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EC support to Slovenia


17.9.2021 – The European Commission has today disbursed €231 million to Slovenia in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s grant allocation under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The pre-financing payment will help to kick-start the implementation of the crucial investment and reform measures outlined in Slovenia’s recovery and resilience plan. The Commission will [...]

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State of the Union

President EC

15.9.2021 – The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave her second speech in the European Parliament today on the situation in the Union. In her speech, she focused on Europe’s recovery from the pandemic and the steps the EU must take to achieve a lasting recovery that benefits everyone – from [...]

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Eurobarometer on fish consuming

fish food

10.9. 2021 – Almost two-thirds of Europeans eat fish several times a month, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey on the habits of consumers in the EU when it comes to fishery and aquaculture products. The COVID-19 crisis does not appear to have significantly affected the consumption of seafood in the EU, although a slight [...]

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Climate change, digitalisation,democracy and new global order

Kitajska in NWO

8.9.2021 – The Commission has today adopted its second annual Strategic Foresight Report – “The EU’s capacity and freedom to act”*. This Communication presents a forward-looking and multidisciplinary perspective on the EU’s open strategic autonomy in an increasingly multipolar and contested global order. The Commission has identified four main global trends, affecting the EU’s capacity [...]

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Eurostat sttistics on the internet users in the EU

Eurostat 2018

27.8.2021 – In the EU in 2020, 75% of those aged 16 to 74 that used the internet in the previous 3 months read online news sites, newspapers, and news magazines, while 74% watched internet-streamed TV or videos. The shares were lower for listening to music (61%) and playing or downloading games (34%). The Netherlands [...]

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Postojna cave

Postojnska jama 1

17.8. 2021 – The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Slovenian support of approximately €1.3 million to compensate Postojnska jama, turizem, gostinstvo in trgovina, d.d., the concession holder of the Postojna and Predjama caves, for damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictive measures that Slovenia had to implement to [...]

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EU support for the operators of cableway installations in Slovenia


12.8.2021 – The European Commission has approved a €3.7 million Slovenian scheme to support operators of cableway installations for the transport of persons on ski slopes in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the aid will take the form of direct grants [...]

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Commission reduces the presence of carcinogenic contaminants in food

food testing

11.8.2021 – the Commission is setting new maximum levels for cadmium and lead in a wide range of food products. These measures aim to further reduce the presence of carcinogenic contaminants in food and to make healthy food more accessible. This desire stems from the commitments made within the framework of the European plan to [...]

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Forest fires in Mediterranean and the Western Balkans


4.8.2021 – As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is swiftly mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods. Two Canadair firefighting airplanes from France are being sent to affected areas in Italy to start firefighting [...]

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Media tenders and grants


2.8.2021 – The Commission published four new calls for proposals aiming to stimulate a lively and diverse public sphere and promoting citizens’ access to reliable information across the EU. One call will support multilingual media content on EU affairs through digital platforms, while the other aims to increase content production in this area through a [...]

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EU approves Slovenian scheme to support farmers in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

slovenski gozd

29.7.2021 – Commission approves €1.4 million Slovenian scheme to support farmers in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.and the restrictive measures that the Slovenian authorities had to implement to limit the spread of the virus. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the public support will take the form [...]

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Medicine for the Covid -19

COVID - 19 2

28.8.2021 – The Commission signed a joint procurement framework contract with the pharmaceutical company Glaxo Smith Kline for the supply of sotrovimab (VIR-7831), an investigational monoclonal antibody therapy, developed in collaboration with VIR biotechnology. It is part of the first portfolio of five promising therapeutics announced by the Commission in June 2021, and is currently [...]

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The European Research Council’s programme for 2022

dopamine,seratonin, oxcytocin,

14.7.2021 – The European Research Council’s work programme includes over EUR 2.4 billion to fund grants for some 1,100 excellent scientists and scholars in the EU and associated countries. This is the ERC’s second work programme under Horizon Europe. The funding will be awarded in a series of grant competitions refereed by panels of internationally [...]

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Additional cohesion policy funding to France and Slovenia


8.7.2021 – The Commission has granted additional cohesion policy funding of almost € 438.2 million to France and Slovenia to help them cope with the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to boost a fair green and digital recovery. This amount was granted within the framework of a modification of two operational [...]

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Slovenian Presidency over the Council of the EU

predsedovanje SL

1.7.2021 – From July 1 Slovenia will (together with Portugal and Germany) reside over the Council of the EU. Slovenia will strive to actively contribute to strenghtening the EU’s resilence to health, economic, energy, climate and cyber crises. Priorities can be summarized in four key points: recovery from the pandemic, the future of Europe, strengthening [...]

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