By: Ana Horvat / Nova24tv.si
It seems that the leftists have invented a system to permanently cement the institutions they own, regardless of who is in power. Now the left-wing officials will agree among themselves who will be the director, maybe “civil society” or non-governmental organisations will be asked. The Ministry of Internal Affair (MNZ) wrote on the social network Facebook that, among other things, together with the police, they are preparing legislation that will enable the National Investigation Bureau (NPU) to have greater independence, which will depend on a “special independent expert commission”.
“Perhaps the government should also be depoliticised, and the president would appoint it on the proposal of an NGO. The next step is the depoliticisation of the parliament, in which only NGOs would be represented, of course chosen from the new SZDL, and the only progressive union would be the Levica party,” one Twitter user commented, referring to the government’s new ideas regarding the method of “depoliticisation” of the National Investigation Bureau. The comment is quite appropriate, as it seems that the left-wing government in its “rush” of power is heading headlong into extremes, and people are wondering whether the future of the NPU will ultimately be decided by March 8th Institute and the like.
Will the March 8th Institute and others decide on the fate of the Police?
“Selected non-governmental organisations (from March 8th to November 29th) should appoint people in a meeting, who would then choose the director of the police,” wrote intellectual Žiga Turk on Twitter. His comment refers to the news about the new way of appointing the director of the police, so that he “will not depend on the will of the politicians every time”. According to the Ministry of Interior, a new law is being prepared in which the appointment of the director will depend on a “special independent expert commission”, and we all know how “professional and independent” the members of the left-wing government have proven to be so far. We should not ignore the fact that non-governmental organisations will also be included in this “professional and independent” commission, including the high-profile March 8th Institute. Will Nika Kovač ultimately decide on important positions in the Slovenian police?
Again, we can ask ourselves the question: “Who is crazy here?”, because Golob’s government performs circus acts on a daily basis and calls for chaos. MNZ said in a statement that all the accusations that appear in this regard are irrelevant, that the NPU already has all the opportunities for work that it had before 2020 and that with the adopted amendment to the Act on Organisation and Work in to the police (on the initiative of the so-called “civilian initiative”), eliminated the harmful consequences of Janša’s government. In the following, they wrote that they strive for the appointment and dismissal of the general director of the police to depend on a special independent expert commission. Of course, this idea was also supported by the Legal Network, which in the past has proven to be a protector and supporter of the left-wing government as well as the March 8th Institute. According to RTV MMC, this message supports the efforts for the professional and legal work of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the police and opposes any political interference in the work of repressive bodies.
The fact that Boštjan Lindav remains in his position as Acting Director General of the Police has sparked speculation in the media as to whether the Minister of Internal Affairs, who proposed the appointment with a full mandate, still enjoys the trust of Prime Minister Robert Golob. According to the media, Bobnar and Lindav were accused of not having sufficiently refined the police force after the mandate of Janez Janša, as well as regarding the lack of timeliness in the investigation of police action at anti-government protests during the administration of Janez Janša. The Ministry rejected this accusation and said that they only withdrew the filed lawsuits regarding the recovery of expenses from the protesters, or in other words – the protesters were duly rewarded for their hatemongering and vandalism during the protests.