STA, 21 September 2020 - Prime Minister Janez Janša announced more oversight over the system of social transfers as he responded to an MP question from Zmago Jelinčil from the opposition National Party (SNS) on Monday about the status of immigrants from third countries and their social transfers. Janša said the coalition agreement envisaged a reform of social transfers.
Janša noted that in some towns, more than a hundred persons are registered at a single address, so the relevant ministry should investigate this.
In some cases, hundreds of people are registered at a property of a hundred or two hundred square metres, he said, adding that people were being exploited, having to pay a lot of money to the real estate owners to be registered there.
There are no such irregularities in most towns, but in some there are, and Maribor stands out, he said.
Janša said inspectors should not have a hard time investigating the matter, starting by comparing data.
Many of the loopholes in the current legislation will be fixed with changes to the foreigners act, the PM said.
Jelinčič proposed the National Assembly debate the matter, which MPs will decide on Thursday.