Resignation of Slovenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland Linked to Staff Criticism of Management Style

By , 02 Jul 2020, 11:03 AM Politics
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STA, 1 July 2020 - Slovenia's former Ambassador to Switzerland Marta Kos has told the newspaper Dnevnik that she resigned on Monday because of diverging views on how the embassy should be run and foreign policy led. She also confirmed that the resignation was linked to recent oversight by the Foreign Ministry of her management of the Embassy in Bern.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed for Dnevnik that a four-week extraordinary oversight of Kos's work had been conducted at the Embassy in Bern between late May and mid-June.

It was launched after the staff complained that the embassy was not run adequately. These allegations have persisted since she served as ambassador in Berlin, the ministry said.

The oversight report was given to Foreign Minister Anže Logar and to Kos. The ministry did not want to elaborate on the contents of the report, Dnevnik said.

Kos's resignation, sent out on Monday, took effect on Tuesday.

Kos, who is not a career diplomat, was appointed ambassador to Switzerland in September 2017 and her term would have expired in July 2021. Before Bern, she was ambassador to Germany.

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