Slovenian parliament approves authorities reshuffle –


Parliament endorsed 9 ministers within the authorities of Prime Minister Robert Golob on Tuesday, finishing a reshuffle that Golob supposed because the begin of his time period however was thwarted in previous months.

The federal government will now have twenty ministers, of which one with no portfolio, simply as Golob envisioned on the outset of his time period, earlier than his plan grew to become slowed down in political infighting.

“After eight months, not simply of ready but in addition of combating, we’ve come to a degree the place the winners of the election can assert our legit proper to form the federal government consistent with our preferences,” Golob instructed parliament.

There are solely three new ministers, whereas the briefs of six extra have been reshuffled, which required a brand new formal affirmation by parliament.

Two erstwhile authorities places of work, for the digital transition and cohesion coverage, have been elevated to ministries.

Golob stated the three new ministries shall be “the engines of three necessary reforms” in a 12 months that the federal government has designated as a 12 months of reforms that may “remodel our nation”.

The brand new Ministry of Solidarity-Primarily based Future shall be tasked with reforming long-term care and housing coverage.

The newly shaped Training Ministry, which can cowl preschool, main and secondary training, will set the foundations to reform the tutorial system, based on Golob.

And the brand new Local weather and Power Ministry shall be tasked with drawing up measures to keep away from an vitality disaster like the present sooner or later whereas engaged on local weather change mitigation and adaptation.

“Local weather and vitality have two seemingly incompatible targets, however in actuality, they go hand in hand. Lengthy-term zero-carbon measures are the one technique to cowl vitality wants and never destroy the planet,” Golob stated.

The controversy resulting in the vote noticed the opposition reiterate earlier arguments that the enlarged authorities could be bloated and ineffective.

In distinction, the coalition argued that the reorganisation is critical for the implementation of the numerous reform efforts on the federal government’s desk.

(Sebastijan R. Maček |

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