Karma Is A Bitch (Aftermath of the EU Vote)

Yesterday’s Slovenian vote in the 2019 EU elections proved once again that Muddy Hollows is an ecosystem unto its own and that any resemblance to Europe-wide political trends is coincidental at best.

Slovenian MEPs 2019 edition: Tomc, Fajon, Zver, Bogovič, Novak, Joveva, Grošelj and Brglez,

The unofficial-but-probably-final tally is as follows: SDS+SLS combo (EPP) won three seats. SD (S&D) won two, as did LMŠ (ALDE) while NSi (EPP) scooped up the remaining seat.

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Ladies’ Night

Just as pengovsky was about to declare the European election campaign in Muddy Hollows boring as fuck, the final TV debate provided drama, fireworks and overall joy at something finally happening.

(via the incredible DG MEME)

Because if there ever was a more boring campaign in Slovenia, pengovsky must have slept through it. Because for the most part these past few weeks have been a goddamn snoozefest of biblical proportions.

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Šarec Ad-Libs When Least Needed, Dilutes Croatia Spook Story

Despite being legit it substance, and an unlikely coup by the Slovenian intelligence services, it comes as a surprise to exactly nobody that the current iteration of the border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia is being milked for campaign purposes.

PM Šarec at Brexit EUCO (source)

And yet, PM Marjan Šarec saw it fit to throw a bit of euroscepticism in the mix during yesterday’s Brext-themed European Council and lament “the lukewarm response by the Commission to Croatian transgressions”. All this only three weeks after he cold-heartedly cancelled his address at the European Parliament because “it wasn’t worth it“. Lukewarm, you say? Funny.

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Unforced Errors

“Never,” said Napoleon*, “interfere with the enemy when he is making a mistake.” Judging by the last couple of weeks, PM Marjan Šarec is well on his way to becoming a case study in the subject matter.

The inside of the EP Marjan Šarec will not be seeing soon (source & source)

It all started with that infamous poll where Šarec’s government clocked in a staggering 70% approval rating, with LMŠ itself leaving the every other coalition and opposition party in the dust. Things continued with LMŠ giving the cold shoulder to the rest of the ALDE parties and came to a head this week when it transpired that Šarec will not be addressing the European Parliament in its Debates on the Future of Europe.

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Jeremy Hunt For The Red October

Not a lot seems to be going right for British diplomacy these days. At least as far Muddy Hollows is concerned.

Jeremy Hunt and Karl Erjavec Miro Cerar (source)

Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs was in town today, talking shop and Brexit with his Slovenian counterpart the other day. And staying true to form, Jeremy Hunt stepped right into it.

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