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Opposition Calls for Crisis Bill in Wake of Natural Disaster



As power supply remains to be restored to around 20,000 households, the bulk of which in the area covered by Elektro Ljubljana, the SDS also called on the government to acquaint parliament with the measures adopted to deal with the damage.

While the party praised the "enormous efforts" of everyone working on the ground, it said that it was nonetheless clear that the measures adopted so far had been insufficient.

It wants to sees systemic measures that will secure enough funds to address the worst cases. The SDS noted that the state budget also includes disaster relief funds, which is why "it is incomprehensible that people are looking for power generators and basic goods on their own".

While the NSi wishes to be better informed about the government's actions as well, it proposed that public works projects be launched to provide work for the farmers, municipalities and companies hit hardest by the disaster.

The government earmarked on Thursday EUR 317,600 to cover the most immediate costs of the relief operation in response to the ice storm.

It also tasked the finance minister to start talks with the European Investment Bank and the Council of Europe Development Bank over the possibility of low-interest disaster relief loans.

The NSi took issue today with the EUR 317,600 allocated for relief by the government, noting that this meant a mere EUR 2,000 or EUR 3,000 per municipality.


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