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Dnevnik - Slovenia | 24/01/2013

Janša hangs on despite government's demise

The coalition government in Slovenia collapsed on Wednesday. The Civic List party withdrew from the centre-right coalition because despite the accusations of the country's anti-corruption authority, head of government Janez Janša has refused to heed its call for him to resign. The left-liberal daily Dnevnik explains why Janša still hasn't stepped down: "His actions are unquestionably motivated by completely different perceptions, interests and plans. The way he sees things, stepping down means defeat - a true strategist never gives up. Janša is obviously also far from enthusiastic about the prospect of early elections. Or to be more precise, he is trying to set the time for a new decision by the voters himself. So the centre-right coalition is dead, but the end of Janša's term as head of government is not in sight. Janša has survived many difficult situations in the past, but one thing is certain: his situation was never as hopeless as it is now."

Dnevnik - Slovenia | 12/01/2012

Slovenia's parliament rejects prime minister

The Slovenian prime minister designate, Zoran Janković, was not elected as the country's new head of government by the parliament on Wednesday. The daily Dnevnik names the reasons for the defeat of the centre-left politician: "The first and most important is the polarisation of Slovenia's political sphere between Right and Left. The recent early elections may have produced a few new parties and faces, but the distribution of power in parliament remains the same. Nor did the election winner achieve a solid victory that would have eased the formation of a coalition. And on top of that with his clumsy choice of words at the start of the coalition talks Janković provoked a lot of personal resentment and made a resounding No to the coalition inevitable. But it was Gregor Virant's Civic List that played the most contentious role. The latter held coalition talks with opposition leader Janez Janša as well negotiating with Janković. ... And then the right-wing parties in particular prohibited their MPs from taking part in the vote for prime minister. It looks like opposition boss Janez Janša, who now has good prospects of getting the mandate, didn't want to leave anything to chance."

Dnevnik - Slovenia | 07/06/2010

Slim victory for border agreement

Yesterday's referendum on the arbitration agreement between Slovenia and Croatia approved the agreement by a slim majority. Now an arbitration tribunal made up of international experts may resolve the conflict over Slovenia's access to the sea, a dispute that has lasted for almost two decades. The daily Dnevnik writes in its online edition that the aggressive attitude of opposition leader Janez Janša also had a hand in the result: "Janša's words about a leftist collaboration ... probably did not do much to scare away opponents of the arbitration agreement in large numbers, but they doubtlessly led higher numbers of supporters of the agreement to turn out. After the parliamentary elections in 2008 we wrote that Janez Janša did the most to assure the victory of Prime Minister Borut Pahor. Similarly it can be said this time that the opposition leader did much to secure the victory of the arbitration agreement. ... With the positive referendum result Prime Minister Borut Pahor has temporarily strengthened his position and silenced calls from his coalition partner for a government restructuring."

Delo - Slovenia | 08/05/2009

European elections: We need a green economy

Zoran Thaler, former Slovenian foreign minister and Social Democratic candidate in the European elections, says that if elected he would push for a green economy: "So many trucks drive between Munich and Hamburg, for example, just so that we can buy thirty different types of yoghurt. The fact that we have thirty brands to choose from plays a large role in the exploitation of nature, which we previously considered 'free'. This example highlights the question of whether we can change our development paradigm and instigate green economic growth. Green growth means that gross domestic product is no longer the sole criterion for success or the quality of life. It is essential that we orient the economy towards the protection of nature and create new jobs in the green economy."

Dnevnik - Slovenia | 12/11/2007

Türk voted Slovenia's new President

The Social Democrat and former UN diplomat Danilo Türk was elected Slovenia's new President on Sunday. He won the runoff against the conservative Lojze Peterle with a surprisingly high 68 percent of the vote. Meta Roglic comments: "Danilo Türk is a relatively new face in Slovenian politics. His diplomatic experience in particular has won him points with voters. ... He also has a good rhetoric, although he hasn't adopted a clear standpoint on certain important issues. ... Therefore it can't be said that he won over most of his voters with his views. Nor can it be said that he enjoys the broad support of the left. Yesterday's results are less an expression of support for Türk than of lack of support for Peterle and, by extension, the current government. Türk won the elections in his role as an alternative to Peterle."

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