Prime Ministers of Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25641/all en 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 Junior party quits Slovenian ruling coalition, election looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-11 <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>LJUBLJANA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A junior partner in Slovenia's ruling coalition quit on Wednesday, stripping the government of its majority in parliament and dealing a blow to the troubled euro zone member's efforts to avoid a bailout.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prime Ministers of Slovenia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:00:41 +0000 5738409 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian PM hangs on at helm of minority government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/slovenian-pm-hangs-at-helm-minority-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>LJUBLJANA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Slovenia's prime minister, abandoned by a junior member of his coalition, pledged on Thursday to remain at the helm of a minority government and seek support for reforms vital to stabilising the euro zone member's finances.</p> <p>Janez Jansa's government was stripped of its parliamentary majority on Wednesday after the Civic List party, one of five members of the ruling coalition, quit over the prime minister's refusal to resign in a corruption scandal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/slovenian-pm-hangs-at-helm-minority-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Prime Ministers of Slovenia Republics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:00:18 +0000 5738803 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Slovenian PM hangs on at helm of minority government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-slovenian-pm-hangs-at-helm-minority-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>* Says he will seek support for key reforms</p> <p>* Finance minister quits with his party</p> <p>* Slovenia battling to avoid bailout (Adds analyst quote, details, background)</p> <p>By Marja Novak</p> <p>LJUBLJANA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Slovenia's prime minister insisted he would not step down despite being abandoned by a junior member of his coalition, and warned a snap election could force the country into bankruptcy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-slovenian-pm-hangs-at-helm-minority-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Prime Ministers of Slovenia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:39:42 +0000 5738877 at http://www.globalpost.com Troubled Slovenian PM names himself finance minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/troubled-slovenian-pm-names-himself-finance-minister <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>Embattled Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa notified on Friday the eurozone country's parliament he would take over the finance ministry temporarily after Janez Sustersic's resignation last week.</p> <p>"Prime Minister Janez Jansa will temporary assume the finance minister's post himself," a statement from the cabinet said.</p> <p>Sustersic and Justice Minister Senko Plicanic resigned following their Civil List (DL) party's decision to quit Jansa's centre-right five-party coalition, a move leaving the government without a parliamentary majority.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/troubled-slovenian-pm-names-himself-finance-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Janez Janša Janša Prime Ministers of Slovenia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:45:31 +0000 5742939 at http://www.globalpost.com Second party to quit crumbling Slovenia government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/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>LJUBLJANA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Another junior partner will leave Slovenia's minority government later this month over a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Janez Jansa, increasing the chance of early elections in the financially troubled country.</p> <p>The Pensioners' party Desus said on Tuesday it would leave the coalition on Feb 22, dealing a fresh blow to Jansa's efforts to cling on to power.</p> <p>Jansa's conservative alliance lost majority in parliament when the Civic List and its two cabinet ministers quit last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/second-party-quit-crumbling-slovenia-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prime Ministers of Slovenia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:00:26 +0000 5746272 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 no confidence vote set for Wednesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/slovenian-no-confidence-vote-set-wednesday <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 parliament will vote Wednesday on a motion of no confidence in the government, likely meaning the end of Prime Minister Janez Jansa's year-old administration.</p> <p>The vote was expected late evening following a debate in parliament beginning at 0900 GMT, according to the parliamentary body in charge of scheduling.</p> <p>Jansa has the support of only 30 MPs in the 90-seat chamber with three parties that recently quit his centre-right coalition expected to join the opposition in voting in favour of the motion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/slovenian-no-confidence-vote-set-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Prime Ministers of Slovenia AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:31:18 +0000 5767309 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian PM's day of reckoning set for Wednesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/slovenian-pms-day-reckoning-set-wednesday <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 parliament will vote Wednesday on a no confidence motion in the government, likely terminating Prime Minister Janez Jansa's year-old administration after weeks of political turmoil and protests.</p> <p>The vote, amid Slovenia's worst political and economic crisis since independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, was expected to take place late in the evening following a debate in parliament beginning at 0900 GMT.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/slovenian-pms-day-reckoning-set-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Prime Ministers of Slovenia AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:16:07 +0000 5767562 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia debates no confidence vote against PM Jansa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenia-debates-no-confidence-vote-against-pm-jansa <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 parliament started debates Wednesday ahead of a no-confidence vote expected to spell the end of Prime Minister Janez Jansa's one-year-old government.</p> <p>The motion was filed last week by the main opposition party Positive Slovenia as Jansa's five-way coalition crumbled under his refusal to resign over corruption claims. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenia-debates-no-confidence-vote-against-pm-jansa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Janez Jansa Prime Ministers of Slovenia AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:46:06 +0000 5768285 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia holds no confidence vote against PM amid crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenia-holds-no-confidence-vote-against-pm-amid-crisis <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 parliament sat for an extended debate Wednesday ahead of a no-confidence vote expected to spell the end of Prime Minister Janez Jansa's one-year-old government.</p> <p>Jansa has refused to step down over corruption claims, paving the way for the leader of the main opposition centre-left, Alenka Bratusek, to be given the mandate to form a new government.</p> <p>The prospect of early elections -- the second in two years -- still loomed large amid a worsening economic crisis that could see Slovenia requiring a bailout much like Greece, Ireland or Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenia-holds-no-confidence-vote-against-pm-amid-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borut Pahor Entertainment Janez Jansa MEPs for Slovenia 2004–2009 Prime Ministers of Slovenia AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:30:38 +0000 5768516 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian PM-in-waiting, a fresh face in tough times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenian-pm-waiting-fresh-face-tough-times <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>Alenka Bratusek, set to become Slovenia's first female prime minister, has made a meteoric rise from local government to establish herself in the male-dominated sphere of national politics.</p> <p>The 42-year-old entered parliament only last year after a decade in local politics, and was reluctant to make the change at first. </p> <p>"It was not easy to enter politics, a profession that isn't very appreciated in Slovenia," she states in an official biography on the website of her centre-left opposition Positive Slovenia party. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenian-pm-waiting-fresh-face-tough-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Prime Ministers of Slovenia Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:31:52 +0000 5768707 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian PM set to be voted out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenian-pm-set-be-voted-out <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>The end was nigh for Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa late Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a no-confidence motion after weeks of political turmoil in the small eurozone country.</p> <p>The vote was expected to kill off Jansa's centre-right administration after barely a year of presiding over Slovenia's worst crisis since independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.</p> <p>The mandate to form a government was expected to pass to Alenka Bratusek from the centre-left, making the 42-year-old political newcomer the recession-hit country's first female premier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/slovenian-pm-set-be-voted-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Janez Jansa Prime Ministers of Slovenia Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:15:54 +0000 5768817 at http://www.globalpost.com