• PM Alenka Bratušek attended Bled Strategic Forum

    01.09.2014 - PM Alenka Bratušek attended the 9th Bled Strategic Forum. On the sidelines of the Forum, the PM held talks with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tibor Navracsics, and with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti. In a short informal meeting, Mr Chakrabarti thanked the Prime Minister for the good cooperation of the Slovenian government and expressed his expectations that Slovenia will continue with the reform process also in the future.

    Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA, source: Cabinet of the PM
  • PM attended a meeting of the European Council in Brussels

    31.08.2014 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Alenka Bratušek, attended a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, which focused on appointing the new President of the European Council and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The jobs went to the current Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and the Italian foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, respectively. At the press conference after the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed that both names were confirmed quickly and unanimously.

    PM attended a meeting of the European Council. Photo: STA
  • Prime Minister attends Conference on Western Balkans in Berlin

    28.08.2014 - The PM of the Republic of Slovenia, Alenka Bratušek, attended the Conference on the Western Balkans hosted by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Prime ministers, foreign ministers and economic ministers from all countries of the Western Balkans, Germany, Slovenia and Austria, the President of the European Commission, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, the European Commissioner for Energy and the French special envoy for the Western Balkans attended the conference.

    Conference on the Western Balkans. Photo: STA

 

It has been a year since the Government led by Alenka Bratušek started its mandate. Slovenia was in a very difficult situation at the time: it was gripped by the speculative financial markets, while an atmosphere of mistrust and instability pervaded the domestic political scene. But despite the many pessimistic forecasts, the past year was positive.


Slovenian Government approved a programme of measures aimed to combat the grey economy, which also foresees curbing undeclared employment, inspection campaigns, amendments to health-care legislation and damages for illegal building. Measures also tackle cash payments, duties and eliminating administrative barriers.




Investment Conferences:

 

The National Reform Programme (2013-2014) and Stability Programme (2013)

 

On 9th May 2013 the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted:

  •  the National Reform Programme for 2013-2014 (899 KB), which is  the Government’s mid-term plan defining priority measures and projects aimed at realising the objectives defined in the Europe 2020 growth strategy. The document forms the main part of the European semester, the content of which is linked to the stability programme 
  •  Stability Programme for 2013 (906 KB), which must be referred to the European Commission every April within the so-called European Semester together with the National Reform Programme. The document has been taken into account that Slovenia has been officially undergoing the excess deficit procedure, and is required to lower debt to less than 3% of GDP by 2013 in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of the EU.