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Economy minister says mask purchasing story turned into orchestrated hit job

Ljubljana/Ljubno ob Savinji, 24 April - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek has rejected accusations of wrongdoing in the purchasing of protective personal equipment, describing the latest reports as an orchestrated "hunt on my head". He acknowledged things could have been done better, but he said the situation at the start of the epidemic had been unprecedented.

Ljubljana
Zdravko Počivalšek, the minister of economic relations and technology, speaking to the press at the government's daily coronavirus briefing.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Zdravko Počivalšek, the minister of economic relations and technology, speaking to the press at the government's daily coronavirus briefing.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom.
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Minister za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo Zdravko Počivalšek.
Foto: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Zdravko Počivalšek, the minister of economic relations and technology, speaking to the press at the government's daily coronavirus briefing.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Zdravko Počivalšek, the minister of economic relations and technology, speaking to the press at the government's daily coronavirus briefing.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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