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PM Denies Allegations, Says APCs Should Not Be Campaign Topic

Ljubljana, 9 September - Prime Minister Janez Jansa denied on Tuesday allegations that he received bribes in a defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria and suggested that the allegations were timed to coincide with the election campaign in Slovenia.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at an emergency session to debate allegations of corruption in the EUR 278m defence contract for 8-wheeled armoured personnel carriers from Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at an emergency session to debate allegations of corruption in the EUR 278m defence contract for 8-wheeled armoured personnel carriers from Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Janez Jansa at an emergency session to debate allegations of corruption in the EUR 278m defence contract for 8-wheeled armoured personnel carriers from Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Karel Erjavec at an emergency session to debate allegations of corruption in the EUR 278m defence contract for 8-wheeled armoured personnel carriers from Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Social Democrats (SD) deputy group leader Miran Potrc (centre) and Defence Minister Karel Erjavec (right) at an emergency session to debate allegations of corruption in the EUR 278m defence contract for 8-wheeled armoured personnel carriers from Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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