TRBOVLJE - Iztok Podbregar was elected president of the non-parliamentary Liberal Democrats (LDS). A former chief of the general staff and the only candidate for LDS president received 149 out of the total 153 votes at the party congress held in Trbovlje. Podbregar said that the meeting showed that the LibDems had the will and motivation to continue with their mission. He announced the party would be seeking to return to parliament at the next election.
LJUBLJANA - The family law and the associated referendum will be a test of Slovenia's reason on one side and the persistence of prejudice on the other, Miha Lobnik told a meeting of the Movement for the Family Law. The meeting featured several high-profile guests as well as a recorded message from President Danilo Türk, who called on the citizens to support the law in the upcoming referendum.
ŠOŠTANJ - Former boss of the TEŠ thermal power plant Uroš Rotnik has rejected accusations voiced by the Corruption Prevention Commission with regards to the construction of a new EUR 1.3bn generator, suggesting the commission's report was not up to scratch and negated its own findings. In an interview for STA, Rotnik said that the commission came to "wrong conclusions" due to a lack of information.
IG - Defence Minister Aleš Hojs visited the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Training Centre, meeting with representatives of NGOs from the field of civil protection and disaster relief. Hojs stressed that although cost-cutting measures have been announced, his first priority would be to maintain the level of readiness of the civil protection and disaster relief services.
OFTERSCHWANG, Germany - Slovenia's best female skier Tina Maze finished in third place in the second World Cup giant slalom event in Germany's Ofterschwang. "The result was excellent. I didn't risk much and got to the finish with a solid performance," Maze said after collecting her ninth podium result this season.