, when it began to give up control. According to the Ministry of Public Administration, almost 178,000 public servants were already in November, which is six percent more than three years ago.

With the current average public sector wage of 1880 euros, the gross wage is additionally employed at 237 million euros a year. By comparison, the state received 250 million euros in the second largest bank in NKBM in 2016.” (translated from Delo)