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Eurobarometer (88)


18.2.2018 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB88), conducted in the autumn of 2017, shows that Slovenians consider the most important challenges facing Slovenia, health and social care (38%) and unemployment (29%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenges in the EU are terrorism (46%) and immigration (43%). [...]

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Social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules

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15.2.2018 – The changes made by Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to align their terms of services with EU consumer protection rules have been published today. These changes will already benefit more than a quarter of a billion of EU consumers who use social media: EU consumers will not be forced to waive mandatory EU consumer [...]

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Western Balkans

Western Balkans

12.2.2018 – On the 6 February the European Commission announced six flagship initiatives – specific actions that the EU will take over the next years to support the transformation efforts of the Western Balkans in areas of mutual interest. These range from initiatives to strengthen the rule of law, reinforced cooperation on security and migration [...]

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Border control agreement


12.2.2018 – Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Fatmir Xhafaj, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Albania, initialled the draft status agreement for operational cooperation between the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and Albania.Once in force, the agreement will allow the Agency to provide assistance in the field of [...]

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Responses of the Slovene MEPs to the speech of Croatian prime minister in the EP

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6.2. 2018 – Statements by MEPs from Slovenia during the debate with Crotian Prime minister on the Future of Europe and arbitration on the Croatian and Slovenia border dispute. Lojze Peterle (EPP): “Commissioner Mimica, Prime Minister, dear Andrej, welcome and thank you for the clear words about the future of Europe. I welcome the ambitions [...]

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EP Plenary Session 5 – 8 February 2018 – Live from EP

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4.2.2018 – EP Plenary session in Strasbourg. Highlights: Croatian Prime Minister Anderj Plenković giving a speech on the Future of Europe ( with the questions of the MEP’s at the end); New European Strategy for the Western Balkans, EU after Brexit, Online shopping – how to prevent geographical limitations More : here Source: EC Press

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Opazovalna skupina in forum EU za blokovne verige.

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1.2.2018 – The Commission launched today the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum with the support of the European Parliament, represented by Jakob von Weizsäcker responsible for the recent report on virtual currencies. The Blockchain Observatory and Forum will highlight key developments of the blockchain technology, promote European actors and reinforce European engagement with multiple stakeholders [...]

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State aid: Commission opens investigation on new commitments for NLB


26.1.2018 – The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether new measures proposed by the Slovenian authorities regarding the restructuring of Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) sufficiently compensate for delaying the bank’s sale beyond end 2017. The partial sale of Slovenia’s shares in NLB is a key commitment to ensure NLB’s long-term viability, [...]

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Public Consultation on the rural development


22.1.2018 -The European Commission launched a public consultation on the benefits of the rural development programs for the period 2007-2013. Participants in the public presentation “The future of food and agriculture”, which will be held at the EU House in Ljubljana on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 (beginning at 9.30). More:here Source:EC Press

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CETA – stakeholders invited to suggest areas for future cooperation

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22.1.2018 – The Commission has officially launched a call for proposals to identify sectors and issues where there is high interest for regulatory cooperation with Canada. The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into force provisionally on 21 September 2017. As part of the agreement, the EU and Canada agreed to set up [...]

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The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics


16.1.2018 – The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the [...]

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Commission blocks Austrian broadcasting regulator


15.1.2018 – The European Commission decided to block today a proposal by Austrian broadcasting regulator KommAustria, as it is not compatible with the EU telecom’s rules and principles of competition law. Following two months of in-depth investigation the Commission required KommAustria to withdraw plans for continued regulation of the wholesale market for analogue terrestrial radio [...]

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Institutional Priorities for 2018

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10.1.2018 – In the first meeting of 2018, the College of Commissioners discussed the institutional priorities for this year, a year to deliver on the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union, secure the EU’s borders, overhaul the EU’s asylum system, get back to Schengen, complete the Digital Single Market, and bring the Western Balkans [...]

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Easier access to EU funds

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9.1.2018 – Following a Commission initiative in 2016, the European Parliament and the Council have agreed on a significant reform for EU funding to simplify the rules under which Member States and other beneficiaries receive money. In particular, access to EU funds will be easier. For example, researchers or students will no longer need to spend time on filling [...]

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The Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU


4.1.2018 – From 1 January 2018, Bulgaria took over the six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union. The priorities of the Bulgarian presidency are driven by its motto: ‘United we stand strong’, which is also the motto of the coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria. The presidency will work with its [...]

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