Japan’s FM discusses improving ties with Slovenia officials
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has discussed economic relations and cooperation with Slovenia as he met officials in the small European Union country as part of a tour that...
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Authorities in Montenegro say a powerful storm has damaged dozens of houses and a hospital along the country's Adriatic Sea coast.
The storm that engulfed the Boka Kotorska bay area early on Saturday swept away part of the hospital's roof and blew out many of its windows.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia's parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, according to preliminary results.
The State Election Commission said after counting some 90 percent of the ballots that Janez Jansa's Slovenian Democratic Party received around 25 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment List of Marjan Sarec trailed in second place with over 12 percent.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The Latest on a parliamentary election in Slovenia (all times local):
Preliminary returns from Slovenia's parliamentary election are confirming that an opposition right-wing party led by a former prime minister received the most votes.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian voters go to the polls this weekend in a parliamentary election expected to produce no clear winner but which could see strong gains by an anti-immigrant party backed by Hungary's firebrand prime minister, Viktor Orban.
Slovenia to hold parliamentary election on June 3
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president has set early parliamentary elections for June 3 after the prime minister resigned last month.
Borut Pahor on Saturday also formally signed a decree dissolving parliament to pave the way for the vote.
Pahor called an early vote because Prime Minister Miro Cerar stepped down unexpectedly over a top court's ruling in a key railway project.
Slovenia govt’ formally ends term after leader resigns
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government has formally ended its term after the prime minister unexpectedly resigned last week.
Parliament on Tuesday formally acknowledged the resignation of Miro Cerar, marking the end of his government's mandate. The government will remain as a caretaker Cabinet until a new one is elected.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president has proposed a snap parliamentary election in May after the prime minister unexpectedly resigned.
The election would normally be due in June, but President Borut Pahor said after meeting outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Thursday that a vote now should be held a little earlier.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister said Wednesday he is resigning after the country's top court annulled last year's referendum on a key railway project and ordered a new vote.
Miro Cerar said he sent his resignation to parliament and will formally notify the president Thursday. The move means that Slovenia's parliamentary elections, which were due in early June, will be held a few weeks earlier.
Slovenia governmen sacks army chief over failed NATO tests
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government has sacked the army chief of staff after the military's poor performance at a NATO combat readiness test.
The government on Thursday replaced Maj. Gen. Andrej Osterman, appointing his deputy, Alan Geder, to the post.
The decision comes after a battlegroup failed in all but one of five areas in a NATO combat readiness assessment at a training facility near the southwestern town of Postojna.
Slovenia public workers strike, rally for pay increase
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Thousands of public sector workers in Slovenia have staged a one-day strike and protest demanding higher wages.
Blowing whistles, several thousand people rallied outside the government headquarters in the capital, Ljubljana. They carried banners reading "Decent work, decent pay" or "Slovenia is in the EU, but our salaries are not."
Croatia, Slovenia remain deadlocked in border dispute
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The prime ministers of Croatia and Slovenia on Tuesday failed to break a deadlock over an international arbitration ruling in a long-standing border dispute that has led to tensions between the two neighboring European Union countries.
Slovenia cancels planned deportation of Syrian asylum-seeker
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia has canceled the planned deportation of a Syrian asylum-seeker following a public outcry.
Prime Minister Miro Cerar said Tuesday the government will consider granting a residence permit to Ahmad Shamieh in one of its upcoming sessions.
Slovenia cancels PMs meeting with Croatia amid border row
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar has canceled a planned visit next week to Croatia as tensions rose over a border dispute between the two European Union neighbors.
Official STA news agency says Cerar reacted after Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told the United Nations General Assembly an arbitration ruling in the dispute was not valid.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia says it will inform the European Commission about what it views as border violations by Croatia following an international arbitration ruling in a territorial dispute.
Croatia does not recognize the decision by a Netherlands-based international panel and has refused to implement it. Slovenia insists the decision is final.
Slovenia, Croatia fail to agree on border dispute
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Croatia and Slovenia failed on Wednesday to reach an agreement on implementing an international arbitration ruling in a long-standing border dispute that has caused tensions between the European Union neighbors.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister said Tuesday he wants discussions over increased border controls that have led to huge lines of cars forming on the country's border with Croatia.
The rules introducing systematic checks of European Union citizens on the external borders of the bloc's travel-free zone, or Schengen, came into force earlier this month as part of efforts to boost security.
Slovenia PM: Melania Trump could inspire US-Russia detente
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — As Melania Trump prepares to move into the White House, the future first lady's native Slovenia is offering to serve as a mediator between her husband and Russian President Vladimir Putin once Donald Trump takes office.
Slovenia makes drinking water constitutional right
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia has made access to drinking water a constitutional right in a bid to protect the Alpine nation's water resources from excessive exploitation.
Lawmakers late Thursday approved the change in a 64-0 vote in the 90-member parliament. Center-right opposition lawmakers abstained saying the vote was nothing more than a publicity stunt.
Lawmaker Branko Grims said the this is "nothing but PR."
Serbian president: EU’s membership conditions ‘humiliating’
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president has accused the European Union of setting "humiliating" conditions for the Balkan country's membership.
Tomislav Nikolic told visiting Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar that Serbia would move to adopt the EU's fundamental principles and values even though the 28-nation bloc is in crisis.