Businesses urge boost measures after production resumes
"At today's meeting of employers' organisations, the prime minister and key ministers, businesses pointed out that following the No. 1 package, it was necessary to actively consider a quality No. 2 package which would provide liquidity support after restarting production," said Boštjan Gorjup, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS), in a video statement.
The chamber estimates that the package would have to be worth EUR 3 billion and should include state guarantees for commercial banks, an enhanced role of the SID Banka investment and development bank as well as insurance regarding export receivables and other transactions.
Today's meeting was held to exchange opinions on the first stimulus package, still pending in parliament, and on necessary additional measures. The amendments to the package have been proposed to better assist those most in need of assistance.
The second boost, featuring mostly liquidity measures, is expected to be presented in two weeks, reported public broadcaster RTV Slovenija.
Employers believe that it should reward those businesses that improve their business results by exempting them from reimbursing financial aid instead of stripping them of such support as envisaged in the first package.
Another meeting aimed at discussing the future measures is scheduled for Saturday.