Govt raises funding for municipalities

Ljubljana – The government adopted a decree on Sunday, raising the lump sum which municipalities receive per resident from the state. In 2022 the sum will rise from EUR 628 to EUR 645 and in 2023 to EUR 647, the Public Administration Ministry said on Twitter.

The government’s initial proposal envisaged raising the sum to EUR 638, which was backed by all three municipal associations. However, they raised concern whether this will suffice to cover the costs.

But on Sunday the government confirmed a higher sum than was the original proposal.

Under the last agreement on municipal funding which Minster Boštjan Koritnik signed with the heads of municipal association at the end of September last year, the lump sum for 2021 and 2022 was set at EUR 628.