The Slovenia Times

Gorjup appointed for second term as GZS president


Addressing the assembly before the vote, Gorjup said he would use his experience to build on constructive and positive relations within the GZS and with all of society's stakeholders - the government, trade unions and other employers' organisations.

His list of priorities for the second term includes internationalisation, human resources, taxes, strategic guidelines, value added and internal GZS affairs.

As for internationalisation, he said he would push for measures that would allow exports to rise towards EUR 50 billion after reaching EUR 40.7 billion last year.

His answers to the shortage of human resources include later retirement, a policy on immigration and more effective adjustments of the education system to the needs of the labour market.

Gorjup sees the need for an additional reduction of the tax burdens placed on labour, while his priorities in terms of strategic steps are a rational and progressive social agreement and a sustainable energy programme.

As regards value added, he proposed a stronger focus on research and development to allow value added to rise from last year's EUR 44,000 per employee to EUR 60,000 by 2025. The idea is for the average gross wage to rise from EUR 1,650 to EUR 2,000 in the same period.

Gorjup would meanwhile like to keep the GZS in the black, strengthen its reputation as a constructive social partner and develop the chamber's headquarters into a platform for the promotion of Slovenian businesses.

Gorjup has been leading the GZS since 2017 together with the chamber's director general Sonja Šmuc, who was appointed the same year, succeeding the GZS long-serving head Samo Hribar Milič.


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