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Slovenian lawmakers approve liberal-green leader as new PM

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s parliament on Wednesday voted to appoint the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month’s election as the country’s new prime minister, replacing a right-wing populist. Lawmakers voted 54-30 for Robert Golob, head of the Freedom...

Slovenia names liberal leader Golob as PM designate

May. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president on Monday formally appointed the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month's election as the country's new prime minister designate. President Borut Pahor's announcement paves the way for the formation of a new government in...

Winner of Slovenia vote hopes to form government by mid-June

Apr. 26, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The winner of Slovenia's weekend parliamentary election says he hopes to have a new government formed by mid-June. Robert Golob, the leader of the Freedom Movement party, met with President Borut Pahor on Tuesday. The meeting was Golob’s first public...

Slovenia's populist leader loses power as trend continues

Apr. 25, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Only a few months ago, Robert Golob was virtually unknown in politics, didn’t belong to any party, but had a clear goal: to remove Slovenian right-wing populist Prime Minister Janez Jansa from power and stop a democratic backslide in the tiny Alpine state. ...

Opposition wins Slovenia vote, defeating right-wing populist

Apr. 24, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An opposition liberal party convincingly won Sunday's parliamentary election in Slovenia, according to early official results, in a major defeat for populist Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who was accused of pushing the small European Union country to the right while in...

Slovenia to hold election amid divisions over populist path

Apr. 22, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — When he visited Ukraine last month with two other European leaders, Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia was looking to show solidarity with the war-stricken nation and to attract support at home ahead of what is expected to be a close parliamentary election. ...

Google chief: IT focus on reliable information for Ukraine

Mar. 29, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Information technology companies are focused on providing reliable information and stymying Russian propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine, the CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc. said Tuesday. Sundar Pichai met with Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki...

Putin's demand for ruble payments? No way! say EU nations

Mar. 24, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's threat to have “unfriendly” countries pay for Russian natural gas exports only in rubles from now on got the not-so-friendly treatment from European Union nations Thursday. “I don’t think anybody in Europe really know how rubles...

Back from Kyiv, leaders seek peace mission, arms for Ukraine

Mar. 16, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia safely returned to Central Europe on Wednesday after visiting Kyiv to show support for Ukraine as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion. After the trip, Polish officials began calling for an...

Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict

Mar. 15, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian cities and edging closer to the capital, Kyiv, in a relentless bombardment that keeps deepening the humanitarian crisis in this war, now in its third week. Still, a narrow diplomatic channel remains open, with a Ukrainian official saying...