Contradictions in the Concept of Public Institutes in Slovenian Legislation

  • Boštjan Brezovnik University of Maribor, Faculty of Law Mladinska ulica 7, 2000 Maribor, 2000 Maribor
Keywords: public institute, assets of a public institute, management of a public institute, financing of a public institute, Slovenia


In the legislation in force on Slovenian territory, public institutes as a legal form of carrying out statutory utilities have a colourful history. Initially, they became very widespread in the 1950’s, when they were being established as independently financed institutes in many public service fields. With the introduction of a new constitutional and social-political system after 1991, the legislator introduced a special organisational model for the provision of non-profit activities, namely both for those that were to be performed in the public sector – as statutory utilities, as well as for those that were to be performed in the private sector – as non-profit activities. For the public sector, a form of public institutes was asserted, and a form of private institutes for the private sector. The purpose of this text is to display the legal status, assets, management and financing of public institutes in Slovenian legislation.