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Govt Asks Court to Freeze Patria Defence Deal

Ljubljana, 3 March - The government decided Thursday to ask a court to rule on a temporary suspension of the EUR 278m defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria. Unofficial information suggests that the court could go as far as deciding on the possibility of annulment.

Pivka
First combat training of the Slovenian Armed Forces with Patria's armoured personnel carriers at the Bac training field near Pivka
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Justice Minister Ales Zalar speaking to the press after a cabinet session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Justice Minister Ales Zalar speaking to the press after a cabinet session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Pivka
First combat training of the Slovenian Armed Forces with Patria's armoured personnel carriers at the Bac training field near Pivka
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Pivka
First combat training of the Slovenian Armed Forces with Patria's armoured personnel carriers at the Bac training field near Pivka
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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