Slovenian PM attacks judiciary

At the meeting of top representatives of all three branches of power at the presidential palace, Supreme Court President Damjan Florijančič pointed to the executive’s inappropriate behaviour towards the judiciary.

Prime Minister Janez Janša defended the continuing political attacks on the judiciary by arguing that respect first needed to be earned. In reference to the public broadcasts of trials, Janša said the judiciary should open up and examine the Slovak legislative changes that are about to be adopted.

In light of the recent corruption scandals, control over judges’ property should be tightened and the appointment of judges changed, he added. According to him, the judiciary should initiate legal changes in Slovenia, as this would avoid political debates.

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