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Slovenia: Cooperation in the Adriatic Sea discussed at BSF

A high-profile panel on co-operation in the Adriatic Sea as part of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) discussed the exclusive developing economic zones (EEZs) and the co-operation of Slovenian, Croatian and Italian ports. Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar said Croatia’s idea of ​​declaring the EEA in the Adriatic Sea had been a very important issue…

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Plenković: Croatia and Slovenia have good relations

The political leaders of the EU member states and the Western Balkans region met on Wednesday at the 16th Bled Strategic Forum in the Slovenian town of Lake Bled. At the beginning of the Forum, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that Croatia and Slovenia have improved their relations during the term of incumbent Slovenian…

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Slovenia: GDP in the second quarter of 2021 on an annual basis increased by 16.3%

In the second quarter of 2021, Slovenia’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 16.3% during the second quarter of 2020. Seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 15.7% compared to the second quarter of 2020 and with 1.9% compared to the first quarter of 2021, the national statistics agency announced. In the second quarter of 2021, household…

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Slovenia: Defense ministers to discuss situation in Afghanistan and strategic compass

The Slovenian Ministry of Defense presented at the press conference an informal meeting of European Union defense ministers, which will be held on 1 and 2 September in Brdo pri Kranju as part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. All European Union Member States and other High Representatives of the…

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Slovenia: Petrol’s net profit doubles as sales rise 20%

In the first six months of 2021, Petrol Group Adjusted Gross Profit was € 258.1 million, an increase of 44% year on year. As a result of successfully adapting sales to market conditions and cost effective management, EBITDA increased by 59% compared to the same period of 2020; it was 102.1 million euros, of which…

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Slovenia: Logar thanks Bartolo for supporting MED7 membership

Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar received Malta Foreign and European Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo on an official visit to Slovenia. The visit was aimed at deepening political and economic relations and strengthening cooperation at both European and multilateral levels between the two countries, discussing Slovenia’s possible participation in the group of Mediterranean countries and exchanging…

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Slovenia: EU warns Slovenia of obligation to help refugees in Afghanistan

The EU says the Union and countries participating in NATO’s mission in Afghanistan have a duty to care for Afghans at risk after the country is captured by the Taliban, European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer said on Tuesday when asked to comment on the recent statement of Prime Minister Janez Janša. In his Twitter post…

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Slovenia: Pahor supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the opening meeting of the Crimean Platform in Kiev on Monday, at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. A joint statement agreed between the European Union and Ukraine was adopted at the meeting. Pahor supported the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine…

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Slovenia: Little support for the Jançaa government in the latest poll

Just over a quarter of respondents in the latest public opinion poll conducted by Mediana for the commercial broadcaster POP TV support the work of the Janez Janša government, which is the lowest support in this term. The largest party in the ruling coalition, the Democrats (SDS), continues to lead the party rankings, followed by…

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Slovenia banned most of the plastic products used

The Slovenian government decided to ban the sale of disposable plastic products, with only a few exceptions. The relevant regulation, adopted at Wednesday’s correspondence session, also provides for the labeling of some single-use plastic items and their packaging to raise awareness about recycling. Products that will be banned under the regulation include plastic cutlery, plates…

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Slovenia hosted an extraordinary meeting of EU interior ministers

The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU on Wednesday hosted an extraordinary videoconference meeting of the interior ministers within the IPCR mechanism, which was chaired by Slovenian Interior Minister Alej Hoys. The ministers expressed solidarity with the affected countries – Latvia, Lithuania and Poland – and supported additional assistance to member states in…

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Slovenia: Minister Tonin had several meetings in Istanbul

Slovenian Defense Minister Matej Tonin attended the opening of the IDEF International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul on Tuesday, where he also met with his counterparts from Turkey and Kosovo. According to a ministry statement, the main topics discussed were the situation in Afghanistan and the fires in Turkey. Tonin expressed his condolences to his…

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Slovenia: Opposition Coalition May Win Elections, But Jança’s SDS Still the Strongest Party

A poll conducted for the Slovenian newspapers Dnevnik and Večer shows that, if elections were held this Sunday, the four center-left opposition parties, which had previously joined forces in an informal coalition to overthrow the current Janez Janša government, would won a combination of 51 seats in the 90-seat parliament. Last week, LMŠ opposition Marjan…

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Slovenia: NGOs call on EU to leave ICT

A group of Slovenian environmental NGOs has called on Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec as a representative of the Slovenian EU presidency to propose a political discussion on the EU’s exit from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) at the informal meeting of the September of the ministers responsible for energy. The call from Slovenian NGOs comes…

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Slovenia: Disagreement on COVID tests for students

Slovenia is introducing the rule of testing or vaccinating against Covid or taking it from him for a number of activities by removing free quick tests. While these will be paid by employers for workers who need them to do their jobs, university and high school students will have to pay for them themselves, the…

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Slovenia is building a new solar power plant

Dravske Elektrarne Maribor (DEM) will start next week the construction of a new solar power plant next to the Zlatoličje Hydropower Plant, about 20 kilometers south-east of Maribor. Nearly 6,000 photovoltaic modules are planned to be installed, with an estimated total output of 2.7 MWp expected to produce 3,000 MWh of electricity per year. The…

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Slovenia helps Northern Macedonia fight fires

A unit of 51 Slovenian firefighters and members of the civil defense left for the Berovo area in northern Macedonia. They are expected to stay there for the next six days. Of these, 43 are firefighters and 9 are members of the Civil Protection, who will ensure that firefighters on the ground perform their duties…

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Slovenia: In the first half of 2021, the values ​​of exports and imports are higher than in the same period of 2020

From January to June 2021, Slovenia’s exports increased by 18.9% and imports by 24.9% over the same period in 2020, the Slovenian Statistics Agency said in its latest report. Slovenia’s exports in June 2021 were 21.0% higher than in June 2020 (in the amount of EUR 3.3 billion), while imports during the same period were…