Friday last the National Assembly adopted an interim report by the parliamentary committee on TEÅ 6 coal power plant in Å oÅ¡tanj. And it is a bit of a bombshell. Namely, the report deals with procurement procedures in the project which ballooned from an estimated EUR 600 million to almost 1.4 billion and states that the contract to build TEÅ 6 should have been offered via public tender and that active steps were taken to prevent that from happening, thus keeping the project non-transparent and a fertile ground for corruption.
The Å oÅ¡tanj coal power plant (source)
However, unlike most committee reports of the kind, this one goes further and actually names names. The principal enablers of the TEÅ 6 fiasco according to the report were: prime minister (now president) Borut Pahor, prime minister (now MP and leader of the largest opposition party) Janez JanÅ¡a and ministers of finance and economy in both governments: the late Andrej Bajuk and Andrej Vizjak in JanÅ¡a’s administration as well as Franci KriÅ¾aniÄ and Matej Lahovnik in Pahor’s government. The kicker? The parliament adopted the report with a nearly 2/3 majority (59 votes out of 90), with no-none voting against.