‘Stepišnik resigns from ministerial post’

Published on 21 November 2013 at 10:51


Slovenian Minister of Economy Stanko Stepišnik stepped down from his position on November 20 following revelations that his ministry had funded Emo-Toolbox, a company where he is one of the owners.

“Public discontent and indignation was clearly unbearable for Stepišnik and the government in general,” points out Delo.

Even though the daily believes that Stepišnik’s decision is less damaging for Prime Minister Alena Bratusek than if she had lost her finance minister, the newspaper insists that the affair “confirms that [politicians] do not appreciate the distinction between the role of entrepreneur and that of senior state official.”

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