Growth, jobs and more

Since Janez Janša took over the government of Slovenia this March the left is in shock that they lost power. Despite COVID they are protesting every Friday in the capital Ljubljana, hooded Antifa included. On the international stage there have been ongoing attempts to portrait Slovenia as another illiberal democracy in the making. The irony… » read more

Posted by Žiga Turk

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

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Congratulations, Mr. Trump ?

Trump won. Surprising for some, shocking for others, even apocalyptic. Nevertheless, European leaders send congratulation letters. They quite interesting at what they say. And even more interesting at what they don’t say. French President Hollande congratulated Trump, because that is a decent thing to do and “natural between two democratic heads of state” and pointed… » read more

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The EU Still is Attractive!

There are few good news coming from Brussels these days. The pundits are still wondering if Brexit will happen, hoping it would not and wondering at the same time how hard it will be. CETA negotiations are an embarrassment for the EU. They showed that not only one single country but one region in a… » read more

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Remember Paris!

Indeed, huge majority of Muslims are not terrorists. But majority of perpetrators of terrorist acts in Europe since 2001 are Muslims. That fifteen million European Muslims generate more terrorist – including the thousands that travel to join ISIS – than half a billion of Europeans shows that their integration in Europe, especially in France, is… » read more

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  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

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In the context of the Telecoms Single Market (TSM) package the European Council and the European Parliament are revisiting the issue of net neutrality. Net neutrality is a principle of internet traffic management that says that all internet traffic should be treated equally, regardless of the content, sender or receiver. As responsible minister I introduced… » read more

Posted by Žiga Turk