According to the office of Parliamentary Speaker Milan Brglez, Cerar wants Parliament to hold an extraordinary session on this issue as soon as possible. Brglez said that an extraordinary session, which could be convened after the Easter holidays, is the fastest way to find a resolution to the issue.
Veber responded to the Prime Minister by saying he has no intention of stepping down. He said that Cerar has every right to call upon him to resign. However, Veber added that he also had every right to order a report on the effects the sale of Telekom Slovenije would have. “My conscience is clear,” Veber stressed.
PM Miro Cerar said on Monday that Defence Minister Janko Veber did not act responsibly and in accordance with the law when he ordered the ministry's Intelligence and Security Service (OVS) to conduct an analysis on the security ramifications of a pending sale of state-owned telco Telekom Slovenije to a foreign owner. As a result, Cerar said Veber should step down.
Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) leader Karl Erjavec said the Social Democrats should put forward a replacement for Veber. He stressed that the party had enough competent people to fill the position, e.g. Ljubica Jelušič, who had held the post in the past.