Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23268/all en Soccer-Katanec back in charge of Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-katanec-back-charge-slovenia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>LJUBLJANA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Srecko Katanec was named Slovenia's coach for the second time on Friday after guiding the team to Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup during his first spell in charge.</p> <p>"The NZS executive board decided unanimously to appoint Katanec instead of Slavisa Stojanovic who parted company with the national team by mutual consent in December," the Slovenian FA said on its official website (www.nzs.si).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-katanec-back-charge-slovenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contact Details Football in Slovenia Person Career Slaviša Stojanovič Slovenia Sport in Europe Srečko Katanec Srecko Katanec Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:18:08 +0000 5731143 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-graft protest adds pressure to Slovenian prime minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/anti-graft-protest-adds-pressure-slovenian-prime-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Some 5,000 protesters rally against government</p> <p>* PM hit by questions over sources of his income</p> <p>* Coalition partners threaten to quit</p> <p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - More than 5,000 Slovenians gathered in the centre of Ljubljana on Friday to protest against a corruption scandal that threatens to bring down the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/anti-graft-protest-adds-pressure-slovenian-prime-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Government Politics Slovenia Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:30:12 +0000 5733322 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian coalition party asks premier to resign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/slovenian-coalition-party-asks-premier-resign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A junior coalition party threatened on Saturday to quit the conservative government of financially troubled Slovenia unless Prime Minister Janez Jansa resigned over corruption allegations.</p> <p>The small European Union member has been in political crisis since Tuesday when an anti-corruption commission said Jansa was unable to explain the origin of some of his income.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/slovenian-coalition-party-asks-premier-resign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ljubljana Prime Ministers of Slovenia Slovenia Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:31:00 +0000 5733652 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Second party to quit crumbling Slovenia government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-second-party-quit-crumbling-slovenia-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pensioners' party Desus to quit on Feb. 22</p> <p>* Slovenia seen ratifying Croatian EU treaty by then (Updates, adds opposition quote)</p> <p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A second junior partner in Slovenia's minority government is to resign this month over a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Janez Jansa, bringing the EU member state closer to a change of government or early election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-second-party-quit-crumbling-slovenia-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Law Politics Politics of Europe Slovenia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:15:53 +0000 5746353 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia crisis deepens as new party quits coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/slovenia-crisis-deepens-new-party-quits-coalition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenia's political crisis escalated Tuesday as a second partner left Prime Minister Janez Jansa's shaky coalition after he rejected the party's call to resign.</p> <p>The departure of DESUS leaves Jansa's three-party coalition with just 36 seats in the eurozone member's 90-seat parliament and from February 22 without a foreign or a health minister.</p> <p>Last month, Jansa's coalition lost its majority after another party, the Civil List (DL), threw in the towel. A third, the centre-right People's Party (SLS), has also threatened to quit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/slovenia-crisis-deepens-new-party-quits-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Janez Jansa Politics Slovenia AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:01:08 +0000 5746399 at http://www.globalpost.com Embattled Slovenian PM's backers in show of force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/embattled-slovenian-pms-backers-show-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of supporters of Slovenia's bruised Prime Minister Janez Jansa took part in a show of force in the capital Ljubljana on Friday, hours before a planned counter-protest by his opponents.</p> <p>Some 12,000 people, according to organisers, attended the rally in Ljubljana's central Congress Square. Police estimated there were about 9,000 present.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/embattled-slovenian-pms-backers-show-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Janez Jansa Janša Slovenia AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:36:56 +0000 5750127 at http://www.globalpost.com Crowds rally as Slovenia's bruised PM fights to keep office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/crowds-rally-slovenias-bruised-pm-fights-keep-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of opponents and supporters of Slovenia's embattled Prime Minister Janez Jansa held noisy rival rallies Friday as the small eurozone member's political crisis rumbled on.</p> <p>Organisers said about 12,000 people attended the pro-Jansa event in Ljubljana's central Congress Square on Friday morning, though police estimated there were about 9,000 present.</p> <p>Police said an anti-Jansa demo held later on attracted some 20,000 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/crowds-rally-slovenias-bruised-pm-fights-keep-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Janez Jansa Janša Politics Religion Slovenia AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:16:01 +0000 5750414 at http://www.globalpost.com Losses widen at Slovenia's largest bank NLB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/losses-widen-at-slovenias-largest-bank-nlb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenia's largest bank, state-owned NLB, said Monday that losses widened in 2012 and that it needs 400 million euros ($534 million) in fresh capital to meet European regulatory requirements.</p> <p>Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) said that bad loans pushed it to a loss of 273.5 million euros in 2012 compared with a loss of 239 million euros in 2011 and that it expects to be in the in 2013 too.</p> <p>"The situation in the Slovenian environment and in the bank remain very serious," chief executive Janko Mevlja told journalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/losses-widen-at-slovenias-largest-bank-nlb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Nova Ljubljanska banka Slovenia Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:45:41 +0000 5759127 at http://www.globalpost.com Losses widen at Slovenia's largest bank NLB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/losses-widen-at-slovenias-largest-bank-nlb-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenia's largest bank, state-owned NLB, said Monday that losses widened in 2012 and that it needs 400 million euros ($534 million) in fresh capital to meet European regulatory requirements.</p> <p>Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) said that bad loans pushed it to a loss of 273.5 million euros in 2012 compared with a loss of 239 million euros in 2011 and that it expects to be in the red in 2013 too.</p> <p>"The situation in the Slovenian environment and in the bank remain very serious," chief executive Janko Mevlja told journalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/losses-widen-at-slovenias-largest-bank-nlb-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Nova Ljubljanska banka Slovenia Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:45:48 +0000 5759129 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovene opposition nominates its candidate for new PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/slovene-opposition-nominates-its-candidate-new-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Slovenia's main opposition party on Friday proposed financial expert Alenka Bratusek as candidate for prime minister to replace conservative leader Janez Jansa, whose majority in parliament is dwindling as parties drop out of his coalition.</p> <p>Jansa, whose reputation has been damaged by a corruption scandal, lost a second member of his ruling coalition on Friday when pensioners' party Desus formally quit. He is expected to lose the third party on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/slovene-opposition-nominates-its-candidate-new-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Slovenia Slovenia Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:00:23 +0000 5763247 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Slovene opposition proposes no-confidence vote, new PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-slovene-opposition-proposes-no-confidence-vote-new-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Parliament expected to vote on Wednesday</p> <p>* Four parties to support PM candidate (Adds move for no-confidence vote, date of session)</p> <p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Slovenia's main opposition party on Friday moved to hold a "constructive no-confidence vote" next week to replace conservative leader Janez Jansa, whose majority in parliament is dwindling as parties drop out of his coalition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-slovene-opposition-proposes-no-confidence-vote-new-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Slovenia Slovenia Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:15:50 +0000 5763530 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian government slapped with no-confidence motion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/slovenian-government-slapped-no-confidence-motion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenia's main opposition party Positive Slovenia (PS) filed Friday a no-confidence vote motion against the government, likely spelling an end for Prime Minister Janez Jansa's troubled administration. </p> <p>"We have decided to bring this agony to an end," the head of PS's parliamentary group Jani Moderndorfer said after filing the motion in parliament.</p> <p>The centre-left party suggested its acting leader Alenka Bratusek form a new government that will "pull Slovenia out of this political crisis and end the agony of Janez Jansa's government."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/slovenian-government-slapped-no-confidence-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Slovenia Slovenia AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:31:58 +0000 5763570 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian opposition Social Democrats back new coalition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/slovenian-opposition-social-democrats-back-new-coalition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenia's opposition Social Democrat party said Saturday it was ready to join a coalition led by prime minister designate Alenka Bratusek following a week of talks over the future government's programme.</p> <p>"The SD has decided to join the government since we want to contribute constructively in shifting the direction of Slovenian politics," Igor Luksic, the head of the centre-left SD, said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/slovenian-opposition-social-democrats-back-new-coalition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Politics of Europe Slovenia AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:01:36 +0000 5778193 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian PM designate files cabinet list in parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/slovenian-pm-designate-files-cabinet-list-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Slovenia's prime minister designate scrambled Thursday to find ministers for her new centre-left government, not least to run the troubled euro member's finances, as commentators warned that the crisis was far from over.</p> <p>Alenka Bratusek announced late Wednesday the signing of a coalition agreement two weeks after the centre-right premier Janez Jansa was ousted in a confidence vote following weeks of protests and political turmoil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/slovenian-pm-designate-files-cabinet-list-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Politics Slovenia AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:45:31 +0000 5783905 at http://www.globalpost.com EU tells Slovenia to move swiftly on privatization http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/eu-tells-slovenia-move-swiftly-privatization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martin Santa and Marja Novak</p> <p>BRUSSELS/LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The European Commission told Slovenia on Wednesday it should prepare swiftly for the planned sale of state assets as part of efforts to avoid needing international financial aid.</p> <p>Slovenia is pushing ahead with large-scale privatization plans, the clean-up of its indebted banking sector and other structural reforms to fend off the risk of becoming the next euro zone country requiring a bailout.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130529/eu-tells-slovenia-move-swiftly-privatization" target="_blank">read 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