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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 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...

Very heavy rain causes flash floods in Slovenia's capital

Sep. 30, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Very heavy rainfall has caused flash floods in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana that interrupted a theatre show, surged inside homes, hospitals and other buildings, and forced hundreds of interventions by emergency crews, authorities said Thursday. ...

Slovenia police use water cannons at anti-COVID pass protest

Sep. 29, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons in Slovenia’s capital on Wednesday at thousands of protesters who oppose tough anti-coronavirus measures in the small European Union nation. The protesters responded by throwing bottles and other...

Slovenia starts mandatory vaccination for government workers

Sep. 17, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s government said on Friday that it would immediately start with compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all government employees, stepping up anti-virus measures that had already sparked a major riot in the small Alpine state. All...