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Kovač, Stanislav


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Finance - Slovenia | 10/01/2013

Slovenia's leading politicians must resign

Slovenia's anti-corruption authority has accused Prime Minister Janez Janša and the leader of the opposition Zoran Janković of repeatedly neglecting their duty to inform the authority of any changes in their financial circumstances. Columnist Stanislav Kovač calls for their resignation in the business paper Finance: "The anti-corruption authority has detected violations of the law, lacking transparency in their dealings and suspected abuses of power on the part of the country's two leading politicians, Janša and Janković. If the two don't resign they send the following message to society: break the law, do shady dealings and ignore the findings of the investigative authorities! Such behaviour on the part of politicians leads to the decay of a state's written and unwritten social norms. For this reason Janša and Janković must assume responsibility and step down. Otherwise Slovenia could sink into a state of chaos, which could also lead to the total breakdown of the system."

Finance - Slovenia | 25/11/2010

Slovenia's top judge has a shady past

A fierce debate is raging in Slovenia about the new President of the Supreme Court. Branko Masleša is accused of having been a passionate communist and opponent of Slovenia's independence from Belgrade. The daily Finance has no doubts that his appointment is a mistake: "The appointment of Branko Masleša to President of the Supreme Court destroys trust in the country's highest court. Masleša is dogged by a long shadow of doubts that have been expressed by constitutional and Supreme Court judges. The President of the Supreme Court should be a respected person, a radical and independent judge who satisfies the highest moral standards. Masleša's appointment shatters the trust in the judiciary as an important institution for preserving democracy. According to a survey from February 48 percent of Slovenians place little or no trust in the courts. The public controversy about Masleša's appointment raises the question of whether Slovenia's judiciary really is independent."

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