Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China

BLED, Slovenia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Slovenia making the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei.

On the second leg of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, Pompeo met with Slovenian officials in the mountain lake town of Bled on Thursday and signed a joint declaration on “5G Clean Network Security” that aims to keep untrusted telecommunications vendors out of Slovenia.

Slovenian official calls for learning from Chinese company's virus prevention measures

LJUBLJANA, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Pocivalsek on Wednesday called on employers to follow the "good example" set by a factory of Chinese household appliances maker Hisense, in order to protect the health of their employees as much as possible.

A video posted on the Slovenian government website shows how health safety measures were being applied in Hisense's Gorenje factory in the city of Velenje in northeastern Slovenia, which employs thousands of people.

30 Migrants Found Hidden In Train Wagons In Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, Mar 5 (NNN-STA) – Slovenian police discovered 30 migrants hidden in sealed wagons of a train.

The migrants included 12 children aged between five and fourteen, and a pregnant woman, police said. They said, they were from Iraq, Syria, Iran and Afghanistan.

The train, with 20 wagons loaded with clay, was travelling to Slovenia from Serbia, when police found the migrants, at the Dobova border-crossing with Croatia. Their destination was reportedly to be Italy, where the cargo train was destined.

Slovenia president names center-right Janez Jansa as PM candidate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Wednesday named a former prime minister Janez Jansa, the head of the largest party in parliament, as a candidate for a new prime minister and asked parliament to confirm him.

The parliament is expected to confirm Jansa, head of the center-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), next week. He will replace center-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec who resigned last month.

China-U.S. trade deal bullish news for both countries, rest of world: Chinese FM

LJUBLJANA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that the China-U.S. deal on the text of a phase-one economic and trade agreement serves as bullish news for both countries and the rest of the world.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miro Cerar, Wang said China has, as always, been opposed to settling economic and trade disputes by imposing tariffs as there is no winner in a trade war.

Slovenia MPs approve centre-left Marjan Sarec as Prime Minister

LJUBLJANA, Aug 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June.

Ex-comedian Sarec won the vote by 55 to 31.

His LMS party came second in the June 3 election, but he plans to form a government with four other centre-left parties, which will be supported by the far-left Levica party in parliament.

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