Business sector concerned about Slovenian government’s policies

Business sector concerned about Slovenian government’s policies

 

Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos

Head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS), Samo Hribar Milič, told reporters on Wednesday that Slovenian government “should find savings in the public sector” and repeated his proposal that “the country’s main priority is to tackle the expenditure, that is public administration on all levels”.

According to “Slovenia Times”, Milič’s statement was made after a meeting with Prime Minister, Alenka Bratušek, was made yesterday, in which the GZS expressed its concerns about new taxes and a scheduled reduction of budget funds, in a government’s attempt to stimulate the country’s economy.

As the same source mentioned, all participants agreed that employers’ association will have drawn up concrete proposals by August 10th, on how to kick start growth.

The meeting was also attended by Finance Minister, Uroš Čufer, and Economy Minister, Stanko Stepišnik, who expressed understanding for business’s grievances upon arrival, but said that money for social transfers and public administration, education and health “has to be taken from somewhere”.

Also participating in the meeting was the Manager Association, the Chamber of Trade and the Association of Employers in Trade Crafts and Entrepreneurs. Also participating in the meeting was the Manager Association, the Chamber of Trade and the Association of Employers in Trade Crafts and Entrepreneurs.

Source: Slovenia Times