The Slovenia Times

Family Evicted over Unpaid Bill


Vaskrsić, who said during his  protest in front of the parliament building that he would rather die than leave the house, left the house as well.

According to the 15o group, the Slovenian branch of the Occupy movement, the police "detained by force everyone who gathered in the Vaskrsić yard to show solidarity".

Arguing that their activists were merely pointing to another example of people being deprived of their assets, the movement demanded immediate release of those detained, a moratorium on all such evictions and the write-off of all unpaid bills to banks.

The enforcement agent arrived to the site together with several workers who were to empty the house but found it empty.

The house was auctioned off in November 2010 after its owner, Zoran Vasrksić, failed to pay a EUR 124 bill by utility Vodovod-Kanalizacija or respond to several court notices.

He claims he only learnt about the execution proceedings when he was informed about the sale and that he paid the bill immediately thereafter.

However, the court subsequently only stopped the process of execution, while the house had already been sold.

Justice and Public Administration Minister Senko Pličanič told the press on Thursday that the legislation in the field could be improved.

He said that real estate should be used to repay only debts exceeding a certain sum, while other forms of execution should be exhausted first.

Currently, the creditor is the one who decides which form of execution will be carried out and unless the debtor opposes the decision the court must comply.

But the minister believes a law should set the order in which various forms of execution should be employed in line with the amount of the debt.

However, he expressed doubt whether creditors would still be protected enough in that case. He also fears this might worsen payment defaults.


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