Slovenia

    • Recovery fund: EU ministers approve four more national plans

      Recovery fund: EU ministers approve four more national plans

      European Union finance ministers approved on Monday the national recovery plans of Croatia, Cyprus, Lithuania and Slovenia, paving the way for the disbursement of EU pre-financing for projects envisaged under the schemes, news wires reported. The European Council is expected to adopt its implementing decisions on the approval of these plans by written procedure shortly after the informal ministers’ meeting held on Monday. Following the formal adoption of the decisions, this second batch of member states will be able to use the facility’s funds to foster their economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    • Slovenia votes in ‘water’ referendum

      Slovenia votes in ‘water’ referendum

      Slovenia holds a referendum today on legislative changes which according to ecologists open the way to construction projects by the sea, lakes and rivers that would threaten the environment, news wires reported. The legally-binding nationwide vote was forced through after parliament approved amendments to Slovenia's water law in March.

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    • Slovenia takes over EU presidency

      Slovenia takes over EU presidency

      Slovenia takes over the rotating six-month EU Council presidency from Portugal today. Ljubljana aims to facilitate EU's recovery from pandemic and promote the idea of an European Health Union. The intentions include proposal to establish a Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority. The new presidency will also have a hard task to restart the stalled process of the EU enlargement.

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    • Slovenia's PM survives impeachment motion

      Slovenia's PM survives impeachment motion

      Slovenia's conservative PM Janez Jansa survived an impeachment motion late on Wednesday, a month before the country takes on the EU’s rotating presidency, news wires reported. The impeachment was backed by 42 lawmakers against 44 in the 90-seat parliament, failing to reach the absolute majority needed for it to be succesful. Had it succeeded, it would likely see the 62-year-old removed from office and snap elections called, AFP noted.

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    • Slovenian PM under impeachment threat

      Slovenian PM under impeachment threat

      Slovenia’s opposition filed on Friday a constitutional impeachment motion against PM Janez Jansa, arguing he has failed to order enough vaccines for the nation and is hurting the freedoms of media and the judiciary, news wires reported. MPs will debate and vote on the impeachment motion as soon as next month. If approved, the motion will be passed on to the nation’s top court, which will decide whether to oust Jansa.

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