Did we step on the toes of the Social Democrats? They are threatening us with a lawsuit, to stop us from publishing the information

Tanja Fajon (Foto: STA)

“Despite the responsibility being ten times higher, the salaries of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia’s members are four times lower than the salary of the ‘leader’ of the Social Democrats, Tanja Fajon. And even so, during the epidemic, along with the other members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, they reduced their salaries by 30 percent. And everyone pays their bills; the SD party is the only one who has still not paid off its old debts,” the Prime Minister Janez Janša said in response to the Social Democrats’ criticism of the Minister of Agriculture, Aleksandra Pivec.

After the media affair surrounding Aleksandra Pivec’s visit to Vinakras and Izola was launched, the former State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports and influential member of the Social Democrats, Martina Vuk, said that “Prime Minister Janša is responsible for the work of the government and its ministers. We expect him to clarify whether the Minister’s actions are acceptable.”

The Prime Minister then responded on Twitter, writing that “despite the responsibility being ten times higher, the salaries of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia’s members are four times lower than the salary of the ‘leader’ of the Social Democrats, Tanja Fajon. And even so, during the epidemic, along with the other members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, they reduced their salaries by 30 percent. And everyone pays their bills; the SD party is the only one who has still not paid off its old debts.”

Tanja Fajon and the dominant media’s silence during the Rebernik affair tells us that we are going in the right direction
A few weeks ago, the author of this article revealed the affair of Mariana Karla Rebernik, a former long-time influential member of the Social Democrats and the director of Atotech in Podnart. Among other things, we revealed that Rebernik is the owner of a mansion worth more than a million euros and two apartments in Radovljica, an apartment in Ljubljana, and a holiday house in Poreč. According to reliable sources, the land on which the mansion grew was worth 150,000 Deutsche marks at the time.

Let’s think back at how a decade ago, the media attacked the fallen economic baroness Hilda Tovšak. Despite our revelations, none of the “independent” media outlets in the hands of the left-wing economic and political currents have spoken about the Rebernik affair yet. This case clearly proves what it means if a certain network holds most of the media power in the Slovenian landscape. As the journalist Bojan Požar has said some time ago, the so-called left-wing media network supposedly holds 90 percent of Slovenia’s media market in its hands. They see any small announced change in the field of the media as an attack on the freedom of the media.

While writing the articles, we received a hint from a reliable source that there was an alleged connection between Rebernik’s fallen empire and the financing of the SD party, which we also asked the SD party about, as we only publish reliable information. Denis Sarkič replied, writing that the assumptions we made in our questions are blatant lies, and he then threatened to use all legal means against us if that would be deemed necessary. We were quite surprised by the response, in which they threatened us with a lawsuit – why would they react so impulsively if the whole thing is actually nothing? Either way, we are glad that the Social Democrats have finally started answering our journalistic questions.

Luka Perš