Most of Slovenia’s 212 Municipalities Report Problems Accessing Basic Services

By , 15 Jun 2022, 16:10 PM Politics
Most of Slovenia’s 212 Municipalities Report Problems Accessing Basic Services Photo: RobinHiggins,, CC-by-0

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STA, 15 June 2022 - Slovenian citizens have problems accessing some basic services in virtually all municipalities in the country, the Court of Audit has found. The most problematic seem to be access to the internet, banking services and postal services.

The court inquired about this among all of Slovenia's 212 municipalities, with 96.7% of them reporting problems.

The most problems have been reported in areas where municipalities do not have direct influence such as access to ATM services and postal services.

Poor access to banking services were reported in almost 57% of the cases. The only area that is more problematic is access to the internet (almost 71%). Access to postal services is in third place with almost 52% of municipalities reporting of problems.

In some cases, improving the situation would entail large investment in infrastructure, for example renovation of the water supply networks and roads.

Almost 48% of municipalities reported of problems in accessing services for the elderly (accommodation and care), and just over 45% in obtaining appropriate housing.

Almost 43% reported of people's problems with water supply and 42.5% with availability of public transportation.

In almost 39% of municipalities, people have problems accessing basic health services and in just over 37% they have problems accessing administrative services.

The Court of Audit said the most problematic were the high shares of municipalities with problems in accessing internet and public transportation, as the two are crucial for accessing other services.

It urged municipalities to adopt long-term strategic plans to tackle these issues.

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