European NGOs express concern about the ongoing pressure on civil society in Slovenia
Earlier today, more than 60 European and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international NGO networks sent a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Dr. Miro Cerar. In the letter NGOs express their concern about the ongoing pressure on civil society and organizations in Slovenia that act in the public interest in the field of environmental protection.
European NGO’s condemn the actions of Slovenian Government which tried to discredit civil society organisations when they were exercising their legitimate right to take part in legal procedures. They also express concern about the democratic processes in Slovenia: organised pressure, as well as the media campaign against civil society organisations raise high concerns about the democratic processes in Slovenia, as well as the fulfilment of the rights to a healthy environment and its protection.
Signatories urge the Slovenian Government to follow the legal order of the Slovenia and the constitutional right of citizens to a healthy environment. In addition the call goes out, to the Government to ensure that any future processes for projects should be participatory, transparent and needs to ensure a high quality of life and preservation of the environment.
Please find the letter and signatories here