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EU achivements of the 2020 objectives


21.7.2017-The European Statistical Office Eurostat published a report on the achievement of the objectives of the EU 2020 Strategy for Jobs and Growth Europe 2020, adopted by the European Council in June 2010. Since 2008, significant progress has been made in the area of climate change and energy, especially in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and [...]

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Statement by President Donald Tusk on the situation in Poland


20.7.2017-”Yesterday I asked President Andrzej Duda for an urgent meeting to discuss the political crisis in Poland and its dangerous consequences for our country’s standing on the world stage. It is our shared responsibility to prevent a black scenario that could ultimately lead to the marginalisation of Poland in Europe. We have a difference of [...]

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Commission refers Slovenia to the Court of Justice over transposition of budgetary rules

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13.7.2017-The European Commission has decided to refer Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to notify transposition measures related to a Directive that sets requirements for Member States’ budgets. The Directive on requirements for budgetary frameworks of the Member States (Council Directive 2011/85/EU) stipulates that Member States should transpose the [...]

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A wink to the Sun

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12.7.2017-A wink to the Sun® is a national campaign by the Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth, to assure free holidays for children from socially weak families. The children are offered a week full of fun and opportunities to develop their talents and discover new potentials.The main purpose of the humanitarian programme  A wink to [...]

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Council approves 2017 country-specific recommendations

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11.7.2017-The European Semester involves simultaneous monitoring of the member states’ economic, employment and fiscal policies during a six-month period every year. In the light of policy guidance given by the European Council annually in March, the member states present each year in April: – National reform programmes for their economic policies. These set out a [...]

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World Day of the Population

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11.7.2017 -The European Statistical Office Eurostat published data on the EU population on the World Day of the Population. On 1 January 2017, the European Union had 511.8 million inhabitants, and the year before 510.3 million. In 2016, 5.1 million children were born in the EU and the same number of people died, which means [...]

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EU – Japan economic agreement

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6..7.2017-The European Union and Japan have reached today an agreement in principle on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement. This will be the most important bilateral trade agreement ever concluded by the EU and as such will for the first time include a specific commitment to the Paris climate agreement. For the EU [...]

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Commission proposes to restrict new synthetic opioid


5.7.2017-Today, the European Commission has proposed to subject the new psychoactive substance furanylfentanyl to control measures across the European Union. According to the risk assessment report provided by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), furanylfentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid which can cause severe harm to health. The substance is sold [...]

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Commission registers ‘Stop TTIP’ Initiative


5.7.2017-The European Commission today decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative inviting the Commission to recommend to the Council to repeal the negotiating mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and not to conclude the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)” (‘Stop TTIP’ Initiative). The formal registration of this Initiative on 10 July [...]

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EC statement on the arbitration process

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5.7. 2017 – After the  the College of Commissioners at the Press conference  Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, gave a statement  on the arbitration process between Croatia and Slovenia. The Commission expects the implementation of the [...]

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EU court solved the Slovenian and Croatian border dispute

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29.7.2017-The arbitration tribunal, which ruled on the border between Slovenia and Croatia, which has been unsolved for 26 years, set the border on the land and at the sea. The court ruled that the vast majority of the Gulf of Piran belongs to Slovenia, and has also set a 2.5 nautical mile wide Slovenia’s wide [...]

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Commission fines Google €2.42 billion


27.6.2017-The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. The company must now end the conduct within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to 5% of [...]

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Commission enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters


26.6.2017  – Commission takes further steps to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters The Commission has today adopted guidelines on the disclosure of environmental and social information. These guidelines will help companies to disclose relevant non-financial information in a consistent and more comparable manner. The aim is to boost corporate transparency and performance, [...]

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25 June – Statehood day in Slovenia

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25.6.2017-It is 26 years  since Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia, which is celebrated every 25 June as National Day, a work-free day. The holiday marks 25 June 1991, when the Slovenian Assembly passed the Basic Constitutional Charter and the Declaration of Independence. The documents were passed on the basis of a plebiscite held in December [...]

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Investments in EU Transport – €2.7 billion for 152 projects

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23.6.2017-Today the European Commission is proposing to invest €2.7 billion in 152 key transport projects that support competitive, clean and connected mobility in Europe. In doing so, the Commission is firmly delivering on its Investment Plan for Europe and on Europe’s connectivity including the recent “Europe on the Move” agenda. Selected projects will contribute to [...]

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