Double criteria of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption

Jože Lenart, a member of parliament from the LMŠ party, made sure that the business partner, which employs his wife, acquired a deal worth more than 76 thousand euros.

LMŠ MP Jože Lenart made sure that the business partner, which employs his wife, acquired a deal worth more than 76 thousand euros. Namely, in December 2018, the Oncology Institute (OI) in Ljubljana hired an IT consultant without a public tender and paid him the stated amount for consulting services. This IT consultant was an independent entrepreneur Sandi Ogrizek. He was recommended to the Oncology Institute by MP Lenart from Šarec's party.

Prior to concluding the contract, the Oncology Institute was visited by Franc Trček, a member of the Left (now SD), and Jože Lenart, a member of the LMŠ. Lenart then said at the OI that his wife, a doctor at the Slovenj Gradec hospital, had worked well with Ogrizek and that his services could also benefit the OI. It later turned out that before signing the contract with OI, Ogrizek cooperated with only two public health institutions – the hospital where Lenart's wife is employed and the Health Center in (Šarec’s) Kamnik.

We therefore asked the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CCP) whether they were aware of this and whether they had taken any action. They replied that »with the allegedly controversial intervention of LMŠ MP Jože Lenart in concluding the consulting contract with OI, they were informed on the basis of media announcements«. On their own initiative, they initiated proceedings on February 4th, 2020 on suspicion of violating the ethics and integrity of the public sector. In the proceedings, however, »on the basis of the examination of the case, they did not find out that any of those present at the OI would perceive the deputy's visit as unethical or illegal pressure«. They confirmed, however, that Lenart had made a recommendation. But the CCP "could not confirm" the suspicion of unethical or illegal influence on the proceedings. They added that in the specific case, Lenart did not violate the legal provisions on the duty to avoid conflicts of interest – »so he did not participate in the selection process or make a decision to hire an external contractor«, they wrote.

The CCP's findings are, to put it mildly, strange and arouse doubt on the commission's impartiality. Let us recall how some other deputies are treated, who do not come from the circles of the so-called first-class political parties or the elected representatives of the deep state. Examples are MPs Alenka Jeraj and Jelka Godec (current state secretary). They are guilty because they only »forwarded an e-mail for the supply of protective medical equipment«. More than obvious, there are double standards on the CCP as well.

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Donald Trump Speech Transcript at Mount Rushmore 4th of July Event: The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice, but in truth, it would demolish both justice and society.

Donald Trump gave a speech on July 3 at a Fourth of July firework event at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Read the full speech transcript here (video HERE).

Well, thank you very much. Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt, we very much appreciate it. Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. As we begin this 4th of July weekend, the First Lady and I would wish each and every one of you a very, very happy Independence Day. Thank you.

Let us show our appreciation to the South Dakota Army and Air National Guard and the Air Force for inspiring us with that magnificent display of American air power, and of course our gratitude as always to the legendary and very talented Blue Angels. Thank you very much. Let us also send you our deepest thanks to our wonderful veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and the doctors, nurses, and scientists working tirelessly to kill the virus. They are working hard. I want to thank them very, very much. We’re grateful as well to your state’s congressional delegation. Senator John Thune. John, thank you very much. Senator Mike Rounds. Thank you, Mike. And Dusty Johnson, Congressman. Hi, Dusty. Thank you. And all others with us tonight from Congress, thank you very much for coming. We appreciate it.

There could be no better place to celebrate America’s independence than beneath this magnificent, incredible majestic mountain and monument to the greatest Americans who have ever lived. Today we pay tribute to the exceptional lives and extraordinary legacies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. I am here as your president to proclaim before the country and before the world, this monument will never be desecrated, these heroes will never be defamed, their legacy will never ever be destroyed, their achievements will never be forgotten, and Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and to our freedom.

We gather tonight to herald the most important day in the history of nations, July 4th, 1776. At those words, every American heart should swell with pride, every American family should cheer with delight, and every American patriot should be filled with joy because each of you lives in the most magnificent country in the history of the world and it will soon be greater than ever before. Our founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence. They enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said, “All men are created equal.” These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever.

1776 represented the culmination of thousands of years of Western civilization and the triumph of not only spirit, but of wisdom, philosophy, and reason. And yet, as we meet here tonight, there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure. Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they’re doing this, but some know what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive, but no, the American people are strong and proud and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history, and culture to be taken from them.

One of their political weapons is cancel culture, driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and to our values and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America.

This attack on our liberty, our magnificent liberty must be stopped and it will be stopped very quickly. We will expose this dangerous movement, protect our nation’s children from this radical assault, and preserve our beloved American way of life. In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. It’s not going to happen to us.

Make no mistake. This left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress. To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.

Not on my watch.

True. That’s very true actually. That is why I am deploying federal law enforcement to protect our monuments, arrest the rioters, and prosecutors offenders to the fullest extent of the law.

Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

Thank you.

I am pleased to report that yesterday, federal agents arrested the suspected ringleader of the attack on the statue of the great Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C., and in addition, hundreds more have been arrested. Under the executive order I signed last week pertaining to the Veterans Memorial Preservation Memorial and Recognition Act and other laws, people who damage or deface federal statues or monuments will get a minimum of 10 years in prison and obviously that includes our beautiful Mount Rushmore.

Our people have a great memory. They will never forget the destruction of statues and monuments to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionists and many others. The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets and cities that are run by liberal Democrats in every case is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism, and other cultural institutions. Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes but that were villains. The radical view of American history is a web of lies, all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition. This movement is openly attacking the legacies of every person on Mount Rushmore. They defiled the memory of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. Today we will set history and history’s record straight.

Before these figures were immortalized in stone, they were American giants in full flesh and blood, gallant men, whose intrepid deeds unleashed the greatest leap of human advancement the world has ever known. Tonight I will tell you and most importantly the youth of our nation the true stories of these great, great men. From head to toe George Washington represented the strength, grace, and dignity of the American people. From a small volunteer force of citizen farmers, he created the Continental Army out of nothing and rallied them to stand against the most powerful military on earth. Through eight long years, through the brutal winter at Valley Forge, through setback after setback on the field of battle, he led those patriots to ultimate triumph. When the army had dwindled to a few thousand men at Christmas of 1776, when defeat seemed absolutely certain, he took what remained of his forces on a daring nighttime crossing of the Delaware River. They marched through nine miles of frigid darkness, many without boots on their feet, leaving a trail of blood in the snow. In the morning, they seized victory at Trenton after forcing the surrender of the most powerful empire on the planet at Yorktown, General Washington did not claim power but simply returned to Mount Vernon as a private citizen.

When called upon again, he presided over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and was unanimously elected our first president. When he stepped down after two terms, his former adversary, King George called him the greatest man of the age. He remains first in our hearts to this day, for as long as Americans love this land, we will honor and cherish the father of our country, George Washington. He will never be removed, abolished, and most of all, he will never be forgotten. Thomas Jefferson, the great Thomas Jefferson, was 33 years old when he traveled north to Pennsylvania and brilliantly authored one of the greatest treasures of human history, the Declaration of Independence. He also drafted Virginia’s constitution and conceived and wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a model for our cherished First Amendment. After serving as the first Secretary of State, and then Vice President, he was elected to the presidency. He ordered American warriors to crush Barbary pirates. He doubled the size of our nation with the Louisiana Purchase and he sent the famous explorers Lewis and Clark into the west on a daring expedition to the Pacific Ocean. He was an architect, an inventor, a diplomat, a scholar, the founder of one of the world’s great universities and an ardent defender of liberty. Americans will forever admire the author of American freedom, Thomas Jefferson, and he too will never, ever be abandoned by us.

Abraham Lincoln, the savior of our union, was a self-taught country lawyer who grew up in a log cabin on the American frontier. The first Republican president, he rose to high office from obscurity based on a force and clarity of his anti-slavery convictions. Very, very strong convictions. He signed the law that built the Trans-Continental Railroad. He signed the Homestead Act given to some incredible scholars as simply defined ordinary citizens free land to settle anywhere in the American West, and he led the country through the darkest hours of American history, giving every ounce of strength that he had to ensure that government of the people, by the people and for the people did not perish from this earth. He served as commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces during our bloodiest war, the struggle that saved our union and extinguished the evil of slavery. Over 600,000 died in that war, more than 20, 000 were killed or wounded in a single day in Antietam. At Gettysburg 157 years ago, the Union bravely withstood an assault of nearly 15,000 men and threw back Pickett’s Charge. Lincoln won the Civil War. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation. He led the passage of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery for all-time and ultimately his determination to preserve our nation and our union cost him his life. For as long as we live, Americans will uphold and revere the immortal memory of President Abraham Lincoln.

Theodore Roosevelt exemplified the unbridled confidence of our national culture and identity. He saw the towering grandeur of America’s mission in the world and he pursued it with overwhelming energy and zeal. As a Lieutenant Colonel during the Spanish-American War, he led the famous Rough Riders to defeat the enemy at San Juan Hill. He cleaned up corruption as police commissioner of New York City, then served as the Governor of New York, Vice President, and at 42 years old, became the youngest ever President of the United States.

He sent our great new naval fleet around the globe to announce America’s arrival as a world power. He gave us many of our national parks, including the Grand Canyon. He oversaw the construction of the awe-inspiring Panama Canal and he is the only person ever awarded both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was American freedom personified in full. The American people will never relinquish the bold, beautiful and untamed spirit of Theodore Roosevelt.

No movement that seeks to dismantle these treasured American legacies can possibly have a love of America at its heart. Can’t happen. No person who remains quiet at the destruction of this resplendent heritage can possibly lead us to a better future. The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice, but in truth, it would demolish both justice and society. It would transform justice into an instrument of division and vengeance and it would turn our free and inclusive society into a place of a repression, domination, and exclusion. They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced.

Crowd:
USA! USA! USA! USA!

Crowd:
We love you!

Crowd:

We love you President Trump.

Donald Trump:

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

Donald Trump:

We will state the truth in full without apology. We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on earth. We are proud of the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and we understand that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world. We know that the American family is the bedrock of American life. We recognize the solemn right and moral duty of every nation to secure its borders and we are building the wall. We remember that governments exist to protect the safety and happiness of their own people. A nation must care for its own citizens first. We must take care of America first. It’s time. We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion and creed. Every child of every color, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of God.

We want free and open debate, not speech codes and cancel culture. We embrace tolerance, not prejudice. We support the courageous men and women of law enforcement. We will never abolish our police or our great Second Amendment which gives us the right to keep and bear arms. We believe that our children should be taught to love their country, honor their history, and respect our great American flag. We stand tall, we stand proud, and we only kneel to Almighty God. This is who we are. This is what we believe and these are the values that will guide us as we strive to build an even better and greater future. Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country and that we feel for each other. Their goal is not a better America, their goal is to end America.

In its place, they want power for themselves, but just as patriots did in centuries past, the American people will stand in their way and we will win and win quickly and with great dignity. We will never let them rip America’s heroes from our monuments or from our hearts. By tearing down Washington and Jefferson, these radicals would tear down the very heritage for which men gave their lives to win the Civil War, they would erase the memory that inspired those soldiers to go to their deaths, singing these words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, “As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on.” They would tear down the principles that propelled the abolition of slavery and ultimately around the world ending an evil institution that had plagued humanity for thousands and thousands of years. Our opponents would tear apart the very documents that Martin Luther King used to express his dream and the ideas that were the foundation of the righteous movement for Civil Rights. They would tear down the beliefs, culture and identity, that have made America the most vibrant and tolerant society in the history of the earth. My fellow Americans, it is time to speak up loudly and strongly and powerfully and defend the integrity of our country.

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USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Donald Trump

It is time for our politicians to summon the bravery and determination of our American ancestors. It is time. It is time to plant our flag and to protect the greatest of this nation for citizens of every race in every city in every part of this glorious land. For the sake of our honor, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes. Here tonight before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago, that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen.

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USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Donald Trump:

We will proclaim the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and we will never surrender the spirit and the courage and the cause of July 4, 1776. Upon this ground, we will stand firm and unwavering. In the face of lies meant to divide us, demoralize us and diminish us, we will show that the story of America unites us and …..
We will show that the story of America unites us, inspires us, includes us all, and makes everyone free. We must demand that our children are taught once again to see America as did Reverend Martin Luther King when he said that the founders had signed a promissory note to every future generation. Dr. King saw that the mission of justice required us to fully embrace our founding ideals. Those ideals are so important to us, the founding ideals.

He called on his fellow citizens not to rip down their heritage, but to live up to their heritage. Above all, our children from every community must be taught that to be American is to inherit the spirit of the most adventurous and confident people ever to walk the face of the Earth. Americans are the people who pursued our Manifest Destiny across the ocean, into the uncharted wilderness, over the tallest mountains, and then into the skies, and even into the stars.

We are the country of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Frederick Douglas. We are the land of Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. We are the nation that gave rise to the Wright brothers, the Tuskegee airmen, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton, General George Patton, the great Louis Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley, and Muhammad Ali, and only America could have produced them all. No other place.

We are the culture that put up the Hoover Dam, laid down the highways, and sculpted the skyline of Manhattan. We are the people who dreamed the spectacular dream, it was called Las Vegas in the Nevada desert, who built up Miami from the Florida marsh, and who carved our heroes into the face of Mount Rushmore. Americans harnessed electricity, split the atom, and gave the world the telephone and the internet. We settled the Wild West, won two World Wars, landed American astronauts on the moon.

And one day very soon, we will plant our flag on Mars. We gave the world the poetry of Walt Whitman, the stories of Mark Twain, the songs of Irving Berlin, the voice of Ella Fitzgerald, the style of Frank Sinatra, the comedy of Bob Hope, the power of the Saturn V rocket, the toughness of the Ford F150, and the awesome might of the American aircraft carriers.

Americans must never lose sight of this miraculous story. We should never lose sight of it. Nobody has ever done it like we have done it. So today, under the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past. I am signing an executive order to establish the National Guard of American heroes, a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live.

From this night, and from this magnificent place, let us go forward united in our purpose and rededicated in our resolve. We will raise the next generation of American patriots. We will write the next thrilling chapter of the American adventure. And we will teach our children to know that they live in a land of legends, that nothing can stop them, and that no one can hold them down. They will know that, in America, you can do anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything. Uplifted by the titans of Mount Rushmore, we will find unity that no one expected. We will make strides that no one thought possible. This country will be everything that our citizens have hoped for for so many years, and that our enemies fear, because we will never forget that the American freedom exists for American greatness. And that’s what we have, American greatness. Centuries from now, our legacy will be the cities we built, the champions we forged, the good that we did, and the monuments we created to inspire us all. My fellow citizens, America’s destiny is in our sights. America’s heroes are embedded in our hearts. America’s future is in our hands. And ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come. This has been a great honor for the First Lady and myself to be with you. I love your state. I love this country. I’d like to wish everybody a very happy Fourth of July to all.

God bless you. God bless your families. God bless our great military, and God bless America. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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Vinko Vasle and Jože Biščak: Coup d'etat of the first-classes!

It took only a little more than three months to uncover the horrific network that has been woven by a deep state in (also) state institutions in recent years.

We have to admit that we were stunned to learn that the hatred towards the center-right government is so great that first-graders used the National Investigation Office (NPU) to defend their privileges in the midst of a health crisis. Because the detention of the Minister of the Economy Zdravko Počivalšek and the investigation into the purchase of medical equipment, with which the Janša’s government saved hundreds of lives of Slovenes, are intended exclusively to overthrow the government.

Now it is no longer a question of whether the thesis of the existence of a deep state is plausible or not, whether a deep state exists or not, or who believes in conspiracy theory or not, now it is just a question of who is fighting to disable the deep state, which is associated with NGOs and the mainstream media, once and for all, and who fiercely defends it.

We can only blame Minister Počivalšek for being so very correct that he collected offers for the purchase of medical equipment that Slovenia did not have, as Marjan Šarec left the warehouses empty. The Minister of Economy should act in the same way as his colleagues in Europe and the world did. He should make a few calls and order equipment right away. Can you imagine Slovenia gaining independence through public tenders, asking Belgrade for permission to arm its army, and listening to the views of such media as Dnevnik thirty years ago? Slovenians would not have their own country even today! Precisely because the Demos government then acted as it is, we are now independent. Similarly, we can not only say, but even claim that Slovenia survived the first wave of virus infections very well (if not excellently) precisely and exclusively because the government acted as it did. Including Minister Počivalšek, who found himself in the middle of an investigation and was was held in provisional detention, and Minister Hojs, who (unfortunately) resigned.

Hojs just couldn't have done it any other way. With his resignation, he drew attention to the deep state, which not only launched a political investigation against Počivalšek, but also revealed its intention to overthrow the government by all means and with the help of a specialized state prosecutor's office and NPU, threatening its existence and the existence of privileges of first-classes. When street protests and media attacks proved ineffective, the deep state apparently resorted to the last weapon - the use of law enforcement. And the use of elite and armed units (which the specialized prosecutor's office and the NPU certainly are) to overthrow a perfectly legitimate and legal government is an attempted coup. By definition!

Resistance to Prime Minister Janez Janša, which in recent months has grown into paranoia and dangerous incitement (which stinks after the civil war) against all those who support him or his party and government, has its foundations in the period before independence and during independence, as the majority of those who today establish a deep state and its subsystems within state institutions opposed the independence of Slovenia, was and still is largely pro-Yugoslav, hence also pro-communist. On a more than symbolic level, Janša has always posed a threat to stolen, appropriated privileges in the former regime, and these privileges have been ruined whenever he and his coalition were in power. Before independence, the greatest privileges were enjoyed by the top of the Yugoslav army, Tito's generals and army structures that lived a life different from the life of the average citizen, and the communist "superstructure" from the top of the state to municipal secretaries and their entire families. But even this was justified already by the "liberation" in 1945, when the communist leadership together with the army leadership established special shops just for them, when liquidation detachments killed the bourgeoisie, merchants, factory owners and large farmers in the country to get hold of to their property, which was cynically called – another accumulation of Titoist capital.

This "instinct" about the hereditary ideological right to privileges was not buried by the farewell from the previous state. Moreover, today it manifests itself in the right to receive and not to create, in the right to distribute taxpayer money according to one's own measure and needs. This psychopathic understanding of property, financial rights, of course, also stems from the communist religious lie that this is a system "for everyone according to their needs", which has always been shown in reality that there is an elite that is entitled to get more and better. When we follow the so-called cycling protests today, we see in the vast majority of them those who defend their material privileges on the streets, even with death threats, which, by the way, no one endangered even in these difficult times of the pandemic. Protesters from the ranks of well-paid cultural cream, even the very uncreative, protesters from the ranks of privileged suppliers of medical equipment (who were enormously rich under previous left-wing governments and did not get a job during the pandemic), protesters from the ranks of opposition parliamentary parties unable to win elections and in parliament, but on the street, they say; protesters with Udba pedigree, protesters - former Yugoslav army officers, paid protesters who hardened in the so-called All-Slovenian popular uprisings, protesters of domestic and imported antifa - all these turned normal democratic opposition to the government, the current government, into a paranoid persecution against everyone who doesn't think like them. They are becoming really dangerous. However, people who uncritically fall for such protest elites do not realize that they are not really seeking their rightful rights in the protests because of the second-classness created by the elite of protesters and left-wing pro-communist parties in the past – but that they are even consolidating their second-classness with demagoguery slogans “kill Janša”, “kill the Janšists”, “down with capitalism”, “down with clientelism and corruption”, “away with private property”…

At the same time, of course, the essential bearers of the current events should not be overlooked – the so-called “ideological tycoons” from the most important parts of the social system. This includes certain judges – all the way to the Supreme Court, who in the past were ready for political court confrontations – to name just two of the most drastic cases: the Patria affair and the horrific prosecution against the then Maribor mayor Franc Kangler. Prosecutors and judges took part in these activities, who held important party functions in the former state and still like to show off the symbol of the former state – the red star – and participate in party orgies honoring the communist regime.

Much of this supportive core of the current paranoid rampage for the liquidation of the current legitimate and legal government and coalition lies in the education system – from primary schools onwards, especially from some faculties, especially the FDV, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts. Part of the state, public apparatus has never accepted the new state as its intimate option (nor have others, because they followed the father of modern Udba-Communism Milan Kučan or a little evil communist), the public sector in general – including in the ministries – is dominated by the so-called old forces or those who have internalized their agenda. The same can be said for the leading structures of repressive bodies, especially the police and especially the ideological and political formation of leftists – created by former Minister Katarina Kresal – that is the NPU (The National Investigation Office), which in the past dealt specifically with the current Prime Minister Janez Janša and his party. It is not an independent body for the prosecution of organized, the worst crime, but an institution that carries out the political prosecution of dissidents – on the right. Leftists are completely safe; if we only mention Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković or the laundering of terrorist Iranian money in the national Nova ljubljanska banka, the investigation of which was prevented by the top of the NPU. This is one of the biggest corruption stories, as individuals received large "commissions" or corruption. Of course, the protesting cyclists do not care about this left-wing crime.

An important structure or carrier of organized parastate terror against the government and the coalition are MSM media, where the national RTV House, POP TV, Delo, Dnevnik, Večer and the weekly Mladina stand out, and after the purchase of the Reporter by an already punished tycoon, this weekly is also increasingly playing the role of an “independent” medium in the shelter of a deep state. These are also joined by the party cell of the deep state, the Association of Journalists of Slovenia, and all of them are based on the “liberal” undemocratic agenda of being the only bearers of public truth. Let us merely remark that, by definition, they represent the pinnacle of unprofessionalism, the bearers and disseminators of half-truths and even lies. These media have already proven in the past that they are part of this so called deep state – they rat on, they do not inform; they condemn, they do not check; they judge, they do not weigh, and use the most discarded ‘character assassination’ methods.

Separation, incitement, calls for murder, lies, black udba-propaganda … Where have we seen all this before? Yes, among other things, in one of the fundamental historical works of the historian of the younger generation, dr. Jože Možina's "Slovenski razkol" (The Slovenian divide).

And someone has to take this violent ideology from the roads and streets back to the institutions of democracy – and that can only be elections. Otherwise, we will not only read Možina, but we will also live him.

Jože Biščak, editor-in-chief of the Demokracija magazine and president of the Slovenian Association of Patriotic Journalists, and Vinko Vasle, long-time journalist and editor and former director of Radio Slovenia.

“Slovenians are part of Central Europe. Because the revolution has crippled us, the path to respect and equality for all is very challenging, but we must work for it. Each alone and all together…”

We talked about the post-war extrajudicial killings 75 years ago and the 30th anniversary of the first memorial ceremony in “Kočevski Rog”, with the theologian, philosopher and president of the Association “Združeni ob Lipi sprave”, Dr. Janez Juhant. With him, we touched on the Slovenian media scene and current socio-political events.

DEMOKRACIJA:

Mr. Juhant, the 30th traditional ceremony, in memory of the brutally murdered members of the Slovenian National Army, who were murdered there by the Communists 75 years ago, took place in “Kočevski Rog” on Saturday (we talked on Friday, 12th June 2020). The anniversary memorial mass for the victims of revolutionary violence was prepared this time at the “Roški” abyss, below “Macesnova gorica”. Research conducted in recent year’s states, that the largest cemetery in “Rog” for killed home guards (“domobranci”) is the abyss below “Macesnova gorica” and not the abyss below “Kren”, as previously was predicted. How do you comment on that? It is obvious, then, that the first reconciliation ceremony in 1990 and all subsequent ones, were practically in the wrong place.

JUHANT:

Not quite, because there people were also extra-judicially killed, among them were also Slovenes and St. mass was for all the killed, but these were not mainly home guards, but members of the armies of neighbouring nations. Apparently, those who knew this, were misleading us and still do not say - although they know (Zdenko Roter, Milan Kučan,...) where are the archives and data about the killed, missing and even where the corpses of national leaders, forcibly exhumed in 1946, are: Ehrlich, Natlačen and many more. Bishop Vovk preached at the desecration of these graves: “Only sometimes in the past did wild hyenas invaded the cemetery and dig up and desecrate the graves.” There are also other nationally important matters that could here be clarified. One day, everything will come to light, but now it would mean that they are thinking seriously about democracy, that is, the division of power and reconciliation between us.

DEMOKRACIJA:

Well, if we go back to the time of the Second World War and to the time when the Security Intelligence Service (VOS) of the Communist Party of Slovenia began to ravage Slovenia in the autumn of the year 1941, when the communist revolution began. Where did the communists get such hatred for their Slovenian compatriots?

JUHANT:

Hate was not the main (and it is similar today), but it was a mean of forcible seizure of power and plunder of property. However, the long-standing sowing of hate, divisions, deception and murdering and other anti-human patterns has settled in the souls of individuals and the nation, that this is now a major national problem. But not so much with the Democrats or the relatives of the slain, as with the Communist heirs, who raised them to live at someone else’s expense and now their privileges are being revoked. That is why I wrote: “I ask you, political left-wing fellow citizens, where your dignity, shame and conscience are.” This is of particular concern to young people, as the media and education are co-creating the alleged, but not the real culprits for the aggravation of the situation, which will once again as boomerang return back to all, who do so deliberately to maintain their monopolies. What image do those, who do this, that is, politically and financially manipulate with politicians and media people, give of themselves? Will they be able to look at themselves in their or their children’s mirror? Sowing hatred, lies and empty promises, without serious work, is very short-lived and devastating. These mechanisms of upside down world and life for the violent takeover of the power - hatred, lies, terror and killing - began with the violence of the “VOS”, under the leadership of the “KP” in the autumn of year 1941. Several of these people are still present in society, again to maintain control and acquired privileges, which their successors still have today. That is why even today here is the need for a division - it is perverted to be blamed by those who share it the most - through the cultivation of hatred, denigration of those committed to the nation and the state and covert theft of social property, which they accuse the government of and at the same time, they carry out street terror and intimidation. Apparently the old communist patterns are still operating in the changed conditions of a democratic state, only to preserve the privileges of some.

DEMOKRACIJA:

At the end of May, in the courtyard of the Faculty of Theology in Ljubljana, you remembered the charismatic priest Lambert Ehrlich, who was killed by the Security Intelligence Service (VOS) on 26 May 1942 on “Streliška” street in Ljubljana. Although he was a great patriot as a Carinthian Slovene, he was undoubtedly very disturbing for the leadership of the Communist Party… Why?

JUHANT:

True patriots then and today are (have been) disturbing for left-wing ascendants, as they threaten their undemocratic march to power. Ehrlich and others advocated for a free and democratic Slovenia, while the Communists advocated for a world union of Soviet republics. Ehrlich pointed this out as early as in year 1923 in the treatise Russian Bolshevism. He expertly perceived the intensified activities of the Communists at the University of Ljubljana in the 1930s as an attempt to seize power in Slovenia with lie, deception and terror. The extremely state of war offered them this opportunity to take advantage of the nation's plight and increase it with their terror and deception of democratic compatriots, fallen falcons and Christian Socialists and others forcibly involved in this venture, under the pretext of fighting for freedom. Most of the partisans did, but the Communists, in the “OF” and among the nation, liquidated all those (even within their partisan ranks) whom they assumed, were on their way to the power. Ehrlich knew this and made it clear in written to all of them and the Italians, that they were both destroying the Slovenian nation.

DEMOKRACIJA:

That is to say, that people were literally forced to take up arms and defend themselves against communist violence, about which Dr. Možina writes in detail in his book “Slovenski razkol”…

 JUHANT:

Immediately upon his return to Ljubljana in year 1941, Ehrlich called on the Slovene democratic leaders for underground resistance, but was unsuccessful. After the German attack on the USSR, the Communists began their resistance, when they transformed the Anti-Imperialist Front (against the “bourgeois” imperialists) into the Liberation Front “OF” against Hitler, when he attacked Stalin. Thus, they also established the Security Intelligence Service “VOS”, which had the task of excluding (even with assassinations) all Democrats for resistance outside the “KP”. But during the liquidations, people realized that the Liberation Front, under the violent leadership of the “KP”, was carrying out a revolution. The killing in year 1942 forced them into self-defence. We have testimonies about this, published for 30 years by “Zaveza”, the magazine of “Nova slovenska zaveza”, audio and TV recordings of the witnesses of Radio “Ognjišče” and RTV SLO of  Dr. Možina, which he used and professionally deepened in his successful and resounding book. About this we also have other works. At “TEOF”, we published them at home and abroad, as part of a research program. The Study Centre for National Reconciliation is also working on this, which has published researches by colleagues, on the topic of occupation and revolution. These include the works of Dr. Griesser-Pečar's “Das Zerrisene Volk” (Divided Nation), the works of Dr. Milko Mikula and more and more testimonies and analyses, of many other individuals, who speak about the revolution in Slovenia.

In the memorandum to the Italians, entitled “Gravimina” (Accusations), Ehrlich decisively told the Italians and the Communists, that they both wanted to destroy the Slovenian nation, sometimes even in mutual cooperation. Already the Italian colonel told the bearers of the memorandum, that they and the writer should be shot immediately, which the “VOS”, under Kardelj's leadership, carried out shortly afterwards over Mr. Ehrlich.

DEMOKRACIJA:

“Nova obzorja” recently published a reprint of the book by the lawyer, publicist and propagandist Mr. Lojze Ilija “Huda Pravda”, originally published in Buenos Aires, Argentina in year 1971. As literary critic Mr. Tine Debeljak wrote at the time of its publication, the author wants to show the basics and issues of the Home Guard, their ideological foundations and goals. He wonders if this is a struggle of Christianity against godless communism and the dilemmas, caused by the forced cooperation with the occupier. How do you see the role of home guards “Domobranci” at that time?

 JUHANT:

Lojze Ilija was also a guard, a member of Ehrlich's students, who were educated by the professor in the Slovene “national-Višar” consciousness and warned them of the dangers of communism. During the war, most of these students were actively involved in the fight against communist domination and more than half of them were killed during and after the war - Viktor Rojic was shot dead along with the Ehrlich on May 26, 1942, because he was, from a student dormitory in street “Streliška” on TEOF, instead of Ciril Žebot, accidentally accompanied the professor. We have enough documents - including the archives of Ehrlich's guards - about the pre-war and inter-war pressure of the communists at the university and the inter-war massacre of around 1.000 Slovenes in year 1942 alone. Therefore, people automatically began to defend themselves. After the capitulation of Italy in the autumn of year 1943, after the fall of “Turjak”, the “Kočevje” massacres of village guards and Chetnik units in “Kočevje” and “Grčarice”, further strengthened democratic Slovenes in the belief, that it was not about liberation, but about the complete removal of communist opponents and the revolutionary takeover of Slovenia.

DEMOKRACIJA:

For the Slovene nation, it was undoubtedly the most tragic period, in all of Slovene history, at the end of May and the beginning of June year 1945, when the Communists massacred Slovenes and completely destroyed members of the Slovene National Army. How is it possible, that something like this could have happened at all? How do you view on their tragic fate?

 JUHANT:

This tragedy and the genocide of the nation cannot be grasped at all, just as any other genocide across Europe cannot be grasped. It is necessary, however, to reflect on this and be aware, that the tragedy is more or less turbulent in the hearts and hearts and in the whole nation and cries out for salvation: it is therefore necessary to acknowledge this terrible injustice by the perpetrators. Today, on their behalf and on behalf of their successors, the state has a duty to do so and to prevent the recurrence of such crimes, by consistently respecting democratic principles.

DEMOKRACIJA:

If we return to this year's ceremony in “Kočevski Rog”, let’s we first touch on the sermon of the Archbishop of Ljubljana, Metropolitan Stanislav Zore, who said, among other things: “In addition to all the questions, that arise in this place of evil and faith, there is also a question that is vital to us. How will we live with these events and from these events, which permeated this earth 75 years ago? What answers will the curse and prayer, that resounded among the centuries-old trees, in those dark May days, awaken in us?”

 JUHANT:

The curse of the executioners must be transformed into the blessing and coexistence of all and into constant prayer after forgiveness, by acknowledging this terrible injustice, by the successors or the state. Evil cannot be eliminated by a new evil and by hatred. Those who do this (planned?) today, should know this. Whether one knows how to pray or not, the constitution and the human face encourage respect and a heart culture and not the violence against others. And finally, each of us expects this from the other, as the golden rule teaches us: What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to them, or what you want others to do to you, you also do to them!

DEMOKRACIJA:

Both, the President of the Republic Borut Pahor and the Prime Minister Janez Janša, spoke at the memorial ceremony. They emphasized the importance of unity, in the period of independence, as a step on the path to national reconciliation. How do you rate their speeches?

JUHANT:

Thank God they both stemmed from the plight of the people of that time, who were involved in the struggle for freedom on different sides and both also highlighted the tragedy of the murders and the need for the reconciliation, so that something like this would never happen between us again.

 DEMOKRACIJA:

Both presidents laid a wreath in “Kočevski Rog” and “Smrečje” near “Turjak”, where there is a monument to the victims of the National Liberation War. How do you see their action?

 JUHANT:

Our ancestors, who died for the nation and the homeland, are buried in both places. Everyone should be remembered equally and decent graves should be provided to everyone. Not only to these ancestors of ours, but to all the people, we are obliged to give a peaceful rest. And if we did this to foreigners (occupiers) who have graves in “Žale”, we owe it all the more to our compatriots by blood!

DEMOKRACIJA:

At the end of his speech in “Kočevski Rog”, Janša added: “We will be able, albeit late, to return the name and memory also to all the unburied. To all our dead.” With the current division, will we really ever succeed?

JUHANT:

This remains our hope, but at the same time our commitment, the commitment of the successor state, of the former totalitarian Slovenia (Yugoslavia). We have opted for democracy and the rule of law and it is our commitment to fulfil that. It is our duty to all the dead, the fallen, the slain and the silenced. Repressed memory is a burdensome memory and a man, as an intelligent being, must recall it into consciousness. The whole nation must do the same and the rule of law must enforce all the conditions for this and perform all the duties that make this possible. I believe this will happen, despite all the difficulties. This is a matter of our survival, responsibility and paving hope for future generations.

DEMOKRACIJA:

Let us also touch on current political events in Slovenia. Soon there will be a hundred days of “Janša's” government, which did not have an easy job. How do you rate their work?

JUHANT:

As a signatory of support for this government, I am understandably satisfied with their work, similar as many reasonable Slovenes are. I believe that such a decent and responsible government is a blessing to all of us in these difficult circumstances. I believe that the sacrifices of our ancestors, Ehrlich and other martyrs, made it possible for us to breathe in this corona crisis. Whatever anyone thinks, life is not just in our hands, but we have deeper, eternal roots. Christian tradition tells us, that God, not we humans, guides the destiny of nations and individuals. This path is often difficult to accept. A limited and imperfect man cannot explain many things, especially not the terrible outbursts of evil - especially of past genocides - but also the present stupid and sometimes quite vile and shameless actions of some people. As Ehrlich wrote in his spiritual exercises, this is why discouragement sometimes strikes us.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, in the face of the misery of the poor, addressed an accusation to God, crying out to a God, who is not present in these unfortunate circumstances. But Ely Wiesel wrote that Christ hangs on a gallows, where the Nazis hanged an innocent boy. Faithful, in spite of all discouragement and the power of evil, we believe in good, in the God, as the source of all good. I also explain the world to myself in this faith. Concrete people remain imperfect, deficient, but if we fulfil our mission to the best of our ability, that is our hope. I am grateful to all the political party leaders, for choosing to act in this difficult situation, for the good of the nation and to persevere despite constant attacks and accusations. This government will go down in history as a government of national interest and the resigned opposition as an incompetent, disruptive and selfish group that pursues the interests of its supporters, at the expenses of depleting and destroying the country and all of us. So they also saw their own branch on which they are sitting. Will not those of us, who are aware of this and especially those who have worked hard and with their personal sacrifice - doctors, social and other civil protection workers, organizers and volunteers - successfully tackle the crisis and say a resounding NO to this!

DEMOKRACIJA:

One of the first allegations made to this government was, that it allegedly illegally procured medical and other equipment. Do you find this allegation justified? As a program councillor of RTV Slovenia, you recently drew attention to the manipulative reporting of TV Slovenia in this regard…

 JUHANT:

All these media and political party pogroms show only the hatred towards the leader of the SMC Mr. Počivalšek, Mrs. Pivec, Mr. Tonin and President Janša and colleagues, who agreed on this successful coalition for the good of the nation. These political - mostly skilfully staged media attacks, e.g. Target “Tarča” on RTV SLO and other informative shows also on commercial networks, laymen with the naked eye and also experts have come to know as ducking, bias, often even as a lie or misleading the public. The first interpellation only confirmed this. It is not in vain that Mr. Han of the SD said that that was enough.

DEMOKRACIJA:

At the same time, you also rely on the unbalanced reporting of RTV Slovenia. Undoubtedly, from the state of the institution, which we pay to all Slovenian taxpayers, we narrate professionally, objectively and a worldview balanced reporting.

 JUHANT:

I am committed to this as a councillor. National Radio in the morning thoughts still does not play appropriate music and reports of holly masses are not on the First program to be accessible to all listeners. At the time of the new coronavirus, holly masses ware transmitted on the 2nd program of RTV SLO. As for reporting during the government's operation is concerned, I drew a public attention to the unprofessionalism and disrespect for the authority of the Prime Minister, who should be given the opportunity by the national RTV to present the views of the government and address the nation. Unfortunately, it happens that they do not even respect the (institute) President of the State or the Presidents of the National Assembly or neither the National Council. The basic obligations of the National House are, to convey (understandably with reasoned criticism) the messages of the governing bodies of the state.

However, as far as the organized campaign against the government or individual ministers is concerned, many things were rude, irresponsible and below the level of professionalism of reporting. Government messages are silenced, not to mention the success and praise of the government, the measures are problematized without good reason, and what is already on the verge of dignity, give members of the government a negative image with false, tailored and distorted information, in times of crisis. In no country is it possible for a successful and reasonable people to undermine the objective good functioning of the government, by undermining the national media and, with the help of the opposition, overthrowing a government that has majority public support and, impartially, works well and also managed to transport us across the first COVID-19 onslaught. It is also biased that the hate speech of the opposition and its destructive maneuvers are glorified, supported by “cyclists”, who, in the eyes of smart people, work against the welfare of the state. Here is the word of Ernest Petrič, who said: “You should be ashamed!” What will future generations say about these hostile, unprofessional and nationally harmful slips, will anyone then be ashamed?

DEMOKRACIJA:

But how do you look at the demands for the resignation of the government and Friday's cycling protests, where you can even hear calls for the assassination of the Prime Minister and see many posters with the words “Death to Janissary (Janšizem)! Freedom to all!” Undoubtedly this is inappropriate!

JUHANT:

The protests would be understandable, if they had realistic demands. The language of those, whom the government has allowed to survive, however, is only: we are not satisfied. However, as far as hate speech is concerned, the relevant authorities (prosecution and other law enforcement authorities) should take action. That is unacceptable.

DEMOKRACIJA:

In še za konec. Očitno je, da po treh desetletjih demokracije od prvih demokratičnih volitev spomladi 1990 v naši družbi še vedno prevladuje levičarski diskurz, ki neusmiljeno obračunava z drugače mislečimi. Ali verjamete, da bo sedanji vladi vendarle uspelo slovensko družbo nekoliko uravnotežiti in normalizirati?

JUHANT:

This is no leftist discourse. This would be advocating for the neglected. This, however, is a post-communist discourse for the preservation of the privileges, acquired by the heirs of the revolutionaries, through the revolution. For once, this country will have to establish a democracy without privileges for some and provide the conditions for the mutual effort of all, to agree in a critical dialogue, for the well-being of society as a whole. However, we will not achieve this by sowing hatred - which has led to past divisions, killings and the privileges of some – but, by striving to respect all, to give everyone an equal approach to society and to enforce European democratic standards. Slovenians are part of Central Europe. Because the revolution has crippled us, the path to respect and equality for all is very challenging, but we must work for it. Each of us and all together must help to do this. Thank God we have a government working in that direction. I just want as many citizens as possible to support it for their well-being and for the benefit of all future generations.

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Biography

Janez Juhant was born in year 1947 in Ljubljana and comes from the parish of “Štanga” near town Litija. In year 1974 he was ordained a priest. He holds a master's degree in theology and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Innsbruck. From year 1978 he lectured at the Faculty of Theology in Ljubljana (between 1994 and 1999 he was also the dean of this faculty), at the European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica and at the Faculty of Postgraduate State and European Studies in Kranj. His field of activity includes: history of philosophy, philosophical anthropology, ethics, social philosophy and philosophy of religion. In year 2012, he became a full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is the author of 12 professional books, the editor of several professional publications at home and abroad and the author of hundreds of discussions and articles. He is very active also in civil society; among other things, he is the president of the Association United at the “Lipa” of Reconciliation.

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Open letter to European Commissioner Didier Reynders: Before discussing the rule of law with Ms. Tanja Fajon, please clarify to yourselves which branch of government the prosecution belongs to. The answer may shock you.

Dear Mr. Didier Reynders,

please, accept my apology first for wasting your precious time. But I will be brief.

Recently, Tanja Fajon, MEP and interim president of the Slovenian Social Democrats (SD), was bragging that you and her chatted about the rule of law in the EU member states. You will probably agree that one of the fundamental principles of the rule of law is the right division of power into legislative, executive and judicial branches.

I'm afraid Ms. Fajon doesn't understand that. Regarding the controversy between the Prime Minister and the Prosecutor General, she said at a press conference that it was an attack on independent institutions and a gross interference in other branches of government. Ms. Tanja Fajon therefore believes that the prosecution does not belong to the executive branch, but to the judicial branch. I hope that you, as European Commissioner, do not share her view, otherwise I will be really concerned about understanding the rule of law.

I must emphasize that the Slovenian Constitutional Court also shares my opinion (HERE) that the prosecution does not belong to the judicial branch of power, but to the executive branch of power. »Given the constitutional content of the state prosecutor's office, within which the prosecution of perpetrators of criminal offenses is carried out in the name of the state and in the public interest as a repressive activity of the state, the state prosecutor's office is part of the executive branch,« the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia said.

Ms. Tanja Fajon was also bragging that you two agreed on the need to discuss the state of the rule of law in Slovenia. I also agree with this and look forward to an open debate. I am only asking you to first clarify with Ms. Fajon which branch of government the prosecution belongs to, and only then start a campaign for a debate on the state of the rule of law. And please, no offence intended.

I hope I didn’t take too much of your time.

Best regards,

Jože Biščak, editor of the Demokracija magazine

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COVID-19 & Slovenia: 21 New Cases Wednesday, Poll Shows Growing Concern

Out of 1,198 coronavirus tests conducted on Wednesday, 21 came back positive, the highest daily figure since 16 April when Slovenia recorded 36 new cases. Nine persons were in hospital, one more than the day before. None required intensive care, show latest government data.

There were no Covid-19 fatalities recorded yesterday. The national death toll thus remains at 111.

The total of estimated active cases is 122, according to the national Covid-19 tracker site data.

On Wednesday, five new cases were confirmed in Ljubljana, five in Ravne na Koroškem (N), four in Dravograd (N), and one each in seven other municipalities.

In the past week, Slovenia saw 87 new cases. A total of 140 infections were confirmed in June, whereas only 34 in May, show the Health Ministry data as reported by public broadcaster RTV Slovenija.

The government's chief Covid-19 advisor Bojana Beović told Radio Slovenija today that the bulk of new cases continue to be imported, although the virus is also spreading within the country, the source of which cannot be established.

"Those who bring the infection from abroad, generate additional cases here, in the family, working environments. It's a cause for great concern," she said.

Beović said that those who were getting ill with Covid-19 in the past few days "were mostly not members of high risk groups. However, recently a more severe case has emerged as well".

The virus has been spreading among the younger generations mostly - on Wednesday, six infections were confirmed among people aged 15-24, seven among those aged 25-34 and three among those aged 35-44.

However, Beović warned that the young could develop a more severe form of the disease as well, not to mention that they could pass the virus on to older relatives.

Eva Grilc of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) also expressed concern over the developments today.

The NIJZ has detected two hotspots so far; one each in the Štajerska region in the north-east and Koroška region in the north.

The Štajerska hotspot has been triggered by imported cases from Serbia, whereas the Koroška one is a result of imported infections from Bosnia-Herzegovina, reads a NIJZ press release.

Minister Aleš Hojs in his resignation statement: There are still no moves in the investigation of money laundering of one billion for Iranian terrorists and the chosen ones of the deep state publicly declare that they will never be prosecuted

Here is the resignation statement of the Minister of the Interior, Aleš Hojs. We publish it in full.

"Dear Prime Minister, Mr. Janez Janša!

After we in the government under your leadership successfully curbed the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic and largely alleviated the social and economic crisis caused by the disease, media and repressive pressures are intensifying again on all those of us in the government team   who did this work enthusiastically, responsibly and for the benefit of the citizens. So yesterday we could read that house searches are being prepared at the home of Minister Počivalšek, that a criminal complaint had already been illegally written against Minister Tonin, even before his defense, and that the threats from two months ago, announced in the column for the weekly Mladina, to this government by the creator of the largest Slovenian police and political scandals, Drago Kos, are coming true. Today, these predictions have been confirmed as accurate.

As Minister of the Interior, in the coalition program I undertook to make an amendment to the Aliens Act, the International Protection Act and the much-needed regulation of the police situation by the end of this year. Both laws are ready, are in interdepartmental coordination, and can be adopted in the National Assembly by the end of October. We also approached the regulation of the situation in the police, which, with its sacrifice, professionalism and exceptional efforts, made an important contribution to curbing the epidemic and systematically tackled the protection of our southern border. Unfortunately, part of this security system, especially the criminal police and the National Investigation Office, has for many years not followed the expectations of citizens in the prosecution of organized crime. Thus, there are still no moves in the investigation of money laundering of one billion for Iranian terrorists and the chosen ones of the deep state publicly declare that they will never be prosecuted. It is more than obvious that this part of the police is consciously involved in protecting crime and, under the guise of prosecuting it, intimidates individuals who are not politically in favor of them.

Despite the personnel changes at the top of the police and the changes made by the Director General of the Police so far, I believe that the Udba party structure of the decisive part of the police, in relation to the prosecution and the judiciary, is so firmly anchored in the system that given the existing legislation and the powers I have as a minister in relation to the police, it does not allow me to effectively depoliticize and change the police.

Therefore, dear Prime Minister, I would like to inform you that as of today, I am irrevocably resigning as the Minister of the Interior of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

Finally, let me thank you for the honor and recognition you have shown me by inviting me to your government team. At the same time, I would like to inform you that in addition to the government you lead, I will continue to do my utmost to help the citizens to democratize our society and depoliticize security structures.

Aleš Hojs

Ljubljana, June 30, 2020"

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State Secretary mag. Monika Kirbiš Rojs welcomes EU recovery plan, calls it 'ambitious step in the right direction'

State Secretary mag. Monika Kirbiš Rojs took part in a videoconference with Cohesion Ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4), Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the representative of Croatia and the EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira. Participants reaffirmed the importance of Cohesion Policy in addressing the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Pahor on Statehood Day: We must do our best to make sure that what we have in common will be triumphant again

In his speech at the ceremony on Statehood Day, President of the Republic Borut Pahor, called for everyone to give up actions which would deepen the mutual distrust or incite hatred. “We do not deserve this. None of it will benefit us. There has been enough, even too much of it,” he was clear. We must make an effort to make sure that “what we have in common will be triumphant again,” as this will result in a decisive push for our national and state development.

Slovenian PM Janez Janša: Freedom is sacred to me and freedom of expression is something I will always fight for

We spoke with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Janša, who took over the leadership of the Slovenian government for the third time in March this year, when the coronavirus epidemic hit Slovenia. Before that, at the end of January, the former Prime Minister Marjan Šarec resigned, as his own LMŠ ministerial team gave him a red card, and he proved to be completely incapable of leading the government.

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša: Slovenia, my homeland

In the history of every nation there is a precisely defined moment that enables a nation to become sovereign, its own master on its own land. Such a moment reflects the positive attitude of most citizens or members of the nation. Such a moment represents the centre of the nation's values. For us, Slovenians and citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, this is the moment of independence.

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Jože Biščak and Vinko Vasle: About petition, prey and predators

We are sincerely glad that you, individuals, came forward and signed a petition against political pressure on RTV Slovenia. Some of you we know, others less, for the third we hear for the first time. We are especially pleased with the signatures of two people we know well - Boris Bergant and Lado Ambrožič, who are among the important staff of the RTV House, who have significantly contributed to the ideological and political and personnel situation in which it is. But more on that later. We believe that only open debate (sometimes sharp dialogue and confrontation of different points of view) helps to extract the best. Disagreement itself is the element that makes freedom of speech the most important human freedom. All other freedoms are based on this freedom, our civilization as we know it grew on it. Our ancestors knew that this is the buoyancy that brings progress. Unfortunately, we note that freedom of speech is under threat today and that there are many of you who believe that freedom of speech is a right with restrictions.

Lukšič's analysis is strongly inclined to the left

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation recently published an analysis entitled "Democracy and the State of Emergency", which analyzes the political situation in Slovenia, Croatia and the countries of the Western Balkans during the corona crisis. The foundation is a formally independent institution that "promotes democracy, political education and students with outstanding intellectual abilities and personalities". But in fact, since its inception in 1925, it has been closely associated with the German left-wing SDP party, so its promotion of democracy is strongly inclined to the left political spectrum. It is similar with the above-mentioned political analysis, in which the Slovenian part of the analysis was contributed by dr. Igor Lukšič.

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Dr. Anže Logar: “Hardworkers saved Slovenia in the sweat of their brows, with superhuman efforts, while jerks sought conspiracy, irregularities and criticized every decision of the government”

With the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Dr. Anže Logar, we talked about the developments related to the new coronavirus epidemic, relations with neighbouring countries, the European Union and the increasingly turbulent international relations.

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Assembly for the Republic: This is a planned and coordinated unfounded attack on the current government

Some of the political parties which were in power for the last two years, and the part of civil society that favours them, have been protesting on bicycles for the past three weeks, against the current government, mainly for ideological reasons and unverified alleged corrupt actions by government officials, responsible for procuring medical safety equipment. Unfortunately, these accusations were largely fuelled by the media, which created the “masks affair,” nullified the efforts of all government and other services, and further solidified the sharp ideological polarization in our society, warned the Assembly for the Republic.

Let’s build a bridge across the divide caused by the revolution

The revolution was so successful that it created an abyss in the body of the nation. There are few who build bridges across this canyon. It is not possible to just fill it up, because the best our nation has ever had lies in the abyss. But in Rog, we heard the speeches of our two presidents who gave us hope with their example and attitude. Thank God for them!

Incredibly quick response from law enforcement authorities against minister Logar after the report of the Fighters' Union – if only they would do so in major corruption scandals!

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anze Logar received a criminal complaint for sending a personal letter to Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders on the situation in the Slovenian judiciary. "Let someone else say that law enforcement authorities in Slovenia are not working. They work express for me. On May 15th ZZB NOB files a criminal complaint, on May 22nd ODT provides guidelines, on May 30th the Police are already gathering additional information. Would the prosecution of banking crime go at the same pace?” responded foreign minister Logar.

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Janez Janša: My father’s story was always in my mind during the preparations for the independence and the war in June and July of 1991, as a warning of what the national division could result in, at such a fateful time!

Slovenia is still at a crossroads. “Justifying a crime is dangerous for any society, as it erodes the value and legal order at its core. It affects individuals and the masses and brings about the danger of the tragic times repeating,” the Prime Minister Janez Janša said in one of his past think pieces, emphasizing that the culture of death has distorted the human character of many individuals in Slovenia so much so, that they are incapable of uttering a simple sentence: “A crime is a crime, regardless of who commits it and with what political motives it is being justified.”

Prime Minister Janša: regarding the corruption in healthcare, he said: We are expecting the results as soon as possible!

“The network you mentioned already became a big problem at the time when the new Government was formed. I doubt that these channels are as easy to use now, as they were before, to fill their own pockets. I believe that some were being established for years, decades, and there is a lot of work for the competent authorities here. After all, the commission of inquiry, which was led by Jelka Godec, discovered that money was disappearing into the magazine Mladina, as well as into many other institutions that consider themselves independent. And into the many channels in which the deep state is maintained. Even these institutions, which should have acted, did not act – probably also because of the political will, and now they finally see this will. So they should get to work. The matters are now in their hands, and we are expecting the results as soon as possible,” the Prime Minister Janez Janša said when asked about the annual theft of 400 million euros by the so-called “octopus” of medical suppliers (an interconnected corruption network).

Dr. Kajetan Gantar: The provocative cycling is not an original idea

“The provocative cycling of the anarchists who are trying to obstruct the work of the government institutions with their loud whistling in public areas and in front of the building of the parliament is not an awakening of the spring, but a forecast of a frost that will freeze us to the bone. A bicycle should remain a sports tool for healthy recreation, not a weapon for the overthrowing of parliamentary institutions, and for the usurpation of power by the irresponsible anarchists,” an academic, professor Kajetan Gantar, Ph. D., wrote in his text. He is a retired full-time professor of the Latin language and literature at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and its professor emeritus. His name is important and well-known in the translation and editorial circles. He responded to Friday’s cyclist protests with an article he wrote for the newspaper Družina. The article was published in the new issue of Družina (22/2020). We are publishing the article in its entirety below.

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