A group of intellectuals have sent a third letter criticising Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, his party, and the government coalition for its management of the COVID-19 health crisis, for “spreading and encouraging hate speech”, and for not keeping the public informed.
The letter, which was published in the daily Delo, was titled “Letter to members of parliament and the Slovenian public. Authoritarian rule is robbing us of democracy more and more every day.”
“Instead of an effective, people-friendly and solidary solution to the health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, the prime minister, his party, and the government coalition are leading Slovenia into an authoritarian controlled society by spreading and encouraging hate speech and by hiding things from the public”, the letter states.
“We do not expect the representatives of the current government to apologise and change their actions, as it has long been obvious that all their actions are subject to long-term appropriation of power and the transformation of Slovenia into an undemocratic and authoritarian controlled society. Our letter is addressed to the Slovenian public and members of the National Assembly and represents an appeal that such a situation must be put to an end,” the letter added. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)