The article covers selected aspects of social policy in Slovenia. Slovenia passed three-fold transition from a command to a market economy, from a regionally based to a national economy, and from a common state to setting up structures and programs of independent country. Slovene transformation could be divided into two stages: establishing a new state and process of accession to European Union. According to Eurostat (October 2006) Slovenia spent in 2003 24.6% of GDP (average for UE 25 was 28% in 2003) for social protection. Slovenia also spent more than UE countries for families and children (8.6%, EU-25 8%), sickness/health care (32.4% in comparison to 28.3%) and disability (8.2% in comparison to 8%)
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