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Factsheet for measure SI-2020-34/1101 – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 20 August 2020|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition, Digital Transformation|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 September 2020|
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) issued recommendations for the economic upturn in the ‘post-corona’ period. In the introduction, the employer organisation assesses the four emergency laws for mitigation of the COVID-19 effects. Emergency measures have provided efficient support to people and protection of employment. Not so efficient, according to GZS, has been the financial help provided to companies: as they have problems to fulfil the conditions in order to obtain guarantees and deferred debt instalments, financial instruments are underused.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) positively assessed the government’s plans for investments which may foster economic growth in many activities, particularly in the construction. There are investments needs in the development (knowledge, innovation, digitalisation), the improvement of infrastructure, the transition to a low-carbon society, and housing. GZS identified six domains which should be prioritized:
GZS estimates that between three and four billion euro could be spent annually for the above-mentioned projects.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) has estimated costs for each priority area. Among financial sources, included in GZS’ calculations are the European Rescue Fund, the European Cohesion Fund and other European and national funds. Sources for investments may also come from the private sector as well as households. GZS highlights that the investment potential of companies is high, since they achieved the record profits in 2019, while their indebtedness is considerably low.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) issued recommendations for the economic upturn in the ‘post-corona’ period.
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Eurofound (2020), Employers make recommendations for the economic upturn for Slovenia 5.0, measure SI-2020-34/1101 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2020-34_1101.html
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