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Slovenia's Janez Jansa takes over EU presidency amid fears for rule of law

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Slovenia's Janez Jansa takes over EU presidency amid fears for rule of law

Slovenia's Janez Jansa takes over EU presidency amid fears for rule of law

Slovenia takes the European Council's helm for the next six months, but its populist prime minister has increasingly clashed with Brussels over democratic values.


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