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Slovenia: Janša appointed Andrijanič as Minister of Digital Transformation

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has nominated Mark Boris Andrijanič, the current chairman of the Strategic Council for Digitalisation, as a minister without portfolio for digital transformation. Andrijanič, who is the head of public policy for Central and Eastern Europe for US tech giant Uber, will head a newly established Office of Digital Transformation. The…

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Xhaçka: Slovenia, commitment to the integration of the Western Balkans

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, had a conversation with Gašper Dovžan, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. Minister Xhaçka praised Slovenia’s commitment to supporting the integration of the Western Balkans. “Very good exchange with Gašper Dovžan, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…

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Slovenia: Citizens decided to protect the waters

An overwhelming majority of Slovenian voters rejected the new water act in a referendum Sunday. More than 86% voted against, showing almost final unofficial results. The legal requirement that at least 20% of all voters must be against a law being rejected has also been met. After more than 99% of the votes were counted,…

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Slovenia: Second Meeting of EU and Western Balkans Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs

The Western Balkans, with the support of the European Union, will increase the integration of young people in the labor market. In a meeting with colleagues from the EU in Brdo pri Kranju in Slovenia, which took place on July 8, 2021, the representatives of the Western Balkans pledged to gradually establish, implement and improve…

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Slovenia hosts informal meeting of Strategic Committee on Immigration, Borders and Asylum (SCIFA)

As the current holder of the presidency of the Council of the European Union, Slovenia hosted an informal meeting of the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Borders and Asylum (SCIFA) on 7 and 8 July 2021 in Portorož. The main topics of the meeting, chaired by Matthew Torcar, Internal Affairs Adviser to the Permanent Representation to…

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Slovenia: How to include the Western Balkans in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy mechanisms

Slovenian Secretary of State Uros Lampret was the keynote speaker at the webinar entitled Strategic Compass and the Western Balkans: Towards a Strategic Approach to Partnerships? The Slovenian Ministry of Defense and the EU Institute for Security Studies organized the event, which presented Slovenia’s efforts to include the Western Balkans in the EU’s common foreign…

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Slovenia: Janša faces MEPs on Tuesday

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša will present the priorities of Slovenia’s EU presidency in the European Parliament at a plenary session on Tuesday in a very different atmosphere from 2008. The Socialists, Liberals, Greens and the Left have all announced that will be critical. Janca’s political family is reserved, the STA Agency said on Monday.…

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Slovenia got the green light for the resistance and recovery plan

The European Commission gave the green light to Slovenia’s plan for resistance and recovery, the Slovenian EU Presidency announced. This was the message brought by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the College of European Commissioners in the meeting with the Slovenian Government, which on Thursday took over the Presidency…

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Slovenia: Threats to sanctions and EU Council presidency

On Thursday, 1 July, Slovenia will take over the presidency of the EU Council until the end of the year, which will end the period of the “tripartite presidency” between Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, which should characterize the ongoing work on the most important issues. important Union in and after the pandemic. The German and…

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Slovenia: Tourism sector suffers from Covid-19 pandemic

Slovenian authorities reported 12 new coronavirus infections by Sunday and no deaths from Covid-19. Recent government figures show that the 7-day average of new cases dropped from 37 to 32 and the 14-day incidence per 100,000 population dropped by one to 35. But the consequences of the pandemic so far have greatly affected life in…

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In less than a week Slovenia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

Less than a week before Slovenia officially took over the presidency of the European Union, Foreign Minister Anže Logar outlined the priorities and objectives of the Slovenian Presidency, which comes at a crucial moment when the European Union is approving important green and digital renewal and building its resistance. “The presidency is an opportunity to…

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Slovenia celebrates 30 years of independence on Friday

Celebrations dedicated to 30 years of Slovenia’s sovereignty and independence will culminate with the main national ceremony on Citizenship Day on Friday, June 25, commemorating the day in 1991 when the Slovenian parliament passed some key documents for the country to leave the former Yugoslavia and become fully independent. The solemn ceremony will be held…

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Slovenia: IT demands better signal protection

Transparency International (TI) Slovenia on 23 June, this year ‘s World Signaling Day, once again draws attention to the need to protect individuals who report suspicions of irregularities in the public interest. Whistleblowers around the world, including Europe and Slovenia, are saving lives and billions of euros by uncovering suspicions of corruption, wasteful use of…

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Slovenia: The EU enlargement process must remain alive, says Logar

Ahead of the start of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Foreign Minister Ance Logar said in an interview with the Euroactiv portal that the EU enlargement process must remain alive. He added that Slovenia strongly supports the territorial integrity of the Western Balkans. Regarding the expansion of ties with the Western…

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Slovenia will help Venezuelan refugees

At a virtual conference in solidarity with Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the region, State Secretary at the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Stanislav Raščan announced a 60,000-euro humanitarian contribution. The contribution will be directed to Venezuelan refugees in Brazil through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in two parts, this year and…

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Slovenia: Central Bank forecast more optimistic than before

The Central Bank of Slovenia has significantly improved its economic growth forecast for the country since December and is now forecasting the economy to expand by 5.2% this year, by 2.1 percentage points, followed by a 4.8% growth in 2022, from 4.5% forecast in December. Bank Slovenia expects GDP to return to pre-crisis levels early…

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Slovenia declared the end of the epidemic

Slovenian authorities held a press conference Tuesday to declare the end of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country. The conference was attended by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health Franc Vindiçar and the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Mateja Ribič. According to current…

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Slovenia: If NATO does not expand, someone else will, says Janša

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša attended a NATO Summit in Brussels focusing on the NATO 2030 process – a forward-looking agenda focused on adapting NATO to meet new challenges. These challenges include relations with Russia, terrorism, cyberattacks and advancement technologies, the rise of China, and the security implications of climate change. Deputy Prime Minister and…