Slovenia

Economy minister resigns


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The Minister of Economy for Slovenia, Jožef Petrovič, has resigned after just one month in the job.

The decision was taken after Petrovič was implicated in the fixing of high prices to government contracts whilst a Director of the office supplies provider DZS. The accusations cover a time period between 2007 and 2012 when DZS was charged of acting in a cartel. Petrovič denies any unlawful or unethical business dealings.

The resignation has been accepted by Prime Minister Miro Cerar.

The resignation came two days after former Prime Minister Janez Janša was stripped of his MP status by the National Assembly. Janša, the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) was imprisoned for two years on 5th June 2013 on corruption charges.

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