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Pahor Gives Mandate To Form The Government to Janša, Who Will Invite All Parties To Join Him

“The winner must receive an opportunity to justify the support he had been given by the people. This strengthens the trust of people in democracy and makes the coalition-building process clear an understandable,” said President Borut Pahor after meeting with Janez Janša, the winner of the early general election. Pahor indicated that he will give Janša the mandate to form ...

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Exports in February up by 11.5% year-on-year

Ljubljana – Slovenian companies exported EUR 2.4bn in goods in February, which is 11.5% more than in the same month last year, while imports to Slovenia amounted to EUR 2.3bn, up 9.8% year-on-year. Exports in the first two months of the year were up by 11.7%, while imports increased by 11.1%, the Statistics Office reported on Monday. A surplus of ...

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Erjavec: Croatia’s Partial Acceptance Of The Award Is Not Acceptable

Croatia is reportedly prepared to listen to Brussels and recognize a large part of the border arbitration award, but in the framework of a bilateral agreement. Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec stresses that Croatia must accept the entire ruling. According to Croatia’s RTL, Radio Slovenija reports that Croatia has changed its position after Monday’s meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude ...

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On the trail of Sevnica’s most famous resident: Melania Trump

For just less than a year, a Slovenian who grew up in Sevnica has been America’s First Lady. Interest in the town where Melania Trump grew up was particularly intense when Donald Trump became President. This year, the number of visitors to Sevnica has increased, mostly thanks to people interested in Melania Trump’s hometown. It’s a beautiful, sunny morning when ...

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Slovenia’s President Pahor Wins Second Term In Close Race

Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race. Pahor had won about 53 percent of the vote, with 99.9 percent of the votes counted, according to the Election Commission, while his opponent, ex-comedian Marjan Sarec, had 47 percent. Turnout was about 42 percent, according to ...

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Incumbent Pahor to Face Mayor Šarec in 12 Nov Presidential Run-Off

The results of Sunday’s presidential election after nearly all votes have been counted show that incumbent Borut Pahor (47.08%) will face Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec (24.95%) in the run-off vote on 12 November. The turnout was 43.47%, the lowest for a first-round presidential vote to date. Third place went to MEP Romana Tomc of the opposition Democrats (SDS) with 13.73%, ...

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Slovenia’s Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar Visited Cleveland

The Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode hosted a reception in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Miro Cerar Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland Ohio. Together with the new Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic they also opened new offices of the Slovenian Consulate in Cleveland. New ...

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The presidential election will most likely take place between October 15 and November 5

On noon on Friday, National Assembly President Milan Brglez will officially schedule the presidential election in the National Gallery. In accordance with the deadlines imposed by the relevant legislation, the first possible election Sunday is October 15, while the final possible date falls on November 5. The current President of the Republic, Borut Pahor, began his current mandate on December ...

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Cerar Meets Pence, Seeks US Support Over Arbitration

Podgorica – Prime Minister Miro Cerar met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the Adriatic Charter summit in Podgorica on Wednesday. Speaking to Slovenian reporters, he underscored the importance of the US’s support for the implementation of the border arbitration award. But he said Pence took no position on the matter. Cerar also briefly discussed the implementation ...

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Parliament Reinstates 2 January as Bank Holiday

The National Assembly has backed the ruling party’s proposal to make 2 January a bank holiday again four years after the date was removed from the list of public holidays as part of austerity measures. The Modern Centre Party (SMC)-sponsored amendment to the public holidays act was carried by 61 votes against ten at Tuesday’s emergency session and will be ...

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