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Business May 5, 2021, 22:59

Government proposing a series of tax tweaks

The government has adopted amendments to three tax laws in a bid to reduce labour taxation and help businesses and individuals in the post-Covid recovery, including by increasing the general personal income allowance, reducing tax on capital and reducing red tape. The amendments are to be implemented on 1 January 2022.

Business May 5, 2021, 20:00

Steel group exec appointed new GZS chairman

Tibor Šimonka, a senior vice-president of the steel group SIJ, has been elected new chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) for the next two years to succeed Boštjan Gorjup.

Politics May 5, 2021, 19:11

Coalition mounts another attempt to replace parliamentary speaker

Coalition deputy group leaders have collected 47 signatures from MPs to urge National Assembly Speaker Igor Zorčič to step down. SDS deputy group leader Danijel Krivec said on Wednesday that should Zorčič not decide to resign by the start of next week, they will formally file a second motion to dismiss him.

Business May 5, 2021, 18:36

Experts propose reimbursement scheme for bailed-in creditors

A group of experts commissioned by the Slovenian central bank to draw up solutions for junior bond- and share-holders wiped out in the 2013 bank bailout sees a reimbursement scheme as the most suitable solution where the state would take on the financial burden.

Business May 5, 2021, 13:01

Divača-Koper construction symbolically launched

Construction of currently the largest infrastructure project in the country was symbolically launched as ground was broken on the 27-km Divača-Koper rail track and the final contract on the construction of one of its two sections, from Divača to Črni Kal, was signed in Dekani on Wednesday.

Business May 5, 2021, 8:38

Committee green light for transportation platforms

The parliamentary Infrastructure Committee has endorsed amendments to the act on road transport that create the legal basis for transportation platforms such as Uber or Lyft, changes that the government argues will facilitate the digitalisation of the transport sector.

Politics May 5, 2021, 0:30

Pahor visiting Brdo-Brijuni leaders ahead of mid-May summit

Ahead of the Brdo-Brijuni Process summit, to be held in Slovenia's Brdo pri Kranju on 17 May, President Borut Pahor will hold separate meetings in the next ten day with leaders of the countries comprising the initiative. The first meeting comes on Wednesday as Pahor will be received by Montenegrin counterpart Milo Đukanović.