The Slovenia Times


The National Assembly has passed a bill whose stated objective is to fight animal cruelty, maltreatment and neglect but which has provoked a major controversy in Slovenia, pitting animal rights activists against farmers and veterinarians. A constitutional review of the bill is likely.
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All those who were fined for breaching Covid-era rules that were later declared unconstitutional will be reimbursed and their infractions will be deleted from records under a bill passed by the National Assembly on 20 September.
Between March 2020 and the end of May 2022 more than 62,000 infraction
Slovenia will purchase a second C-27J Spartan transport aircraft from Italy under an agreement signed by the countries' defence ministers, Marjan Šarec and Guido Crosetto. The first such aircraft, bought two years ago, is due to arrive in Slovenia in December.

The purchase will enable the Sloveni
Slovenia's sole asylum centre, based in Ljubljana but with a branch in Logatec, is overflowing as the number of migrants crossing into the country continues to rise. It is currently at several times capacity and many migrants are accommodated in hallways or in housing containers brought in to alle
Slovenia will have nine seats in the European Parliament in the 2024-2029 term, one more than so far, in line with the new distribution endorsed by the parliament on 13 September. All Slovenian MEPs are willing or at least considering running for re-election.
Under the new distribution, which still
The Roma community in Slovenia is afforded special status, which also entails ringfenced funding. However, some of the issues the Roma are facing such as poor living conditions and poor job prospects have been persisting over the years despite the efforts and money invested to tackle them.

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Regional leaders gathered for the Brdo-Brijuni Process summit in Skopje on 11 September that was co-sponsored by Slovenia stressed the importance of accelerated EU integration of the Western Balkans in a joint declaration. They pledged to boost strategic dialogue with EU institutions and efforts to
The-Slovenian run international demining fund ITF Enhancing Human Security has been present in Ukraine since 2015 but has now opened its office in Kyiv to boost demining efforts and assistance to mine victims.
The office was inaugurated last week as Aleš Musar, the husband of Slovenian President Na
Slovenian police have stepped up patrolling and surveillance along the border with Croatia to crack down on illegal migrations after locals around Brežice have started pleading with authorities to do something in the face of surging numbers of migrants crossing there daily.
Police statistics show m
Finland, Poland, Romania and Italy have been asked by the Defence Ministry to send final offers after a preliminary round of inquiries for the supply of eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers for the Slovenian Armed Forces. The US was part of the preliminary inquiry but was not asked to send a f
Igor Bavčar, an independence-era interior minister who went to become one of Slovenia's most powerful business executives before ending up in prison, has won part of his case against the state at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The court found that Slovenia violated Bavčar's right to p
The Slovenian government is planning to impose a tax on bank assets as a temporary measure to help finance the reconstruction of the country after the devastating early-August floods.
"All across Europe, new taxes are being introduced and Slovenia is headed in that direction as well," Prime Minis