The Slovenia Times

Finance Committee to Resume Debate on Asset Strategy


The committee broke off the debate last week on the government proposal after opposition MPs complained that the provided book values for state assets were from the end of 2013. The committee voted to demand that the government provide data as at the end of 2014.

As the session resumes, MPs will pore over dozens of amendments, including a proposal from the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) to classify insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav as a strategic investor in which the state retains a majority stake.

The long-awaited strategy is set to improve management of state share holdings, with the core goal of achieving a return on investment of 9% by 2020.

The government document has proven controversial. While the opposition is mostly critical, the coalition has not been fully united either.

In the opposition, the radical United Left (ZL) argues the document presents a strategy for privatisation and conservative parties say it does not go far enough.

Differences in the coalition have revolved mostly around the classifications of key assets, such as Zavarovalnica Triglav, which determines whether the stakes will be sold or kept.


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