According to Prime Minister Janša, Slovenia is ready for serious and probably lengthy negotiations

Today and tomorrow, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša is attending an extraordinary session of the European Council in Brussels, which will be entirely dedicated to negotiations on the EU’s multiannual financial framework 2021-2027, including negotiations on the recently proposed recovery instrument, the Slovenian government announced.

On 10 July 2020, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, presented a compromise proposal as a basis for negotiations. In the negotiations on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework and the closely related recovery instrument, Slovenia will act on the basis of the already adopted mandate and priorities for the last phase of negotiations on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

As Janša said in a statement after arriving at the extraordinary session, which this time takes place in the physical presence of European leaders in Brussels, Slovenia is ready for serious and probably long-lasting negotiations. “It is extremely important that the current situation proves that Europe is capable of reacting in real time,” Janša emphasized, adding that “for Slovenia, as for all other EU members, this moment is particularly sensitive, as we are not entirely sure. that the threat of a coronavirus epidemic is behind us. “

Therefore, in the Prime Minister’s opinion, the particularly important decisions contained in the Rescue and Resilience Fund will be able to significantly increase Slovenia’s financial capacity to cope with the consequences of the pandemic, as well as confidence in preparations for a possible continuation of this threat in autumn.

“It is especially important for Slovenia to provide sufficient funds within the renewal fund to supplement and modernize our health care system, as many additional things have emerged in recent months that we must be prepared for in the future, such as challenges such as coronavirus. pandemics, “stressed Prime Minister Janez Janša.

He added that after his talks so far with colleagues from other European countries over the past ten days, “as we prepare for the European summit, I can say that the vast majority today have expressed their readiness for an agreement.”

“Personally, I will be satisfied if we resolve the most important strategic issues today and tomorrow, such as the relationship between subsidies and loans and macro data. In the future and certainly this month, we will also resolve the details,” he concluded.

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