Slovenia

VI - Euro Plus Pact

On March 11, 2011 the Heads of State or Government of the Eurozone endorsed the Pact for the Euro. At the 24/25 March 2011 European Council, the same Heads of State or Government agreed on the Euro Plus Pact and were joined – hence the ‘Plus’ – by six others: Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania (leaving only the UK, Czech Republic, Sweden and Hungary out).      
The objective of the pact is to foster competitiveness, foster employment, contribute to the sustainability of public finances and reinforce financial stability. In the Euro-Plus-Pact the Heads of State or Government have entered into commitments on a number of policy areas, in which member states are competent.           
(
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/120296.pdf)

Negotiation
VI.1
What political/legal difficulties
did Slovenia encounter in the negotiation of the Euro-Plus-Pact, in particular in relation to the implications of the Pact for (budgetary) sovereignty, constitutional law, socio-economic fundamental rights, and the budgetary process.

The National Assembly confirmed the position of Slovenia during this meeting on March 18th 2011. The transcript of the debate is however not publicly available.

Miscellaneous
VI.2
What other information is relevant with regard to Slovenia and the Euro-Plus-Pact?

Not applicable.

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[3] http://www.mf.gov.si/si/delovna_podrocja/proracun/splosno_o_proracunu/dokumenti/

[4] Računsko sodišče Republike Slovenije

[5] Court of Audit, Summary of the audit report Efficiency of the Preparation of Budgets of the Republic of Slovenia for the years 2011 and 2012, August 2013. See attachment: IVf Court of Audit Summary of the audit report, at 87.

[6] Zakon o spremembah in dopolnitvah Zakona o javnih financah, Ur.l. RS, št. 107/2010

[7] Zakon o dodatnih interventnih ukrepih za leto 2012, Ur.l. RS, št. 110/2011.

[8] Court of Audit, Summary of the audit report Efficiency of the Preparation of Budgets of the Republic of Slovenia for the years 2011 and 2012, augst 2013. See attachment: IVf Court of Audit Summary of the audit report, at 87

[9] Pravilnik o zaključku izvrševanja državnega in občinskih proračunov za leto 2012 Ur.l. RS, št. 71/2012.

[10] Pravilnik o skupnih osnovah za postopke dela finančnih služb neposrednih uporabnikov proračuna Republike Slovenije, Ur.l. RS, št. 84/2012.

[11] Pravilnik o pošiljanju podatkov o stanju in spremembah zadolžitve pravnih oseb javnega sektorja in občin, Ur.l. RS, št. 3/2013.

[12] http://www.mf.gov.si/fileadmin/mf.gov.si/pageuploads/tekgib/Proracunski_memorandum/pro_memor.pdf