Slovenian Nationwide Meeting appoints Zoran Poznic as new tradition minister

LJUBLJANA, March 8 — Zoran Poznic, a cultural manager and new media curator, was appointed as Slovenia’s new culture minister by the National Assembly on Friday.

Poznic will succeed Dejan Presicek, who was forced out of office in January amid bullying allegations, the Slovenian Press Agency STA reported.

Poznic, 59, has been heading Delavski Dom Trbovlje, a progressive cultural centre in the mining town of Trbovlje for almost a decade.

He offered himself to the Social Democrats (SD), the party in charge of the department, as a candidate, saying he would want to continue the work as set out by the former minister.

In the hearing before the Parliamentary Culture Committee, Poznic said one of his priorities would be to have a national culture programme for the period between 2020 and 2026 adopted this year.