The Slovenia Times

PM calls meeting on cost-of-living crisis for Wednesday


Ljubljana - Prime Minister Robert Golob has called a high-level working meeting for Wednesday to discuss the challenges of high energy and food prices in a bid to secure political unity in adopting measures to address the cost-of-living crisis.

Golob has convened a working consultation on measures to curb food and energy insecurity and ensure Slovenia's energy security, as Slovenia, like the entire international community, is facing the difficult and far-reaching consequences of the war in Ukraine, reads the invitation to the meting.

Invited are the leaders of all parliamentary parties, all deputy group leaders, the finance, infrastructure and economy ministers, the director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, several economists and several representatives of energy companies.

As Golob says in the invitation, he wants "us to tackle the historically difficult challenges ahead together".

Golob urged political unity on Thursday at an emergency session of parliament. "I'm offering my hand to the opposition and the coalition to talk through the key issues for the winter together." He later told POP TV commercial broadcaster that both opposition leaders, Janez Janša and Matej Tonin, had expressed readiness to cooperate.

Wednesday's meeting aims at reaching a consensus on emergency energy legislation so that opposition parties would not use procedural solutions or referendums to make it hard to pass the legislation.


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