Press Release #7

6 October 2015, the seventh day of KSEVT’s cofounder Miha Turšič’s hunger strike

In the morning, I was shocked by the Ministry of Culture’s report from a meeting held by the Minister, a consultant, and her PR representative with me on Monday. In Press Release #6, which I wrote and published immediately, I disproved all of the MC’s arguments. Yet, the Minister proceeded to read out that very same text, with no major revisions, to the Parliamentary Committee for Culture. Either she has not read my reaction or she is simply shameless. She even purported that KSEVT does not know how to manage money. To hear this from her, who managed to secure the lowest share of funds allocated to culture in the national budget in the history of Slovenia! What about exorbitant funds allocated for the expenses of your delegation, Mrs. Minister? Are these expenses not undesignated?

There is a lot more activity going on backstage, but I cannot follow them anymore. Interviews and statements are also beginning to tire me out significantly.

I continue my strike ever more convinced that the Minister and her bureaucrats know no respect for art and do not understand it!

Press Release #7