Prime Minister Janša: Selective rights, abuses, lost complaints, missed deadlines, the politicization of the NPU, the prosecutor’s office, and the judiciary, are preventing the functioning of parliamentary democracy!

Prime Minister Janez Janša (Photo: Demokracija)

“Investigating the priorities, selective rights, lost complaints and reports, missed deadlines, political abuses of the procedure, judges at party rallies, nepotism and general politicization of the work of repressive bodies are preventing the normal functioning of parliamentary democracy in the country,” the Prime MinisterJanez Jaša said in a press release, related to the politically motivated house search and detention of Minister of the Economy, Zdravko Počivalšek.

“I am not commenting on the specific investigation procedure against the Minister Zdravko Počivalšek,” the current Prime Minister Janez Janša wrote in a press release, adding that the government had already rejected similar accusations which were made by the far-left, in response to the interpellation, and at the same time, the National Assembly also rejected them with a convincing majority. “I am commenting on the double standards in the selection of priorities of the National Bureau of Investigation (Nacionalni preiskovalni urad – hereinafter referred to as the NPU), the prosecutor’s office, and the judiciary. All of them are obliged to act in accordance with the Constitution and the law, professionally and indiscriminately,” the Prime Minister was clear.

Main corrupt dealings remain unsolved, a house search at Mladina has not yet happened
“However, it is obvious that political sympathies and media pressure have long been at the forefront of setting priorities at all three institutions, rather than the weight of suspicion of crimes or damage to property or public benefits. That is why Minister Počivalšek’s home is being searched today, despite the fact that the procedures for the procurement of protective and medical equipment are not even four months old, and even though they took place in extremely tough conditions of the pandemic  and while the market was in a state of complete chaos, and many of the procedures have not even been completed yet.” Janša further added that after several hundred million euros, stolen from Slovenian healthcare through the so-called royal suppliers of the medical equipment through several decades, no one has yet been convicted or accused, and no house search has been carried out in the case of Mladina, even though it was richly funded at the expense of the patients, due to the vascular stents.

“That is why the public media outlet RTV Slovenia dedicated four investigative broadcasts to the procurement of protective equipment during the pandemic, but not one to the numerous millions of euros of proven damages to the country.” More than a decade after the bank robbery of the century and the laundering of billions of euros for Iran, not a single house search has been carried out at NLB or at the homes of those who bear the greatest responsibility in the affair. That is why in many cases of suspected serious crimes there have been no noteworthy criminal complaints or accusations filed against the owners of large newspapers, such as Delo, Dnevnik, Nedeljski dnevnik, and Večer, although there is concrete evidence, and the websites are filled with harmful contracts and annexes, “through which these rotten news workshops are being fuelled by the taxpayers’ money,” the Prime Minister added sharply.

“Investigating the priorities, selective rights, lost complaints and reports, missed deadlines, political abuses of the procedure, judges at party rallies, nepotism and general politicization of the work of repressive bodies are preventing the normal functioning of a parliamentary democracy in the country,” the Prime Minister said, adding that it is their duty and about time for them to ensure that the Constitution and laws are being followed, and to enforce the same criteria for everyone.

Mateja Horvat