LJUBLJANA – Slovenia PM sees ‘very political summit debates’

The debates during the EU Council summit are “significantly more political than ever before. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of dwelling on side topics and this prevents us from focusing on key issues,” Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša told reporters in Brussels on Sunday, on the third day of the EU summit.

Janša also rejected an Financial Times report suggesting that Hungary, Poland and Slovenia are resisting efforts to link disbursement of funds with respect for fundamental rights.

“Wrong,” he tweeted. “We just want the same standards to apply to everyone. Poland, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany … The same standards regarding an independent judiciary, media, freedom of speech … By no means do we support selective justice and double standards,” the prime minister added.

(Zoran Radosavljević | EURACTIV.com)

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