URGENT!!! HAIL OF EMAILS TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT (VOTE AGAINST AMENDMENT)

URGENT!!! HAIL OF EMAILS TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT (VOTE AGAINST AMENDMENT)

DECLARATION OF WAR ON NATURE CONSERVATION IN SLOVENIA Just when it seems things can’t get much worse…we find out they can. After the new, so called anti-corona law basically deleted non-governmental organisations and nature conservation from procedures concerning big infrastructure construction projects like HPP dams, these moves made by the Slovenian Minister for Environment, Mr. Vizjak, are spreading like wildfire to all other legislation. The Slovenian Nature Conservation Act is the next in line to receive unlawful treatment, which will be discussed in the parliament on Tuesday. The Slovenian National Party has, after a discussion with Mr. Vizjak, submitted an amendment to the country’s Nature Conservation Act. Should this amendment […]

NUJNO!!! TOČA E-SPOROČIL POSLANCEM (GLASOVANJE O AMANDMAJU NA ZON)

NUJNO!!! TOČA E-SPOROČIL POSLANCEM (GLASOVANJE O AMANDMAJU NA ZON)

Po tem, ko je novi proti-koronski zakon praktično izbrisal nevladne organizacije in obrambo okolja iz gradbenih postopkov, se zdaj Vizjakova ideja širi kot virus na vso ostalo zakonodajo. Sedaj z isto nemogočo zaostritvijo pogojev grozi v Zakonu o ohranjanju narave (ZON), ki bo v parlamentu obravnavan v torek. Iz Slovenske nacionalne stranke namreč sporočajo, da so včeraj zvečer (6.5.2020) po dogovoru z ministrom Vizjakom kot amandma k ZON predlagali, da se taisti nemogoči pogoji zdaj postavijo kar na splošno tudi za status delovanja v javnem interesu na področju ohranjanja narave. To pomeni, da bo te nemogoče in za dve leti nazaj veljavne pogoje treba izpolnjevati ne samo, če hočeš sodelovati […]

CALL FOR ACTION: A FLOOD OF EMAILS TO THE MEMBERS OF SLOVENIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL

CALL FOR ACTION: A FLOOD OF EMAILS TO THE MEMBERS OF SLOVENIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL

On April 28th 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic Slovenia passed a law to mitigate Covid-19 impacts on society and economy. Directly translated it is called the Act Amending the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Contain the COVID-19 Epidemic and Mitigate its Consequences for Citizens and the Economy (ZIUZEOP-A). The problematic Article 42 of this new Act determines the addition of a new 23.A Chapter after Article 100a, called “Construction of Facilities” and new Articles 100b to 100h. Within these articles the public institutions and non-governmental organizations in the field of nature protection are disabled from doing their job in the sphere of protection of the environment. In […]

AKCIJA: POPLAVA E-POŠTE SVETNIKOM DRŽAVNEGA SVETA!

AKCIJA: POPLAVA E-POŠTE SVETNIKOM DRŽAVNEGA SVETA!

28.04. 2020 je bil v DZ potrjen Zakon o spremembah in dopolnitvah zakona o interventnih ukrepih za zajezitev epidemije COVID-19 in omilitev njenih posledic za državljane in gospodarstvo (ZIUZEOP-A). Ta zakon v spornem 42. členu določa, da se za novim 100.a členom doda naslov novega 23.A poglavja Gradnja objektov in novi 100.b do 100.h členi. S tem se onemogoča tako mnenjedajalce javnih inštitucij s področja varstva okolja kot tudi nevladne organizacije na področju varovanja okolja. Na ta način novi zakon na široko odpira vrata investitorjem za izvedbo okolju škodljivih projektov. V kolikor se predlagani zakon začne tudi izvajati, bodo posledice za okolje in demokratično družbo katastrofalne. Te posledice se tičejo […]

IZJAVA ZA JAVNOST: O POIZKUSIH POLITIZIRANJA TEMATIKE

IZJAVA ZA JAVNOST: O POIZKUSIH POLITIZIRANJA TEMATIKE

Vlada RS in nekateri posamezniki se trudijo prikazati trenutno situacijo s sporočilom, da je vsak, ki protestira proti njim, del ekstremne levičarske politične opcije in se kot tak trudi zrušiti vlado. Gibanje Balkan River Defence in nevladna organizacija Leeway Collective, ki gibanje vodi, se vzdržuje zagovarjanja katerekoli politične opcije in javno izjavlja, da ni, nikoli ni bila povezana ali v kakršnikoli komunikaciji s katerokoli politično stranko in takšnih namenov nima niti v prihodnje. Protestirali smo proti levi vladi RS in njihovim za reke uničujočim odločitvam v letu 2018, po svojih najboljših močeh pa bomo protestirali in se trudili ustaviti uničujoče odločitve trenutne desne vlade RS v letu 2020. Vseeno nam […]

PUBLIC NOTICE: ON ATTEMPTS TO POLITICISE THE TOPIC

PUBLIC NOTICE: ON ATTEMPTS TO POLITICISE THE TOPIC

Current government of Republic of Slovenia and some individuals are trying to portray the current situation by saying that anyone protesting against them and their actions is a part of extreme left wing political option trying to crash them. Movement Balkan River Defence and the Leeway Collective (NGO runing it) are refraining from defending any political orientation and are publicly declaring that we are not and have never been connected or in touch with any political party and we do not intend to do so in the future. We have been protesting against left wing government and their destructive decisions in 2018 and we will do our best to protest […]

RECENT HAPPENINGS IN SLOVENIA (ENG VERSION)

RECENT HAPPENINGS IN SLOVENIA (ENG VERSION)

In Slovenia, the past few weeks have been a flurry of activity in the parliament, online and on the water. For those non-Slovenian speakers, here is a breakdown of what has been going on with Slovenian rivers…and Slovenian democracy.  Politics in Slovenia  At the start of March, a new Slovenian government came into power, not by election but by formation of a coalition between 4 parties when the then current Prime Minister (Marjan Šarec) resigned. The new government, led by Prime Minister Janez Janša, is brutally abusing their power in times of corona crisis and has recently implemented a package of new ‘emergency coronavirus’ measures and laws (Zakon o spremembah […]