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Lawmakers back Slovenia's first minority cabinet

13 Sep 2018

LJUBLJANA Slovenia's parliament confirmed Prime Minister Marjan Sarec's centre-left coalition as the country's first minority government on Thursday, following an inconclusive June general election.

EBRD to invest more in Macedonia, Greece after name issue solved

10 Sep 2018

BLED, Slovenia The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects its investment in Macedonia and Greece to rise significantly after the two countries manage to solve the dispute regarding Macedonia's name, an EBRD official said.

Pound gains on cautious Barnier Brexit deal comment

10 Sep 2018

BLED, Slovenia/BRUSSELS A cautious comment by the EU Brexit negotiator that there could be a deal by November if unrealistic demands are taken off the table boosted sterling on Monday amid new optimism among investors.

UPDATE 1-Slovenia's incoming government to go ahead with listing NLB this year

06 Sep 2018

LJUBLJANA, Sept 6 Slovenia's new government plans to maintain the country's plans to sell at least 50 percent of state bank Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) via a stock market listing this year and sell a further stake next year, its incoming finance minister said on Thursday.

Slovenian president expresses concern over politician's armed group

03 Sep 2018

LJUBLJANA Slovenian President Borut Pahor expressed his concern on Monday after internet footage showed masked members of an armed group led by a fringe politician conducting training exercises.

UPDATE 1-Economist to become Slovenian finance minister - party sources

27 Aug 2018

LJUBLJANA, Aug 27 Economist Andrej Bertoncelj is to become Slovenia's finance minister in the minority centre-left government of Prime Minister designate Marjan Sarec, a spokeswoman for Sarec's party said on Monday.

Slovenian parliament hopes to pick PM in mid-August - speaker

27 Jul 2018

LJUBLJANA Slovenia's parliament plans to vote from Aug. 13 to 17 to choose a prime minister - if the president or parliament put any names forward, parliament speaker Matej Tonin said on Friday.

Slovenian president fails to name PM in fragmented parliament

23 Jul 2018

LJUBLJANA Slovenian President Borut Pahor told parliament on Monday he would not nominate a candidate for prime minister as no party held majority support in parliament.

Slovenia adopts law that aims to lift sale price of NLB bank

19 Jul 2018

LJUBLJANA, July 19 A state fund will have to cover possible damages against Slovenian bank Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) under a law passed by parliament on Thursday, which was aimed at lifting the price of NLB ahead of its sale.

Head of Slovenia's largest party tells president he cannot form government

19 Jul 2018

LJUBLJANA The head of the largest party in Slovenia's parliament, the anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), told President Borut Pahor on Thursday he did not yet have sufficient support to become prime minister and form a government.

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