The Slovenian government has endorsed changes to the aviation law that envisage boosting airport competitiveness. The motion has been welcomed by Portorož, Maribor and Ljubljana airports. The proposed changes to aviation legislation would allow airport operators to function as public-private partnership companies and would grant access to European Union-approved subsidies. The government, which adopted the proposal last week, says it wants to boost competitiveness of Slovenia's airports because it believes that existing regulations do not meet current market conditions. The proposal has been praised by the operator of Portorož Airport, which has struggled to enter into a public-private partnership arrangement.