greater productivity, growth in export, an increase in foreign direct investment, better restructuring of bad corporate loans, a decrease in unemployment, decrease in youth unemployment by 4 percentage points, and the implementation of more than half of the measures aimed to reduce administrative obstacles.
At today’s session, the Government took note of the report elaborated by the team responsible for negotiations on demands made by the Police Trade Union of Slovenia and the Slovenian Trade Union of Police Officers. The Government authorised Minister of the Interior Vesna Žnidar Györkös to sign the strike agreement with the representative police trade unions.
Upon the adoption of the report, the Government appointed the Ministry of Public Administration to propose, by no later than 3rd June 2016, the appointment of Inter-Ministerial Working Group for the elimination of pay anomalies. Within one month, the Ministry has to prepare a report on possible solutions to eliminate anomalies with reference to the pay grades in comparable groups of public officials and present such solutions in detail.
Today, the Government also issued the Decree on setting prices for petroleum products. The Decree will become effective as of 9th June 2016 and will remain in force for one month. The Government appointed the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology to prepare, by 1st June 2016, a collaborative analysis on fiscal effects of gradual liberalization in the prices of petroleum products sold at service stations located at servicing traffic areas along on motorways and highways.
The Government took note of the interim report on the implementation of Slovenia’s Action Plan of priority activities prepared by ministries and government offices in 2016. The ministries are achieving their objectives in Government's essential priority areas, i.e. economic growth, fiscal consolidation, labour market measures, improved employment and health care. By implementing the current measures, the Government would like to reduce the administrative obstacles for citizens, boost the competitiveness of the economy, and ensure a fairer distribution of the tax burden. Further improvement in the living standard of citizens remains the Government’s top priority