Slovenia

Slovenia begins construction of border fence against refugees

By Markus Salzmann, 26 November 2015

Slovenia is the latest European country to erect a border fence to keep out refugees seeking to flee the imperialist-instigated wars in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Press freedom under attack in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 24 September 2014

Slovenian journalist Anuska Delic is threatened with three years’ imprisonment for the publication of allegedly sensitive state information.

Slovenia’s new government prepares sharp attacks

By Markus Salzmann, 29 August 2014

The new Slovenian government’s fiscal reform goals include tax relief for companies, a long-planned tax increase for the majority of the population, and health care cuts.

Slovenian prime minister resigns

By Markus Salzmann, 13 May 2014

On May 3, Prime Minister Bratusek lost the leadership of her party, Positive Slovenia, to the mayor of the capital Ljubijana, Zoran Jankovic.

IMF increases pressure on Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 7 February 2014

The IMF is demanding layoffs in the public sector, cuts to social spending and the privatisation of state companies.

Mounting government crisis in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 28 October 2013

The Slovenian government has indicated it may seek support from the European Union for its highly indebted banking sector.

Slovenian government privatizes state corporations

By Markus Salzmann, 16 September 2013

The Slovenian government plans to bail out the country’s heavily indebted banks by privatizing 15 government-owned enterprises.

Pressure from European Union heightens political crisis in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 31 July 2013

Slovenia’s ruling elite fears a resurgence of working class protests even more than the imminent collapse of government.

Slovenian government adopts another austerity programme

By Markus Salzmann, 21 May 2013

Seven weeks after taking power, Slovenia’s centre-left governing coalition adopted a new austerity programme and presented it to the EU commission.

EU demands further austerity in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 29 April 2013

Slovenia is regarded as the next likely candidate for an EU bailout to shore up its banks.

Slovenian political crisis continues

By Markus Salzmann, 16 March 2013

Alenka Bratusek, designated premier of Slovenia and leader of the Positive Slovenia party, put together a new government on Wednesday.

Slovenia: Nationwide public sector strike intensifies government crisis

By Markus Salzmann, 29 January 2013

A nationwide public sector strike largely paralyzed Slovenia on Wednesday last week.

Slovenian unions drop opposition to government austerity measures

By Markus Salzmann, 8 January 2013

Following a wave of protests that began at the end of November, the Slovenian trade unions are openly moving to support the right-wing program of the Janez Janša coalition government.

Protests against Slovenian government

By Markus Salzmann, 10 December 2012

On December 3, tens of thousands took to the streets in Slovenia to demonstrate against the austerity measures of Prime Minister Janez Janša’s right-wing government.

Protest against austerity measures in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2012

On November 17, 30,000 people protested in the Slovenian capital against austerity policies.

Slovenia: Government and opposition join ranks to impose austerity

By Markus Salzmann, 29 September 2012

Slovenia’s conservative government is working closely with the opposition Social Democrats and the trade unions to impose another austerity package.

Slovenia threatened with national bankruptcy

By Markus Salzmann, 10 September 2012

Although the country’s total debt is relatively low at 47 percent of GDP, the crisis gripping Slovenia’s three largest banks threatens to drag the country into the abyss.

Banking crisis intensifies in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 6 August 2012

Slovenia is among the Eastern European countries hardest hit by the financial crisis.

New austerity package in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 6 July 2012

With Slovenian banks heavily in debt, the right-wing government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa is acceding to demands for tougher austerity measures.

Slovenian election brings businessman to power, more cuts promised

By Markus Salzmann, 10 December 2011

The Positive Slovenia party won the early parliamentary election held in the Adriatic nation last Sunday with 29 percent of the vote.

Slovenian government ousted by vote of no confidence

By Markus Salzmann, 24 September 2011

After months of continual parliamentary crisis, the Slovenian minority government led by Premier Borut Pahor was ousted from office following a vote of no confidence on Tuesday.

Slovenia government on verge of collapse

By Markus Salzmann, 24 August 2011

The Slovenian government led by Premier Borut Pahor faces collapse following unpopular austerity measures and allegations of corruption.

Twenty years after the dissolution of Yugoslavia: Slovenia’s government in crisis

By Markus Salzmann, 27 June 2011

Slovenia’s conservative opposition parties are poised to oust the current government, in order to subject the country to the social devastation demanded by the EU and IMF.

Deepening economic crisis in eastern Europe

By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2009

Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.