By: Sara Bertoncelj
Pressures on the current government, almost three months before Slovenia takes over the presidency of the EU Council, are intensifying from all sides, but if we look at the matter a little closer, the paths lead us to the same source every time – to our home places of left wing opposition, which is trying its best to overthrow the current government. On Twitter, the correspondent of the Delo newspaper from Brussels, Peter Žerjavič, drew attention to the announcements of some media from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which reported that Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša supposedly handed over a “non-paper” on the Balkans to European Council President Charles Michel. “Slovenia is seriously looking for solutions for the development of the region and the EU perspective of the Western Balkan countries, but with such allegations that goal is trying to be prevented,” the Prime Minister has already rejected media reports, saying that he saw Michel once last year.
The Slovenian ambassador in Bosnia and Herzegovina was invited to the BiH presidency after the media reported that Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša had handed over a “non-paper” to European Council President Charles Michel, announcing that one of the priorities will be “completion of the disintegration of Yugoslavia” – this was reported by TV N1 Sarajevo.
The invitation supposedly came from the cabinet of BiH presidency member Željko Komsić. The Prime Minister has already responded and written: “Eh, the last time I met with the President of the European Council was last year. Thus it would be difficult for me to physically hand over anything to him in February or March this year, as the obscure web you cite writes. Slovenia is seriously looking for solutions for the development of the region and the EU perspective of the Western Balkan countries, but with such allegations that goal is trying to be prevented” he said on Twitter.
“You skim through the first two sentences and it is clear to you who the interlocutors are and where they are from! They are 100% not from Brussels, but they are from the domestic cesspit of socio-political workers,” a Twitter user commented on the article on a foreign portal. The portal, we have known for some time, states that the rumours came from Ljubljana and that certain matters are also being whispered about in Brussels. In fact, it is well known that the Prime Minister has repeatedly emphasised that the socio-economic development of the Western Balkans and its integration into the EU are fundamental to the whole of Europe and that, despite the current epidemic crisis, political, economic, legal and social convergence must be strived for. “Despite the pandemic of the new coronavirus, the enlargement process must continue without further delay,” Janša emphasised about a year ago at the virtual summit of the EU and the Western Balkans.
The correspondent of the Delo newspaper from Brussels, Peter Žerjavič, posted his post on Twitter, saying that there were already rumours in Brussels about the existence of the so-called non-paper on the Balkans, prepared by Prime Minister Janez Janša, which is based on ethnic understanding of borders. Whether its content corresponds to this article is not certain, he added a comment next to the article on the politicki.ba portal. The politicki.ba portal wrote that the Prime Minister of Slovenia had informed the European Council that one of the priorities of the presidency of the European Union, which Slovenia would take over on July 1st this year, would be the transformation of borders in the former Yugoslavia. For the mentioned portal, this was supposedly confirmed by several sources in Ljubljana and Brussels. The start is expected to be a return to the Vučić-Thaçi plan to reshape the border between Serbia and Kosovo. The possibility is that parts of Montenegro and Northern Macedonia with the Albanian minority would belong to Albania, there is a possibility of the secession of the Republic of Serbia from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the annexation of western Herzegovina to Croatia.
From Ljubljana, the media also drew attention to Pahor’s choice of a candidate for a Constitutional Court’s judge?
A sub-variant of Janša’s plan is to form three national republics in BiH. Serbia and Croatia would have close ties with their home countries, and the Bosniak Republic would be given a corridor to international maritime waters provided by NATO. “Janša has long represented the concept of “the Great Serbia” and “the Great Albania”. He is one of the most vocal advocates of “the end of the disintegration of Yugoslavia,” they wrote. Rumours allegedly came from Ljubljana that the “non-paper” had caused outrage in the Slovenian establishment. But no one has seen it, so the responses have been muffled so far. This same media also wrote that only the uninformed were surprised when the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor recently announced who his candidates for the highest court in Slovenia were. According to the portal, only Janša’s closest associates and friends are on the list, and, of course, they were warned about this from Ljubljana. Pahor’s alliance is strengthening and he is also part of the structure in the EU, which believes that further enlargement is not necessary – so the adoption of the Western Balkans region, according to them, would not be in the interest.
We reported some time ago that a foreign patron will now take care of strengthening the left wing media unanimity in our country. He is a Serbian telecommunications and media mogul Dragan Šolak, the owner of the N1 television network established in the Balkans, who intends to launch an ambitious project of the news site N1 Slovenia this spring, and over time also a television house. Šolak is under the auspices of the self-proclaimed philanthropist George Soros, from whom the first millions of start-up capital for business ventures were also dropped. Also interesting is Finance’s statement that N1 is an extended hand of the CNN. In short, if we add it all up, it is not surprising that N1 conveys the agenda of our left wing opposition. Let us recall that even the Socialist Party of Slovenia revealed in the past that the Levica Party is owned by Soros.