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Von der Leyen nudges Slovenian leader as country takes on EU post

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made an urgent appeal to Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, as the nation takes on the rotating chair of the EU Council presidency. The EU Council presidency has an important role to play in questions of the rule of law, von der Leyen said on Thursday, on the sidelines of talks with Jansa in Ljubljana. Trust is the EU’s most valuable asset, von der Leyen said. This includes trust in an independent judicial system and in independent media, with sufficient financing. Jansa, a right-wing nationalist, has come under fire for obstructing the wor…

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