MADRID, 8 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Foreign Policy Committee of the Slovenian Parliament has rejected considering Russia as a "state supporting terrorism", as proposed by the opposition Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) based on an earlier European resolution.
With four votes in favor and nine against, the measure proposed by the party of former Prime Minister Janez Jansa has not been approved in the lower house of the legislative body, according to the Slovenian agency Sta.
The European Parliament did pass a similarly worded declaration in November, recognizing Russia as a state that supports terrorism and uses terrorist measures. However, Slovenian Foreign and European Union Minister Samuel Zbogar has denied that Europe has a "list of countries that support terrorism" and that Russia is on it.
In addition, the Slovenian media reported that the country's current prime minister, Robert Golob, was not in favor of supporting the statement.
Slovenia thus breaks ranks with other European countries that have recognized Russia as a terrorist state in their own chambers, including Slovakia, Estonia or the Czech Republic.