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18.01.18

164th Regular Session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

At today's regular session the Government adopted the draft Act amending the Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act. The draft amendments improve the legal framework for anti-corruption activities and create conditions and circumstances for more effective work by the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, in other words a legal framework for the further strengthening of values and principles such as integrity, responsibility, transparency, the rule of law and the public interest. 

 

 

The draft Act defines more clearly the types of procedures conducted by the Commission and the rules governing them, as well as the rights and obligations of persons participating in such procedures. The Commission will decide as a collegiate body on matters primarily determined by law and on matters which in the view of a Commission functionary require collegiate decision-making because of their importance (substantive, formal or actual). In this way the Commission will be relieved of the need to deal with routine matters and cases that are less important from the point of view of its objectives. On the other hand, the draft Act strengthens the preventive role of the Commission by giving it new powers in areas where the value of such an institution in limiting corruption can be greatest – namely the identification and elimination of risks of systemic corruption and conflicts of interest, and supervision of the assets of persons with obligations under the Act. 

 

 

At today's session the Government also adopted the draft Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications Act. The draft Act lays down measures to ensure the accessibility of websites and mobile applications within the public sector. The aim of the Act is to ensure more accessible websites and mobile applications for all users, particularly users with various forms of disability. The Act transposes into national legislation Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies. 

 

 

The draft Act aims to enable users easier access to public sector information and services and in this way make it easier for them to exercise their rights. This is particularly important for users with disabilities and limitations of various types. Consequently, the aim is to increase the digital inclusion of vulnerable groups of the population. 

 

 

The Government also defined the text of the draft Act amending the Insurance Act, by which the provisions of Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance distribution are implemented in Slovenian law. The main aim of the Act is to simplify national provisions governing the distribution of insurance and reinsurance products and to ensure a higher level of protection for insurance policy holders, better quality information for consumers, and better rules of operation for insurance sellers.


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