Tough decisions for the Slovenian government ahead

Tough decisions for the Slovenian government ahead


Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos –

The National Assembly will open the November plenary with questions time on Monday, as part of which Prime Minister, Alenka Bratušek, will answer MP questions about the country’s economic outlook and the effects of the real estate tax.

The opposition Democratic Party (SDS) is expected to quiz Bratušek about the government’s economic forecast for next year, including projections for unemployment and public debt.

The opposition New Slovenia (NSi) will meanwhile ask about the government’s plan for restarting the economy, creating jobs and preventing brain drain.

Days after the real estate tax was confirmed in parliament, the opposition People’s Party (SLS) will seek the prime minister’s answers about the effects of the tax on the economy, rural regions and the poor.

Questions time will be a prelude to a session that will last all week and then resume again for a day on 27 November.

Topping the agenda of the session will be the second reading of the bill providing compensation to the erased on Tuesday and a debate on the opposition-sponsored motion to oust Finance Minister Uroš Čufer on Wednesday.

On Thursday the National Assembly is scheduled to fast-track the bill on the payment of a delayed pay increase for public servants.

While the session will be suspended on Friday, deputies are scheduled to return to the benches on 27 November for a debate on proposed changes to insolvency legislation.

Source: Slovenia Times