Hariy Furlan? This Is Epic Story!

By the appointment of Harij Furlan as the Supreme State Prosecutor, the Mr. M.Šarec government has shown, that it has no criteria at all. He was awarded with no references, that was proved to be unsuccessful, especially in prosecuting banking crime and crime in the health care sector ...

"With the so far successful work in the field of criminal offenses, economy, corruption, organized crime and terrorism, with targeted education, through numerous lectures and professional engagement, he gained an exceptional amount of expertise and practical experiences, needed for successful and quality performance of the function of the supreme state prosecutor." Government of the Republic of Slovenia at its 34th regular session on 6 June 2019, when Harij Furlan was appointed as Supreme State Prosecutor at the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Slovenia ... 

On 6 June 2019, the Slovenian government, under the leadership of Marjan Šarec, again proved itself. By appointing Harij Furlan as Supreme State Prosecutor, it showed that all measurable criteria in the management of state institutions became meaningless. Moreover, very high position was awarded to a prosecutor, who proved to be unsuccessful, even to extent that his incompetence led to a revision of history, with all the portfolios of manipulations, which RTV Slovenia designates as a documentary, made by journalist Mojca Pašek Šetinc, entitled with name Brezno. Let me explain.


The presentation, by which the government covers the appointment of Furlan as the supreme public prosecutor, even one without knowledge tells everything, as if in Slovenia they were dealing with a duplicate of the famous Italian prosecutor and judge Giovanni Falcone. The only thing that disturbs them is that in this short synopsis they do not explain what these great successes are, which the former head of the specialized state prosecutor's office and the former director of the National Investigation Office have reached. This is quite unusual, since the Furlan type of calibre is eager to praise, and last but not least, more expected is the government to praise how they have put the very trophy person on the top of the prosecution.

We must undoubtedly measure the success of Harij Furlan with at least two criteria. At first, how successful Furlan was in the prosecution of banking crime and secondly, how successful he was in prosecuting crime in health care. You will agree that the damage done by the banking team and the health mafia in this country is not very negligible and that it is still very familiar with public finances, so it is not unreasonable to measure Furlan's success according to this.


Let's say first something about banker mafia. Today, the taxpayers are facing with the results of Probanka, Factor banka, Banka Celje, Abanka, NKBM and NLB. The problems began to be generated in the period 1997-2002, and they gained momentum after 2008 and finally exploded in 2014; today in 2019, they do not miraculously have any more names of the creators. The current convictions that passed through the Slovenian judicial system and are linked to Factor banka (Boris Pesjak and Dušan Valenčič) and to Probanka (Romana Pajenk and Milan Lah) are cancerous and heavy around some two million euros. This is a very low share of the total cost that we have today with the rehabilitation of banks. Simply break this amount with five billion euros and it will be absolutely clear to you how much of the bankruptcy crime has gone through the prosecution after five years. Meanwhile, Furlan's prosecution succeeded in dropping 83 million euros worth of fraudulent loans to Serbian company Invej, an entrepreneurial extension of the murderous Serbian Surčin clan. The damage caused by Darko Horvat in the Slovenian banking system also was worth about 200 million euros, a person who is not investigated by anyone, a similar sum fell by church kleptomaniacs from the Zvon, almost 30 million euros in the story about Vectra Montenegro, it was 40 million euros, with The Izola shipyard, from which they will all appear to be pulling out innocent (one is already), we also saw an example of theft from the recapitalization of NLB in 2008, involving Darko Horvat with 16 million euros and so on. According to what logic is the success of sanctioning bankruptcy, if we are talking only of such a tiny epilogue as the two million euros? And believe me, I just started, the list is even longer.

At this point, you can say that I am biased and that I only quote the cases that we were working on at the parliamentary inquiry commission led by deputy Anže Logar (SDS), but the issue of Furlan's success in prosecuting bankruptcies does not change anything if I explain to you, that Furlan and his prosecutors did not manage to bring to success any of the famous 10 notifications made by Drago Kos with his company for NLB. What I want to say is not important if you take the Logar Commission or Kosovo team as a benchmark, the result is finally the same and astonishingly bad. Complete and total zero.


Let's go further. These days, two years have passed since the billions worth of Iranian business with the bank NLB were disclosed. Let me be more precise, it's been two years since the prosecution opened the same case again. Epilogue? Nothing. Was there really nothing? Within two months, the Logar Commission investigated and filed the case in an interim report, and a parliamentary inquiry commission, led by Janji Möderndorfer (SMC), was recorded everything until the last detail of this case. There are numbers, e-mails and an overview of each institution's performance. There is still nothing going on at the prosecution for two years. Maybe again you will get angry and you’ll turn me down, that these are only my criteria and my frustration. But what if, during this time, also the proverbially incompetent police came to some very serious conclusions? Will you then continue to argue that the two-year-old sitting on the same example afforded by Furlan is a successful work, just as the government thinks? The police, in internal control, carried out in September 2017, found, for example:

The police acted contrary to the provision of the tenth paragraph of article 148 of the ZKP, since it did not send a report to the state prosecutor, although it exercised powers under Article 148 of the ZKP. It also failed to comply with the provisions of the regulation on the cooperation of the State Prosecutor's Office and the Police ... which clearly stipulate that it is necessary within three days after the received information that indicates that the commission of certain criminal offenses, including money laundering, financing of terrorism, smuggling, etc., to inform the state prosecutor. The above, among others, is also proved by the fact that the police did not draw up a formal note on the findings, which, in accordance with the provisions of the instructions on the registration of crimes, should have been made in the event that the Office for the prevention of money laundering and information has not announced the reasons to suspect that a criminal offense has been committed.

Let me explain why I had to paste such a long section. The police found in internal control that the police illegally opened and closed the case, without informing the prosecution. So that the police worked absolutely arbitrary and uncontrolled, just like, if you want, once was done by SDV. The prosecution office of Harij Furlan still cannot react to this after two years. In other words, the prosecutor's office cannot condemn police officers who hide their illegal moves right before the prosecution. Is not that absurd? Is this the subject of a successful work? The government thinks it is.

Do you remember when the Prosecutor's Office and NPU broke into the Bank of Slovenia? This was done under a false pretext that the Bank of Slovenia did not hand over the required documentation, although they did. The consequence of this burglary in the European Central Bank (ECB) system, was first the lawsuit of the European Commission, to which the Šarec government must now be answering, and of course, the charge against the leaders of the Bank of Slovenia, serving this as a documentary to Mojca Pašek Šetinc that distorts the truth about banking holes. The government is answering on the European Commission's complaint and, at the same time, believes that Furlan has operated successfully? Please tell me, what drugs you are using on the government, so that the reality is so disruptive to you?

Interestingly, none of the examples of bank mafia, on the relation NLB Interfinanz - KB1909, did not cause even the slightest shift at Furlan's prosecutor's office, even though the Logar Commission handed over a bulky documentation full of criminal offenses. KB1909, the successor of Safti, organized by the late Niko Kavčič in the system of parallel economics, takes us to the second part of the review of Furlan's success stories – health care.


Again, one of the investigative commissions, this time under the leadership of Jelka Godec (SDS) carefully examined all the ways of exhaustion of the Slovenian health system. But this investigation, the core of which was the subsidiary of KB1909 Mark Medical and the resale of overestimated cardiac arrests to the Slovene healthcare system, hit Furlan significantly more than the entire bank storm story together. Somewhere half way it became clear that Furlan is deeply networked in the dealings of medical equipment and technical devices. Erika Žnidaršič, the head of the Tarča TV show on TV Slovenia, drew out an interesting detail with her team. Father, son, daughter-in-law and at the very beginning also mother of Harij Furlan, were selling artificial hips to the Nova Gorica hospital through the family business Primsell. Furlan's reaction was a complete shock, on the television screen he said stutteringly, that he did not know anything about this more than two decades of long-term work for his family, even more, he did not know anything about the job that he probably kept in his youth. Consequently, we learned that Furlan was excluded from the investigation at the prosecution. This was in 2016. Today, when the great prosperity day of this prosecutor began, that is, in 2019, we know only that the case is still at the prosecutor's office. Obviously, not only Harij Furlan was excluded from the activities of the prosecution, but the entire case. The whole story about KB1909 and Mark Medical is also in the prosecution. The other element on which Furlan broke in was anonymous report about him. Even this one is in the prosecution and, you are right, the case stands still. This is one of the successes of Harij Furlan for the government of Marjan Šarec?

Are you disturbed by the commissions of Jelka Godec and Anže Logar and do you find me politically biased? Ask yourself, then, what is happening to the TEŠ6 case? If you do not know yet, they have also initiated an investigation, which was more than successfully completed by the former Member of Parliament Matjaž Hanžek. And that too was the problem of the multi-million fraud, but where is it? There is absolutely none in the curriculum vitae of the highly successful newly appointed Supreme State Prosecutor Furlan.

Want more? What is the case with the example of the acquisition of Etra33, the case of Marina Portorož and the example of the money laundering of the Petan family (Bojan Petan, the first man of the DZS and the journal Dnevnik; Nothing, isn’t it?

The cruel reality is that everyone is successful, the police, the prosecutor's office and the court, but there is no epilogue at all, and some people are still making progress. There is no epilogue, as the police claim that problems are in the prosecutor's office and the court, the prosecutor's office claim they have problems with the police and the court, and the court claim it has problems with the police and the prosecutor's office. That's how it goes, while Harij Furlan is still making progress.

In October last year, the author of this article sent announcement to the prosecutor's office announcing the suspicion of a criminal offense of false testimony against a high-ranking board member KB1909. In nine months, they were not able to confirm from the prosecution either that they had received the documentation, neither to even invite me for an informative interview. Maybe this does not mean anything to you, but it explains to me everything. Each has its own drawers, and Furlan also has his own. So that’s why, he can make progress.


The following statement, with which the Government finds that Harij Furlan is eligible for the Supreme State Prosecutor, is the one about his professionalism. This is actually the most measurable and verifiable criterion in which there is no excuses. Expertise is measured by publications in professional and scientific journals, and all this is freely available through the Sicris base. Finding the champion of professionalism of the Slovenian prosecution shows us his true value - there is simply nothing to be found. Let me tell you more directly: this great expert has neither a scientific nor a professional article published, his bibliography is empty. This guy is not really an expert, but it is completely non-professional, one big professional and academic zero.

And please, do not explain to me that he still has some professional competencies because he does not have any. How painful is Furlan's total zero, says us comparison with former member of the parliament Bojan Dobovšek, experts in the field of criminology, who has got 986 entries in his personal bibliography. How this could be a real professional skill, if this great expert even failed to write a single thing in his entire career?

Then there is also the government explanation of his participation in professional conferences. Maybe this guy was going through some kind of police symposiums, but there are no his attendees at professional conferences, because if they were, they would again appear at the Sicris base. But they don’t.

So, how is then Harij Furlan an expert, if this cannot be shown by any generally valid and accepted criterion? The level of his expertise is exactly the same as he was successful at the prosecution, absolutely and completely nothing, zero.


In 1989, the company Primorje Eksport and Lagoon Trading Limited, a company from the tax haven of the Isle of Man, each established a company Primsell, d. o. o. In those days, it was not unusual to do that, as a typical mechanism of transferring business activity from a business company to a private company and to then setting up joint ventures with associates from tax havens. This practice was not invented by Primorje Export, but its largest partner on the other side of the border, the Safta company from Trieste.

A few years later, more precisely in 1993, company Lagoon Trading left the Primsell company and his share was taken into account by Primorje Export. The monetary transaction could not be traced. A few weeks later, two new owners, Harij's father Franc and his brother Aleš Furlan, entered company Primsell. The contract, concluded by Furlan family with Primorje Export, was very unusual, Aleš gets 10%, Franc holds a 40% stake in the company, while Franc becomes a director of the company for an indefinite period with the possibility of a key vote in all matters. What does that mean?

No less than the fact that one of the main trading partners of the Trieste-based Safti - Primorje Exports literally donated its subsidiary to the Furlan family. What else would you say about a half-owner who completely renounces management?

The story does not end here. In 1997, when Primorje Export was already in bankruptcy, it was revealed that there is a by-pass company Primsell Trading, trade, agency, services, d. o. o. This company was selling the same products as Primsell, d. o. o., and the owner of this company was Aleš Furlan and his wife Lidija Furlan. When a member of Primsell Primorje Export collapsed and shouted in court for the suspicion of damaging social property, another completely private Primsell was created, with which the Furlan’s family were selling the same products as Primsell in mixed ownership and they even stored the stock of the original company in their home. This thing chief prosecutor Harij Furlan never noticed. He probably assumed that in the family garage and cellar of the family house, some wood was wrapped in cardboard boxes. I do not know, I guess, as the last two years I have been saying, but since something has been said to him publicly on television, our new Supreme State Prosecutor is suppressed.

Not surprisingly, the original Primsell operating loss was made, but due to special reservations, the final result was a minimum profit. On the other hand, the private version of Primsell had a business profit and also a final profit. In the meantime, the cost of the work is of course being charged to the original company. The current assessment was that the Furlan family had damaged the social property, due to the transfer of businesses to a by-pass company, of 140,000 former German marks. Recognize this really is a success, if Harij is not exactly a success story, his home members are real transitional winners.

Harry Furlan is neither successful nor an expert. The consequence of his work is an ever-increasing revision of history in the direction that the banking holes never existed and also that the bank mafia do not exist. The consequence of his successful operation is the universal chaos in the health care system and the collection of hoods for financing the treatment of children abroad, because even in the health care system aliens are the stealers, not people with real names and surnames.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! Martin Sellner: Europeans are awakening, Europe is not yet lost. I am convinced that at some point in the future our movement will no longer be necessary

Mr.Martin Sellner is one of the founders of the Austrian branch of the European Movement of Generation of Identity, its leader and one of the most prominent activists of the identity movement at the international level. We talked to him about the beginnings of the Generation of Identity in Austria, the great confusion and difficulties facing the whole of Europe, as well as the recent accusations of terrorism, state repression, identification missions in the Mediterranean Sea and the French Alps, and many more things.

With us was visiting Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev

Bilateral meetings between the highest courts of different countries are of utmost benefit. They contribute significantly to the spreading of the horizons and the borders in the heads of judges, helping to open their views beyond the formal and narrow-minded national legal systems, making it possible to compare and thus better understand the domestic judicial and legal system, including their professional judges, the exchange of rich experiences, paper and online communication can never replace a genuine, direct personal contact - after all, even with a relaxed conversation at a glass of vine before or after a dinner.

Especially welcome is the fact that contacts with the supreme courts of neighboring countries and EU members are necessary, because we belong to the common European legal area because we share the same European values on which the Union is founded and, finally, because we come from comparable, even the same legal traditions . An exchange of views on the relation to the Luxembourg Tribunal, on the understanding and enforcement of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, on the search of the city of Supreme Courts in the Triangle of Luxembourg, Strasbourg and the National Constitutional Court, and much more is valuable. In short, as we can read on the websites of the German Federal Administrative Court, the legal principles in the EU are rooted in the legal systems of the Member States, which makes cooperation with other European courts of the utmost importance - it enables a deeper understanding of each other, as well as the understanding of European law .

When establishing bilateral relations between the highest courts of different countries, as in relations between individuals, a fundamental reference point is an essential basis for establishing contacts, which means that the interlinked contact, in our case, the court must share at least the minimum but absolute axiological (discussion) starting points. Certain basic words must be among the interlocutors to be able to talk at all, certainly a consensus. What should be the premises on which conversations could be based, the substratum from which it could develop, as it is called, fruitful debate, is when it comes to the highest courts, which at least nominally belong to the Western civilization paradigm, is completely clear. This is respect for human dignity and human rights, the fundamental principles of international law, the rule of law, the principles of constitutional democracy, and what the TPSB mantra says: tolerance, pluralism and the spirit's breadth.

And then come the Russians

On the website of the Slovenian Supreme Court on 23 May 2019, we can read: "The President of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Lebedev, will meet today with the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Damijan Florjančič, and tomorrow the delegations of both courts will meet in official talks. "The announcement then announces that" [the] interviewers [...] will be dedicated to topics such as specialized criminal justice, the area of ​​the family code, the financial and spatial problems of the judicial systems and the field of appointment of judges ". Also, our Supreme Court praises, "This will be an opportunity to present Slovenian good practices, such as an e-session, in which the Supreme Court judges do not need more physical files in order to deal with the matter at the session." Nice, promising, modern, cosmopolitan, in short, in the spirit of what is said in the first paragraph of this column. Of course, unfortunately only for naive, but for those only for the first, and still this short-sighted and shrill look.

About their constitutional identity

What is the Russian genre of "democracy", probably knows most of them. What is the format of the person who leads it and how it "holds together" this spacious, on two continents, the extensible autocracies and what leverage the preservation of its regime is used, also does not need to be explicitly explained. Nevertheless, his attitude to human dignity and life is testified to the exact analysis of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, which you can read on Guardian's website today. I also recommend to the doubters a book written by the journalist of the same magazine Luke Harding, A Very Expensive Poison. Or, let's say, Anne Politkovskaya's death. Not to mention his attitude to the sovereignty of other states, international law and fundamental postulates of law. As far as the latter one is concerned, his statement will suffice: "Listen, all our opponents are demanding the rule of law loudly. But what is the rule of law? This is compliance with applicable legislation. And what is the applicable legislation about the gatherings? It is necessary to obtain permission from local authorities. Did you get that permission? Then go ahead and demonstrate. If you do not, then you have no right to demonstrate. But if you do it anyway - you will get them with a baseball bat [poluchite po bashke dubinoi]. End of the story! "(VV Putin, 30 August 2010, summarized by M. Popova, Putin-Style" Rule of Law "and the Prospects for Change, Deadalus, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 146 (2017) No 2, page 64).

Russian citizens, thanks largely to France and Germany, have resolved, in the last minute, to exclude their country from the Council of Europe - where they had been deprived of their voting rights in 2014 and Krim's annexation by the European Court of Human Rights, Russia, as a reimbursement for this measure, does not pay for it a decaying annual share (around EUR 33 million a year). After two years of non-payment, it should be excluded. But because the price for this would be paid by citizens of the Russian Federation, who would thus be closed to the ECHR, most Member States are ready to look through the fingers to the persistent violator of international law and human rights.

But let's look at the Russian judiciary and its most remarkable features. There are many of them and, at least, I hope that no one will have to be inspired by Slovenian judges. Let me just hide some systematic human rights violations unsystematically: For example, Russian Prosecutor General Juri Jakovlevich Tsaiak admitted that thousands of people were imprisoned every year in Russia for crimes that they did not commit and that people spend their years in jail without any legal the basis. The European Parliament has adopted a number of resolutions on Russia and serious human rights violations in that country, including the Resolution of 13 March 2014 (2014/2628 (RSP)). We can read a lot in it, among other things, that many trials and court proceedings have raised doubts over the independence and impartiality of the judiciary of the Russian Federation over recent years, that the Russian authorities increase the scope of mass surveillance programs, that these programs are linked to legislation against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, and legislation restricting the freedom of non-governmental organizations is a very powerful tool to allow the Russian authorities to control and oppose the opposition that the human rights situation in Russia has deteriorated in recent years and the Russian authorities have adopted a series of laws , which contain unclear provisions and could be used to further restrict the opposition, civil society actors and freedom of expression and assembly, that repression of protests also include measures such as police raids, confiscation of assets, administrative penalties and other measures aimed at civil society organizations have been discouraged from acting and prevented them from being about leaders of opposition parties and movements victims of harassment of Russian authorities, and some even detained on the basis of various allegations - and more and more.

Then, Russia is the record holder in terms of the number of convictions before the ECHR, of which I should mention only those that originated from police violence at the authorized assembly in the Bolotnaya market on May 6, 2012, where participants at one of the protests in the series of "The Millennium" protested against alleged irregular elections. Russian courts have unscrupulously participated in human rights violations with deprivation of liberty before criminal proceedings were instituted and without any legal basis. Instead of responding to these convictions by Russia with measures that would prevent further violations of the human rights of the opponents of the autocratic regime, the Duma adopted a law by the end of 2015 that gives the Russian Constitutional Court the power to test whether the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights issued against Russia, , is consistent with Russian constitutional values ​​and is, therefore, feasible in Russia (in general). According to the regime's eligibility of the Russian Constitutional Court, such a power of the carte blanche means arbitrary disregard for the judiciary of the Strasbourg tribunal. The advocates of this law unambiguously defined its purpose as protection of Russian "legal sovereignty" (legal sovereignty) vis-à-vis international institutions. Moreover, according to the president of the Russian Constitutional Court Valeriy Zorkin, their constitutional court does not build a constitutional identity on values ​​derived from human dignity, but on the principle of state sovereignty, or, as Vladislav Surkov said, the creator of the concept of "sovereign democracy" ( suverennaya demokratiya), "democratic values ​​are neither in dispute nor not denied - they are only subordinate to the national interest". (see Kerttu Mäger, Enforcing the Judgments of the ECtHR in Russia in the Ligue of Amendments to the Law on the Constitutional Court, Juridica International, 24/2016, pp. 18, 19, 21).

The Russian Constitutional Court demonstrated its regime's servitude to the entire world without any shame when it decided on a single night to decide on the constitutionality of the "international treaty" on joining the Crimea to the Russian Federation. The contract was submitted to the Constitutional Court on March 18, 2014, and the constitutional judges wrote a decision confirming it overnight. The president of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, therefore called the constitutional judges the puppeteers of political authority and because it was a violent attachment of the territory of a foreign state, as co-perpetrators of a crime against international law. Due to the annexation of Crimea and the aggression against Ukraine, Russia is still under the sanctions of the EU and our allies of the United States, Canada and Australia.

That the Russian regime cannot be compared even with the authoritarian constitution of the type of Singapore is proved by judicial cases by opposition leader Alexei Navalaj and the deported oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and of course the case of Pussy Riot punkers (the ECHR in the case of Mariya Alekhina and others found violations of five human rights - from inhuman and degrading treatment to the violation of freedom of expression) and the case of Suren Gazaryanater Evgeny Vitishka, environmental activists who publicly warned about violations of environmental legislation during the Olympic Games in Sochi and was therefore sentenced to three years in prison. Putin's regime uses law and the judiciary arbitrarily - as a means of removing political opponents. In the last two (Pirov) victories of Navalny before the ECtHR, the last judgment was issued less than two months ago, as Professor Jernej Letnar Chernic showed in the column "The European Court of Human Rights as the ultimate guardian of a free democratic society "(30 November 2018), Article 18 of the ECHR was used, with the European Court specifically highlighting the complainant's persecution, not as a private person, but as a opposition policy, which committed itself to performing an important public function through a democratic discourse. It is important to emphasize that the repressive regime has not only intervened in the complainant's human rights, but has sought to destroy the fundamental values ​​of a democratic society.

Hope remains

Let me get back to where I started, to the news that "the president of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is hurrying" and that they will hold formal talks with the Russian delegation (when I write, they have already expired). For the end and end there is only hope. The hope that the leadership structure of the Slovenian Supreme Court for anything from what I previously said about Russian "democracy" and its justices, although these are just drops in the sea of ​​Russian authoritarianism and the rule of the lawlessness, did not know that it was briefly ignorant and therefore , he does not know who he really connects with the bilateral relations; he is naive, bona fide accepts guests and talks to the delegation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. And I just hope that the talks did not revolve around the "good practices" of how to silence critical judges and exert internal pressure on judges (discussed by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe in his report on the state of the rule of law in Russia in 2016, and the capitulation of the ECtHR in the case of Kudeshkina of 14 September 2009), and that the presence of the Prosecutor-General at a gala dinner was in no way an expression of any new "good practice" or attempts to raise the conviction rate, and in this respect, it is as close as possible to Russia - it is 99.66% and, according to the Times, is even higher than it was under Stalin - but only a bit clumsy, naive and unhappy symbolic gesture of the host, done in the belief that it will contributed to the better and more domestic well-being of the President of the Russian Supreme Court. I can only hope that the Delegation of the Supreme Courts plus the Prosecutor General did not exchange "good practices" on how to abolish the criminal prosecution for the exclusion of a political opponent, but the telephone justicia, which is otherwise a Soviet invention, but still permeates the Russian judicial system ( about which I wrote in the telephone justica po sloveniji), or about how to disregard the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, which are not in accordance with the will of the regime. Finally, I can only hope that the spatial and temporal coordinates of the mayor of "the most beautiful city in the world" and the delegations of the highest courts of Russia and Slovenia plus the Attorney General at a formal dinner coincided only with a strange, unexplainable coincidence.

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Joint SDS-SLS list wins 2019 European elections in Slovenia

The Slovenian Democratic Party achieved a third consecutive resounding victory at Slovenia’s fourth European elections. With 26,4 % of the electorate's support, the joint SDS -SLS list secured three seats out of eight in the European Parliament.

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Kalergi plan and the hidden interests behind mass immigration

The issue of mass immigration is currently dividing the European public. While those on the left are in favor of open borders policy and mass immigration from the third world, the numbers of those Europeans that believe that the multicultural experiment has fail is on the rise. They believe that we need stronger border controls which will stop the waves of immigrants coming to Europe. In every case it’s becoming clear that the elites from Brussels have some personal interests hidden behind their support for mass immigration. The new ambiguous laws and declarations which will allow even more steady migrations are certainly not just the result of some misgiven humanitarianism of those elites. But the main questions rising among Europeans are, what are those hidden interests? Why are many European leaders ready to risk their reputations, and even their votes, because of their almost fanatical support for mass immigration from the Middle East and Africa to our old continent?

If we want to know the answers to this questions, we have to research the so called »Kalergi plan«, which can help us understand the real goals behind the happenings in Europe today, and behind this seemingly irrational support for mass immigration. The man behind this ominous plan was Richard von Coudenhove Kalergi, one of the main architects and ideologues of European Union, but in spite of his important role in the creation of the EU, he remains unknown to the general public in Europe today.

Ideological Father of the European Union

Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, who was one of the first proponents of the European integrations and the founder of the Paneuropean Union, is regarded as the ideological father of the European Union. It was on his suggestion that the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony of his famous Ode to Joy composition became the hymn of Europe, and he also worked closely with the team that designed the flag of European Union. But his influence didn’t stop with the hymns or flags. It ran much deeper, to the very foundations of the EU. It was him who has through his works laid the blueprint of the EU, by advocating the unification of European states into one Paneuropean entity.

Kalergi who, as we shall see, announced the coming of the new racially mixed man, was himself of racially mixed background. He was half Austrian, half Japanese, born in Tokyo in 1894, where his father, a diplomat and a member of the nobility, served as the ambassador to the Austro Hungarian Empire. He spent most of his youth on the family estate in Czechoslovakia, until 1908 when he went to study in Vienna, where he continued to live and work after his studies. He joined the prominent Masonic Grand Lodge Humanitas in 1921, and founded his movement the Paneuropean Union a year later. This movement mostly stood for European integrations, which would result in the creation of the United States of Europe with one common market, common currency and an unrestricted, free movement of the population. The colonies which some European countries held at that time would also be incorporated into this new European super-state, which would in fact enable mass migrations of Africans into Europe. Kalergi claimed that a lasting peace could be achieved only with the abolition of the nation states which were in his opinion, because of their everlasting rivalries, the main reason for wars in Europe. This were the main ideas and principles which Kalergi explained in his Paneuropean Manifesto, published in 1923.

Support of the international bankers

Kalergi's proposals, views and ideas gained a lot of attention and support among many important politicians of that era, including Ignaz Seipel, who served twice as Federal Chancellor of Austria, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Renner, the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomaš Masaryk, the first Czechoslovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and its second president, Edvard Beneš, French president and Nobel prize winner Aristide Briand, French politician, who later on served as the President of France three times, Leon Blum, and Austrian politician and lawyer Konrad Adenauer, who later became Chancellor of West Germany.

But it wasn’t just the politicians who supported the ideas and views of Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. He also gained a lot of support among influential bankers. After he published his most important work titled Practical Idealism in 1925, in which he described in detail his vision of future Europe, his Paneuropean Movement received a generous donation of 60,000 German Goldmarks from an international banker Max Warburg. Kalergi came in contact with Max Warburg through Baron Louis Rothschild, a prominent member of the famous banking Rothschild family, which is known as one of the richest families in the world even today.  The Rothschilds were of course also big supporters of Kalergi and of his plans for the creation of Pan Europe, the super state which would unite all European nations into a single entity. With the help of the Rothschilds and Max Warburg, Kalergi became acquainted with many influential bankers from Wall Street such as Paul Warburg, the brother of Max Warburg, Jacob Schilf and Bernard Baruch. Paul Warburg and Jacob Schilf are also known as the people who helped establish the American Federal Reserve Bank. But what is even more interesting, is the fact that the above mentioned Jacob Schilf, a known capitalist, financed the Russian revolution and the Bolsheviks, and  it was him who gave Trotsky the financial means for his return to Russia.

Many people saw Kalergi's endeavors for European integrations and a United Europe as a noble cause. They believed that his main objective was to raise the standard of living and to achieve an everlasting peace, because he himself used this kind of rhetoric, when preaching about his ideals; he claimed that he is fighting for the prosperity of the whole humankind. But hidden beneath this noble humanistic rhetoric, were not so noble personal interests of his main financial supporters. The crisis that we are witnessing in Europe today are in fact the direct consequences of their goals and of their struggle, which is still being presented as some kind of a humanistic effort.

»The man of the future will be of mixed race«

The main goal of Kalergi's plans was not just the abolition of the national states. He went much further than that, as he also wanted to erase the European nations, which would be replaced with the new kind of people, who would fit better into his vision of a future European super state. He described this new type of man in his above mentioned book, Practical Idealism:

»The man of the future will be of mixed race. The races and classes of today will gradually disappear due to the elimination of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-negroid race of the future, similar in appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the current diversity of peoples and the diversity of individuals. «

And it was precisely this vision of the future citizen of Europe that delighted the international elite of bankers, freemasons and other influential businessmen, which started to finance the Paneuropean Union, after the publication of Practical Idealism. It was this same elite that helped Kalergi to immigrate to the United States at the outbreak of the Second World War, where he continued his work and struggle for the European integrations. While in the USA, he also gained a lot of support from major newspapers, such as The New York Times, which published his articles on regular basis. Kalergi's ideas even gained support from U.S. President Harry Truman after the war, when he stumbled upon an article written by Kalergi in some newspaper. As for Kalergi himself, he moved to France after the war, where he continued with his efforts towards the establishment of the European super state. He was a pioneer of the European integrations and he also set the foundations for a new world order in which the diverse nations will disappear through the mixing of different  peoples, and will gradually be replaced by one monotone population, or in different words, by one human herd controlled by the international elites.

Pioneer of Multiculturalism

Kalergi's ideas and views represent the plan for the demographic replacement of native Europeans through race mixing and planned mass migration. Keep in mind that Kalergi also included African colonies in his new Pan Europe, which would mean that the population of the black continent could freely move to Europe. The consequences of this would be of course a new population of mongrels, without a clearly defined identity, or a sense of belonging and loyalty to any particular culture or nation. And that is exactly the kind of population that would suit the international elites, because they are well aware that it is easier to control the masses of individuals. These elites crave total power over us, and they know that they could never achieve complete domination over the once homogenous nations of Europe, which would always stay loyal to their own tradition, culture and religion. So the only way for them to achieve total domination is by mixing different peoples and races into one human herd, which is exactly what Kalergi advocated in his plans. These plans are being put into action by certain elites from Brussels exactly for the above reasons. Their main goal is the creation of a new totalitarianism of political correctness under the mask of human rights. That is the real reason behind their constant support for mass immigration, for Marrakesh declaration type documents and resolutions that they are pushing, and for their praise of the supposedly so enriching multiculturalism that they are promoting through mainstream media every day. So it turns out that Kalergi was not only a pioneer of European integrations, but was also a pioneer of multiculturalism, and an architect of a new world order.

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Very Scary! Four illegal migrants in Bela Krajina (Slovenia) kidnapped a local, bound him, stuck him into the trunk and drove towards Italy. Migrants have been caught by Italian security authorities, local radio warns: "Be careful!"


Four illegal migrants who have yesterday illegally crossed the Croatian-Slovenian border in Bela Krajina (Slovenia) abducted a local farmer when he worked in the vineyard, said his daughter Natasha.

The kidnapping took place near the village called Mali Nerajec near the Croatian-Slovenian border, while the locals name is Mr.Mirko Moravec, aged 80 years. According to his daughter Natasha, her father was working in the vineyard while he was attacked by four men, who tied him with a rope and locked him up in the trunk of his car. Then they sat in the car and continued their way to Italy. In Sežana, his father was thrown out of the car.

"Everything was well organized; migrants had two Slovenian guides (a couple) who were betraying that they were archaeologists. So they could approach him and looked up at the circumstances," says one of the locals, about the hideous kidnapping of an elderly man.

Otherwise, daughter Natasa Moravec-Jakofcic told the local Radio Odeon that her father, Mr. Mirko Moravec, went to the vineyard, just above the village, yesterday at around 8 in the morning. At about 10 o'clock she brought him a lunch and they spoke a little. Then he called her around 13:00 and ordered her to bring him a sprayer. When she arrived, he told her that he had two guests, who had introduce to him as an archaeologist. These two told him that the place was interesting and that they could find there some archaeological remains.

She returned back, then at about 13.30 and she saw that her father’s car just passed by. She did not see if there was a father in the car. After a while, she began to worry about where he had gone; therefore her son went to the vineyard and called her, saying that her father was not there. She began to call out the acquaintances, who did not even know where her father was.

At about 18.00 o'clock, some lady called her and introduced herself as Sežančanka. She said that her father was with her.

"I was in shock because I did not know what he would do in Sežana at six in the afternoon. She told me that they tied him, put him in the trunk and drove off and then he was thrown out of the car in the forest near Sežana. Then he himself searched for the first house, in order to be able to call us at all," said Natasa Moravec-Jakofcic for the Radio Odeon.

According to our information, the police spent long time in the evening exploring the scene of the incident and then information came from Italy, that the kidnappers had been captured by the local security authorities.

More details of the alleged kidnapping will be explained by Slovene police officers tomorrow at a press conference.

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Interview with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung

Prime Minister, you will receive Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache today. What is it that you have in common?

We have known each other for a long time. I knew his party before I knew him. I was Prime Minister of Hungary when Wolfgang Schüssel decided to form a government with FPÖ. This was the time when a repulsive international campaign started against Austria, and I was the only prime minister, in addition to the Bavarians, who openly stood up for Austria. I received Chancellor Schüssel in Budapest while all the doors in Europe remained closed. That was when I started showing interest in FPÖ. What is it they are capable of that everyone is so afraid of? Strache came into the picture later. He stands out in the European political field. The traditional European elite is decadent.

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Edina Toth: A civilization without strong fundations has no future

In upcoming elections for European Parliament, Edina Toth run on Fidesz list. She served in years 1996-2003 as vice-president of Fidesz youth wing, in 1999-2001 she served as vice president of EPP student organisation. Since 2004 she works as advisor in EPP Group.

Would you agree that this year elections are crucial for future, not only for future of European union, but our continent in general?

Yes, I fully share this opinion. I think this year's EP elections are crucial for the European Union and whole Europe. We will decide about the future of the continent and our future, therefore we are before a historic election. The question is not only whether there will be more right wing or left wing representatives in the European Parliament, but the key question we will decide on is whether Europe will continue to be European or will it change in such a direction that in some years we could not recognise what it was. We will be deciding on defending our Christian European culture and preserving Europe and our countries as we have always known them.

You already work for some time as an advisor in EPP group. Can you tell us something about your past work in Bruxelles?

Yes, I work as a policy adviser for the EPP Group for 15 years. I came to Brussels with the enlargement in 2004. My role is to give political advices to the EPP Members on different policy fields. To facilitate to try to find a common line on a certain policy field first within the EPP Group and after to try to find a compromise with the other political groups keeping the essentail elements of the EPP line for the committee and after for the plenary vote.

What urged you to move from »support« role into more active one?

I have been active in politics since I was a teeneager. For many years I was one of the vice-presidents of Fidelitas, the youth organisation of Fidesz and of EDS (European Democrat Students), the student organisation of the European People's Party. I have been a MEP candidate already three times since 2004. If you want to be a really active MEP you need a comprehensive knowledge about the EU and its functioning, and I think my previous work in the EP provides me with a good background for the new task.

If you will be elected, what will be your main field of interest? (economy, security, education…) Do you already have any special project in mind?

As an adviser in the EPP Group I was working for two and a half years in the committee on Women's Rights and in the past twelf and half years in the committee on Industry, Research and Energy. I am very much interested in the future of the single market and the future digital technologies. But I am ready for any new challenges that my party will assign to me.

How would you handle migration problem? Not just problem of future migrations but problems with migrants that are already here?

Let me start that it is very important to make a difference between refugees and economic migrants. We should help those people who are in need of it. In my opinion it is key that we should bring the help where they live, where the problems are and not to import here the problems. Let me draw your attention to the well functioning Hungary Helps programme which was set up in 2017 and aims at aiding Christian communities expreriencing persecution around the world and so far disbursed aid of 25 m EUR to 35,000 Christians making a living in their homelands. These people will have a key role in rebuilding their countries and contribute to their flourishment. Concerning those people who are already here in my opinion education has a key role.

Would you agree that main problem of Europe is cultural marxism, destroying the very fundations of our civilization?

In my view it is a crucial problem if we deny our roots, our tradition, our culture and religion. A civilization without strong fundations has no future, it is weak and can be easily attacked and influenced.

It is obvious that christianity is main target of attacks by both third world migrants and left liberal elites. Why, by your oppinion?

Unfortunately nowadays Christianty became the most persecuted religion in the world. Let me remind you about the recent tragic events during Easter in Sri Lanka. Your question is related to the previous question. If it is seen from outside that our christian civilisation is getting weaker, loosing its roots, giving up its idenity, you give the impression that you are weak and you are an easy target. It is always easier to attack somebody who is weaker compared to someone with a stronger identity. The aim of these forces is to gain control and seize power over the Christian Europe founded by Adenauer, Schuman, de Gasperi etc. and in order to achieve this the christian values are under systematic attack.

Many Europeans think that we care too much about how may others (non Europeans) feel, so we dont put our interests first. Do you agree with them, that it is about time, that we should put Europe first?

For the European citizens the European interests should be always the first. If you don't stand up for your interests you are weak. If your ability to enforce your interest is weak how can you help others? It is only possibly to provide help for others if you are stronger. Therefore it is crucial that we work for a strong christian Europe based on the interests of the nation states, in my opinion only then can we make our continent strong.

Hungary (and Fidesz) are taking fire from left liberal elites and MSM media for not caving their agenda. How about you personaly? Did you expirienced any resentment, presure, unplesanties from standing EU presonal or staffers of other political parties?

I like to exchange views with everybody, let it be a socialist, a liberal or a green. What is important for me is to listen to each other and respect each others opinion, this is key in my political culture. Of course I had many debates, disputes with repersentatives of other political parties, but always following the basic cultural norms.

Mainstream media is known about biased reporting on Višegrad countries. Can you mention one or two examples of most biased reportnig on Hungary or Fidesz?

We have to ask the question why? The answer is simple, as these countries oppose immigration. I can mention many examples unfortunately, but maybe one of the most biased example was the Sargentini report on Hungary in the European Parliament, which had nothing to do with facts, was completely based on lies, false information and was politically motivated, only because the Hungarian Government opposes migration.

Why do you think, left liberal elites try so hard to censure social media?

Social media has a growing role, it is influencing more and more people and it is the only media which reaches the young generation. It is not neccessary to explain what effect this can have in the longterm on a person.

Current polling show that EPP-SD-ALDE coalition would still had majority. Can we expect another »big coalition« and nothing will change? What is position of Fidesz in such scenario? Will you withdrew support for another big coalition?

First of all we have to wait for the result of the EP elections, still once month to go. At this moment it is also unclear what will happen with Brexit, which also effects the final result. Fidesz can support only such a coalition which respects the rights of Member States, defends European christian values and does not encourage immigration and wants to maintain the European cultural heritage.

According  to most recent poll in Hungary, Fidesz will get 14 out of 21 seats allocated to Hungary. I belive this prediction is quite steady for some months now?  Is there posibility of major swing either way?

According to the current opinion polls Fidesz will win and get the majority of the EP seats. In my opinion this is stable, and I do not forsee major changes. During my campaign I talk to many people in Hungary and the large majority of them are supporting the 7 point programme of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán which proposes the following:

  • The management of migration must be taken away from the Brussels bureaucrats and given to the national governments.
  • No country should be forced to accept migrants against its will.
  • Nobody should be admitted to Europe without valid identification and documents.
  • Prepaid migrant cards and the migrant visa must be abolished.
  • Brussel should not give more funding to the NGOs financed by George Soros.
  • In Europe, no one should be discriminated against because they declare themselves Christian.
  • EU institutions should be governed by politicians opposing immigration.

A bit lighthearted question for end- how do you feel with spot number 13 on Fidesz list?

I am very happy and honoured that my party nominated me for this place. I am not supersticious and I truly hope number 13 will bring me luck. Let me also take the opportunity to thank for the excellent co-operation with Mr Janez Jansa and MEP Milan Zver.

Thanks for your answers and hopefully we will see you as MEP in next parliamentary term.

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International Observer for Human Rights about the Novič case and pressure on the judges: If the very people that should uphold our constitutions and our laws are the very ones that are corrupt and unlawful what hopes do we have to live a safe future?

"Something must be done about this, with the signing and ratification of various laws by the State of Slovenia, not just as a part of the European community but also with the United Nations, they can and will be held accountable for their actions," International Human Rights Observer Michelle Laura Kling commented on the recorded speach of the Judge Zvjezdan Radonjić who talked about the pressure of a deep state on the trial of Dr. Milko Novič.

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Rule of law in Slovenia reaches a new low: Judge pressured by the leadership of the judiciary to give a guilty verdict

  • To cover up corruption at the Chemistry Institute, that among others also illegally produces drugs, explosives and poison, the leadership of the Slovenian judiciary intended to convict an innocent man of murder
  • District Judge Radonjić uncovered the shameful work methods in the Slovenian justice system when delivering the acquittal of Milko Novič. The Judge was subject to various methods of pressure to "not give a fair trial" and convict a man to 25 years in prison
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[Video] Exclusively: EXCLUSIVELY FROM THE COURTROOM: Recorded and subtitled speech of the judge Radonjić, exposing the pressures exerted upon him by the deep state - and because of which the court menaces us to remove it from our webpage!

Before giving his reasons for the judgement reached in the case of Milko Novič, Zvezdan Radonjić has spoken out about the inadmissible pressure exerted on him to condemn dr. Novič. We disclose the transcript of his speech and the audio recording as well at the end of the article.

"However, it is not customary for an oral explanation of the judgement to begin with the circumstances that have accompanied the trial, but in this case it is necessary to do so. I am doing this for the first time.

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An unpublished letter from Mr. Ljubo Sirc about the honorary doctorate of the former communist leader Mr. Milan Kučan

The following is an excerpt from the letter of Ljubo Sirc, a renowned Slovenian and British economist, written to Mrs. Sally Florkiewicz, the Chair of the Honorary Degree Committee of Cleveland State University that presented the abovementioned Milan Kučan with the Honorary Doctorate in 2001.

Mr. Sirc has in his epistle stated the reasons, why Milan Kučan should not be awarded the honorary doctorate, by giving a brief excursion in the contemporary Slovene history that included the dealings of the communist regime in Slovenia and Yugoslavia. He went on to further elaborate that Kučan is not responsible for the introduction of the multi-party system in Slovenia, nor for the initiation of a market economy. To read the above-mentioned letter in its entierty, please scroll to the photogallery.

Ljubo Sirc (19 April 1920 – 1 December 2016) was a British-Sloven economist and prominent dissident from the former Yugoslavia.

Milan Kučan (14 January 1941 - ) is a Slovenian retired politician who was the last communist leader in Slovenia.  

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(LIVE) Fire at Notre Dame cathedral: the Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation (VIDEO)

A major fire ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris late Monday. Watch Live HERE.

00:54am What are Arabic-speaking Muslims saying about the fire (and possible arson) in Notre Dame Cathedral? This guy expresses his hopes that the French will soon cry over the Arc de Triomphe as well.

(Photo: Twitter)

00:40am Three days ago a Muslim jihadis in Paris was arrested for planning a terrorist attack at Notre Dame Cathedral. Today, Notre Dame is in flames (HERE).

00:31am The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a spokesperson told CNN on Monday. Prosecutors will be investigating an "involuntary destruction by fire,” the spokesperson said.

00:20am A brief summary of who is responding to the tragic Notre Dame fire with 'smiley faces' on Facebook. Look HERE.

11:59pm Prosecutors believe the fire started accidentally, based on their preliminary investigation.

11.54pm For those of you just joining our coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, where a major operation is under way to save the historic building, here is a timeline of events courtesy of Reuters.

6:50 pm local time: Fire starts in roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, according to firefighters
7:07 pm: A Reuters journalist sees smoke and flames at Notre Dame from a distance.
7:40 pm: Fire spreads to the giant spire. The French president cancels planned TV address to the nation to go to the scene.
7:53 pm: Cathedral’s spire collapses.
8:07 pm: Entire roof collapses,.
8:25 pm: Île de la Cité, the island on which Notre Dame sits, is evacuated by police.

(Photo: YouTube/PrintScreen)

11:53pm "We will bring the best talents to work on the Cathedral," President Macron said.

11:52pm "This (the fire) was part of the French destiny and it is project for tomorrow. But we will face it head on," President Macron said.

11:51pm "I would like to spare a thought for Catholics in France and around the world, as well as Parisians," President Macron said.

11:49pm »Two fires starts at Notre Dame. This is not an accident!« some say on Twitter

11:42 Rector of Notre-Dame, Patrick Jacquin, has reportedly told local media that the Crown of Thorns and the Tunic of St Louis have both been recovered. However, fears remain for the many priceless artworks and artefacts still housed inside the cathedral.

11:33pm It's past 11 p.m. in Paris, but the crowds of Notre Dame mourners haven't gone anywhere -- many are still gathered outside the cathedral, praying and singing hymns, CNN reported. Some are on their knees; at one point, a group broke out in a haunting rendition of the "Ave Maria." They have been singing for almost two hours now, and the hymns are getting louder as more people join in. Watch HERE.

(Photo: YouTube/PrintScreen)

11:29pm Paris fire commander Jean-Claude Gallet says that a major accomplishment of the hundreds of firefighters was stopping the flames from spreading to the north tower belfry, Guardian reported.

11:22pm The two towers of Notre Dame have been saved, a firefighting official has told Reuters.

(Photo: YouTube/PrintScreen)

11:17pm Paris police chief: Structure of Notre Dame cathedral has been saved, fire stopped from spreading to northern belfry, AP reported.

11:11pm French fire service official says one fireman has been seriously injured in the Notre Dame blaze.

10:51pm A firefighter at scene says all efforts are also being directed at preventing the collapse of the northern tower, Euronews reported.

10.46pm Churches around France are ringing their bells in solidarity with Notre-Dame.

(Photo: ABCNews/PrintScreen)

10.31pm For those of you just joining our coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, where a major operation is under way to save the historic building, here is a timeline of events courtesy of Reuters.

6:50 pm local time (1650 GMT): Fire starts in roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, according to firefighters
7:07 pm: A Reuters journalist sees smoke and flames at Notre Dame from a distance.
7:40 pm: Fire spreads to the giant spire. The French president cancels planned TV address to the nation to go to the scene.
7:53 pm: Cathedral’s spire collapses.
8:07 pm: Entire roof collapses,.
8:25 pm: Île de la Cité, the island on which Notre Dame sits, is evacuated by police.

10:30pm  UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he is "horrified" to see the images coming out of Paris. "Horrified by the pictures coming from Paris with the fire engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral — a unique example of world heritage that has stood tall since the 14th century," Guterres said in a tweet. "My thoughts are with the people and government of France."

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10:20pm "A terrible fire is underway at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris," mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote on Twitter. 

10:19pm Notre-Dame Cathedral was located at the centre of the French capital of Paris in the Middle Ages and its construction was completed in the mid-12th century after some 200 years of work.

10.17pm  No injuries have been reported at this stage, according to French Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez.

10:15pm Vatican expresses "shock and sadness" over Notre-Dame devastation.

10:11pm A firefighter at the scene of the blaze told Reuters all efforts are now directed at saving the artwork at the back of the cathedral, Euronews reported.

(Photo: NBC/PrintScreen)

10:09pm The next hour and a half is "crucial" to see if the fire at Notre Dame can be contained, Paris fire department says. Video HERE.

10:01pm Reuters has more from firefighters at the scene who say all efforts are being directed at preventing the collapse of the northern tower and at saving the artwork at the back of the cathedral.

09:51pm French fire services say they are "not sure" if Notre-Dame fire can be stopped and saving Notre-Dame "is not certain," says deputy interior minister, AFP reported.

09:44pm Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared his shock and sadness, calling the cathedral "a world treasure." Read his full statement: 

“The horrific fire that is engulfing the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is shocking and saddens us all, for this particular cathedral is not only a majestic Church, it is also a world treasure. Noble in architecture and art, it has long been a symbol of the transcendent human spirit as well as our longing for God. Our hearts go out to the Archbishop and the people of Paris, and we pray for all the people of France, entrusting all to the prayers and intercession of the Mother of God, especially the firefighters battling the fire. We are a people of hope and of the resurrection, and as devastating as this fire is, I know that the faith and love embodied by this magnificent Cathedral will grow stronger in the hearts of all Christians.”

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared his shock and sadness, calling the cathedral "a world treasure." (Photo: Wikipedia)

09:42pm France's civil security agency says "all means" except for water-dropping aircraft are being deployed to tackle the blaze. The defense agency said those were unsuitable for fires like the one at Notre-Dame because dumping water on the building could cause the whole structure to collapse.

09:41pm Deputy Paris mayor Emmanuel Gregoire said that workers are scrambling "to save all the artworks that can be saved." French historian Camille Pascal told BFM TV the fire is destroying "invaluable heritage", France24 reported.

09:40pm The 12th century cathedral was in the midst of a massive 20year renovation project.

09:36pm Investigation opened. The Paris prosecutor's office has launched an inquiry into the fire, with local media reporting that investigators are treating it as an accident, France24 reported.

(Photo: NBC/YouTube/PrintScreen)

09:24pm The steeple of the landmark Notre Dame cathedral collapses. Video HERE.

09:18pm The pictures from Notre Dame are so heartbreaking.

09:16pm The steeple of the landmark Notre Dame cathedral collapses as the cathedral is engulfed in flames in central Paris.

(Photo: Twitter/PrintScreen)

09:15pm Monday is the start of Holy Week, the busiest and most important period of the liturgical year. Easter is on Sunday.

09:12pm NY Times: Here's what we know so far about the Notre Dame fire: (1) The fire alarm went off around 6:30 p.m. in Paris. (2) Part of the historic church's spire collapsed. (3) The fire's cause is unknown and there was no immediate indication that anyone had been hurt.

(Photo: NBC/PrintScreen)

09:10pm France jails Muslima who plotted to blow up Notre Dame cathedral in Paris with gas canisters: One of the 3 women involved in the foiled plot was sentenced to eight years, Pamela Geller reported. (HERE)

09:08pm 800 hundred years of history is burning to the ground. Devastating.

09:06pm Flames continue to rage inside Notre Dame as night falls on Paris.

(Photo: NBC/PrintScreen)

09:03pm "It's finished, we'll never be able to see it again," said Jerome Fautrey, a 37-year-old who had come to watch. "Now we need to know how this happened -- with everything that's going on in the world, why Notre-Dame? Maybe it's a message from on high," he said, France24 reported.

09:00pm At the scene: It is eerily quiet. Hundreds of people are lining the Seine watching the fire, but they are silent. Police have pushed people back, even telling residents they can’t go to their homes, CNN reported.

08:55pm French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived at the historic Notre Dame cathedral, where a fire rages on.

(Photo: YouTube/PrintScreen)

08:54pm Watch Live HERE.

08:46pm The cathedral was built around 1260 AD and towered over the city of Paris for centuries. Much of the facade and interior are true to their original designs.

08:45pm Notre Dame spokesperson: "Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame."

(Photo: YouTube/PrintScreen)

08:42pm French President Macron tweets on Notre Dame fire: "Emotion of a whole nation. Thoughts for all Catholics and for all French. Like all our compatriots, I am sad tonight to see this part of us burn."

08:40pm The French police rushed in and started blowing whistles, telling everyone to move back, witnesses said. By then, the flames were towering, spilling out of multiple parts of the cathedral. Tourists and residents alike came to a standstill, pulling out their phones to call their loved ones. Older Parisians began to cry, lamenting how their national treasure was quickly being lost, NY Times reported.

08:35pm France: An average of three churches are attacked every day, Jihad Watch reported. (More HERE)

08:30pm Emmanuel Guary, a 31-year-old actor, said he was “sickened.” “It’s not about the faith — Notre Dame is a symbol of France,” he said among a huge crowd amassed on the Rue Rivoli, on the Right Bank. Many had tears in their eyes, NY Times reported.

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08:20pm Alexis, 35, who works from home in finance, said he had rushed to the scene after seeing the first images on TV. “I rushed down as soon as I saw what was happening. I never thought it would be this depressing.” (by Guardian)

08:15pm VIDEO HERE.

07:55pm Smoke could be seen billowing from the top of the medieval cathedral, considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in France and one of Paris’s most-visited monuments. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. No injuries were initially reported. The fire department said a major operation was under way. A city hall spokesman said the area was being cleared, Guardian reported.

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07:35pm VIDEO HERE.

07:15pm The fire rapidly spread and took over the iconic cathedral as onlookers nearby scrambled in disbelief to get a view. Seven or eight firetrucks were trying to tackle the flames and the smell of smoke emanated through the air. The firetrucks were having difficulty getting to the scene amid the daily afternoon rush hour. Police said on Twitter the public should avoid the area and allow emergency vehicles into the scene, CNN reported.

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07:14pm Live television footage showed flames engulfing the roof and spire, and smoke billowing out into the evening skyline of the French capital. The cathedral, located on an island in the middle of the Seine River, has been under renovation, with scaffolding covering much of the roof, Blooomberg reported.

7:07pm A Reuters journalist sees smoke and flames at Notre Dame from a distance.

6:50pm local time: Fire starts in roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, according to firefighters

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The Bosnians plan to set up a wire fence with blades due to the wave of migrants at the borders with Montenegro and Serbia

If Croatia, or the European Union, closes its border for migrants, Bosnia and Herzegovina could easily close its eastern border, and one possibility is to place a wire fence with cuts against Serbia and Montenegro.

Due to a critical situation, the Council of Ministers of BiH has already asked the BiH Presidency for permission to send members of the armed forces to the border in order to prevent illegal passage to the country, and as Dragan Mektić, Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said, one possibility is to place on the boundary of the wire, if the situation changes.

"In this case, all the necessary institutions need to get acquainted and find financial means," Mektić said.

On the other hand, yesterday the President of the Council of Ministers of BiH, Denis Zvizdić, confirmed that the complete closure of the border for migrants was one of the possibilities. He emphasized that currently around 4,000 migrants live in BiH and that they monitor the situation in Greece, where there are about 70,000. A large part of them could occur in BiH.

Director of the Foreign Affairs Service, Slobodan Ujić, told Avaz that the installation of a wire at the border is difficult to implement due to the financing and configuration of the ground.

"Do you know what our eastern border is? It is almost impossible to place a wire here, perhaps only on some parts, "Ujic warns.

He emphasizes, however, that the only way out of the crisis is the effective border control.

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Horror in the collection centre: illegal migrants attacked security guards, police detained several people

Today, around noon, several illegal migrants attacked security guards at the Bira collection centre in Bihac, according to the USK Info portal.

The police, who came to the scene, took several people to the police station and detained them.

According to the portal, they will be interrogated and then informed the public.

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An open letter to Mr. Udo Bullmann, the leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament: You missed an opportunity in Slovenia to stress that media freedom applies to everyone equally!

Dear Mr. Udo Bullmann,

I am writing to you because you were in Slovenia supporting the candidature for the European Parliament elections of the Vice-President of your group in the European Parliament, Ms. Tanja Fajon, and her SD party. As the newspaper Večer reported, during your visit you emphasized that we must defend our freedom in Europe and that no regime should prevent the expression of opinions. Despite the fact that we have different views on the whole range of issues that contemporary Europe is dealing with, I could not agree more with you. But what you stated must apply to everyone equally, irrespective of the ideological differences and variances in different values between individuals and groups. Unfortunately, you missed the opportunity to express this explicitly.

Your statement refers only to the Hungarian protest note to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry due to the cover page of the magazine Mladina. I do not mean to write about this issue, because you are obviously acquainted with it (although unilaterally), I just want to inform you that you are receiving selective information about pressures on the media in Slovenia, which have nothing to do with freedom and democracy. As the editor-in-chief of the right-oriented magazine Demokracija, the law enforcement agencies have questioned me three times about the contents of the magazine and its covers, threatens to persecute me, and each case could sentence me to two years imprisonment. This issue in Slovenia went so far, that the Prime Minister Marjan Šarec last autumn warned state owned companies not to advertise in media which is spreading hate. In Slovenia the term “spreading hate” means that you do not share the same views nor do you share the same values as the left political parties. And it did not stop there. The then Minister of Culture announced a tightening on media legislation to punish and subdue disobedient media. Both actions were directed against our magazine, which over the course of the past few months has put a great amount of pressure on us. I am asking you: Is this normal? Is this freedom? Is this the freedom of the press? Is it democratic? Is this in spirit of European values, of which your parliamentary group has so much to say about, but only when it is necessary to attack sovereign states, such as Poland and Hungary?

All this is happening to the Demokracija magazine, which is de facto the opposition, because the editorial board does not share values with the Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and his coalition partners, including SD, your partner in the S&D Group. The youth of this party advocates freedom of speech and media with a proposal for founding the internet police. And this party does not hide the sympathy for the former communist regime, which at the time of the socialist dictatorship had inflicted more Slovenes than the Nazism, and which, due to different standpoints, had killed more civilians than fascism.

Personally, I have always supported freedom of speech, which I understand in its original, primal sense as an absolute human right. I do not agree with political pressures on media, but if anyone nowadays is under pressure from the authorities in Slovenia, it is the magazine Demokracija. So I ask you, what will you say about the actions taken by the government led by Šarec, described above? Will you at all? Next time before you jump the gun, first do your research on the situation in Slovenia, so that you avoid looking like a hypocrite. But above all, sit down, take a deep breath, think carefully, get familiar with all the circumstances, and only then allow your brain neurons to start skipping. I believe that this is not easy and that with it exists the possibility to offend your party comrades. Nevertheless, I hope that in the future you will not miss the opportunity, when talking about freedom of speech, if you are talking about it, to defend the freedom of all media, not just those who are ideologically close to you. After all, you are coming from a democratic country, dissimilar to Slovenia that has a rather young democracy (at least on the declarative level).

Freedom of speech either is or is not. There is media freedom or there is not. And there is nothing in between. It is not possible something that is considered an attack on freedom of speech in one EU country, the same something to be considered as hate speech in another EU country. Freedom of speech (and with it freedom of the media) is an absolute human right, an inalienable elementary human right, one of the greatest achievements in the field of human rights, on which democratic systems are founded. Tell Tanja Fajon, explain it to her in a way so that she as well will understand, that there is no freedom of speech, if it only applies when the left is speaking, but when someone else does it out of the opposite ideological pole, that freedom of speech disappears. Above all, tell her that changing the Slovenian legislation in a manner that penalizes and dampens the media that disagrees with the ruling (left) regime, and the government appeals to companies not to advertise in certain media outlets, has nothing to do with the freedom, about which she likes to speak so much. Her vocabulary is in fact the vocabulary of a dictator, her words are worse than poisoned arrows, and the filter she has between the brain and mouth only exists when it benefits political and financial interests of her political comrades and globalist elites.

With respect,

Jože Biščak, editor-in-chief of the magazine Demokracija

(Translated by M.Š.S.)

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European Parliament proposes tripling funding for Erasmus+ Programme

Today, the European Parliament adopted a Report on the Erasmus+ Programme authored by Milan Zver MEP. Erasmus+ is one of the most popular EU programmes as it reinforces the sense of European identity, increases employability and supports the personal and professional development of young and older Europeans.

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Exclusively: We are publishing a letter from the President of the Slovenian Democratic Party Janez Janša to the EPP president Joseph Daul

The president of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), Janez Janša, in special letter appealed to the president of the European People's Party, Joseph Daul, to cancel the today's vote, in which he decided to exclude Fidesz Viktor Orban from the center-right family. He added that the EPP would otherwise risk it’s splitting before the European elections. We are publishing a letter from the President of the Slovenian Democratic Party Janez Janša to the EPP president Joseph Daul.

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