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Reconstruction After The August Floods Has Been Inefficient – The SDS Party Has Tabled A Law To Remedy The Consequences

The Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS) parliamentary group has tabled amendments to the Act Determining Intervention Measures for Recovery from the Floods and Landslides of August 2023, and the Act on Reconstruction, Development and Provision of Financial Sources. The aim of the amendment to the Act Determining Intervention Measures for Recovery from …

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Was “Flood Recovery” Just An Excuse For Construction Tycoons To Get Loans From The EU?

Months after the August floods, the Golob government is still using the storms as an excuse for all its other failures. According to MP Andrej Hoivik from the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS), the “post-flood rehabilitation” was also one of the excuses for obtaining additional loans, which would, in fact, have served …

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The Purchase Of The Building On Litijska Was Financed With Flood Recovery Funds

The left-wing government of Robert Golob redirected funds earmarked for rehabilitation after the damage caused by natural disasters, even though the flood damage is far from being repaired and many flood zones are still dangerous for people. Following this week’s anti-corruption session, where Members of Parliament discussed controversial issues such as the seven-million-euro purchase of …

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The Assessments Of Flood Damage Now Stand At Almost 10 Billion

Assessments of the damage of the catastrophic August floods began to be talked about in the public domain soon after the floods ended. The initial estimates made by the Prime Minister proved to be grossly underestimated. Since those days, however, they have risen dramatically. Jelka Godec, leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka …

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President Of The Fiscal Council Opposes Additional Taxation For Flood Relief

“If we carry out the rehabilitation with additional debts, borrowing, that means, on the other hand, that we appear as a debtor with a higher existing debt, regardless of the reason for the increase in debt,” said the President of the Fiscal Council, Davorin Kračun, adding that any additional burden is also a burden on …

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Čeferin’s Humanitarian Fiasco For Flood Victims In Slovenia

On Friday, the Stožice stadium hosted a charity football match for flood victims organised by Aleksander Čeferin, or as the media euphorically reported, a “real charity football spectacle”. The event was also broadcast on television screens, and the whole thing was reported on in practically all the media and newspapers before and after the event, …

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People From The Affected Areas: Lots Of Material, But No Heavy Equipment!

With a variety of weather events coming to us in the upcoming days, many people are looking to the skies with concern. Especially in the areas where the devastating storms have already caused a great amount of damage in early August. In the Upper Savinja Valley area, the people are especially concerned because there is …

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Will Slovenia Be Left Without The European Money For Recovery After The Floods?

Where will the money for flood recovery come from? So far, the state has relied almost exclusively on further fiscal burdening of the already overburdened working class through the institution of quasi-working Saturdays (which are, in reality, just an excuse for the state to confiscate one day of wages this year and one day of …

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Minister Fajon Is Posting Photos With Wind In Her Hair And A Harley Davidson

“Just a little while to go…” is what Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, wrote under a photo of her with a motorbike that she posted on her Instagram a few days ago. Meanwhile, the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS) is helping on the ground every …

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Working Saturdays For You, Record Revenues For The Peace Institute

Even before the recent floods, we heard warnings from the Minister of Finance, Klemen Boštjančič, that there was no more money to be squandered and that the fiscal rule would be followed from now on. Unfortunately, this warning came only after a year of lavish feasting for the government’s “fellow fighters” in the takeover: the …

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Will We Have To Start Working On Saturdays, Thanks To The Financing Of NGOs?

Just a few months ago, the Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Luka Mesec, was enthusiastic about the introduction of a four-day workweek, but since then, the ruling coalition has already changed its tune. Instead, they now want people to work on Saturdays and use their daily wages for flood reconstruction. They …

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