25th regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia
The Government issued the Decree on financial aid for the shortage of fodder in 2022. The goal of the measure is to grant financial aid to those agricultural holdings engaged in livestock production which produce fodder for livestock themselves and which had to purchase fodder due to the shortage of crops caused by the drought in 2022. Eligible for financial aid are the heads of agricultural holdings that are engaged in livestock production and have suffered a shortage of fodder due to the drought in 2022 and meet the criteria for obtaining aid in accordance with the Decree. Financial aid for agricultural holdings that have at least two livestock units, a stocking density of 0.9 units per hectare and agricultural land.
The Government also adopted the Decree on financial compensation due to the high prices of reproductive material used in the beekeeping sector. Financial compensation is paid only to those beekeepers and their bee colonies who were registered in the central register of apiaries on 20 August 2022 and had at least four bee colonies registered in the register of apiaries on 31 October 2021. The date related to registered bee colonies is taken into account as the last reported number of bee colonies in apiaries, which the beneficiary, in accordance with the regulations governing the labelling of apiaries and standing places, communicated by 1 December 2021 for the situation as of 31 October 2021. Financial compensation will amount to EUR 10 per bee colony and is paid only to beekeepers who receive at least EUR 40 in support. The limitation of the total payout to EUR 62,000, which is set in the Temporary Framework, reduces payouts to the largest recipients. EUR 1.96 million will be allocated for the measure from the budget of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Government adopted at today's session the starting points for the drafting of normative solutions in relation to the minor offence proceedings conducted during the efforts to contain the infectious disease COVID-19. These starting points will form the framework of the normative solution that is being prepared in this regard by the Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Government Office for Legislation. The deadline for the drafting of the normative basis for these solutions is 31 January 2023.
The key points of these solutions are:
- the basis for the reimbursement of all paid fines, costs of minor offence proceedings and enforcement proceedings in relation to minor offence proceedings that were initiated on the basis of unlawful or unconstitutional legal grounds will be regulated by law;
- it will be stipulated that the ongoing minor offence proceedings, proceedings related to the performance of community service, proceedings related to incarceration as an alternative to paying a fine, and proceedings for the enforcement of fines and costs of minor offence proceedings, are discontinued;
- the procedure of reimbursing fines and costs of proceedings will be conducted ex officio, i.e. automatically, without the affected individuals having to take any action themselves - the Government's goal is to make the reimbursement of fines and costs as easy and centralised as possible, so that affected individuals will automatically receive a calculation that they can object to, and that the reimbursement of paid fines and costs will be automatic as well;
- the funds for the reimbursement of fines and costs will be provided in the budget of the Republic of Slovenia.