Slovenia
Slovenia Elections Janez Jansa’s right-wing govt loses to newly formed Freedom Movement in Slovenia

The outgoing right-wing coalition government led by Janez Jansa had faced widespread protests from civil society for its unpopular anti-worker and authoritarian policies

Health and care workers Slovenia Health and care workers in Slovenia fight for pay hikes and equal rights

Around 50,000 workers in the Slovenian health and care sectors went on strike on February 16 protesting poor working conditions, low salaries, outdated norms and regulations, and violations of the agreements

40,000 education workers in Slovenia go on strike

The majority of Slovenia’s education workforce went on strike over salary and recognition disputes with the ministry of education

Health workers in Slovenia go on strike

Members of the three largest healthcare trade unions in Slovenia joined a strike of warning for fairer remuneration and professional equity in the sector

Police violence - Slovenia Slovenian left slams rising police repression under right-wing government

The Left in Slovenia, Levica, demanded the immediate resignation of interior minister Ales Hojs, who is being held directly responsible for police violence and excessive use of force against anti-government protesters in capital Ljubljana

Water referendum-Slovenia Slovenians reject dilution of water protection law in historic referendum

The amendments to the water protection law which could have promoted uncontrolled construction in coastal areas were rejected by the Slovenian people in a national referendum on July 11

Massive demonstration in Ljubljana demands resignation of Slovenian government and fresh elections

The protesters have alleged that space for dialogue with the government has shrunk and that the fundamental rights of the citizens, freedom of the press and judiciary are under threat

Resistance Day-Slovenia Slovenians mark 80th anniversary of partisan resistance to Nazi occupation

Following the occupation of the erstwhile kingdom of Yugoslavia by Axis Powers during World War II, partisan groups in Slovene lands formed the Liberation Front of the Slovene People in April 1941 to resist the occupation

Slovenian artists and political activists protest targeting of cultural space in Ljubljana

The inhabitants of the Autonomous Rog Factory were evicted on January 19. The abandoned factory had been taken over by activists and artists over a decade ago and converted into a community space for alternative cultural and social initiatives

Arms deal -Slovenia Slovenian constitutional court stays massive arms procurement proposal by government

The right-wing government in Slovenia had planned the procurement of arms worth EUR 780 million for the military to cater to NATO. This had strongly been opposed by the left which had called the proposal unwarranted

Slovenian protests Slovenian left intensifies campaign against military spending

The right-wing dominated Slovenian National Assembly last week voted down the left-supported citizens’ initiative calling for a national referendum on the government’s plan for carrying out massive military expenditure

Slovenian left party Levica protests government’s refusal to hold referendum on military purchases

The Slovenian government refused a demand by Levica to hold a referendum on a proposal to procure weapons worth USD 925.28 million. Levica plans to challenge the decision in the constitutional court