News 2015

Supreme Court annulled the notorious “anti-corruption” report that led to the fall of Janša’s government in 2013 - “Justice delayed is justice denied”

26.02.2015

  1. Today, more than two years after the “anti-corruption” report was issued, the Supreme Court nullified the report
  2. The controversial report was issued in 2013 as a final report with no possibility of appeal and was the sole reason and the tool for removal of centre-right government and consequently halting the necessary structural reforms, privatization and bank rehabilitation in Slovenia.
  3. Irreparable damage done to the country is estimated in billions of euros. 
  4. Now already illegal CPC report was issued and signed in 2013 by its chairman at the time, Goran Klemenčič, who currently serves as Minister of Justice. SDS expects his immediate resignation.
On 25th of February 2015, the Slovenian Supreme Court finally, more than two years after the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) report was issued, nullified the report in parts relating to then Prime Minister Janez Janša. It took Slovenian judicial system two years of priority trial to reach the decision that is self-evident. There was a clear purpose to prolong the decision of the Supreme Court until after the elections. This claim is now proven with the letter sent by a Supreme Court judge Mr Kobler that was part of the judicial panel that decided this case. Mr Kobler in his letter outlines procedures taken by the panel to delay the decision as much as possible.
The CPC report as of this moment does not exist and is illegal by its content and its form. The report about the wealth state of the president of Slovenian Democratic Party violated Article 22 of the Slovenian Constitution which refers to the equal protection of rights. Prime Minister Janez Janša was eliminated from the process and was not given the constitutional right to participate in the procedure to clarify and defend himself against allegations made by this controversial report.

In 2013 the CPC issued a so-called final opinion, in which then Prime Minister Janez Janša was accused (with no option for repeal) of the violation of law. The report has not even been handed to Prime Minister; it was only presented at a press conference and published on the internet. The main purpose was the PR effect that eventually led to the fall of Janša’s government, halting the reforms and most importantly stopping the privatization process and creating political instability that made Slovenian bond yield rise enormously. Bank rehabilitation was delayed and made enormously expensive. Some gained much needed time to hide the hundreds of millions worth of theft they committed in Slovenian banks. It is by no coincidence that Mr Praprotnik, who was at the time vice-president of CPC, is now employed by the largest state-owned bank in charge of inspecting bad loans.

This illegal report was issued and signed in 2013 by its chairman Goran Klemenčič who currently serves as Minister of Justice in the left-wing Miro Cerar’s government. Klemenčič has now been proven to have violated at least 7 laws during his time as a chairman of CPC. Klemenčič also denounced to the State Prosecutor everyone that dared to speak against this illegal report in public. Consequently numerous Slovenian intellectuals found theirselves in court proceedings. Slovenian Democratic Party expects Mr Klemenčič to resign as Minister of Justice immediately. If not, Prime Minister Cerar, who holds a PhD in legal sciences, should draw the necessary decisions.

Mr Janša has from the very beginning strongly rejected all accusations and transparently explained all of the origins of his assets that amount to the level of the average savings of the lower middle class individual. Today, two years later, the Supreme Court finally served justice in yet another bogus corruption scandal aimed at discrediting two-time Prime Minister.
The judgement states that CPC unlawfully interfered with the constitutional rights of Janez Janša because he was not given the constitutional right to appeal and that the Commission abandoned some, by law, critical procedures and did not act in accordance with the terms of its competences and powers. CPC now has to remove the illegal report off of its website and reimburse Mr Janša for of the costs of legal proceedings and damages.
Those who have abused Commission for the Prevention of Corruption for a political statement will never answer for their actions. What’s more, all of them were awarded for their illegal actions. The rewards came in the form of well-paid jobs either in the new left-wing government (Minister of Justice Klemenčič and Stare as State Secretary), state-owned banks (Paraprotnik) and elsewhere.

It is impossible for the major negative impact of the fall of the government to be repaired. But nevertheless, this judgement provides at least for a moral satisfaction to the Slovenian Democratic Party, its President Janez Janša and his family. This judgment is a big slap in the face to both the CPC and all those who have taken any decisions on the basis of this report.