Government adopted action plan for repatriation of applicants of Slovenian descent from Venezuela to Slovenia
The plan defines in detail the method of granting the status of repatriated person to applicants, the organisation of transport from Venezuela to Slovenia and the manner by which the rights of repatriated persons are to be given effect. Slovenian legislation provides that these rights can be held for up to 15 months. The plan also contains solutions regarding personal status following the expiry of repatriated person status.
According to the press statement given after today’s Government session by Olga Belec, State Secretary at the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad and head of the international group responsible for drawing up the action plan, Slovenia has to date received 17 applications from 53 applicants, 22 of whom already meet all conditions for repatriation. Repatriation decisions will begin to be issued to them today, although the exact date of arrival will depend on the applicants themselves. Applicants will be able to hold repatriated person status for 15 months and the state has set aside approximately 1.2 million euros for their arrival and initial integration.
The action plan has been drawn up by an interdepartmental working group which will continue its work even after the arrival of the repatriated persons in Slovenia and will ensure, through monitoring and coordination, that the repatriation process takes place as smoothly as possible.
Source: Government Office for Slovenians Abroad