April 8, 2014


Vienna, 08/04/2014

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) informs that the former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has lost a lawsuit against Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund and the broadcaster YLE. The Ljubljana District Court threw out his claim and ordered Jansa to pay the court costs. The ruling is not final. Jansa championed Slovenia’s drive to secede from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991 and was Slovenian prime minister from 2004 to 2008 and again for a year until March 2013. In June 2013 Jansa was sentenced to two Years in prison. Jansa was sentenced connected to the Patria case. Jansa had denied taking money in the planned purchase of 135 armored vehicles from Finnish defense group Patria while he was prime minister. The deal was canceled.