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Slovenia protest adds pressure to crumbling government

February 12, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN FOCUS NEWS AGENCY) The biggest anti-government gathering since protests against corruption and austerity started in November. Some 20,000 Slovenians took to the streets on Friday, adding pressure on a crumbling conservative government that is struggling to stay in power and avoid a bailout, Reuters informs.   Prime Minister Janez Jansa is clinging to […]

Slovenian public sector announced strike for January

December 28, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE SLOVENIA TIMES) Public sector unions will hold a general strike on 23 January next year to protest against layoffs in the sector, unionist Branimir Štrukelj announced before New Year holidays. The strike will be the “D-day for the public sector, when we will begin efforts first and foremost against layoffs,” Štrukelj said. […]

Pension reform in Slovenia: take two

November 8, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE SLOVENIA TIMES) Following the failure of the inclusion of the Golden Fiscal Rule into the Constitution, the focus is now back on structural reform, primarily pension reform and labour market reform. It´s more than obvious that the new pension reform will be the cosmetically improved “old” reform from last year which was […]