Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo notes on Saturday that there is a long history of scandals involving arms deals in Slovenia. Commenting on a government-to-government purchase of a transport aircraft from Italy, the paper says that the Defence Ministry has checked whether the deal could be carried out without an anti-corruption clause in the contract.
The Special Court of Appeals Against Corruption and Organised Crime ruled on Friday that the case against Fatmir Mediu, who was defence minister in 2008 when an ammunition dump explosion killed 26 people, should be reopened.
The blast happened while ammunition from the period of Communist rule in Albania was being dismantled.
The UNODC report also contains some interesting data about cocaine pricing in Europe and the United States
Former Social-Democrat Health Minister Florian Bodog was indicted by prosecutors of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) in a case in which he is accused of abuse of office and intellectual forgery, DNA reported on Monday.
Ljubljana – The opposition-controlled Commission for Oversight of Public Finances has asked the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption to check the records of Prime Minister Janez Janša’s contacts with lobbyists after a media reported that he had played golf on several occasions with the owner of a medical devices supplier.