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Slovenia PM blames rising infections on virus protesters

Oct. 18, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's populist prime minister on Monday blamed a rise in COVID-19 infections on protests in early October that erupted into clashes between police and those who oppose vaccinations and coronavirus restrictions. Prime Minister Janez Jansa...

Britt dominates fundraising in Alabama Senate race

Oct. 18, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Boyd Britt has piled up a significant cash advantage over Trump-backed Rep. Mo Brooks and other candidates in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, is seeking to fill his seat in...

EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

Oct. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was criticized by some European lawmakers as anti-Semitic. Jansa, whose...

Slovenia denies excessive police force against protesters

Oct. 08, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s interior minister on Friday rejected accusations that police used excessive force to curb anti-government protests with water cannons and tear gas on the eve of a major European Union summit in the country earlier this week. The...

EU leaders fail to give Balkan nations a membership timeline

Oct. 06, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — European Union leaders tried to reassure six Balkan countries they could eventually join the trading bloc if they met its standards, but the leaders failed to provide a credible signal Wednesday that the EU's enlargement process will be relaunched in the near...

EU leaders discuss defense, US and China relationships

Oct. 05, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — European Union leaders met for the first time Tuesday since the messy Western troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and France's loss of a multibillion-dollar submarine deal with Australia, events that they argue have exposed Europe's need for more autonomy on...

Slovenian police clash with protesters ahead of EU summit

Oct. 05, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons at anti-government protesters in Slovenia’s capital Tuesday, the eve of a major European Union summit. Hundreds of protesters showed up to oppose the Slovenian government’s pandemic restrictions, and...

Switzerland to set up a dedicated embassy to the Vatican

Oct. 01, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government decided Friday to set up a dedicated embassy to the Vatican, for which Switzerland's ambassador to Slovenia is currently responsible. Switzerland's governing Federal Council determined the current arrangement “no longer allows all...

EU chief prosecutor accuses Slovenia of justice interference

Oct. 01, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief prosecutor accused member nation Slovenia on Friday of interfering in the EU’s justice system and raised concerns about whether the trade bloc’s budget is fully protected from fraud or corruption. The European Public...

EU fears for media freedom in Slovenia as agency chief quits

Sep. 30, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern Thursday about media freedom in Slovenia after the head of the country’s only news agency stepped down over a new public service contract that would dictate the way STA is funded. STA Director Bojan Veselinovic...