Delo hails new aid for tourism, but says it must come on time

Ljubljana, 29 May – The newspaper Delo welcomes the Economy Ministry’s proposal to distribute a new set of vouchers to citizens to boost tourism while extending their validity to hospitality, culture, sports and recreational services, but also says that aid needs to come quick.

Finance proposes changing rules on returning state aid

Ljubljana – The newspaper Finance argues in Tuesday’s commentary against the rules under which more than 10% of small businesses will have to return the state aid they received last year because they did not just sit around and wait for aid but actually found ways to keep their business afloat.

Opposition critical of resilience plan, businesses expected more grants

Ljubljana – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) has welcomed Slovenia’s recovery and resilience plan that the government adopted on Wednesday as a huge step forward from a previous version. Nevertheless, the chamber wants to see more grant funds. The opposition is meanwhile critical of the plan, saying it lacks environmental investments.

Ceiling of combined state aid support for HORECA businesses increased to 1,800,000 euros

The Senate plenary adopted on Monday OUG No. 10/2021 on a set of specific financial support measures for the COVID-affected tourism companies; the regulatory act was amended so as to increase the ceiling for the combined state aid support to 1,800,000 euros from 800,000 euros. OUG No. 10/2021 aims at removing certain deficiencies identified by the European Commission of OUG No.

As Elections Loom Large Bulgarian Politicians Tune in to Green Transition

Bulgarian political parties are showing an uncharacteristic interest in green policies ahead of elections on April 4, not least because the country is one of the largest per capita beneficiaries of EU funds and is now required to invest in climate and environmental issues.

Lenarčič urges Slovenia to make best use of recovery funds

Ljubljana – European Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič urged Slovenia in a videoconference presenting his priorities in 2021 to the parliamentary EU Affairs Committee to make the best use of the funds available as part of the EU mechanism for recovery and resilience.

Commission says EU rules cannot be excuse to stop press agency funding

Brussels – European rules cannot be used as an excuse to stop the funding of press agencies, an European Commission spokesperson said on Tuesday about the financing of the STA. It appears that the aid could be granted without the need for prior approval by the Commission, according to Arianna Podesta.

A new aid package till Sretenje; "It will include pensioners"

"I had long talks with Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Finance Minister Sinisa Mali about the aid package today.
As he said, it will not be generous help as the first aid package, but it will be a new injection for companies, economy, entrepreneurs, small, medium and even large companies. According to Vucic, 1.052.000 people will be covered by the aid package.