The resolutions of the Slovenian government

Ljubljana, 6 September - After the meeting of the Slovenian government its representatives disclosed its resolutions, endorsed today by the Executive council, at a press conference. They discussed the problems regarding the social activities in the first half of this year, the first draft of the law on woods and the preservation of environment as well as the openings of the offices of the Republic of Slovenia abroad. Regarding the burning problems faced by the social activities it was stated that they could be resolved after the rebalancing of the budget. The process of changes which this segment has been undergoing for the last two years brought about a budgetary financing system as well as a change of legal status of these activities. The revenues of the social activities for this year are low compared to the prices as well as to the revenues in the other sectors of the national economy. The biggest problem seems to be the medical care - being stricken by inflation and the rise in material expenses on the average for 60% - which, however, could be solved by introducing some additional fundings through Social Security. The medical establishment has about one billion and 200 thousand unpaid dues that are without any budgetary backup. They averted the reproach that not enough has been done in terms of rationalization, stating that the number of employees was decreased by 2 thousand during this year. In view of the numerous problems facing the social activities they fear that a total disintegration of the system could follow. The government adopted today also the text of the general collective contract for non-entreprenneurial activities to be signed soon by both the parties involved - the government as well as the trade unions. The base pay was set equal to the one in the entrepreneurial activities. The spokesman for the Ministry of exterior presented the proposition of the Ministry for the openings of the offices of the Republic of Slovenia abroad, that would not hold the status of consular offices. The are already operating in Vienna, Luxembourg and London, and should be opened also in the capitals of all the Yugoslav republics, neighboring countries as well as the USA, Paris, Bonn and Strassbourg. Mr. Miha Jazbinšek disclosed the draft of the environmental protection law. He stressed that Slovenia, in comparison with most of the legal systems in the world, is trying to establish an environmental civil law. The draft introduces several novel features regarding the conservation of the environment. Every encroachment into the environment will demand a special environmental protection permit. A system of orderly pollution monitoring, until now non-existent, will be established. The waste that can not be menaged by the local communities will be transferred to higher authorities. A novel Institute of Ecology will be established.

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