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After disgracing itself for poor supervision of Moja delnica d.d., where a gaping hole broke, after disgracing itself for postponing to publish the price sensitive information about the Panasonic's due diligence of Gorenje d.d. and scandalous approval of the tycoon takeover of Mlinotest d.d., (which is why VZMD initiated legal proceedings against ATVP before the Administrative Court), and after disgracing itself at the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia for espousing higher charges in the financial industry, ATVP managed by Mr. Miloš Čas, has proceeded with its crusade and a merciless campaign against anyone who does not bow to the narrow interests of financial moguls by whom the ATVP is financed.

The Agency has been especially discontented with the ”Share SUPPORT, which was established by the PanSlovenian Shareholders' and Investors' Association (VZMD), in order for owners of securities to be more inclined to preservation of their securities while the abolishing of registry accounts with Central Securities Clearing Corporation (KDD) took place, thus providing a way out of the false dilemma whether to forgo securities or get caught in the snare of the financial industry. In that vein, ATVP again published a ‘notice’ in which VZMD is reproached about its dishonest, unclear and misleading activities.

Hence, VZMD must respond and point out to the dishonest, unclear and misleading activities conducted by ATVP.

“Share SUPPORT” (VIDEO), established by VZMD, provides storage for securities on the trust account of a lawyer whereby each owner does not have to make individual arrangements about this with the lawyer. In addition to trust accounts of a public notary, a trust account of a lawyer is one of the most secure ways to store assets in general. The allusions made by ATVP about the contrary is deliberate deception - if trust accounts of lawyers were not totally secure, then why the Ministry of Justice has not banned them all these years, and why the law requires from lawyers to have trust accounts?! ATVP has deceptively stated that the securities on a trust account of a lawyer are not included in the protection scheme, but has failed to state that the claims against a lawyer are secured, as the Slovenian Bar Association is obliged to protect a lawyer under the Attorneys Act from the liability for damages which might be inflicted on the client as regards practicing of their profession.

ATVP has dishonestly stolen someone's thunder when stating that charges at brokerage companies and banks would be lower than at Share SUPPORT due to the legal restrictions to 0.5 % of the annual average investment value. Naturally, Share SUPPORT cannot be free of charge as the lawyer’s services are not free of charge much like financial intermediaries’ - although AVTP has been persistent in showing that the securities in Share SUPPORT are ‘out of the system’, whereas, in fact, the trust account is opened exactly at the financial intermediary as it cannot be opened elsewhere and ATVP has control over them!

The point here is that ATVP has furtively kept back that for more than a year - despite explicit warnings from VZMD - itself did not even bat an eyelid when the financial intermediaries came up with all sorts of charges to cover up illegal charging of amounts above 0.5 % of the annual average investment value. ATVP has furtively kept back that it had made every effort at the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia so that the authentic interpretation of the Book Entry Securities Act (ZNVP-1), which put an end to such actions and for which we at VZMD fought hard, is not passed. As this time, ATVP resorted to the intimidation (“warning”) tactics at the National Assembly arguing that the financial intermediaries are, should the authentic interpretation be adopted, supposed to massively reject and turn away clients with lower value portfolios, which eventually did not happen. Is it possible to believe the same ATVP, which has always time turned a blind eye to unlawful rip-off of investors with lowest value portfolio, that it is disturbed by charges at the Share SUPPORT which are allegedly placing a burden on new members? Or might it as well be disturbed by the efficiency, prospects, affordability and indomitable spirit of the Share SUPPORT?

glasovanje-eng22112016It is patently obvious as ATVP brandished the sword of law amendments adversely affecting the Share SUPPORT. As ATVP is not able to crush the Share SUPPORT despite all vile attempts under the current laws, ATVP has obviously tried to change the rules of the game, as it has threatened that the law amendment inducing the unlawfulness of the Share SUPPORT activities will be adopted. Thus ATVP wants to play the role of a lawmaker, even after the members of the National Assembly, with one of the most overwhelming majorities (77 : 0) in adopting the authentic interpretation of ZNVP-1, showed what they think about the quality of ATVP’s work!

VZMD will make every effort to prevent such law amendments tailored to the big, the influential and the rich from being introduced. However, it is hard to disregard the fact that the trust accounts in the Republic of Slovenia were introduced only through the Financial Instruments Market Act more than a decade ago, when the state yielded to the foreign moguls and the rich who wished to have this kind of ownership. Now that, after a decade of flamboyant use of trust accounts by foreign moguls and the rich, we at VZMD wanted to use this instrument in a way in which a minority shareholder may reap some benefits, ATVP rises to nip such equality of opportunity in the bud. 

We have high hopes that the members of the National Assembly of the Republic Slovenia will not become a part of this ATVP’s disgrace.


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THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA – The president, Mr. Brglez, received Mr. Verbič, listened to the VZMD proposals and standpoints, and expressed willingness to constructively settle the open issues in the context of the recent decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia

After 1,045 days, the CONSTITUTIONAL COURT agrees with the VZMD that the Banking Act is unconstitutionally encroaching upon an efficient judicial protection, and orders the National Assembly to systemically address this unconstitutionality

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BRUSSELS – Share SUPPORT receives great interest at the meeting of the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users

PARIS – at the yesterday's meeting of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA), Mr. Verbič also on the initiative to establish an institute of the European Economic Ombudsman, and on the questionable actions of the Slovenian regulator ATVP

ANOTHER POORLY FORETHOUGHT NATIONALIZATION – a new amending act of Book Entry Securities Act to introduce another state controller, additional “debauchery” of Takeovers Act and unequal treatment of all other shareholders in Slovenia – VZMD: forsaken shares should belong to their issuers

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW with the Managing director of the European Federation of Investors & Financial Services Users

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EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK - official letter by the Slovenian MEP about serious issues regarding the unjustified calculations on which the expropriations and nationalization of all Slovenian systemic banks were based - again no actual answer!

vzmd.newswire.com – Do the Slovenian authorities really only react to referendum initiatives?! - Due to complete disregard by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the VZMD is forced to continue the internationalization of the unique(!) bail-in restructuring of Slovenian banks together with mass expropriation and enormous damage to all taxpayers

THE SUPREME COURT - the highest ordinary court of law in Slovenia also bolstered the position of the VZMD: the law with which the self-proclaimed "domestic troika" nationalized as many as six of our banks is unconstitutional!

CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION due to alarming advertising by financial intermediaries and detrimental effects of abolishing registry accounts which could lead to disappearance of 200,000 small investors and bring about catastrophic consequences for the issuers (public limited companies) and the entire capital market

vzmd.newswire.com – in view of the disregard of the Government and financial authorities in the Republic of Slovenia, the VZMD is compelled to point out to the burning issues of the bail-in restructuring of Slovenian banks along with the expropriation of shareholders and bondholders through international media

LUXEMBOURG - The reasoned opinion published today by the Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice reaffirm the arguments made by VZMD and the expropriated investors

EU Commission & Slovenian Government - European warnings due to detrimental consequences of expropriation and a call to resolve the untenable situation as soon as possible

BANKIA – a success of Spanish minority shareholders encourages also the expropriated share and bond owners in Slovenia – invitation to obtain compensation

PARIS – the highest representatives of European investors' associations were very interested in hearing the in-depth presentation by Mr. Kotnik and Mr. Verbič regarding the 'bail-in' procedures in the EU, and were extremely surprised by the unique and radical, downright disastrous violations and expropriations in the Republic of Slovenia

PARIS – in the General meeting of the European Federation of Investors, Mr. Kotnik and Mr. Verbič acquainted prominent international participants with the scandalous expropriation of shareholders and bondholders of Slovenian banks, activities and endeavors of the VZMD - PanSlovenian Investors' & Shareholders' Association

LUXEMBOURG – on Tuesday it was the first time for Slovenia to stand before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice due to the expropriation of shareholders and bondholders of Slovenian banks

Slovenian EUR 264 million to pay off investors in shares and bonds of Greek banks as well – Slovenian authorities continue to thumb their nose at expropriated investors in Slovenian banks and their own taxpayers - BUT FOR HOW LONG!?!

EU COURT - prior to the pending public hearing in Luxembourg, new shocking facts have come out in regard to the background of the (dual) plunder of holders of shares and bonds of Slovenian banks and at the same time the plunder of all Slovenian taxpayers which rampantly keeps going on!

Slovenian EUR 264 million to pay off investors in shares and bonds of Greek banks as well – Slovenian authorities continue to thumb their nose at expropriated investors in Slovenian banks and their own taxpayers - BUT FOR HOW LONG!?!

EU COURT in Luxembourg should hold oral proceedings in the process of preparing responses for the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia - the motion of expropriated holders of subordinated bonds and shares of Slovenian Banks represented by VZMD put forward

BRUSSELS – European Federation of Investors (BETTER FINANCE) presented the only(!) objective Report on the real return of pension savings funds – the PanSlovenian Investors' & Shareholders' Association (VZMD) also actively espousing reforms of the pension savings and funds systems in the EU

EUROPEAN COMMISSION officially bolstered the position of VZMD stating that its »Banking Communication« is not a legally binding act - the Bank of Slovenia and Slovenian financial authorities insist on the exact opposite and in fighting against their own citizens they disgrace themselves by trying to apologize for scandalous measures and fallacies

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ANOTHER 260,000 EXPROPRIATED – VZMD has attempted to alleviate the abolishment of registry accounts by amending the Book Entry Securities Act through the COMPROMISE AMENDMENT AND APPEAL to the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

The District Court and the Higher Court officially acknowledge VZMD arguments concerning the unconstitutionality of expropriations, however the proceedings have been suspended until the final decision has been reached by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia, which contacted the EU Court in Luxembourg - VZMD has provided written standpoints thereto after a world-class EU law expert joined the team

ATTENTION - unveiling evidence against the unlawfulness of Slovenian banks valuations and the overblown "bank gap" as a foundation for billion euro damage to the state and its citizens, based on unlawful actions by Bank of Slovenia and its Emergency measures decisions

Is the European Commission attempting to obstruct the investigation and protect the responsible persons?! The unprecedented provocation opens plethora of grave issues about processes, structure and perspectives of the EU -

»PLUNDER OF THE CENTURY« - VIDEO CONFRONTATION & disclosure of misleading statements of the Bank of Slovenia, the previous Slovenian government and other protagonists of the highly questionable 2013 bank restructuring, involving mass expropriation of citizens

EU PARLIAMENT & COUNCIL – VZMD contended with the progress & results of harmonization of the Proposed directive for encouraging long-term shareholder engagement, but warns of completely different practices as well as catastrophic repercussions of the Slovenian proposed amendment to the Book Entries Securities Act which is linked to the same Directive

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT - VZMD also lodged a proposal for the temporary decree for PROHIBITING THE SALE OF Nova KBM bank - to prevent direct damage to the Republic of Slovenia and its citizens

BANK OF SLOVENIA – »a year later« with a new secret resolution continues the destructive policy, on the basis of an already stipulated »calculation« of negative capital - the deletion of all subordinated bonds and stocks, also in Slovenia's sixth bank

STRESS TESTS – new and obvious proof of the extremely unequal adjudication of Slovenian banks – are they guilty in Brussels or Ljubljana, and what are their motives? The PanSlovenian Shareholders' Association (VZMD) has called on the Bank of Slovenia (BA) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to explain, why only in Slovenia are we left to use »static« and extremely pessimistic assumptions, while in other countries and banks of the EU fresh data and »dynamic« valuations are used and even allow for

WARSAW - the evening award ceremony, the second day of the »Warsaw Capital Market Summit 2014« international conference and beginning of the conference organized by International Monetary Fund and National Bank of Poland with active participation of VZMD through investo.si and invest-to.net programs (Warsaw, October 2014)

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION – a reminder to the EU Commission President J.M. Barroso about the unequal treatment of Slovenia, and about the endangered financial, economic and social stability accompanying scandalous expropriation of share and bond owners at Slovenian Banks – a letter of the Civil Society Initiative and NKBM Section at VZMD to the EU Commission President is soon to be presented in the European Parliament as well (Brussels, March 2014)

        

EXPROPRIATION – VZMD has filed three more lawsuits, this time against the banks, because the entry of subordinated bonds and shares termination in the register has been established as null – further use of all legal remedies to protect the expropriated owners, the signatories to the VZMD Agreement, and granting authority to the law office (Ljubljana, February 2013)

Slovenian Constitutional Court acknowledges the legal interest of 293 initiators united by VZMD who demanded a constitutional review of the Banking Act (Ljubljana, January 2013)

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT acknowledged the legal interest of 290 initiators, united by VZMD who demanded constitutional review of the Banking Act; the Court has given priority to the two VZMD initiatives but suspension of the Act was rejected, due to misleading statements by the Government and the Bank of Slovenia - shares and subordinated bonds of 100.000 owners had been erased in the three biggest Slovenian banks! (Ljubljana, December 2013)

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NKBM = BANKIA – mass protests take place in front of The Central Bank of Spain (CBS) because of national fraud against 350,000 shareholders who are represented by the law firm that is attending, along with VZMD (Pan−Slovenian Shareholders’ Association), the international initiative at CBS. (Madrid, September 2013)

WORLD BANK – President of VZMD and EuroFinUse Board Member speaker of the first panel at the international conference about audit reform and the importance of audit committees (Bucharest, June 2013)

 

VIDEO REPORT – exclusively from the European Parliament: the EuroFinUse international conference and the Election Assembly, the announcement of the new President and Board of directors of this influential European association, into which a representative of Slovenia is also re-elected (Brussels, March 2013)

BRUSSELS – Slovenia with VZMD once more elected to the top of the European Federation of Financial Services Users – intensive international activities today continue with a conference in the European Parliament (Brussels, March 2013)

TOKYO – conclusion of the visit of Slovene economic and political delegation with Slovenian-Japanese Business & Investment Forum and the reception at Japanese investors’ association – the active role of VZMD with its international investors’ programs investo.si and invest-to.net(Tokyo, March 2013)

INDIA – visit of Slovenian government and business delegation – on the basis of Memorandum between ICPE and VZMD international investors' programs investo.si and invest-to.net also present (New Delhi, February 2013)

Memorandum of cooperation signed between the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) and VZMD, with additional expansion of activities within the framework of international investment programs investo.si and invest-to.net (Ljubljana, January, 2013)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT of “International Conference on Benefits and Challenges of Public Private Partnerships for improving Energy Efficiency” – key statements of prominent participants (Ljubljana, October, 2012)

 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO REPORT from EuropeanIssuers International Conference on »The future of European Equity Markets« at the Milan Stock Exchange – programs investo.si in invest-to.net also at the upcoming International Investors´ Conference in Wiesbaden (Milano, November 2012)

VIDEO REPORT - International Conference at the Brussels Stock Exchange Stimulated Investors' Representatives and Institutions to Participate at the Investors' Week 2012 in September in Slovenia(Brussels, March 2012)

 

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