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Mateja Vraničar Erman MPA, Minister of Finance

Mateja Vraničar Erman graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1989, and in 1997, she successfully finished her MPA studies (Master of Public Administration) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


From 1989 to 1993, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from 1993 on at the Ministry of Finance, where she was responsible for several important activities, mainly in the organization units of the Ministry, responsible for the customs and tax systems. For example, she was responsible for the co-ordination and preparation of the first Slovenian Customs Act and relevant implementing regulations, which were based on the European customs system, where she acted as head of the Indirect Taxation Section and later as head of the Department for Tax and Customs Policy and Legislation in the Directorate for the System of Tax, Customs and Other Public Finance Revenues within the ministry. From April 2010 to February 2012 she was State Secretary in the Ministry of finance, primarily responsible for the area of tax and customs systems, budget and public accounting. After the mandate she re-dedicated to professional work in the field of tax system regulations. Until the appointment as Secretary of State, she was appointed head of the general tax matters and analysis department.