Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Trump and Macron media moments

Read more

ENCORE!

Photographer Clare Strand explores the causes and consequences of communication breakdown

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Fashion and ethics: Five years after Bangladesh factory collapse, what's changed?

Read more

FOCUS

Israel’s migrant crisis: Clear government signals, but unclear decisions

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Plastic waste: ‘We can only tackle the problem if we work together’

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Louis XIV's message for the British royal baby

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwean nurses call off strike and return to work

Read more

THE DEBATE

Macron meets Trump: A state visit with discord on the horizon?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Macron hopes for breakthrough on trade tensions during US visit

Read more

Europe

Slovenia's government falls after confidence vote

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-09-20

The centre-left government of Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor fell Tuesday after a no-confidence vote in parliament, paving the way for early elections in the small eurozone country.

AP - Slovenia’s left-leaning government has been ousted in a confidence vote in parliament.

The ouster pushes the small eurozone nation into further political instability during Europe’s debt crisis.

Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s government faced the motion after months of disagreements between ruling coalition partners and several resignations of Cabinet ministers.

The opposition has accused the government of corruption and mishandling of the economy.

The vote Tuesday in the 90-seat assembly was 51 against the government and 36 for. Other lawmakers abstained or were absent.

The political deadlock could jeopardize Slovenia’s contribution to the European rescue fund for other debt-strapped eurozone nations.
 

Date created : 2011-09-20

  • SLOVENIA

    Slovenians vote in favour of border deal with Croatia

    Read more

  • AUTO INDUSTRY

    Renault to close Clio productions sites in Spain and Slovenia

    Read more

COMMENT(S)