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Dutch Prime Minister denounces "bad taste" of his Slovenian counterpart

2021-10-14T21:09:14.821Z

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte attacked his Slovenian counterpart on Thursday 14 October for a tweet which he described as "in bad taste", ...



Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte attacked his Slovenian counterpart on Thursday 14 October for a tweet which he described as

"in bad taste"

, invoking a baseless conspiracy theory, and summoned the Slovenian ambassador to the countries -Low.

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Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, posted a photo on Twitter calling several Dutch MEPs

"puppets"

of the wealthy businessman George Soros.

“Janez Jansa's tacky tweet about MEPs. I condemn it in the strongest terms

,

Mark Rutte tweeted.

"The government has just conveyed this same sentiment to the Slovenian ambassador in The Hague,"

added Mark Rutte, who recently had a series of run-ins with central European leaders.

A delegation from the European Parliament, including Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld, visited Slovenia to discuss concerns about media freedom and the rule of law.

The photo published by Janez Jansa, depicting a painting linking George Soros - a figure of hatred for far-right conspiracy theorists and European anti-Semites - to several MEPs.

Among them is Hans van Baalen, member of Mark Rutte's VVD party, who died in April at the age of 60.

Janez Jansa's tweet appears to have been deleted in the evening.

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But the Slovenian prime minister posted a series of tweets to his Dutch counterpart, including reference to the murder in Amsterdam in July of criminal journalist Peter R. De Vries.

“Well, Mark, don't waste time with ambassadors and media freedom in Slovenia.

With Sophie in 't Veld, protect your journalists against murder in the streets, ”

said Janez Jansa.

Source: lefigaro

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