The European Union decided to allow a transitional period to its members for implementing an unrestricted free movement of workers. The Government of Ljubljana decided to approach in this case a mutual principle. Therefore the labour market in Slovenia is restricted for employees, who are coming from those countries where slovenian employees don’t have unrestricted access to the labour market, one of those is for example Austria.
There are no restrictions for employees from other countries. But the Government want’s to monitor the situation on the labour market accurately and probably will make use of this safety clause. Therefore all employees from EU-countries have to fill in a form for statistic aims.
Slovenia is the richest of the eight middle- and easterneuropean countries with a GDP that attains about 70 percent of the EU-average.