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Slovenian premier facing corruption probe

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published November 20,2023
Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob gestures during a joint statement with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (not pictured) at Palazzo Chigi, in Rome, Italy, November 14, 2023. (REUTERS File Photo)

Slovenia's prime minister is being investigated over suspicions that he breached integrity with unauthorized pressure on Interior Ministry employees.

According to the state-run RTV Slovenija, an anti-corruption commission launched a preliminary investigation into the case based on a report received last December. The report alleged that Prime Minister Robert Golob pressured then-Interior Minister Tatjana Bobnar and other ministry employees, resulting in Bobnar's resignation last December.

Some of the allegations from the report are still being checked in a preliminary examination, said the commission in a statement.

The statement added that the suspicions of violations will be confirmed or rejected based on further investigations.

The Prime Minister's Office said Golob had received a notification from the commission about starting the investigation, adding that he would "present all relevant facts and thereby disprove all suspicions."