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The session of the Chambers of the Slovenian Assembly still in progress

Ljubljana, 21 November - The separate sessions of all the three Chambers of the Slovenian Assembly are still in progress. Meanwhile inter-chamber commissions are levelling the amendments proposed for two laws, that evoked large public interest, viz. the Law on Holidays and Festivities and the Law on Revenues and Other Earnings of the Workers in the Year 1991. The only controversial issue regarding the latter law is the ratio between the minimal and the maximal revenue. Up till now this ratio was set at 15, the new Government's proposal being 11. The Chamber of Communes certified the conclusions and the standpoints set by the Parliamentary Commission on National Defense regarding the Croatian refugees in Slovenia. The conclusions of this parliamentary commission attest to the effect that Slovenia can no longer withstand the burden of more than 20 thousand refugees, currently registered in Slovenia, and that help has to be sought on the highest governmental level from the neighboring countries and the EC. Slovenia should insist that Croatia adheres to the agreement regarding a prompt payment of pensions and other earnings to the refugees stationed in Slovenia. It should also be insisted that Croatia compensates the medical care expenses effected by the refugees in Slovenia, the unpaid bills amounting already in a debt of 6 million tolars. Since most of the refugees are mothers with children and elderly persons, it is to be expected that the medical care expenses will be on the rise. The Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia also passed the Law on Holidays and Festivities, declaring October 31. as the Reformation Memorial Day. The Chamber of Associated Labour endorsed the initiation of the parliamentary procedure regarding the credibility assessment of the Government. The Government will supposedly address the vote on its credibility assessment on Sunday.

© STA, 1991