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At risk of non-compliance with Stability and Growth Pact, running a budget deficit during an expansion cycle, unable to fix public healthcare, unable to do a pension reform, unable to address the public sector’s trade union requirements, but growing at 2.2% … the Government of Slovenia is celebrating the end of the great depression that… » read more

Posted by Žiga Turk

  In about tweet: Slovenia created a “bad bank” to solve the banking crisis. It hired Scandinavians to run it independently of old boys’ networks. They got too independent and were sacked. As a measure for saving its failing banking sector, Slovenia in 2013 established a “bad bank”, officially called Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC).… » read more

Posted by Žiga Turk

The landslide winner of snap elections in Slovenia is the “Party of Miro Cerar” that six weeks before the elections did not even exist. Its members and candidates are rather unknown, its policies are unclear. It is named and lead by a law professor and legal consultant with zero track record in executive politics. Strongest… » read more

Posted by Žiga Turk

For nearly six years the alleged bribery in the case of procuring Patria armored vehicles from Finland has been the No.1 topic in Slovenian political discourse. It has had a strong impact on elections in 2008, 2011 and 2014, because the accused is Janez Janša, key political figure in Slovenia, leader of (usually) the opposition… » read more

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Wikileaks? What Wikileaks?

Napolen would know how to deal with Wikileaks:“In politics… never retreat, never retract… never admit a mistake.” Its simple. Pretend they do not exist. Here’s how the Prime Minister of Slovenia Borut Pahor handled his personal dealings with th…

Posted by Žiga Turk