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The KPK launched an investigation against Prime Minister Robert Golob due to perceived suspicions of a violation of integrity in connection with the report on alleged unauthorized pressure on former Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar and other employees of the ministry. The KPK decided on this at the beginning of November, and today the public was informed about who the person in question is.
As explained in the press release and summarized by STA, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (KPK) launched a preliminary investigation into the case based on the application received in December 2022. “Based on a careful and thorough review of the obtained or available documentation, explanations and relevant facts, in which cooperation with other authorities also took place, the commission detected a suspicion of a violation of integrity, as defined by the Act on Integrity and Prevention of Corruption,” they stated.
They explained that the Senate of the KPK decided on the matter at a meeting on November 3. “He decided to launch an investigation into the case against Prime Minister Robert Golob, who thus became the person under consideration. The person in question has already received a notification about the initiation of the investigation, so the commission is also informing the public about it due to the interest shown,” they explained. They added that the investigation is continuing the procedure in part of the mentioned application, while part of the allegations from the application are still being checked in the preliminary examination.
In this regard, the KPK emphasizes that only the further process will show whether detected suspicions of violations will be confirmed or refuted. “The person in question is guaranteed all the rights in accordance with the regulations in the procedure, and within the framework of these, he will also have the opportunity to explain his actions,” they explained. Due to the interests of the procedure, the KPK will be able to provide more information about the case after the conclusion.
The KPK already announced on November 3 that the commission’s senate, composed of the two deputy presidents of the KPK, i.e. David Lapornik and Simon Savski, made a decision to initiate an investigation in the case of suspected pressure on Bobnarjeva. At the same time, they announced at the time that they would provide more information regarding the case when the persons in question were notified of the initiation of the investigation.
The chairman of the commission, Robert Šumi, removed himself from the decision-making process in the specific case in December of last year, justifying this, among other things, by the fact that he had an employment contract frozen at the police and that he had a business connection with Bobnarjeva, with whom they had cooperated for several years. announced the KPK after the aforementioned meeting.
The former interior minister announced allegations of political pressure on the police to the commission last December, when she also resigned from the position of interior minister. She spoke about these pressures again at a high-profile hearing before the investigative commission of the DZ, which investigates inadmissible political interference in the work of the police and other competent state bodies. She pointed out again that she was subject to political pressure from Prime Minister Robert Golob, which later led to her resignation.
Political analysts are of the opinion that the last boss of the party, Milan Kučan, is behind this (such important things do not happen without his knowledge), which means that Golob’s days as prime minister are numbered. We will see in the coming days whether he will resign this week.
In which there is already talk about his successors in the position of Prime Minister; from Zoran Janković, Stojan Petrič, Alenka Bratušek to Tone Rop.