Speaker comes under fire over Vienna jet trip

Urška Klakočar Zupančič, the speaker of the National Assembly, has come under public scrutiny for flying to Austria's capital to attend the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's concert aboard the government jet.

Social media users and some media raised issue with the speaker's carbon footprint, suggesting she could well make the 380-kilometre trip in a more climate-friendly way. Others complained about the cost and the taxpayers having to foot the bill.

Klakočar Zupančič responded on 4 January by saying her attendance at the concert had been part of a state visit which she made at...

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