Day of remembrance for victims of communism cancelled

Just hours before Slovenia was due to mark National Day of Remembrance for the Victims Communist Violence on 17 May, the government revoked a decree by its predecessors that served as the legal basis for the commemoration, triggering sharp criticism from the right and talk of a "new civil war".

In a brief statement after a correspondence session, the Robert Golob government said that that the memorial day had been declared without a "public and expert debate".

The national memorial day was declared by the Janez Janša government by decree on 12 May 2022, when it was already in...

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