Janez Jansa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30289/all en 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5750414 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 5768516 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 Agence France-Presse 5768817 at http://www.globalpost.com Government falls in troubled euro member Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/government-falls-troubled-euro-member-slovenia <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>Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa's year-old centre-right government fell late Wednesday after lawmakers backed a no-confidence motion following weeks of political turmoil in the small eurozone country.</p> <p>The mandate for forming a government amid the country's worst crisis since independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 now passes to political newcomer Alenka Bratusek of the centre-left, as Slovenia's first female premier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/government-falls-troubled-euro-member-slovenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Janez Jansa Prime Ministers of Slovenia Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768970 at http://www.globalpost.com New PM for troubled euro member Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-pm-troubled-euro-member-slovenia <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>Political newcomer Alenka Bratusek faced Thursday the tough task of trying to form a government in crisis-hit Slovenia, a day after Prime Minister Janez Jansa was turfed out of office.</p> <p>Slovenia's first female premier has said her top priorities are "normalising" life by softening "excessive" austerity measures that, as in other eurozone nations, have been unpopular with ordinary voters.</p> <p>First though she has two weeks to present a cabinet to parliament or the president will call early elections -- the second in two-million-strong Slovenia in 14 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/new-pm-troubled-euro-member-slovenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Slovenia Europe Janez Jansa Technology Zoran Janković AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769210 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia's PM designate starts tough talks over new cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/slovenias-pm-designate-starts-tough-talks-over-new-cabinet <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 Alenka Bratusek was to start talks Thursday for a new coalition, a tricky task amid the country's worst political crisis since independence in 1991. </p> <p>Bratusek, a 42-year-old political newcomer, was given late Wednesday the mandate to form a new government, following a no-confidence vote against Premier Janez Jansa.</p> <p>"Only together we can bring Slovenia to the place where we belong," she told lawmakers after being sworn in immediately after the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/slovenias-pm-designate-starts-tough-talks-over-new-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Janez Jansa Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Slovenia Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:48:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769530 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia's PM designate starts tough talks over new cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/slovenias-pm-designate-starts-tough-talks-over-new-cabinet-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 prime minister designate Alenka Bratusek was to start talks Thursday for a new coalition, a tricky task amid the country's worst political crisis since independence in 1991. </p> <p>Bratusek, a 42-year-old political newcomer, was given late Wednesday the mandate to form a new government, following a no-confidence vote against Premier Janez Jansa.</p> <p>"Only together we can bring Slovenia to the place where we belong," she told lawmakers after being sworn in immediately after the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/slovenias-pm-designate-starts-tough-talks-over-new-cabinet-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Janez Jansa Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Slovenia Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:49:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769536 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia court upholds ex-PM Jansa's prison sentence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140428/slovenia-court-upholds-ex-pm-jansas-prison-sentence <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>A Slovenian higher court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence for former prime minister Janez Jansa convicted of corruption in the country's biggest ever defence deal.</p> <p>Jansa had appealed the sentence of a Ljubljana court in June last year which found him "guilty on the charges of giving or receiving bribery or bribery promises in the acquisition of armoured vehicles."</p> <p>"The appeal... is rejected as unfounded and the first degree ruling is upheld," a higher court in the Slovenian capital said, according to news website 24ur.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140428/slovenia-court-upholds-ex-pm-jansas-prison-sentence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Janez Jansa Janša Patria Technology AFP Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:19:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6132898 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia court upholds ex-PM Jansa's prison sentence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140428/slovenia-court-upholds-ex-pm-jansas-prison-sentence-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>A Slovenian higher court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence for former prime minister Janez Jansa convicted of corruption in the country's biggest ever defence deal.</p> <p>Jansa had appealed the sentence of a Ljubljana court in June last year which found him "guilty on the charges of giving or receiving bribery or bribery promises in the acquisition of armoured vehicles."</p> <p>"The appeal... is rejected as unfounded and the first degree ruling is upheld," a higher court in the Slovenian capital said, according to news website 24ur.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140428/slovenia-court-upholds-ex-pm-jansas-prison-sentence-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Janez Jansa Prime Ministers of Slovenia Technology AFP Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:51:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6133020 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenian former PM Jansa summoned to report at prison: local media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140610/slovenian-former-pm-jansa-summoned-report-at-prison-local-me <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LJUBLJANA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has got a summon to report on June 20 at the Dob Prison, the largest of its kind in the country, to serve out his two-year sentence, local media reported Tuesday.</p> <p>Unless Jansa reports at Dob on the given date, an order is to be issued for him to be brought in forcibly at his costs.</p> <p>However, he could ask for a deferment of the execution of the prison sentence for excusable reasons, the Slovenian Press Agency reported on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140610/slovenian-former-pm-jansa-summoned-report-at-prison-local-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Janez Jansa Slovenia Xinhua News Agency Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:02:13 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6172314 at http://www.globalpost.com Slovenia ex-PM Jansa starts prison term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140620/slovenia-ex-pm-jansa-starts-prison-term <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>Former Slovenian prime minister Janez Jansa began a two-year prison sentence over corruption on Friday, just weeks ahead of a snap vote in the country.</p> <p>Jansa, 55, who is also the current leader of the opposition, was sentenced last year, but was called to appear at a prison near the capital Ljubljana after the country's Constitutional Court upheld the sentence earlier this week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140620/slovenia-ex-pm-jansa-starts-prison-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Government Hospitality Janez Jansa Law Politics Prime Ministers of Slovenia Religion AFP Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:50:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6183000 at http://www.globalpost.com 1st LD Writethru: Slovenia's ex-PM Janez Jansa reports to prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140621/1st-ld-writethru-slovenias-ex-pm-janez-jansa-reports-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LJUBLJANA, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Former Slovenian prime minister Janez Jansa, sentenced last year to a two-year imprisonment for bribery in a 2006 arms deal, reported to Dob Prison on Friday afternoon.</p> <p>Jansa, leader of the biggest opposition party Democratic Party, was sentenced by the Ljubljana Local Court in June 2013. The first instance ruling was upheld by the Higher Court in April 2014.</p> <p>Last week he received a summons to report at the Dob Prison to serve out his two-year sentence on June 20.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140621/1st-ld-writethru-slovenias-ex-pm-janez-jansa-reports-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Janez Jansa Prime Minister Prime Ministers of Slovenia Slovenia Xinhua News Agency Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:33:05 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6183287 at http://www.globalpost.com