Govt asks parliament to grant army limited police powers on border

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Phopto: STA

The government asked parliament to activate Article 37a the defence act which gives members of the Slovenian Armed forces certain police powers on the border.

 

The proposal, which the government says is primarily needed because of the additional burdened placed on police by the epidemic, needs a two-thirds majority. Article 37.a was passed at the peak of the migration crisis, in October 2015, and once activated allows the army to help the police in “broader protection of the state border”.

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