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Alenka Bratušek, Slovenia's First Female PM?

Features,  22 Feb 2013  / By STA, T. M.

Interim leader of Positive Slovenia (PS) Alenka Bratušek is well on the way to shooting from relative political obscurity only a year ago to becoming Slovenia's first female prime minister in the coming days.

The 42-year-old financial expert became an official candidate for prime minister-designate on Friday, after the PS reached agreement with three other parties to oust the minority government of Janez Janša by putting forward a proposal for an alternative prime minister.

If she musters an absolute majority in the 90-seat National Assembly to be appointed prime minister-designate in a vote that is expected to take place next week, she will be tasked with putting together a new cabinet in a time of ongoing economic turmoil.

Bratušek, a mother of two, was born in the eastern Slovenian city of Celje on 31 March 1970. She graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology in 2004 before obtaining a Master's degree in management at the Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences.

While holding several jobs in the public administration in the past decade, her first public office has been the position of MP in the current parliament formed following the December 2011 snap poll.

"It was not easy to decide to enter politics, which, unfortunately, is not a very esteemed profession. I hope and believe that the current class of politicians will be able to improve this image," writes Bratušek on the web site of the PS.

As an MP, Bratušek has headed the opposition-controlled Commission for Public Finance Oversight and has been a member of several parliamentary bodies, including the Finance Committee.

Most of her previous work in the public administration has been in the area of finance, as prior to joining the PS and running for parliament she served as head of the Budget Directorate at the Finance Ministry for six years.

Prior to that she was the head of the Budget Sector (2003-2005) and the head of the department for agriculture, finance and government services in the Budget Sector (1999-2003) at the same ministry.

Her first job in the public administration was advisor for small business at the Economy Ministry, a position she held from 1995 to 1999.

Bratušek was named interim head of the PS on 17 January, after leader Zoran Janković suspended his position in the wake of a damaging anti-graft report that found he violated the country's public office integrity law.

She has headed talks on a new government after the coalition headed by PM Janez Janša began to fall apart in mid-January over the same graft report, which also found that Janša failed to properly account for his assets.

While the talks among the break-away coalition parties and the opposition initially focused on forming an technocrat government, a failure to find a suitable and willing name to lead such a government put Bratušek in the spotlight as the head of the biggest party in the talks.

And although her confirmation for prime minister-designate now appears all but guaranteed, she will face a much more difficult task in forming a government because of the diverging views among the potential coalition parties on key issues.

To achieve this she will have to seek consensus with the SocDems, Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and Citizens' List (DL) on the best way for dealing with Slovenia's ailing banks and restarting its sputtering economy.

Another hurdle will be agreeing on the length of her government's term, as all potential coalition parties agree that its role would be to guide Slovenia to an early parliamentary election to be held no later than in a year's time.

In a statement on the PS website, Bratušek states that her main driving force will be to restore public trust and trust in Slovenia while striving for a fair and equitable state for all.
 

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Kaiser.economist, 07.05.2013 ob 11:53

All this talk of Slovene this and Slovene that. ALL Slovenia is now is the Slovene speaking part of Merkels fourth reich Germany, your government is from Brussels and Berlin and all your useless politicians are just self serving puppets.

Maggie, 18.04.2013 ob 20:16

couldn' agree with diogenes more. dear andrej, the times of socialism, woodstock and alike are gone. more than gone.passe.hopefully the same happens with jankovic and his family members.who are capable of what? worse english than you? hidding money off shore? playing pretty in public yet submitting to domestic abuse? thanx, but no thnx for such a leader!!

Alenka Bratusek fan, 03.04.2013 ob 20:06

I liked that, that now have real Ethnical Slovenian women took over government in Republik Slovenia. At least somebody now speak in concept, where it is and what something is. That times of hipocracy can be ower.

Freedom fighter, 03.04.2013 ob 20:01

Yes, first they have to liberated those, who have involuntary Slovenian citiznehip, to whom they forsing tham that they sould be Slovenes and have Slovenian citiznehip. And established that Slovenian citizenhip would became on voluntary base. Not like now. Because now that citizenship is not on voluntary base. And that those who want and need that citizenhip could get it.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 08:32

Ok the last post is whole. Just look at that one. I had some technical problems with his name because of this stupid letter in his name. S with a caron. But probably is just because of him, because he makes problems anywhere.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 08:19

After independence right wing parties erased 25.700 people because they were from other republics of Ex Yugoslavia including people who were born in Slovenia and thet meen they are Slovenians. Thet mens they were been robed of the rights. Children have not been permitted to go to schools, they didnt hed helth insurance. Young pepole where doing sucides. Some people were forced thrown over border where they were killed in war and there bodies were never found or were find in mass graves. This our facist right wing THET YOU AND EU SUPORT!
Yes he lower pensions for war veterans. Ask yourself why he did it! You can here this things every day on TV in media I personally know people thet this hapen to them and then you talk about rumors, incredibly. I guess they don't want in EU that you know what happened here.
His party SDS prevented law about extremist groups in Slovenia. So is said thet on protests against Janez Jansa someone paid neonacists that they atacked police, they trow rocks in policemans, get them unconscious.They blind them with color and throw gasoline on them trying to burn them. The reason was been thet government wanted to show protests against Janez Jansa in bad light but they did not succeeded. This is what people and also respectable public persons think, but is not proved. Positive Slovenia want to research this.But I read in newspapers about neonacists in SDS party four young members.
Tell me are those kind things normal in EU???
He just using money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to destroy enemies and destabilize a country. Because of that he attacked educational system, science. We have to much educated people and they are problematic because they think with their own head.
But the most important thing for him(them) is to destabilize culture. Because culture makes a nation. And destabilize media because in slovenia media is free and independent. So his first move one year when he become prime minister was the he cancel ministry for culture. And then he attacked RTV public television and put his people on positions.
Whay do you telig me to se who owns private televisions? North European countries and USA ovns them and these televisons are not trustful media. And Jansa helps them to destroy European culture. Because of that his Party lower TV subscription and then they say to people now you can go out and drink one more coffee on month. Then they take the money and they make another television. And public television not a private television. So no mony has been saved. So they make program ful with stupid american show and their news. So they want to use americanization to make themself popularity and then people would watch their regime TV and ther news and this make political points for them and is part of their tactic of destroying Slovenian culture. Because they failed to completly destroy RTV they make another TV. And they violate EU laws about televisions. But EU dosnt care about that.
End the last thing before they removed him from his position was been that his party put other people on positions in slovenian film studio VIBA film.
And now I ask you is Slovenia North Korea? China? Is this normal in EU? Shouldn't media and culture be independent?
The moust scarry thing are the reasons why he doing this, its about his ideology and that he want destroy slovenian culture to build different nation.
And now tell me why now parties who helped him to make coalition now turning away from him and now they give power to real winner PS? Yes this is the biggest irony and the mouth painful thing for SDS. You cnow this parties give him on the start demant for him to not open ideological themes about World War 2. But he didnt care, he promised and then violate what he promised them and he was doing with them like ther are his pupils. And I say they deserved thet. So he pised a nation even more. They even didn't invite war veterans on country celebrations.
Don't you understand he is destroyed everything himself because because he used money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to reach his gols who hasent have nothing with saving country from crysis. And if is right about economical solutions he didn't make them popular with all bad things he did. So you and EU and everyone who suport policy of money saving should be angry on him not on people who make him step avey from his position. It was been only normal think to do.
And list of similar things that his party made goes on and on.
These are known things, media report about this and biggest and most respectable slovenian intellectual and cultural workers talk about these things, they also write letters to EU institutions about what happened in Slovenia.
The last thing I remember about Goebbels was been when two serbin culture workers Maja Pelevic and Milan Markovic on their mission stepped and become members of 7 srbian political parties and gave them Goebbels spech and then tell them that they themself write this. Everyone loved Goebbels speech so they gave them functions in their parties because they thinked thet they writen this. In ex Yugoslavian countries we have a lot of genius like this. And because of thet Jansa hate them so much. In Slovenia 3 cultural workers changed their names in Janez Jansa and now they made a movie "My Name Is Janez Jansa". You can look trailer on You Tube. However I didn't saw this movie. In other case one movie director given two screenplays who himself writed to commision(to Jansa people because he have them everywhere) on screenplay was been good story and the other screenplay was been extremly dumb story about slovenian tradicional families. So ofcorse these right wing people who se world black and white chosen the second and give him money. He maked a movie, but he maked a movie with black actors who pley in move traditional slovenian people and sing slovenian songs. Of Course comision didn't cnow what actors he will chosen.
Jansa now cals people zombies, left fascists and telling thet Alenka Bratusek career as prime minister would be so long like her skirt is long(that means SHORT). Is this normal?
Alenka Bratusek now says the politics of intimidating, insults, despise and separating would end. And thet now people who are so not honorable come to al this positions need to show thet they are honourable and step down from positions. If they wouldn't she would make orders tu put them down from their positions. She would also establish ministry for culture again.
Im only saying thet if I chose between steling of millions and destruction of the country then I chose stealing of millions. So I would vote for Jankovic again. Because I think that without strong Postivna Slovenia there is strong danger thet on positions come people who would do the same things they Jansa did.
So I'm suspicious why EU medias whant to hide from people what hapening in Slovenia?
Maybe hiding thet kind of information in EU is acceptable, but Slovenia is not China or North Korea. And more Jansa would tallking about thet how EU suports him, then people would be skeptical about EU becaus it sems thet EU does not support democracy. It was been said that Van Rompuy is feeling uncomfortable and thet he is embarrassed because Jansa talks in public how Van Rompuy personaly supports him.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 08:18

After independence right wing parties erased 25.700 people because they were from other republics of Ex Yugoslavia including people who were born in Slovenia and thet meen they are Slovenians. Thet mens they were been robed of the rights. Children have not been permitted to go to schools, they didnt hed helth insurance. Young pepole where doing sucides. Some people were forced thrown over border where they were killed in war and there bodies were never found or were find in mass graves. This our facist right wing THET YOU AND EU SUPORT!
Yes he lower pensions for war veterans. Ask yourself why he did it! You can here this things every day on TV in media I personally know people thet this hapen to them and then you talk about rumors, incredibly. I guess they don't want in EU that you know what happened here.
His party SDS prevented law about extremist groups in Slovenia. So is said thet on protests against Janez Jansa someone paid neonacists that they atacked police, they trow rocks in policemans, get them unconscious.They blind them with color and throw gasoline on them trying to burn them. The reason was been thet government wanted to show protests against Janez Jansa in bad light but they did not succeeded. This is what people and also respectable public persons think, but is not proved. Positive Slovenia want to research this.But I read in newspapers about neonacists in SDS party four young members.
Tell me are those kind things normal in EU???
He just using money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to destroy enemies and destabilize a country. Because of that he attacked educational system, science. We have to much educated people and they are problematic because they think with their own head.
But the most important thing for him(them) is to destabilize culture. Because culture makes a nation. And destabilize media because in slovenia media is free and independent. So his first move one year when he become prime minister was the he cancel ministry for culture. And then he attacked RTV public television and put his people on positions.
Whay do you telig me to se who owns private televisions? North European countries and USA ovns them and these televisons are not trustful media. And Jansa helps them to destroy European culture. Because of that his Party lower TV subscription and then they say to people now you can go out and drink one more coffee on month. Then they take the money and they make another television. And public television not a private television. So no mony has been saved. So they make program ful with stupid american show and their news. So they want to use americanization to make themself popularity and then people would watch their regime TV and ther news and this make political points for them and is part of their tactic of destroying Slovenian culture. Because they failed to completly destroy RTV they make another TV. And they violate EU laws about televisions. But EU dosnt care about that.
End the last thing before they removed him from his position was been that his party put other people on positions in slovenian film studio VIBA film.
And now I ask you is Slovenia North Korea? China? Is this normal in EU? Shouldn't media and culture be independent?
The moust scarry thing are the reasons why he doing this, its about his ideology and that he want destroy slovenian culture to build different nation.
And now tell me why now parties who helped him to make coalition now turning away from him and now they give power to real winner PS? Yes this is the biggest irony and the mouth painful thing for SDS. You cnow this parties give him on the start demant for him to not open ideological themes about World War 2. But he didnt care, he promised and then violate what he promised them and he was doing with them like ther are his pupils. And I say they deserved thet. So he pised a nation even more. They even didn't invite war veterans on country celebrations.
Don't you understand he is destroyed everything himself because because he used money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to reach his gols who hasent have nothing with saving country from crysis. And if is right about economical solutions he didn't make them popular with all bad things he did. So you and EU and everyone who suport policy of money saving should be angry on him not on people who make him step avey from his position. It was been only normal think to do.
And list of similar things that his party made goes on and on.
These are known things, media report about this and biggest and most respectable slovenian intellectual and cultural workers talk about these things, they also write letters to EU institutions about what happened in Slovenia.
The last thing I remember about Goebbels was been when two serbin culture workers Maja Pelevic and Milan Markovic on their mission stepped and become members of 7 srbian political parties and gave them Goebbels spech and then tell them that they themself write this. Everyone loved Goebbels speech so they gave them functions in their parties because they thinked thet they writen this. In ex Yugoslavian countries we have a lot of genius like this. And because of thet Jansa hate them so much. In Slovenia 3 cultural workers changed their names in Janez Jansa and now they made a movie "My Name Is Janez Jansa". You can look trailer on You Tube. However I didn't saw this movie. In other case one movie director given two screenplays who himself writed to commision(to Jansa people because he have them everywhere) on screenplay was been good story and the other screenplay was been extremly dumb story about slovenian tradicional families. So ofcorse these right wing people who se world black and white chosen the second and give him money. He maked a movie, but he maked a movie with black actors who pley in move traditional slovenian people and sing slovenian songs. Of Course comision didn't cnow what actors he will chosen.
Jansa now cals people zombies, left fascists and telling thet Alenka Bratusek career as prime minister would be so long like her skirt is long(that means SHORT). Is this normal?
Alenka Bratusek now says the politics of intimidating, insults, despise and separating would end. And thet now people who are so not honorable come to al this positions need to show thet they are honourable and step down from positions. If they wouldn't she would make orders tu put them down from their positions. She would also establish ministry for culture again.
Im only saying thet if I chose between steling of millions and destruction of the country then I chose stealing of millions. So I would vote for Jankovic again. Because I think that without strong Postivna Slovenia there is strong danger thet on positions come people who would do the same things they Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 08:15

After independence right wing parties erased 25.700 people because they were from other republics of Ex Yugoslavia including people who were born in Slovenia and thet meen they are Slovenians. Thet mens they were been robed of the rights. Children have not been permitted to go to schools, they didnt hed helth insurance. Young pepole where doing sucides. Some people were forced thrown over border where they were killed in war and there bodies were never found or were find in mass graves. This our facist right wing THET YOU AND EU SUPORT!
Yes he lower pensions for war veterans. Ask yourself why he did it! You can here this things every day on TV in media I personally know people thet this hapen to them and then you talk about rumors, incredibly. I guess they don't want in EU that you know what happened here.
His party SDS prevented law about extremist groups in Slovenia. So is said thet on protests against Janez Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:57

...CONTINUATION ... And more Jansa would tallking about thet how EU suports him, then people would be skeptical about EU becaus it sems thet EU does not support democracy. It was been said that Van Rompuy is feeling uncomfortable and thet he is embarrassed because Jansa talks in public how Van Rompuy personaly supports him.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:56

...CONTINUATION ... So I'm suspicious why EU medias whant to hide from people what hapening in Slovenia?
Maybe hiding thet kind of information in EU is acceptable, but Slovenia is not China or North Korea. And more Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:55

...CONTINUATION ... Jansa now cals people zombies, left fascists and telling thet Alenka Bratusek career as prime minister would be so long like her skirt is long(that means SHORT). Is this normal?
Alenka Bratusek now says the politics of intimidating, insults, despise and separating would end. And thet now people who are so not honorable come to al this positions need to show thet they are honourable and step down from positions. If they wouldn't she would make orders tu put them down from their positions. She would also establish ministry for culture again.
Im only saying thet if I chose between steling of millions and destruction of the country then I chose stealing of millions. So I would vote for Jankovic again. Because I think that without strong Postivna Slovenia there is strong danger thet on positions come people who would do the same things they Jansa did.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:54

...CONTINUATION ... Jansa now cals people zombies, left fascists and telling thet Alenka Bratu

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:51

...CONTINUATION ... Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:50

...CONTINUATION ... In Slovenia 3 cultural workers changed their names in Janez Janša and now they made a movie My Name Is Janez Janša. You can look trailer on You Tube. However I didn't saw this movie. In other case one movie director given two screenplays who himself writed to commision(to Janša people because he have them everywhere) on screenplay was been good story and the other screenplay was been extremly dumb story about slovenian tradicional families. So ofcorse these right wing people who se world black and white chosen the second and give him money. He maked a movie, but he maked a movie with black actors who pley in move traditional slovenian people and sing slovenian songs. Of Course comision didn't cnow what actors he will chosen.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:43

...CONTINUATION ... In Slovenia 3 cultural workers changed their names in Janez Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:42

...CONTINUATION ... And because of thet Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:41

...CONTINUATION ... And because of thet Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:38

...CONTINUATION ... The last thing I remember about Goebbels was been when two serbin culture workers Maja Pelević and Milan Markovič on their mission stepped and become members of 7 srbian political parties and gave them Goebbels spech and then tell them that they themself write this. Everyone loved Goebbels speech so they gave them functions in their parties because they thinked thet they writen this. In ex Yugoslavian countries we have a lot of genius like this. And because of thet Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:37

...CONTINUATION ... The last thing I remember about Goebbels was been when two serbin culture workers Maja Pelević and Milan Markovič on their mission stepped and become members of 7 srbian political parties and gave them Goebbels spech and then tell them that they themself write this. Everyone loved Goebbels speech so they gave them functions in their parties because they thinked thet they writen this. In ex Yugoslavian countries we have a lot of genius like this. And because of thet Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:35

...CONTINUATION ... And now tell me why now parties who helped him to make coalition now turning away from him and now they give power to real winner PS? Yes this is the biggest irony and the mouth painful thing for SDS. You cnow this parties give him on the start demant for him to not open ideological themes about World War 2. But he didnt care, he promised and then violate what he promised them and he was doing with them like ther are his pupils. And I say they deserved thet. So he pised a nation even more. They even didn't invite war veterans on country celebrations.
Don't you understand he is destroyed everything himself because because he used money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to reach his gols who hasent have nothing with saving country from crysis. And if is right about economical solutions he didn't make them popular with all bad things he did. So you and EU and everyone who suport policy of money saving should be angry on him not on people who make him step avey from his position. It was been only normal think to do.
And list of similar things that his party made goes on and on.
These are known things, media report about this and biggest and most respectable slovenian intellectual and cultural workers talk about these things, they also write letters to EU institutions about what happened in Slovenia.
The last thing I remember about Goebbels was been when two serbin culture workers Maja Pelević and Milan Markovič on their mission stepped and become members of 7 srbian political parties and gave them Goebbels spech and then tell them that they themself write this. Everyone loved Goebbels speech so they gave them functions in their parties because they thinked thet they writen this. In ex Yugoslavian countries we have a lot of genius like this. And because of thet Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:34

...CONTINUATION ...But the most important thing for him(them) is to destabilize culture. Because culture makes a nation. And destabilize media because in slovenia media is free and independent. So his first move one year when he become prime minister was the he cancel ministry for culture. And then he attacked RTV public television and put his people on positions.
Whay do you telig me to se who owns private televisions? North European countries and USA ovns them and these televisons are not trustful media. And Jansa helps them to destroy European culture. Because of that his Party lower TV subscription and then they say to people now you can go out and drink one more coffee on month. Then they take the money and they make another television. And public television not a private television. So no mony has been saved. So they make program ful with stupid american show and their news. So they want to use americanization to make themself popularity and then people would watch their regime TV and ther news and this make political points for them and is part of their tactic of destroying Slovenian culture. Because they failed to completly destroy RTV they make another TV. And they violate EU laws about televisions. Butr EU dosnt care about that.
End the last thing before they removed him from his position was been that his party put other people on positions in slovenian film studio VIBA film.
And now I ask you is Slovenia North Korea? China? Is this normal in EU? Shouldn't media and culture be independent?
The moust scarry thing are the reasons why he doing this, its about his ideology and that he want destroy slovenian culture to build different nation...

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:32

...CONTINUATION ... His party SDS prevented law about extremist groups in Slovenia. So is said thet on protests against Janez Janša someone paid neonacists that they atacked police, they trow rocks in policemans, get them unconscious.They blind them with color and throw gasoline on them trying to burn them. The reason was been thet government wanted to show protests against Janez Janša in bad light but they did not succeeded. This is what people and also respectable public persons think, but is not proved. Positive Slovenia want to research this.But I read in newspapers about neonacists in SDS party four young members.
Tell me are those kind things normal in EU???
He just using money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to destroy enemies and destabilize a country. Because of that he attacked educational system, science. We have to much educated people and they are problematic because they think with their own head.

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:30

...CONTINUATION ... His party SDS prevented law about extremist groups in Slovenia. So is said thet on protests against Janez Jan

Andrej, 03.03.2013 ob 07:25

After independence right wing parties erased 25.700 people because they were from other republics of Ex Yugoslavia including people who were born in Slovenia and thet meen they are Slovenians. Thet mens they were been robed of the rights. Children have not been permitted to go to schools, they didnt hed helth insurance. Young pepole where doing sucides. Some people were forced thrown over border where they were killed in war and there bodies were never found or were find in mass graves. This our facist right wing THET YOU AND EU SUPORT!
Yes he lower pensions for war veterans. Ask yourself why he did it! You can here this things every day on TV in media I personally know people thet this hapen to them and then you talk about rumors, incredibly. I guess they don't want in EU that you know what happened here.
His party SDS prevented law about extremist groups in Slovenia. So is said thet on protests against Janez Jan

Diogenes, 02.03.2013 ob 01:40

Sorry, Andrej, but anyone who says things like "I stop caring for little things that someone is stealing millions" and "Jankovič could be a convicted killer and I wouldn't care and I would vote for him" obviously does NOT care about Slovenia and equally obviously has fallen for all the smear tactics used by Janša's enemies. Can you cite references or reputable sources for your claims that Janša has attacked VIBA, RTV, partisan pensions, etc., or are you just parroting the rumours and slurs? It's harder to believe one man could do all that than to believe his opponents could easily create so many different and dubious stories. Remember Goebbels: "Tell a big enough lie often enough and everyone will believe it."
You might do some research to see who owns the private tv stations and where they got the money to set them up. And the same for the owners of Sava, Petrol, Mercator, privatized spas, newspapers, construction companies, banks, and just about any other company that was privatized after 1991. If you don't care who stole all those millions and would vote for them anyway and if here are many more like you, there's definitely no hope for Slovenia.
Incidentally, Janković could not form a coalition because too many other elected politicians and parties did not trust him and/or believed he was corrupt (see Stožice, Grep, income of sons, zoning changes and who benefited when land values soared, etc., etc., previously reported even in The Slovenian Times)and the Janša coalition was legally formed by a majority of the parties in parliament whether you like it or not.
As I said before, if Positive Slovenia can weed out Janković and the allies he has in the party and if the women in the party can clean out the trash and implement the positive elements of the party platform, Slovenia may have a chance. On the other hand, if too many of them are married or related to the men who stole everything they could after independence, there's little hope for any future for another generation or two.

Andrej, 01.03.2013 ob 15:55

From which country are you, don't answer if you don't want. I think that you not from Slovenia but from other part of our Europe. I just want to ask you if they do report in in EU countries what Janša is doing to their country???
He only used policy of saving money to achieve his goals, to destroy his enemies and to and transform his country. For that he needed to attack culture, television, educational system, science, partisans because hates them immensely(take their pensions). Because that is a threat for him, because Slovenia has too many educated people who dont simply listen and those are usually leftist. He is even more dangerous, because he has idea of different country, he don't agree with country name, he want change our country hymn. So he intend to destabilize a country to achieve his goals about different country. Do they say to you these in EU media? He attacked slovenian national TV. Now before he live he attacked slovenian film studio VIBA film and put other people on positions to make propaganda. He was saying things that Stalin would never say. You couldn't hear this things in North Korea. Probably you could hear something like that only in some troubled primitive African country. He say now we wouldnt have enymore movies about alcoholics, prostituts and suciders, now we would have only movies about real slovenins heroes. Somthing like thet even Stalin wouldnt say. He sees world black and white and if he would read Russian classics he would think that this books are bad because of bad things in them. He create another public television(he's people) and he did it in contrary of laws of EU about public television. They firmly violate EU laws and EU doesnt do nothing. I'm so disappointed. He's propaganda televisions are only the stupidest american shows and his news, so the he with americanization make the powers and political points for him. Sadly Angela Merkel support him like she supported Sanader.
Sorry I dont want to talk about economy since Im not expert for this, but if Jansa is right about economical solutions then I need to tell you thet he destroit confidence in him because he used money saving strategy on pretense of saving economy to destroy enemies and destabilize a country thet he could forme slovenia on his insane ideas of what this country need to be(culturally and economically).
Do they report about that in EU media?

So Im sorry but I need you to say thet when someone want to destroy my country is this a big thing, so I stop caring for little things that someone is stealing millions. Jankovic or Jansa could steal how much they want if they could care good four their country. ankovič could be a convicted killer and I wouldn't care and I would vote for him. I would especially vote for him because dangerous people tray to use this thet he stele and they talk about thet with purpose to destroy Pozitivna Slovenija that have some of best and most useful politicians in slovenian parlament and we need the badly. So with criticizing him and talking about thet they want to get popularity for their parties. So I dont want to support their nasty game and I would vote next time for him.


And about women in slovenia I think that some research show that we have more womens on high positions then many westeren countries(I think thet it was been about busines positions and other important positions ctr. not about politics) and that this was because of ex socialist system politics. There is another another women who was proposed by Jankovič to become president of parliament Maša Kociper but then they ruined party PS who won on elections and Janša make with small parties his coalition. And you can se thet she wasn't been proposed because she could be "attractive puppet" but she was proposed because she belive in what she says ans she is capable. The same I could say for Alenka Bratušek(whou is wery tough) because I watchet parlament debates on TV a lot and I was always thinking that if someone is born leder then this is she.

Diogenes, 01.03.2013 ob 11:04

My use of the term "attractive" was in reference to the puppet masters choosing someone presentable with whom they could blind the public, not necessarily a sexist reference. An attractive man would serve the same purpose.
It's interesting to learn about the men-women ratio in the PS party and I do believe it could be a very positive factor. The problem is that the entire party is tainted by its connection to the Janković group that started the party in the first place. If you don't believe it was intended to be a tool for retaining and expanding their power, prestige, money, and control, then you haven't been paying attention.
I am both leftish and pro-women, though I think there must be a balance between social policies and maintaining the social welfare system and encouraging private capital and investment. The Janša government seemed to be getting somewhere at striking a better balance between the public and private sectors but had to constantly fight the efforts of the oligarchy to protect their positions and money (see, for example, the moves and motives against establishing the "bad bank," which would possibly open their books and lengthen the time they could be investigated and prosecuted).
If the women in the party are not connected to various oligarchs like Kosor next door was to Sanader (in reality or by implication) and can truly act and think independently for the benefit of Slovenia, there may be hope.

Andrej, 01.03.2013 ob 08:10

Attractive puppet? First I need you to say that Positive Slovenia is a party with most women in slovenian parlament. And this is because is a left party. Underestimating of women is part of your right wing mentality not ours. Are you Slovenian? If you not then I aske you; do you have that kind of mentality in your country? If you not then I asked you; do you have that kind of mentality in your country? Then I need to tell you that in our country women have better position than in manj west european countries. And this is because we had socialism.

Diogenes, 23.02.2013 ob 10:35

"Her main driving force will be to restore public trust and trust in Slovenia while striving for a fair and equitable state for all."
Actually, her first task will be to restore confidence in Positive Slovenia by making sure Janković resigns completely as promised. What are the odds that he will renege on the promise and/or attempt to run things from the background for his own benefit and protection?
Is there any evidence that she has not been just an attractive puppet during the revised coalition negotiations? Has she distanced herself or broken publicly with Janković yet? With the current media focus on Janša, everyone seems to have forgotten Janković's 2.4 million euro accounting gap. It would be nice to see 11 times the effort expended to oust Janković from politics in proportion to the money allegedly hidden by the two accused politicians.
What is her position on the bad bank legislation and what is the platform of the new coalition relative to the problems that face Slovenia. What specific goals do they have aside from ousting Janša?



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