The economy needs stability for an effective recovery of the country after the epidemic, which has also been confirmed by renowned experts who would like to see Slovenian politics reach a truce. However, the Slovenian left has no desire to cooperate but only wants to overthrow anyone it possibly can, regardless of the fact that this would primarily bring harm to our country and consequently to its citizens. The people who most want to destabilise the country amid the epidemic and right before we take over the Presidency of the European Council are mostly the protesters we all know well by now; however, another name also stands out, and that is Ljubo Bavcon. He was the controversial author of the repressive Criminal Code in the former common state, and, according to his textbook, he believes that criminal law is a means of “oppression and of a systematic fight against a certain part of the population.” Other controversial figures from the left-wing political pole have also signed the appeal, and most of them have, in one way or another, been involved in attacks on Janez Janša all their lives and are even in favour of the abolition of democracy.
One of the signatories of the Public Appeal in Support of the Impeachment of the Prime Minister before the Constitutional Court is Ljubo Bavcon, who even personally selected people from the Šentvid camp for the subsequent extrajudicial post-war massacres after the end of the Second World War. The man who signed this appeal has driven thousands of our compatriots to death – this was a genocide, a criminal that does not become obsolete with age and is even larger in size than the genocide that happened in Srebrenica. In a normal country, appropriate criminal proceedings would have already been started against Bavcon, and he would have been held accountable; however, in our country, he is still part of the “academic society.”
Bavcon is also the controversial author of the Criminal Code of the former Socialist Republic of Slovenia. As he wrote in his textbook, he believes that “Criminal law is, first and foremost, a means of preserving the existing social order… In this sense, criminal law is a means for the “suppression and fight against a certain part of the population” (Lenin I., pp. 256-257), so a means for the fight against the class that, because of its different views, resists the integrity of the existing social order or its constituent parts.”
Jaša Jenull is the persistent Friday protester and the initiator of the “Death to Janšaism” slogan
Jaša Jenull and his associates were involved in Friday’s illegal protests in Ljubljana, where they paraded around with banners that had the slogan “Death to Janšaism!” on them. In its latest verdict, the prosecution determined that Jaša Jenull and his gang did not intentionally harm or threaten the Prime Minister. They did, however, threaten to execute Prime Minister Janez Janša and his associates. Among other things, they stoned, burned and kicked images of the Prime Minister and also “burned” some of the ministers from Janša’s government. The like-minded vandals even harassed certain deputies at their homes by putting up posters.
Offensive councillor of the City of Ljubljana, Janez Stariha, who called and MP a “bitch”
Let us remind you of what happened. MP Alenka Jeraj wrote on Twitter: “Where is the problem with communication? Some people do not like Kacin; others do not like Hojs. However, what is actually important, is what everyone keeps saying: wear your mask, disinfect your hands and keep a distance of 1.5 meters. It has even been drawn to make sure it can be understood easily. What more do you want?” Given that this was a perfectly nicely written tweet, one cannot help but wonder why Janez Stariha decided to react in such a primitive way. Namely, Stariha responded to Jeraj by writing: “Bitch, shut up, get back!” And that is not the only example of primitivism we have heard from him so far.
In the past, Stariha also went after the Prime Minister’s wife, Urška Bačovnik Janša, as well as Susan Pompeo, wife of the former US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and called them both clerical fascists.
Before last year’s celebration of the day of statehood, Stariha also wrote: “The home guard gang is already rehearsing the music. And the anti-protest fences are already waiting. They are shaking from fear.” When the President of the Republic Borut Pahor wrote the following on the thirtieth anniversary of the first reconciliation ceremony in Kočevski Rog – “Reconciliation is a path that never ends. If it ends, suffering begins,” Stariha responded by writing, “You can shove your reconciliation up your vagina.” He also called the Prime Minister the Nazi-Fascist Janez and wrote, “The problem of the partisans was that they were not consistent and precise enough in their liquidations of the traitors. Nowadays, some people would not have made it out alive.”
Even after all of their actions, the initiators of impeachment before the Constitutional Court are accusing the Prime Minister of being offensive in his tweets, which is not even comparable to their level of communication, as they themselves also continue to intimidate and insult.
And above all, most of their accusations are baseless. The Prime Minister is also being accused of supposedly demanding the resignation of the President of the Court of Audit Tomaž Vesel because he revealed the illegality and corruption of the Janša government’s dealings in the procurement of protective equipment. However, Vesel’s resignation from the position of President of the Court of Audit was actually demanded by the MPs, as they believe that his work was not correct since he also performed an additional role at FIFA without the consent of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, which meant he earned a large pile of additional money without the Commission’s consent. Meanwhile, Vesel had already submitted his report a long time ago, and his resignation has nothing to do with it, while he himself quickly removed the vice-president of the Court of Audit, Jorg Kristijan Petrovič, from the preparation of the aforementioned report.
Janša is being accused of suspending business with the Slovenian Press Agency, but it was actually Urbanija who requested this, as he did not receive the required documentation that would reveal the Agency’s business conduct
Further, the signatories of the appeal also accuse the Prime Minister of, for example, ignoring resolutions adopted by the National Assembly, with which they are referring to the decision on the financing of the Slovenian Press Agency (Slovenska tiskovna agencija – referred to as the STA). The financing of the STA was not stopped by the Prime Minister, but by the director of the Government Communication Office (Urad Vlade Republike Slovenije za komuniciranje – referred to as UKOM), Uroš Urbanija, who wants to check the operations of the STA director Bojan Veselinovič, as he suspects that Veselinovič is using some controversial business practices. Namely, the STA director was supposed to submit the required documentation to UKOM, who is the representative of the government, but he has still not done that, even after several months now. Therefore, UKOM did not renew its contract with the STA; because Urbanija does not want the taxpayers’ money to be used in illegal business practices.
Janša is also being accused of responding to criticism from artists and the civil society by endangering their existence and working conditions, while the self-employed in culture have been receiving a basic minimal income during the epidemic, unlike many others, which means that their survival is really not endangered, despite all of their insulting of the authorities.
However, the most absurd and unfounded accusation is that Janša is bribing the media owners with state money in order to introduce censorship of the media in articles that are critical of the authorities and that he denies the media their basic constitutional right to freedom of expression, while the Slovenian media spacey is markedly left-leaning and does not spare any criticism of the Prime Minister, while no one stops it.
Below, we are publishing all of the allegations signed by the initiators of the impeachment.
“Would you want someone who deliberately does not implement the resolutions adopted in the National assembly, such as the resolutions on the financing of the STA, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who, instead of implementing the laws, tries to change them so that they would fit him and his party more, as is the case with the appointment of the state and European prosecutors, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who publicly attacks the media, the judiciary and other public services, and at the same time, puts people in positions of power in the state service, with the task of not revealing and prosecuting crimes committed by himself or his followers, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who demands the head of the President of the Court of Audit, simply because of his revelations of the illegality and corruption of his government’s dealings in the procurement of the protective equipment, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who bribes a media owner with state property in order to introduce censorship of media articles that are critical of the government, and denies the constitutional right to freedom of expression, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who responds to public criticisms of his government by intimidating the media and trying to silence them, and to personal criticism with sarcasm, insults and even prosecution of members of the National Assembly and others, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who responds to criticism from the artist and civil society by endangering their existence and working conditions to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who is recklessly increasing the public debt, to the extent that even our great-grandchildren will be forced to repay it, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who does not acknowledge or regret his mistakes but rather attributes them to others to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who agrees with the fundamental European values in public with his teeth clenched but actually tramples them in his daily political practices to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who, with his policies, public appearances – such as the recent one in the European Parliament – and posts, tarnishes the reputation of the Republic of Slovenia in the international arena to such an extent that for the first time in the history of Slovenia, our country became the subject of critical discussions in the institutions of the European Union, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who systematically dismantles the democratic institutions, restricts human freedoms and rights while introducing autocratic power to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?
Would you want someone who does not respect the constitutional provision of the division of power and tries to subordinate both the legislative, as well as the judicial branch, to be the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia?”