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Tussle Over Mega Arms Deal Continues

Ljubljana, 19 June - The Slovenian government has come under fire over the decision of the Defence Ministry to chose Finnish defence company Patria as the contractor in a EUR 263m deal for 8x8 light armoured vehicles for the army over Slovenian defence firm Sistemska tehnika.

Ljubljana, the National Assembly.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the Q&A session of the parliament's June session.
Photo:Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, the National Assembly.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the Q&A session of the parliament's June session.
Photo:Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, the Defence Ministry.
A protest against the decision of Defence Minister Karl Erjavec to chose Finnish defence company Patria as the contractor in a EUR 263m deal for 8x8 light armoured vehicles for the army over Slovenian defence firm Sistemska tehnika.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, the Defence Ministry.
A protester holding a poster depicting PM Janez Jansa saying "Wha', Where's This Koroska?" at a protest against the Defence Ministry's decision to chose Finnish defence company Patria as the contractor in a EUR 263m deal for 8x8 light armoured vehicles for the army over Slovenian defence firm Sistemska tehnika.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, the Defence Ministry.
A protest against the decision of Defence Minister Karl Erjavec to chose Finnish defence company Patria as the contractor in a EUR 263m deal for 8x8 light armoured vehicles for the army over Slovenian defence firm Sistemska tehnika (on the poster in the back: "Carl Erjavec, Finish Defence Minister").
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, the Defence Ministry.
A protester holding a poster "Karel, Look for Your Pension in Finland" at a protest against the decision of Defence Minister Karl Erjavec to chose Finnish defence company Patria as the contractor in a EUR 263m deal for 8x8 light armoured vehicles for the army over Slovenian defence firm Sistemska tehnika.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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