Banks receive EUR 400m-worth of loan payment deferral requests

Slovenian banks received EUR 401.1 million worth of requests for a deferral of loan payments in the three months since the government's emergency scheme envisaging such deferrals took effect. The number of requests filed was 23,700, which amounts to 3.6% of all loans, Banka Slovenije said on Friday.

The central bank said that SMEs filed 2,900 deferral requests since the end of March, micro companies and sole proprietors almost 4,000, large companies over 300 and individuals almost 16,500.

The banks have processes over 90% of the requests, approving the bulk of them, Banka Slovenije said.

Deferred loan payments for SMEs amounted to EUR 160.7 million, for large companies to EUR 150 million, for micro companies and sole proprietors to EUR 54.9 million and for individuals to EUR 35.6 million.

Three quarters of the requests were filed in the first month, while individuals stood out in the third month with almost 1,800 requests.

Banks are obligated to approve deferrals until the end of the year for all individuals and businesses that can prove they have been affected by the crisis.

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Slovenia & COVID-19: Over 300 quarantine orders served on border Saturday

Slovenian health authorities issued and served almost 340 quarantine orders on the border with Croatia and Hungary on Saturday, the first day of tighter restrictions for arrivals in Slovenia. More than half were issued to Slovenian residents who were returning from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Another 435 were issued yesterday, the Health Ministry told the STA.

The majority of orders for quarantine were served on Saturday on the border crossing Obrežje with Croatia (130), while only five were handed out at Pince on the border with Hungary.

The situation was similar today, when over 270 orders for quarantine were issued at Obrežje and five at Pince.

At Ljubljana international airport, 16 such orders were issued on Saturday and 40 on Sunday.

Four border crossings on the border with Croatia - also Gruškovje, Jelšane and Metlika - are designated as entry points for arrivals from red-listed countries, and one on the border with Hungary plus Ljubljana's airport.

The 775 quarantine orders issued at the six border crossings do not cover 14 persons who entered Slovenia at borders crossings with Italy and Austria and were also sent into quarantine.

Quarantine orders are served on the border with Croatia and Hungary as of 4 July, a day after the government changed a relevant decree to speed up quarantine order serving and moved Croatia, France and the Czech Republic from the green list of safe Covid-19 countries to the yellow one.

Before that, it often happened that a person completed their two-week quarantine before being formally served the order by mail.

The Health Ministry said the work of its almost 20 staff issuing quarantine orders at these six border crossings runs smoothly.

However, waiting times to enter Slovenia got somewhat longer due to the new rules, although they are usually rather long during the summer.

While Croatia was moved from the green to the yellow list yesterday, Slovenian residents can return home without quarantine if they can prove they were indeed in Croatia rather than any other Western Balkan country further south.

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Home searches commissioned by the deep state

SMC President and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek found himself under investigation by the NPU.

On Tuesday, house searches were carried out at several addresses in Slovenia, including the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and the Institute of Commodity Reserves of the Republic of Slovenia. The aim of the investigations on the instructions of the deep state is the Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia and the President of the SMC party Zdravko Počivalšek. A total of eleven different investigations were planned. In addition to the minister, the co-suspect is also Andreja Potočnik, who participated in the project group for the purchase of protective equipment. Both are suspected of misusing public funds to purchase respirators. According to available information, the indictment is written very amateurishly and is based on the fairy tales of Rihard Knafelj from the University Clinical Center Ljubljana and Ivan Gale, an employee of the Institute of Commodity Reserves. It is about their statements, which they "created" in the TV show Tarča on TV Slovenia. The order for the investigations was signed by Judge Mojca Kocjančič, the former wife of the former Minister of Justice and former vice-president of the LDS party Aleš Zalar.

The fact that the action of the deep state is planned in the background is also shown by the fact that the magazine Mladina published "its charge" against Počivalšek on Friday. And Drago Kos, known from the Depala vas and Patria affair, already hinted at the events in the coming weeks in his article on April 24, 2020 in Mladina. Let us add that Kos's wife Tjaša Slokar Kos is the editor-in-chief of the POP TV news program.

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Slovenia & COVID-19: 21 new Covid-19 cases confirmed on Saturday

Slovenia recorded 21 new coronavirus infections from 716 tests on Saturday, fresh government data shows.

This is nine cases fewer than on Friday, when a record 30 were confirmed in a new high since mid-April. However, as many as 740 more tests were carried out on Friday than on Saturday.

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The extreme leftists, in front of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, violently against the Police

On Friday, a group of violent left-wing protesters, tried to tear down the protective fence of the National Assembly building in Ljubljana. Police had to intervene and protesters threatened both, the government and police.

Friday's protests are intensifying and this time not only were there organized calls for violence, but there were also clashes with police officers, guarding the parliament building. Members of the radical left-wing organization “Antifa”, which experts describe as terrorist, also joined the regular protesters in large numbers. According to experts, at least 19 paid members of “Antifa” arrived from Berlin, including three women. It is said to be mercenaries from so called George Soros funds, moving to protests on call.

According to the same persons, the organizers in Ljubljana were also expecting members of the “Antifa” from Vienna, who were supposed to cancel their participation at the last minute. All of the aforementioned “Antifa” people were covered with black masks and hats on their heads, carrying large black-and-red flags, mounted on thicker stakes, which experts say are just a cover for a dangerous cold weapon, hiding in them.

Thus, on Friday, in contrast to the previous anti-government protests, which passed relatively peacefully, this time there were clashes with the police, with a higher representation of “Antifa”. At first, the members of “Antifa” carried a banner with the inscription “Borderless solidarity. Against repression, militarism and fascism”, but was rejected, when they appeared in front of a well-secured parliament. Together with some domestic co-organizers, they began to challenge and attack police officers. They responded professionally, arrested about seven challengers and took them to the Ljubljana Police Station, where they were registered and fined. Among them was also Jaša Jenull, the son of state prosecutor Hinko Jenull and the well-known Janković supporter Jožka Hegler, who challenged police officers and urged others to film him, while playing a huge victim. In the end, money, to pay his fine, was collected among the protesters.

All in all, this aroused a great indignation and experts warn that “the day is not far, when masked terrorists, members of “Antifa”, will smash shops, shop windows and cars”, as they do abroad. Of particular concern is the fact, that national television (among other media) hardly mentioned these “Antifa” people. Let us add that around 5.000 protesters gathered in Ljubljana this time as well. Their number is declining, compared to the original situation and there is also a lot of dissatisfaction with the leadership and quarrels among the protesters.

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Above the prosecutors only a blue sky?

Last Wednesday, retired former heads of Maribor prosecutors Elizabeta Györkös and former Maribor prosecutor Boris Marčič, were invited, as witnesses to a session of the parliamentary commission, of inquiry into possible abuses in the prosecution of Franc Kangler. After the Constitutional Court suspended the implementation of the law and the rules of procedure on parliamentary investigation, until the final decision last year, the hearings of prosecutors, including Györkös and Marčič, were postponed in November last year. The then chairman of the commission, Žan Mahnič, announced, that they would wait with hearings until the final decision of the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court has not yet made a final decision and the commission has meanwhile summoned the aforementioned former prosecutors as a witness.

This decision of the Constitutional Court is also the reason, given by Marčič, for not attending the said hearing. He had informed the commission a week earlier that he would not be present. Former prosecutor Györkös apologized last Tuesday because of health reasons. “I find that only witness Elizabeta Györkös is absent for an excusable reason, while witness Boris Marčič does not have such a reason”, said the current chairman of the commission, Dejan Kaloh. He said that the invited former prosecutors, who were summoned as witnesses and not as defendants, would not be held accountable for their political responsibility, but the political responsibility of other public officials could be established, if they unlawfully interfered with their activities and activities of prosecutors and judges in individual cases. As Kaloh pointed out, such a position was also taken by constitutional judges Klemen Jaklič and Marko Šorli, in their separate dissenting opinions.

Among other things, Kaloh also presented these separate opinions. Thus, in connection with the interrogation of Marčič, Kaloh said, that, on the basis of a provisional decision of the Constitutional Court, he could always refuse to answer a possible question, relating to the exercise of his prosecutorial function. “It is by no means his responsibility to decide arbitrarily and without a legal basis, not to attend the hearing in front of the commission of inquiry, to which he was summoned as a witness”, Kaloh said, announcing that the two former prosecutors would be invited again to attend the hearing.

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Survey: Slovenian Companies Expect 17% Less Revenue This Year

A survey carried out by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) shows that Slovenian companies expect to generate lower revenue this year at an average rate of 17%, and that more than half of them believe their exports will also decline.

The survey carried out between 20 May and 15 June among 272 companies, and published on Monday, sees a majority of companies expecting lower revenue this year, while 13% expect higher revenue and 8% the same revenue as in 2019.

Among those which expect a decline in revenue, 18% believe their revenue will drop by 10%, 16% believe their revenue will drop by 20%, and 13% believe they are in for a 30% decline.

Some 63% of the surveyed companies expect their exports to decline this year, while almost a fifth expects an increase, and another fifth expects to see no change.

Slightly more than half of the companies expect that their investments will be lower this year than in 2019, more than a third think they will invest more and 15% think that they will invest the same amount as last year.

More than a fifth of the companies which intend to reduce investments will do this at a 50% rate or higher.

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Prime Minister Janša in a message to the soldiers on missions: If it were not for the Slovenian Army, we would not be celebrating Statehood Day

“If it were not for the Slovenian Army, we would not be celebrating Statehood day either. Many events led to Slovenian independence, but the key decision, made on June 25th, 1991, would have remained only a decision on paper, if the Slovenian Army, or the Territorial Defence, and partly the police as well, so the armed forces of the nation, would not have defended the decision,” the Prime Minister pointed out and added that from the history books, we know of many different declarations of independence from all around the world, which ended up only being part of the history books, and did not result in actual independent countries, as there was no last, key action. At the same time, he announced that better times were coming for the Army, as their working conditions will improve with the new law.

Radical left calls for violence at protests in Ljubljana!

About 4.000 cyclists and pedestrians gathered in the centre of Ljubljana on Friday, the Ljubljana Police Administration announced. Police closed several adjacent streets for security reasons. Police officers performed on-site tasks to protect the National Assembly, maintain public order and peace, ensure traffic safety and control compliance with the decree on a temporary general ban on gathering people in public places. Participants were reminded to follow the measures, set out in the Decree on the Prevention and Spread of Infectious Diseases.

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Statement of the day: Nemec is the first person who managed to interpellate the Administrative Court and the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia at the same time!

“I have not read the interpellation yet, but I already ordered a bucket of popcorn. Hojs will deal with Nemec in a legendary manner. Nemec is the first person who managed to interpellate the Administrative Court and the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia at the same time. This will not be a fair rhetorical fight; I feel sorry for Nemec, I will start collecting corks for him.”

Culture workers lie down – to blackmail the country

On Tuesday at 3 p.m., near the Ministry of Culture, a protest began, which was labelled “The Last Act for Culture.” The protesters expressed their disagreement with the state of the culture sector, by lying down on the street. They announced they would join Friday’s protests. The responses on social networks were not positive; someone even wrote that these are adults who are behaving like children and trying to blackmail the country to get some extra money.

Minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs: “The announced interpellation is a kind of political game with which the opposition is trying to ideologically sully me!”

After the opposition, being led by the SD party, which is led by MEP Tanja Fajon, announced support for the interpellation of the Interior Minister Aleš Hojs because of a decision to allow a concert by Marko Perković Thompson, Hojs said in a press release that it was clear that the announced interpellation represents a kind of political game, with which the opposition wants to ideologically sully him. He also said that he does not know about every decision that the administrative units make. So, he also did not know about the decision about Thompson’s concert, which is supposedly not even going to happen at all. He also reminded everyone that he had previously already defined Ustashism as a corrupt ideology on several occasions.

Minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs: “The announced interpellation is a kind of political game with which the opposition is trying to ideologically sully me!”

After the opposition, being led by the SD party, which is led by MEP Tanja Fajon, announced support for the interpellation of the Interior Minister Aleš Hojs because of a decision to allow a concert by Marko Perković Thompson, Hojs said in a press release that it was clear that the announced interpellation represents a kind of political game, with which the opposition wants to ideologically sully him. He also said that he does not know about every decision that the administrative units make. So, he also did not know about the decision about Thompson’s concert, which is supposedly not even going to happen at all. He also reminded everyone that he had previously already defined Ustashism as a corrupt ideology on several occasions.

The command, which has never been cancelled, but it was supplemented

We remember very well the order, made and issued “in the depths of the underworld”, how to “fuck” Janez Janša, as said by the former President of the Supreme Court Branko Masleša, the last judge in Yugoslavia who sentenced someone to death and who in an independent Slovenia, however, brought his career to the very top of the judicial system.

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A groundbreaking arrest that changed Slovenia

On Sunday, 32 years have passed since the Slovenian State Security Service (SDV) and the JLA Military Security Service (KOS) arrested Janez Janša and Ivan Borštner on suspicion of betraying a military secret.

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Confession of the medical staff: These are the amateur instructions which were given at the outbreak of the corona crisis, during the time of Marjan Šarec’s Government!

The documents we received in the editorial office of our media outlet only further confirm that during the time of the Government of Marjan Šarec, there was complete confusion, regarding the instructions to those who spent their winter vacation skiing in Italy, where the coronavirus epidemic was already beginning. What is especially scandalous about this is that even the doctors who returned from a vacation in the neighbouring country did not receive precise instructions. Many even received the recommendation from their superiors, to continue to work normally, if they did not notice any signs or symptoms of infection.

Letter from the SD members: did the coup plotters Levanič, Prešiček, Jauševec, Frangež, Žibert, Štromajer, and Škoberne undermine the rule of Dejan Židan?

We are revealing an anonymous letter, written by the members of the Social Democrats party (Socialni demokrati – SD) about the behind-the-scenes games of the party leadership and the fall of the party’s longtime president, Dejan Židan. According to the anonymous authors of the letter, prominent members of the SD – Dejan Levanič, Dejan Prešiček, Jan Škoberne, Uroš Jauševec, Jernej Štromajer, Matevž Frangež, and Klemen Žibert supposedly took part in the putsch. Among other things, the authors stated that the temporary leader of the Social Democrats party, Tanja Fajon, also took part in the overthrow of both Židan and the previous party president, Igor Lukšič. We sent a number of questions regarding the allegations from the anonymous letter to the leadership of the Social Democrats party.

When an anti-government protester does not know why he is protesting

In the show Odkrito (Honest) on the third channel of RTV Slovenija, among other things, there was a conversation about the bicycle protests. They played a video clip on the show – this time, they really did choose a random “cyclist-protestor” to ask him for his opinion. However, they did not manage to get a response to the simple question, “What bothers you, personally, the most?”

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