The Slovenia Times


Igor Zorčič, who served as president of the Slovenian National Assembly between 2020 and 2022, has been named new director of the National Electoral Commission, which manages all elections and election-related procedures in the country.
He will start his five-year term on 1 February 2024, when Duša
The National Assembly appointed new ministers of public administration and natural resources on 7 December to fill two of three posts made vacant in the Robert Golob government following the departure of three ministers in early October.
Franc Props, a 60-year-old economist who has so far served as
Slovenian public sector trade unions staged a rally in front of Government Palace on 7 December to escalate pressure on the government in ongoing talks on reform of the public sector pay system that are bogged down in disputes over how much pay should rise and when.
The rally was organised by a gro
Slovenia will participate in the procurement of IRIS-T SLM air defence systems from Germany as part of the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI) under an agreement signed between the two countries' defence ministries in Berlin on 6 December.
According to the Slovenian Ministry of Defence, the agree
Slovenia's largest opposition party has distanced itself from its most popular member, former Foreign Minister Anže Logar, declaring there is no longer any doubt he is forming his own party. Some pundits say such a party could help the centre-right bloc win the next election.
Logar, 47, currently s
Beti Hohler will become the first Slovenian ever to serve as judge on the International Criminal Court (ICC). She was elected by parties to the Rome Statute in the eighth round of voting in New York on 5 December, winning 82 out of 123 votes.
An expert in international criminal law, Hohler currentl
Slovenia will secure €1.5 million for demining activities in Ukraine by the end of this year under an agreement signed by Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon and Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Taran on 4 December.
Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko, who attended the signing by videoconference,
President Nataša Pirc Musar pledged Slovenia's €1.5 million contribution to the Loss and Damage Fund to help the world's most vulnerable countries hit by climate disaster as she addressed the UN Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai on 1 December. She said world leaders should only be waging one war
The National Assembly has passed a 16-point declaration on the situation in Palestine and Israel in which Slovenia condemns Hamas's attack against Israel while denouncing any attacks by both Hamas and Israel on civilian targets and urging all sides to an immediate ceasefire.
The debate at the plena
Slovenia will purchase six AW139M multi-role helicopters from Italy for €188 million under a deal signed by Defence Minister Marjan Šarec and his Italian counterpart Guido Crosetto.
Šarec and Crosetto signed an amendment to the implementing agreement between the two ministries on cooperation in m
Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon urged steps towards lasting peace and push for a peace process that would lead to a two-state solution as she toured Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Egypt with her Portuguese counterpart Joao Gomes Cravinho on 24 and 25 November, just when a four-day ceasefi
Slovenia's state budget deficit is to hit 3.3% of GDP in 2024 due to spending for post-flood reconstruction but then drop to 1.8% in 2025 under budget documents passed by the National Assembly on 22 November amid concerns raised by economists that budgeting is unreliable.
In 2024, €14 billion in re