Delo: Council of Personal Interests

Ljubljana, 30 December - The National Council vetoed two bills from the government-proposed austerity measures last week, which was meet with a positive response of many who believe that the newly-elected National Council will be tougher than its predecessor thus fulfilling its function of a body established to supervise the work of lawmakers, Delo writes. This might be true to some extent, yet it is not up to the National Council to show to the parliament how strong it is. Delo adds that Slovenia does not have a two-house parliament. The National Council is designed merely to regulate the performance of the National Assembly. According to Delo, the Council will not ensure better performance of parliament but rather try to put forth personal interests of individual associations represented in the Council.

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