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Janez Jansa

Slovenia: Former Prime Minister Accused of Money Laundering

Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa’s image is further tarnished as he is alleged of having paid money to a relative’s bank account.

September 6, 2013

Slovenia: Ex PM Convicted in Patria Case

Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa was convicted of bribery on Wednesday in Ljubljana.

June 5, 2013

Slovenia: No Agreement on Fiscal Rule

Coalition and opposition remain divided over the question on when to implement the new fiscal law.

May 6, 2013

Slovenia to Sell Two State Enterprises

On a press conference on Friday, Prime Minister Bratusek announced the selling of two state-owned companies, one of them being a bank.

April 13, 2013

Slovenia: “We Will Need No Bailout This Year”

Since Greece, Spain and Cyprus are currently finding themselves in disastrous economic situations, Slovenia does not want to seem like the next bail-out candidate.

March 30, 2013

Slovenia: New Coalition Stands

Slovenia´s new Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek is the head of a four-party-coalition.

March 13, 2013

Slovenia/Croatia: Paving the Way for Brussels

Today, both heads of government, Janez Jansa and Zoran Milanovic, signed the “Memorandum of Understanding” in Mokrice which will permit Croatia to become a full EU member.

March 11, 2013

Slovenia/Croatia: Agreement over Bank Dispute

After years of debate, there seem to be a final agreement in the fight for the insolvent Ljubljanska Banka. The settlement should pave the way for Croatia’s becoming an EU member state.

March 7, 2013

Slovenia: Bratusek New Head of Government

Today, Slovenia´s Lower House of Parliament has elected a new Prime Minister. Janez Jansa continues to manage the government business.

February 27, 2013

Slovenia: Jansa Remains Prime Minister

Today, Slovenia´s Parliament will elect a new official head of government. However, Jansa will continue the government business.

February 27, 2013

S&P Downgrades Slovenia

Today, the U.S. rating agency has lowered the credit rating of the financially stricken country. Further downgrades are not unlikely.

February 13, 2013

Slovenia Faces New Elections

The Slovenian government is under massive pressure. A government collapse is more than likely.

February 11, 2013

„Slovenia Will Become a Star Again“

In an interview with the Austrian daily newspaper “Presse”, Slovenia´s President Borut Pahor demonstrates optimism. He admits that many Slovenians feel injustice.

February 9, 2013

Slovenia: Jansa Rejects to Step Down

Despite the deep political and economic crisis, Slovenia´s Prime Minister Janez Jansa is clinging to power.

January 25, 2013

Slovenia: Government Collapses

Yesterday in the evening, the conservative coalition member CL has terminated the co-operation with Prime Minister Janez Jansa´s party SDS. Not only the political situation in Slovenia is precarious, but also the economic outlook is highly uncertain.

January 24, 2013

Slovenia: Protests Against Austerity Cuts

Due to a general strike, Slovenia comes to a standstill. More than 100,000 public servants protest against social cuts.

January 23, 2013

New Elections in Slovenia?

The government crisis in Slovenia sharpens. Economists warn of a leftist coalition.

January 15, 2013

Slovenia: Jansa Receives Support

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa receives support from his party SDS. The government crisis continues, though.

January 10, 2013

Slovenia: Government in Crisis

After severe allegations of corruption, Slovenia´s government is under pressure.

January 9, 2013

Slovenia: No Referenda Against Austerity Policy

The Slovenian Constitutional Court decided that the Slovenians will not hold a public vote on the creation of a bad bank and the privatization policy.

December 20, 2012

Slovenia: Citizens Protest Against Austerity Cuts

The austerity policy of the centre-right government faces fierce resistance by the trade union and citizen´s movements.

December 18, 2012

Slovenia Sharpens Austerity Measures

The Slovenian Parliament resolved the budgets for 2013 and 2014. The country tries to fulfill the Maastricht criteria.

December 8, 2012

Slovenia to Sharpen Austerity Measures

The Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa announced that the austerity policy will be implemented even more consequently.

November 20, 2012

Crucial Days for Slovenia

This week, Slovenia´s Parliament may decide on establishing a bad bank. After Prime Minister Janez Jansa warned of a national bankruptcy, the Slovenian opposition is under pressure.

September 26, 2012

„Situation in Slovenia is not so Dramatic“

Ewald Nowotny, governor of Austria´s Central Bank (OeNB) thinks that the economic situation in Slovenia is under control.

September 18, 2012

Slovenian Crisis: Opposition Reassures

Recently, Prime Minister Janez Jansa warned of a national bankruptcy. For the opposition, Slovenia is far from declaring its illiquidity.

September 11, 2012

Slovenia: Juncker Calls for Reforms

The chairman of the euro-group Jean-Claude Juncker warned Slovenia. “The situation is critical, there is no time to lose.”

September 10, 2012

Slovenian Bankruptcy Would Hit Austria Particularly Hard

Prime Minister Janez Jansa announced that Slovenia may have to declare its national bankruptcy in October. Austria´s share in foreign direct investment made in Slovenia reaches about 50%.

September 3, 2012

Slovenia in a Vicious Circle

Slovenia´s Prime Minister Janez Jansa warns that his country may has to announce its national bankruptcy in October.

August 31, 2012