Slovenia has an extensive civil society, with relatively high levels of volunteering. There are institutionalised processes to involve CSOs, particularly trade unions, in policy-making in several fields; however, guidelines that relevant CSOs should always be involved in policy formulation seem to be ignored more than they are observed. CSOs also experience ongoing problems of limited financial and human resources. Read more

More flexible tax rules help smaller CSOs

Smaller civil society organisations benfitted from a relaxation of tax reporting laws while protests took place without hindrance on a number of issues. Some journalists however experienced harrassment from members of the public who disagreed with their views. Read more