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dr. Katja  Lautar

Ms Katja Lautar began working as a development project manager in SE region. In 2005 she worked in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia as the policy advisor for economic growth and as the Secretary of the Strategic Committee for Economic Development and Structural Reforms. She was involved in operative programmes for the ERDF and ESS and cohesion funds. From 2007 to 2008, during Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU, she worked as state secretary at the Governmental Office for Growth. Later she served as head of the Development Policies and Structural Reforms Department in the Government Office for Development and European Affairs (2009–2011), working on the (post) Lisbon agenda within the Slovenian strategy as head of the inter-ministerial group. She was also the deputy director for budgeting and economic policy structural reform coordination (2011) at Ministry of finance, leader of the governmental development planning working group and budget performance synchronisation, and national coordinator for the implementation of the European Semester and EU 2020.

In 2014, she became head of the Department for Public Finances Analysis and Coordination of Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for economic governance and fiscal policy, then later became Head and later Director General of the Office/ Directorate for Fiscal and Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance. She has been a member of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) and Euro Working Group (EWG) since 2019.

Katja Lautar obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing and master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics of Ljubljana and her doctorate in efficiency and econometric evaluation.