Dragutin Mate is everybody's mate....

Dragutin Mate is at it….

Observations made on the E.U's anti-terrorism policies:

What is unfair? And to whom?


My comment on this....

Wow! The E.U. has condemned' terrorist actions! Welcome to the second half of the 20th Century's mode of war that has allowed states, and civilians, to fight other ones (noteably more powerful ones) without ramification (especially at the U.N.).

I would have suspected that Slovakia would have a more poignant suggestion of policy than ratifying a bunch of E.U. 'terrorism documents' and U.N. protocols after so many years of Communist rule.


Slovenia's Minister for Justice and Minister for Internal Affairs Dragutin Mate have participated at extraordinary session of the Council of the EU (Justice and Home Affairs) that took place in Brussels on the 13th July 2005 as a response to the London terrorist bombings.

Ministers have condemned the terrorist attacks and emphasised their strong commitment to combat terrorism. In this respect the Council declared immediate priority to build on existing EU framework for pursuing and investigating terrorists across borders, to accelerate implementation of the existing EU documents for preventing the acts of terrorism and to accept further measures for preventing people turning to terrorism, protecting citizens and infrastructure and minimising consequences of terrorist attacks.

In its Declaration on combating terrorism, accepted after the Madrid bombings on 11th March 2004, the Council called on Member States to implement the agreed documents. Republic of Slovenia has implemented most of the EU combating terrorism documents and also ratified all twelve conventions and protocols of the United Nations concerning terrorism.




Slovenia Hails Adoption of EU Return Directive:

Ljubljana, 18 June (STA) - Slovenia welcomed on Wednesday the passage of the return directive in the European Parliament. 'By adopting the directive, we have achieved one of the key objectives of the Slovenian EU Presidency in the field of justice and home affairs,' Interior Minister Dragutin Mate said.

According to Mate, this is the first instrument that will govern, based on
common standards at EU level, the legislation applicable to the return of
illegally residing third-country nationals and their rights.

'In most countries, significant progress will be made as regards the duration of
temporary custody, which will be shorter,' said Mate.

The directive stipulates that immigrants may be remanded in custody for 6
months. The detention period can be extended to 18 months in exceptional cases. Detention will only be possible when other, less restraining methods cannot be applied. Even so it will require a written decision that will quote legal and actual reasons for detention.