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.
By Markus Salzmann, 24 September 2014
Slovenian journalist Anuska Delic is threatened with three years’ imprisonment for the publication of allegedly sensitive state information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 29 April 2013
Slovenia is regarded as the next likely candidate for an EU bailout to shore up its banks.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 29 January 2013
A nationwide public sector strike largely paralyzed Slovenia on Wednesday last week.
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.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2012
On November 17, 30,000 people protested in the Slovenian capital against austerity policies.
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.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 6 August 2012
Slovenia is among the Eastern European countries hardest hit by the financial crisis.
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.
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.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 24 August 2011
The Slovenian government led by Premier Borut Pahor faces collapse following unpopular austerity measures and allegations of corruption.
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.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2009
Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.