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The EPP Political Assembly expresses concerns about the situation in Slovenia and supports lustration

Mr. Peterle believes that the resolution brings to the attention  a larger problem of an  unfinished transition in the region.The EPP calls for the swift adoption of rigid lustration laws in all Member States which have not yet done so, as well as their thorough implementation, and for a transparent and public scrutiny of this process.

EPP drafted a resolution on the situation in Slovenia and stated that Slovenia is in a difficult economic situation and it needs support of the broad Slovenian population to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis and to pursue the economic and other necessary reforms to overcame the crisis and conclude the transition.

EPP expresses its concerns regarding the condemnation of the President of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), Janez Janša in first instance, takes note of Janez Janša’s  appeal to second instance which will hopefully take place within  3 months. Reminds that the guarantee of a fair trial and presumption of innocence as fundamental rights. Expects that the on-going procedure will not lead to the exclusion of Janez Janša from political competition. Invites independent organisations, such as the Council of Europe and the OSCE, to follow closely the compatibility of the on-going procedure with the rule of law and international standards. In May 2013, the European Commission stressed that the state of the Slovenian judicial system is unsatisfactory.

The president of the social democrat party, Igor Lukšič stated that this resolution which will have to be rejected

Background

The EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right, which currently includes 74 member-parties from 39 countries, the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, 13 EU and 6 non-EU heads of state and government, 13 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.

 

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