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Slovenia Business Week no. 47: Government Establishes Reform Coordination Office

The Office for the Coordination of the Implementation of Slovenia's Development Strategy is expected to start operating as of 2006

The government decided on Thursday, 17 November to establish an office that will coordinate the implementation of the planned structural reforms, to be headed by a minister without portfolio.

The Office for the Coordination of the Implementation of Slovenia's Development Strategy is expected to start operating as of 2006, according to government spokesperson Valentin Hajdinjak.

Hajdinjak said after the cabinet session that the Office would coordinate the implementation of the reforms by working closely with relevant ministries and government agencies.

The Office should have 15 employees in 2006 and 2007, with most of its members being transferred from other ministries. It will not require any additional budgetary expenses, he explained.

Hajdinjak said that "personnel issues have not yet been discussed", saying that the head of the office has to be first approved by coalition parties, and then put forward by PM Janez Jansa.

One of the most often mentioned candidates for the post is the head of the government reform committee Joze P. Damijan.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA