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185th regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

At today’s session, the Government amended the Ordinance on the framework for the preparation of general government budget for the 2018 to 2020 period, in the part relating to the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (ZZZS) in 2018. The amendment to the ordinance will allow an increase in ZZZS expenditure of EUR 35 million this year, which is a result of higher inflows of social security contributions. The goal of the change is to increase the accessibility of healthcare services, potentially decrease healthcare waiting times and to provide better care of insured parties. The amendment to the ordinance will have to be approved by the National Assembly before passing into law.


The Government reported on the implementation of the state budget in the first half of this year. 

As at the end of June, the budget had recorded EUR 4.753 billion in revenues and EUR 4.573 billion in expenditure, resulting in the posting of a EUR 180.9 million surplus at the half-year mark. This could exceed the planned amount at the end of the year, while from the perspective of the balancing of general public finances in the medium term it is also important that expenditure grows more slowly than revenues.

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