New asylum legislation aims to speed up procedures, curb abuse

On 10th December the Slovenian government adopted an overhauled asylum law in a bid to speed up the processing of asylum applications and curb abuse. The proposal would shorten the time authorities can take to decide on applications for international protection. At the same time, an appeal by the applicant does not stay the execution of a decision.

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General government deficit at 2.6% of GDP in first nine months 2015

Slovenia’s general government deficit reached EUR 743m in the first nine months of the year, or 2.6% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Statistics Office announced in December 2015. The deficit in the January-September period is considerably lower than in the same period last year (EUR 1.06bn or 3.9% of GDP) and below the government target of 3% of GDP.

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Mramor named Europe’s top Finance Minister of 2016

Finance Minister Dušan Mramor is Europe’s best Finance Minister of 2016, according to the London-based magazine The Banker, which is owned by The Financial Times. The five Finance Minister of the Year 2016 awards celebrate officials around the world who have best managed to stimulate growth and stabilise their economy.

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