Weekly Review of Slovenian Business & Economy from 3 to 9 April
Ljubljana, 11 April - Last Saturday, some 10,000 joined forces at two separate protests in the centre of Ljubljana, demanding higher wages. Only a week later the social partners - trade unions, employers and the government - seem to be closer to an agreement in the negotiations on the 2004-2005 wage policy for the private sector. Meanwhile, Prime Minister had another thing on his mind this week as three ministers from the ranks of the People's Party (SLS), including the agriculture and transport ministers Franc But and Jakob Presecnik, decided to leave the government after the SLS was ousted from the coalition last week. However, Rop already proposed the candidates for the open offices; Milan Pogacnik is to replace But, while Marko Pavliha is to become the new transport minister.
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