Težko je reči, da je sedanja vlada popolnma neučinkovita. Je izjemno učinkovita – v napačnih smereh. Pri menjavah vodilnih v ključnih institucijah. Pri nastavljanju ljudi na čelo ključnih institucij, ki imajo vsi, praktično brez izjeme, kriminalno ali vsaj moralno hudo sporno zgodovino. Pri korupciji in klientelizmu. V boju proti medijem. Pri širjenju sovraštva in nestrpnosti, …, In pri širjenju slabega slovesa v tujih medijih.
Nazadnje nas je ta nova vlada, končno, prinesla tudi v The Economist, liberalni tednik s 170-letno tradicijo. Na žalost tja nismo prišli zaradi pozitivnega primera uspešnosti, pač pa kot zaščitniki pred “barbari na vratih” EU. Kot Obanova druga enklava sredi Evrope.
No, te “časti” nam res ne bi bilo treba.
But its politics are ugly. Its society is riven by divisions as deep as those elsewhere in Europe. Anuska Delic, an investigative reporter who in 2011 exposed neo-Nazi links to Mr Jansa’s party, says he is bent on making the country another “illiberal democracy” in the mould of neighbouring Hungary under his friend Viktor Orban.
If that were to happen, it would be unlikely to do so quickly, since Mr Jansa has only a wafer-thin majority in parliament. In any event, like Mr Orban, he reckons he knows who his enemies are—and is determined to bring them down.
First in his line of fire are Slovenia’s public broadcaster and parts of the press. Some of the media outlets that support him are part-owned by Hungarian friends of Mr Orban. Among their targets, as in Hungary, is the liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros. Another butt of Mr Jansa’s hostility is the judiciary. “Key functions” of it, he says, are controlled by people determined “to protect the elite, the deep state, economic crime and tycoon networks”. They are an “octopus of clientelism”. Every Friday several thousand people, fearing a slide into autocracy, protest against him by biking around Ljubljana, the capital.
Meanwhile he hails Slovenia’s fight against covid-19, comparing it to the heroic struggle against Yugoslavia a generation ago and accusing the protesters of treacherously sporting Yugoslav symbols. In fact, Slovenia’s performance against the virus has been about average in the region: around52 people per million population have died so far, compared with 25 in neighbouring Croatia to the south and 74 in Austria to the north. Moreover, there was a whiff of scandal when the agency charged with procuring masks and other vital equipment was accused of having to sign dodgy contracts, a charge it denies.
In 2014 Mr Jansa went to jail for corruption. The constitutional court annulled his conviction, but a proposed retrial never took place. In prison he wrote a novel about brave proto-Slovene warriors and their sexy maidens defending their homeland from marauding eastern tribes two millennia ago. Nowadays, just like Mr Orban, he attacks today’s migrants, hoping that the theme of barbarians at and within the gates will keep him on the throne.
Vir: The Economist