REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR1PROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF BETTERPROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF BETTERREGULATION AND REDUCINGREGULATION AND REDUCINGADMINISTRATIVE BURDENSADMINISTRATIVE BURDENSMinistry of Interior,7. June 2013
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR2GOVERNEMENT’S STRATEGIC GOALSIMPLIFICATION OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT / LEGAL FRAME FORBOOSTING THE ECONOMY AND CITIZENS’ CONTENMENT
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR3WORKING PROGRAMME / PROJECTS / ACTIVITIES
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR4From 61. to 37. placeEASE OF DOING BUSINESS INRS - 2007EASE OF DOING BUSINESS INRS - 2012Improvement 24 places!Slovenia is in top 3 of EU MS concerning the progress in simplifyingthe business environment.In 37. placeamong178 countriesIn 61. placeamong 178countriesSource: Doing Business 2013 –Analysis
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR5Slovenia’s rankings over the years (doing Businessanalysis)2007 2008 2009 2010 2010* 2011 2012 2013Ease of Doing Business 61 55↑ 54↑ 53↑ 43↑ 42↑ 37 35Starting up the business 98 120↓ 41↑ 26↑ 25↑ 28↓ 28 30↓Dealing with construction permits 63 62↑ 69↓ 59↑ 63↑ 63 61↓ 61Employment 146 166↓ 158↑ 162↓ / / / /Registering property 97 99↓ 104↓ 108↓ 109↓ 97↑ 79↑ 83↓Getting credit48 68↓ 84↓ 87↓ 109↓ 116↓ 97↑ 104↓Protecting investors 46 19↑ 18↑ 20↓ 20 20 24↓ 17↑Paying taxes 84 63↑ 78↓ 84↓ 81↓ 80↑ 80↓ 63↑Trading across borders 108 69↑ 78↓ 84↓ 86↓ 56↑ 54↑ 57↓Enforcing contracts 84 79↑ 79 60↑ 60↑ 60 57 56↑Resolving insolvency 35 34↑ 38↓ 40↓ 40↓ 38↑ 39↓ 42↓SOURCE: Doing Business 2013 -Analysis of 178 countriesEASE OF DOING BUSINESS IN RS
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR6Better (or Smart) regulation aims for the following effects:- Increasing the competitiveness ofbusiness / economy- Accelerating the market’s openness- Improving living standard- Increasing transparencyIn practice:- Decreasing of costs for businesses- Boosting (encouraging) business sector- Effective legislation- Better legislation = better meeting obligationPursuing better regulation is one of the priorities also on the EUlevel.The benefits of good legislationThe benefits of good legislation
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR7BETTER REGULATIONPOLICY – implementing acts2009• Resolution (of the Government and National Assembly)on Legislative Regulation2010• Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of theGovernment• Amendments to the Guidelines of the Secretary Generalof the Government• Handbook for Conducting Impact Assessment• IT support for regulation processes and “e-Democracy “sub-portal
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR8CONDUCTING REGULATORYIMPACT ASSESSMENT - RIAKEY ISSUES:• It is to be done by the ministries• Process is a part of “normal” legislativeprocedure• RIA is used for all regulative acts (taking intoaccount the principle of proportionality);exemptions are “emergency cases” –compulsory revision after max 2 years• Supervision is conducted in the process of inter-ministerial consultation
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR9RIA– CURRENT ACTIVITIES• Systematic preparation and implementationof better regulation tools and methodologiespilot projects – impact assessments on the economy(including SME test) – prevention of unnecessaryburdensintroducing ex-post assessments (evaluations) ofstock legislation in order to ensure tangible effects(example: checking the effectiveness of amendedlegislation in the field of occupational health andsafety)
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR10PUBLIC CONSULTATION– specific provisions• Proposals and opinions addressed to the government byexpert and general public are to be deliberated byrelevant ministries and when possible included whenamending or recasting.• Drafter invites interested public with a general invitationand attached draft to participate in the process. Draftermay address expert public with an invitation specifyingopen issues.• Public consultation period takes 30 – 60 days and isdecided by the drafter.• Drafter is obligated to answer in written on reasons fornot implementing specific solutions in 15 days fromenacting or forwarding the draft to further procedure.
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR11PUBLIC CONSULTATION- priority- COMPULSORY PUBLICATION OF DRAFTLEAGISLATION ON e-DEMOCRACY PORTALhttp://e-uprava.gov.si/e- uprava/edemokracija.eupravaAND- INVITING THE PUBLIC and relevantstakeholders in the preparation process (as earlyas possible)
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR12OTHER PROJECTS ANDACTIVITIES of BRP• REDUCING RED TAPE AND MINUS 25% PROJECT (360MIO € SAVINGS FOR THE ECONOMY)• ENTRANCE CONDITIONS (PROFESSIONAL ANDACTIVITIES REGULATION) AND “PSC” PROJECT• PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES ANDREGULATIONS• EVALUATION OF MEASURES AND REGULATIONS• BETTER SERVICES
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR13REDUCING ADMINISTRATIVEBURDENS• Renewed Action Programme for reducing administrativeburdens and regulation burdens 2012 – 2013 enactedby the government on 5.7.2012 (project minus 25%STOP the bureacracy!) – the line ministries have tocarry out the measures (269) by the end of 2013;estimated savings for the economy min 360 mio € peryear• Priority fields: environment and spatial planning,finances, labour legislation, corporate legislation, publicprocurement, public tenders• Proposals from business / citizens via portal minus25% or e-mail address: email@example.com
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR14Phases of theAction Programme1. Phase: Review of legislation (deadline for implementation-realized);2. Phase: Measuring administrative costs in accordance with SCMmethodology (EMMAS) – realized3. Phase: Collection substantive proposals/measures to reduceburdens – realized4. Phase: The process of implementing legislation changes andimplementing other measures (deadline for implementation -2013)5. Phase: (evaluation) Second measurement of administrativecosts - efficiency of changes with a view of achieving theobjective of the Action Plan (deadline for implementation: May2014)
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR15Aggregated data regardingMeasurement phaseNumber of laws checked 71Number of implementing regulations checked 3.529Number of regulations resulting in administrative burdens 996Number of obligations 4.983Number of administrative activities 17.905Estimated burdens (in millions of EUR) 1.449,11Potential savings in case of reduction of administrative burdens by 25 % (inmillions of EUR) 362,27Potential savings in case of implementation of the measures proposed (inmillions of EUR) 321,59Estimate of savings based on the measures proposed (%) 22,19
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR16REDUCING ADMINISTRATIVEBURDENSSome examples of new proposals:• enabling submitting applications by electronic means• tax-paying procedure simplification by reducing numberof subaccounts – 5 mio EUR savings• validity prolongation of the environmental licence (from 5to 10 years)• merging of administrative procedures in the field ofwaste handling• reducing the enormity and complexity of variousprocedures laid down in Companies Act• restoring electronic medical file• abolition of administrative burdens caused by electronicoperations and procedures (in the field of Agriculture)
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR17REDUCING ADMINISTRATIVEBURDENSSome examples of already realised measures:• omission of yearly reporting obligation (if the incomes were dulynotified throughout the year)• restoration of e-Card services enabling supervision over socialsecurity contributions• introduction of the electronic subscription to the obligatory medicalinsurance• introduction of lump sum of indirect costs (of 15%) to the (justified)direct costs in the framework of European Social Fund• omission of mandatory internal revision for the enterprises with lessthan 10 employees• omission of the reporting obligation on demands and number ofcopyright contracts to the Employment Service of RS• introduction of alternative to acquiring information for populationcount (on the basis of the administrative information alreadycollected)
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR18PORTAL MINUS 25 % -STOP the bureaucracy!
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR19Web portal “minus 25%”Ministry of Public Administration established web Portal for implementation of theProgramme -25%, (http://www.minus25.gov.si) – inviting and enabling theinterested public to participate in achieving minus 25% goal• Portal “minus 25 %” consists:- Web site- System for managing comments and- National database of administrative burdens measurement of national regulations• Portal “minus 25 %” enables:- To collect all up to date information on implementation of the Action Programmeminus 25%- To obtain analysis reports on the results of particular peace of legislation whichwas previouslymeasured- To provide concrete proposals to relevant line ministries
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR20Usability of portal “minus 25%”Through portal we provide:• transparency (all data analyzes carried out in one place)• the possibility of participation of users in the creation of legislation(the possibility of making complaints to the relief of two-waycommunication)• monitoring the net impact of legislative changes (both quantitativeand substantive)• updating of information (national and EU level) and• international comparability.
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR21Collecting proposals via “minus 25%”portal- Collecting proposals / suggestions, comments – a two-way communication with portalusers.- Proposals are selected/sorted by various field of work and line ministries.- When published the system sends proposals to the relevant line ministries - opportunity forministries to give opinions and to implement it during legislation changes andimplementing other measures.In case of no replying – resending the comments / proposals / suggestions – RESPONSE ISMORE THAN 85 %
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORThe Eugo Slovenia•The Eugo Slovenia is a national business pointthat helps foreign business entities from the EU,EEA Member Countries and the SwissConfederation who want to do business inSlovenia.•The site provides information about the conditionsand procedures required for performing a certainactivity or profession in the Republic of Slovenia.
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORThe background•The fundamental document that presents the background to Eugo Slovenia isthe requirement of the European Directive on Services or the Directive2006/123/EC on services in the internal market, i.e. that each EEA MemberCountry must establish its own website or point of single contact whichguarantees providers of services with access information on the requirements ofnational legislation in one place.•The content of the PSC is also closely connected with the implementation of theDirective on Professions of the Directive 2005/36/EC of the EuropeanParliament and Council on the recognition of professional qualifications, andtherefore, with the Act Regulating the Qualification Recognition Procedure forAccess of Citizens of EU, EEA Member States and the Swiss Confederation toRegulated Professions and Professional Activities in the Republic of Slovenia(OG RS no. 21/02, 92/07 and 85/09) and with the Act on Services in the InternalMarket (OG RS no. 21/2010).
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORThe point of single contactshttp://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/eu-go/The Eugo Slovenia is part of the EUGO network of nationalbusiness contact points.
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR EU Internal marketRequirementsThe PSC to supportprocedures of obtainingpermits for performingregulated activityElimination ofadministrative barriersand simplification ofproceduresSimpleprocedures ofobtainingbusiness permits
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR26MARKET ENTRANCE CONDITIONS(professions, activities)Professions and activities regulation renewalSimplification of access processes and reduction ofred tapeProper implementation of EU legislation (services andprofessions directive)Procedure standardization in order to introduce e-submission
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR•reducing of administrative burdens•elimination of administrative barriers in field of obtainingpermits for performing business activities•all information and all administrative procedures throughone point•facilitate the employment of unemployed persons•reducing of grey economy and establishing acompetitive market at a national and EU level•facilitate access to information on business conditions inother EU Member States for domestic business entitiesEffects of the PSC
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORDevelopment of the PSC•Eugo Slovenia is in the development stage that mustbe concluded by 2015 and is part of the PSC project(Points of Single Contact).•Due to the complexity of the PSC project, it wasdivided into two parts:PSC1: development of information contentPSC2: development of electronic procedures
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORPSC1PSC2PSC1 (informational function) – tooffer information on conditions andpermits in the RS to services providersand users from any Member Countryin the Republic of Slovenia in a simpleand transparent way.PSC 2 (process function) –implementing electronic support forprocedures related to the issuing ofvarious permits.The Eugo Slovenia –a main part of the project PSC
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORThe PSC1 project is being implemented in threestages:1.the analysis of regulations and list of conditions for theexecution of activities (published on the website forforeigners/nationals)2.cautioning about systemic irregularities in the currentlegislation and the preparation of proposed actions foramendments,3.the introduction of better legislation, or deregulation, ifnecessary.Launching of the PSC21. 6. 2012PSC 1
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORPSC 1Till the end of 2015 conditions and procedures for all regulatedactivities in the RS will be published by the Eugo Slovenia.Timeline:•Set 1 – June 2012: craft, tourism, construction– published•set 2 – December 2012: veterinary medicine, real estate, law, detectiveagencies, employment agencies, driving schools•set 3 – May 2013: healthcare, social services, protection and security,trade, justice, the environment, transport and logistics, hospitality andaccommodation•set 4 – December 2013: energy sector, finance, education, sport,culture, agriculture, other personal and business services•Set 5 – 2014: other.
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIOR EUGO SLOVENIA
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORComprehensive view•User can find the information through the search engine which is the mainelement of the home page, or within an individual life cycle of a company.•Content is covered comprehensively. It includes information on:what are the first steps entering Slovenia,which documents are required for cross-border/temporary provision ofservices in Sloveniahow to establish a company in Sloveniawhich permits are needed to carry out certain activities or professionstaxes, bookkeeping methods and ways to employ workers in Sloveniaobligations to creditors in the case of termination of your business inSlovenia.
REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIAMINISTRY OF INTERIORThank you for your attention.