Ministry of Finance


Franc Križanič (photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA)

Dr Franc Križanič


Franc Križanič was born on 4 December 1954 in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 1978, when Prof Aleksander Bajt invited him to become a researcher at the Economic  Institute of the Law School, where he continued studying the macro-economic relationship between the production function and foreign trade (a topic he already addressed in his undergraduate thesis) and other macro-economic topics relevant to economic policy. He has published two books on the subject ('Investicijski multiplikator na Slovenskem' [The investment multiplier in Slovenia]; 1992, and 'Gospodarstvo Slovenije - ekonometrična študija obdobij 1986 – 1992 – 1994' [The Slovenian Economy – An Econometric Study of the Periods 1986–1992–1994]; 1995) and a series of articles. He earned his MSc ('Analiza faktorjev strukture jugoslovanske zunanje trgovine' [Analysis of the Structural Factors of Yugoslav Foreign Trade]; 1987) and his PhD ('Analiza Leontijevega paradoksa v slovenskem gospodarstvu' [Analysis of Leontief's Paradox in the Slovenian Economy]; 1997) under Professor Mate Babič at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb. The Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana officially recognised his qualifications in 1998. In 2000 he became Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana.


He is the author of a series of macro-economic analyses and related scientific articles. He has particularly focused on the analysis of the external/foreign trade balance and economic growth, including with regard to the expected effects of Slovenia's accession to the EU. He has also been published in international magazines and participated in international research projects.


In 2001 he became the Director of the Economic Institute of the Law School. From 2000 to 2005 he was President of the Council of Experts at the Insurance Supervision Agency. From 2007 until his official candidature for the position of Minister of Finance he was President of the Supervisory Board of the Slovenian Red Cross.



State Secretary

Mateja Vraničar


Mateja Vraničar was born on 7 November 1965 in Ljubljana. In 1989, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana and, in 1997, she successfully finished her MPA studies (Master of Public Administration) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


From 1989 to 1993, she worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of preparation of the legal basis for the establishment of the Slovenia customs service after gaining independence, as well as on preparation of regulations governing foreign trade and foreign exchange.


From 1993 to 1999, Ms Vraničar was employed by the Customs Section of the Ministry of Finance, where she was responsible for the co-ordination and preparation of the first Slovenian Customs Act and relevant implementing regulations, which were based on the European customs system. She was head of the Slovenian delegation for negotiating protocols covering the origin of goods, which were an integral part of free-trade agreements with various countries and groups of countries and of the association agreement with the EC. Ms Vraničar was also a member of the Slovenian delegation managing Slovenia’s entry into GATT. From 1999 to 2006, Ms Vraničar was the head of the Indirect Taxation Section, responsible for the preparation of regulations and system solutions in the field of value-added tax, excise duties and other indirect taxes. She was responsible for co-operation with EU institutions. In March 2006, she was appointed head of the Department for Tax and Customs Policy and Legislation in the Directorate for the System of Tax, Customs and Other Public Finance Revenues within the ministry, responsible for the preparation of regulations and system solutions in the area of tax and customs systems, and for co-operation with EU institutions in these areas. During the Slovenian Presidency of the EU, Ms Vraničar was the chair of the EU Council's Working Party on Tax Questions.


Mateja Vraničar has acquired vast experience in the field of tax legislation and is author and co-author of a number of books on tax and customs law. She has also lectured on indirect taxes and the customs system.






Dr Franc Križanič

Phone: +386 1 369 66 00

fax: +386 1 369 66 09

e-mail: franc.krizanic[@]


State Secretary

Mateja Vraničar

Phone: +386 1 369 66 21

fax: +386 1 369 66 09

e-mail: mateja.vranicar[@]



Head of the Office

Peter Medica, Msc

Phone: +386 1 369 66 31

fax: +386 1 369 66 09

e-mail: peter.medica[@]




Vitomir Pretnar, MSc

Phone: + 386 1/369 63 50

fax: + 386 1/369 63 59

e-mail: vitomir.pretnar[@]



Public Relations

Urška Štorman

Phone: ++386 1 369 64 36

fax: +386 1 369 66 09

e-mail: urska.storman[@]


Irena Ferkulj

Phone: ++386 1 369 64 36

fax: +386 1 369 66 09

e-mail: irena.ferkulj[@]




Financial System Directorate


Katja Božič, MA

Phone: +386 1 369 66 70

fax: +386 1 369 66 79

e-mail: katja.bozic[@]


Treasury Directorate 


Boštjan Plešec

Phone: +386 1 369 64 10

fax: +386 1 369 64 19

e-mail: bostjan.plesec[@]


Directorate for the System of Tax, Customs and Other Public Finance Revenues


Alenka Kovač Arh

Phone.:01/369 67 25

Fax: 01/369 66 19

e-mail: alenka.kovac-arh[@]


Budget Directorate

Phone: +386 1 369 64 71

fax: +386 1 369 65 98

e-mail: alenka.bratusek[@]


Public Property Directorate


Miranda Groff Ferjančič, Msc

Phone: + 386 1/369 66 90

Fax: + 386 1/369 64 37



Public Accounting Directorate

Director General:

Marija Janc

Phone: + 386 1/369 60 11

Fax: + 386 1/369 60 99

e-mail: marija.janc[@]



Main Areas of Activity

In accordance with the State Administration Act the Ministry of Finance performs tasks in the areas of the treasury function, public accounting, budgets, public contracts, tax and customs systems, general government revenue and the system of finance, prevention and discovery of money laundering, regulating gaming activities, state aid, macroeconomic analyses and forecasts and international cooperation with financial institutions.



Bodies affiliated to the Ministry

Tax Administration

Šmartinska cesta 55, POB 631, 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 478 27 00

fax: +386 1 478 27 52

e-mail: gp.durs-gdu[@]


Director-General: Mojca Centa Debeljak

e-mail: gp.durs-gdu[@]



The Tax Administration of the RS performs tax service tasks: collection of taxes and other obligatory duties; performing supervision over legality, correctness and timeliness of fulfilment of tax obligations, defined by taxation regulations; prevention and discovery of tax offences and other cases of criminal conduct, defined by regulations, for supervision over the implementation of which the Tax Administration is responsible, and conduct of the procedure for offences of the offence body; forcible collection of pecuniary claims of the state and self-governing local communities on the basis of the act, which arranges the general administrative procedure, and on the basis of the act, which arranges offences; implementation of European Community regulations and international treaties, which oblige Slovenia in connection with Tax Administration's work field, co-operation and exchange of data with Community's bodies, competent bodies of EU Member States and with competent bodies of other states; co-operation with international organisations and professional associations from the field of taxes; examination and analysis of tax system's operations and tax policy's measures and submitting of initiatives for solving of matters from this field; performing of other tasks, defined by the act or by regulations on the basis of the act.

The Tax Administration of the RS performs tasks of the tax service in accordance with acts, which arrange taxation and the procedure in connection with the taxation, the act, which arranges audit supervision, with other regulations and international treaties, which oblige Slovenia, and in accordance with the Tax Administration Act.


Customs Administration

Šmartinska cesta 55, 1523 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 478 38 01

fax: +386 1 478 39 00


Director-General: Rajko Skubic

e-mail: rajko.skubic[@]


The responsibilities and activities of the Customs Administration relate to the implementation of the customs and excise system; customs and excise supervision, assessment, accounting and collection of import, export and other duties and excises; customs and excise tax controls and inspections; other affairs concerning the control of movement of passengers, goods and services.


Office for Money Laundering Prevention

Cankarjeva 5, p.p. 1696,

1001 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 369 69 60

fax: +386 1 425 20 87

e-mail: mf.uppd[@]



Director-General: Andrej Plausteiner

e-mail: andrej.plausteiner[@]


The Office for Money Laundering Prevention performs tasks related to the detection and prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The Office has the role of clearing-house between institutions of the financial system and other liable persons, on the one hand, and law enforcement bodies on the other. The Office receives, collects, analyses and provides data obtained on the basis of the Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing to the competent authorities in Slovenia and abroad. The Office also performs certain tasks in the area of supervising the implementation of the Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

State Office for Gaming Supervision


Slovenska 54, 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 432 81 97

fax: +386 1 231 97 41

e-mail: mf.unpis[@]



Director: Emil Mihalič

e-mail: emil.mihalic[@]


The Office for Gaming Supervision supervises all processes directly or indirectly related with gaming organisation, supervises and analyses the implementation of applicable regulations, supervises the ownership structures of concessionaires, and checks and analyses data required for the conclusion of concession agreements and the issuing of licences. 

Public Payments Administration


Dunajska 48, 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 475 16 51

fax: +386 1 475 17 07

e-mail: vodstvo[@]


Director-General: Jana Ahčin

e-mail: jana.ahcin[@]


The Administration for Public Payments performs functions in the execution of payments to direct and indirect users of the national budget and municipal budgets and in the collation of information on payments from the budget and on budget revenues in Slovenia, provides information to facilitate the efficient handling of public funds and the management and supervision of fiscal revenues, and provides technological and executive support for treasury operations at the level of the state and the municipalities.

Budget Supervision Office


Fajfarjeva 33, Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 369 69 00

fax: +386 1 369 69 14

Director: Nataša Prah

e-mail: natasa.prah[@]


The Office of the RS for Budgetary Supervision performs tasks relating to guidance, coordination and control of functioning of the public internal financial control in the RS, independent control of implementation and use of EU funds and the national co-financing, budget inspection, guidance and coordination for the protection of financial interests of the EU and the fight against fraud.