Day: July 1, 2020

Slovenia’s interior minister, police chief quit over police raids

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Slovenia’s interior minister and police director resigned on Tuesday over unannounced police raids investigating the purchase of medical ventilators which they said were politically motivated, local media reported.

Interior Minister Ales Hojs said Prime Minister Janez Jansa accepted his resignation after police early on Tuesday raided homes of several government officials allegedly connected to the purchase, national news agency STA reported.

Speaking in Ljubljana, Hojs added at a news conference that he himself had accepted the resignation of Police Director General Anton Travner.

Hojs said neither he nor Travner were told in advance about the raids, and

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