Janez Janša: “For the first time in its history, Slovenia will receive a proposal for a serious, concrete programme of debureaucratisation”

Janez Janša

“24 April is the date when, for the first time in its history, Slovenia will receive a proposal for a serious, concrete programme of debureaucratisation. This is principally what we need to live more normally,” the champion of the biggest opposition party Janez Janša said at saturdays’s meeting and emphasised that today the council of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) familiarised itself with the activity of the deputy group which will in the following days submit materials for removing administrative barriers that stifle Slovenian citizens, businessmen, and farmers at an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.

The plenary meeting before the elections was attended by around 500 people as the time of the elections is approaching and must not overtake them. The whole broader base of the party responded, including all municipal councillors, representatives of the party council, and representatives of the expert council. They learned how to prepare for the elections and what kind of strategy to adopt. It is clear what the mainstream media will now do, and it is so transparent that even those who are not sympathisers of SDS can see through it.

Janez Janša, the president of SDS, said that the SDS council today also familiarised itself with the activity of the deputy group which will in the following days submit materials for removing administrative barriers that stifle Slovenian citizens, businessmen, and farmers at an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia. “At the moment, Slovenia has over 20,000 acts and decrees that have been adopted at the governmental level. This means that for every hundredth inhabitant of Slovenia the government has a new act or regulation, and it’s impossible to live or conduct business normally in this bureaucratic jungle.” The champion of the opposition added that they would provide the government with a series of concrete measures and recommendations for eliminating this burden. Compliance with at least half of these proposals would make the life of people as well as the business operations of Slovenian entrepreneurs much easier. “Therefore, 24 April is the date when, for the first time in its history, Slovenia will receive a proposal for a serious, concrete programme of debureaucratisation. This is principally what we need to live more normally,” Janša added.

For the next term, SDS will prepare a concrete programme for the debureaucratisation of Slovenia. For every new regulation, two existing regulations will be repealed. And with the founding of every new government department or agency, two existing departments or agencies will be abolished. Because no regulation can be a substitute for common sense and individual responsibility. In this way competences will be transferred to logical levels, and the role of regional and municipal institutions will strengthen.

I. K.