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Simoniti: “With The Abolishment Of The Museum, The Government Has Expressed A Certain Contempt For Independence.”

“The government’s argument that the Museum of Independence should be merged with the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia for the purposes of “transparent and strategically outlined professional work,” is completely wrong and, in fact, a politically motivated argument which, objectively speaking, is directed against the understanding of the meaning of Slovenian independence and statehood,” …

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Simoniti Did Not Hold Back: Golob’s Flaunting Is Directly Proportional To His Stupidity!

“The word freedom, which is a very noble word, has been completely trivialised, I have also heard the former President of the country talking about the return of the freedom of democracy – look, that President has not travelled abroad a lot, he has been here, at home, in pubs – or else, he was …

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Culture minister Vasko Simoniti at the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

The Minister of Culture Vasko Simoniti will chair a meeting of ministers of culture, audiovisual affairs and the media in Brussels on 30 November. Agenda of the meeting includes adoptions of the decisions on high-quality architecture and the New European Bauhaus initiative, as well as European audiovisual and media content. Several other discussions and presentations …

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Culture minister Vasko Simoniti says Drama renovation to continue, but with lower budget

Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti acknowledged on Wednesday that the renovation of the SNG Drama theatre in Ljubljana will be delayed, which was the reason for the resignation of theatre’s director Igor Samobor. Simoniti indicated this was because the ministry wanted to clear up certain issues to make sure the project was transparent. Simoniti dismissed Samobor’s …

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Where Are the Impressive Results of the Non-governmental Organisations from Metelkova, Due to Which Tens of Millions of Euros Were Taken From the Taxpayers?

For a long time now, the SD party has been organising some kind of online roundtables, where various problems are usually discussed by members of the said party, stuck in a certain segment that depends on the state funding. This time was no different. Three non-governmental organisation employees and one trade unionist spoke about how …

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Minister of Culture Responded to Commissioner Jourova: Financing of the Slovenian Press Agency Should Be Transparent, and the Public Service Must Be Free of Charge – In Accordance With the Law!

As the former director of the Slovenian Press Agency (Slovenska tiskovna agencija – referred to as the STA), Bojan Veselinovič refused to simply hand over the documentation to the Government Communication Office, with which the financing would have been taken care of – for the good of the employees and their families – we witnessed …

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Simoniti’s response to Jourova: STA funding should be transparent

Replying to EU Commission Vice President Vera Jourova’s letter about the STA situation, Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti said the fact that the state is required to finance the STA under the law was not controversial. The government agrees with this, but the funding must be transparent and public service done in accordance with the law. …

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Following Šarec’s Example, Former Minister Poklukar Primitively Attacked Ministers of the Janša Government

Former Minister of the Interior, Boštjan Poklukar from the ranks of the LMŠ party, who was extremely fond of spying on the MPs, is full of contradictions himself. However, he is currently accusing the current government of being contradictory, as he is convinced that this is an “ultra-right” government. This time he attacked the ministers …

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Slovenia’s EU presidency exhibition at Parliament will go ahead

The Culture Ministry announced the art exhibition that was planned to be put up at the European Parliament during Slovenia’s EU presidency will go ahead, yet under conditions set by Minister Vasko Simoniti. This is after the Parliament said ten days ago the show was cancelled and Simoniti said that was his decision. “The works …

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The Left-Wing Opposition Was Also Unsuccessful in Its Third Interpellation

Vasko Simoniti remains the Minister of Culture, as he successfully passed the interpellation in the National Assembly, submitted by the opposition LMŠ, SD, Levica and SAB parties. Of the 83 MPs present, 43 voted in favour of the interpellation, while 40 voted against it. The interpellation would have been successful if at least 46 MPs …

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Prime Minister Janez Janša and Minister of Culture Vasko Simoniti are happy to accept the invitation in connection with the debate on the rule of law in Slovenia

Sophie In ‘t Veld (Renew / D66), who heads the Group for Monitoring Respect for Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights within the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, has sent an invitation letter to the Prime Minister Janez Janša and Minister of Culture Vasko Simoniti for in camera …

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