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Slovenian January 2 Public Holiday Restored

Source: STA - Slovenska tiskovna agencija (Ljubljana)
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Slovenian National Assembly has voted to approve amendments to the Slovenian Public Holidays Act, introduced by the Modern Centre Party (SMC) and which would reverse the cancellation of the annual January 2 non-working public holiday voted under the center-right Janez Janša government in May 2012.

Almost 5 years ago (2012-03-26), the then Slovenian Prime Minister, Janez Jansa, announced that his government was considering cutting 2 of the 14 annual Slovenian non-working public holidays as part of an ongoing set of austerity measures. The corresponding legislation was introduced (2012-05-02) and after some accommodations to assuage the reluctance of trade unions (2012-05-12), it was eventually gazetted less than a year later (2012-06-01).

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