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Factsheet for measure SI-2021-31/3230 – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 28 July 2021 – 28 June 2026|
|Context||Green Transition, European Semester|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||08 June 2023 (updated 13 June 2023)|
The Recovery and Resilience Plan investments support the objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plan of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Green Deal. The goal is to transition Slovenia to a low-carbon circular economy to promote the long-term productivity and resilience of society. The Recovery and Resilience Plan supports projects for energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, and adaptation to the effects of climate change. It also provides investments to improve the quality of public services related to drinking water supply and wastewater collection and treatment.
The Recovery and Resilience Plan addresses five components:
As of May 26 2023, €197 million was spent on the Recovery and Resilience Plan. Most funds being used for the railway infrastructure improvement (€177 million), €1 million has been spent on a tool for digital management of space, environment, real estate, water and nature (‘green Slovenian location framework’). A unspecified amount of money has also been spent on modernising vocational education in order to improve preparedness for the digital and green transition. Agency SPIRIT runs a one-stop point for all activities aimed at supporting businesses in the transition to a circular economy €0.17 million (spent out of €7 million) was used for Agency SPIRIT's one-stop point for activities that support businesses transitioning to a circular economy model. Fifty-five companies received subsidies worth €8 million for de-carbonisation projects in the wood industry.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
National Recovery and Resilience Facility
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) pointed out that the Recovery and Resilience Plan does not give enough resources directly to the economy. GZS said that more resources should be provided to address the challenges in the energy sector, particularly the development of new technologies.
Eurofound (2023), Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, water quality, and wastewater treatment, measure SI-2021-31/3230 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2021-31_3230.html
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