News Archive - November 2012

Review of the Bad bank referenda

30. 11. 2012
Review of the Bad bank referenda
The ruling coalition will file for a constitutional review of a trade unions' initiative for a referendum on the law establishing a bad bank on Monday, Jože Tanko of the Democrats (SDS) announced on Friday 16th November.

UN General Assembly upgrades Palestine status

30. 11. 2012
UN General Assembly upgrades Palestine status
The UN General Assembly has decided to upgrade Palestine from an observer to non-member status.

NATO Appreciates Slovenia's Contribution

29. 11. 2012
NATO Appreciates Slovenia
NATO appreciates Slovenia's concrete contributions, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told the STA in an interview ten years after the country received invitation to join the alliance.

‘Higgs boson’ professors come to European Parliament

29. 11. 2012
‘Higgs boson’ professors come to European Parliament
It was predicted 45 years ago, but it was only earlier this year that the existence of the ‘Higgs Boson’ could finally be proven.

Early Voting Starts in Presidential Run-off

27. 11. 2012
Early Voting Starts in Presidential Run-off
Slovenians who will be absent from their place of residence on the day of the presidential run-off on Sunday, will be able to cast their vote as early as Tuesday.

Scientists hope Arafat’s remains will answer poisoning claims

27. 11. 2012
Scientists hope Arafat’s remains will answer poisoning claims
Scientists exhume the body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat today to find out whether he died of poisoning.

On the rocks, again

23. 11. 2012
Barack Obama courts a region at odds over the South China Sea
Barack Obama courts a region at odds over the South China Sea

Parliament to Conduct Second Reading of Pension Bill Next Week

23. 11. 2012
Parliament to Conduct Second Reading of Pension Bill Next Week
The National Assembly will convene an extraordinary session next Thursday to carry out a second reading of the pension reform bill and a package of tax laws, the college of deputy group leaders decided on Thursday.

PM Janša Joins Debate on 2014-2020 Budget

22. 11. 2012
PM Janša Joins Debate on 2014-2020 Budget
Prime Minister Janez Janša will travel to Brussels on Thursday to take part in two-day EU summit dedicated to finding a compromise on the union's next seven year budget framework. Slovenia will be looking to secure smaller cuts to EU cohesion funding for 2014-2020 as part of the debate.

French centre-right split as Fillon contests Copé win

22. 11. 2012
French centre-right split as Fillon contests Copé win
The bitter battle to lead the French centre-right opposition is descending into open political warfare between Jean-François Copé, who narrowly won the internal election, and the former prime minister François Fillon.

EuroBasket 2013: Spectacular draw

21. 11. 2012
EuroBasket 2013: Spectacular draw
The Eurobasket 2013 draw in the world-famous Postojna Caves decided Sunday the groups for the 2013 European Basketball Championships, which will be held in Slovenia in September 2013. Slovenia will play in group C together with Spain, Croatia, Poland, Georgia and the Czech Republic

EU leaders set for budget showdown

21. 11. 2012
EU leaders set for budget showdown
EU leaders will hold tough talks over the next two days over how much the 27-member club will spend over the next seven years.

Rome Festival Winners

20. 11. 2012
Larry Clark
Larry Clark’s “Marfa Girl” won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival which drew to a close last weekend.

Garry Kasparov visiting European Capital of Culture

20. 11. 2012
European Capital of Culture
Political change is at the gates of Russia and President Vladimir Putin will not stay in office for the next six years, one of the leaders of the country's opposition, chess master Garry Kasparov, believes. The regime is not tough enough to prevent the changes over the coming two or three years, he said in Maribor on Monday.

EU parliament talks stall over 2013 budget

15. 11. 2012
EU parliament talks stall over 2013 budget
It was all smiles and warm handshakes at the start of European Parliament talks on the bloc’s budget for next year.

Presidential Election: Pahor, Türk Enter Run-off

15. 11. 2012
Presidential Election: Pahor, Türk Enter Run-off
Slovenians will be returning to the polls on 2 December for the run-off between the two candidates of the left bloc - incumbent Danilo Türk under the motto "For the Common Good" and his challenger and former Prime Minister Borut Pahor, who has built his campaign around the word "together".