Janša attacked the leftist opposition LEVICA party on Twitter, saying its members represent “the political wing of the terrorist #antifa”.
Leftist MEP Kostas Arvanitis from GUE-NGL, described the attack as “creepy and brazen” and called Janša cowardly for not answering EU lawmakers’ questions on the rule of law in Slovenia.
Arvanitis said the Slovenian PM cancelled, at the last minute, his participation in a meeting with MEPs from the EU Parliament’s Working Group on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group (DRFMG).
“It’s a cowardly attack, because in the prospect of being confronted with the questions of the DRFMG in which I participate, regarding the accusations of corruption, interference in the Judiciary and attempts to manipulate the press, the Prime Minister cancelled the scheduled meeting at the last minute,” the MEP said.
He added that in the past, Janša also avoided joining a similar meeting, in which he just sent a pre-recorded video.
“The elected by EU citizens representatives do not accept bullying neither via videos nor via Twitter. We would expect the Slovenian PM to have the courage to tell these things in person,” Arvanitis concluded.
(Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)