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Commission approves €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies

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30.6.2020 – The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a €200 million Slovenian scheme to compensate large companies for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the confinement measures that the Slovenian Government had to implement to limit the spread of the virus. Under the scheme, companies will be entitled [...]

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Europe’s culture – close to you

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18.6.2020 -The European Commission has launched ‘Europe’s culture – close to you’, a social media campaign focused on sustainable cultural tourism. Featuring cultural sites and initiatives around Europe, this campaign will promote the re-discovery of Europe’s manifold treasures, both natural and cultural.The coronavirus outbreak has had a severe impact, not only on Europeans’ health and [...]

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Coronavirus – safe exchange of information

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17.6.2020 – Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in [...]

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Foreign Antifa agents provoke violence at anti-government protest in Ljubljana

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15.6.2020 – Foreign Antifa agents provoked violence at an anti-government protest in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, on Friday. While such protests are nothing new in Slovenia, this is the first time that international Antifa was involved, and many Slovenes are alarmed. Slovenia’s Left has been holding protests regularly in the capital since the Right-wing populist government [...]

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Quality of Europe’s bathing waters remains high

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8.6.2020 – The quality of Europe’s bathing water remains high, according to this year’s European bathing water quality assessment published today. Just under 85% of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2019 met the European Union’s highest and most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards. The results published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European [...]

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Forest fires in EU

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5.6.2020 – To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the EU is further reinforcing its European fleet of firefighting aircraft under the rescEU system. The EU is financing purchases by the Swedish government of 2 new firefighting airplanes to add to the reserve. This adds up to a total of [...]

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EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

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29.5.2020 – The centrepiece of the recovery plan will be a new Recovery and Resilience Facility. The aim of the facility will be to support investments and reforms essential to a lasting recovery, to improve the economic and social resilience of the Member States, and to support the green and digital transitions. It will be [...]

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More violence in famillies during pandemic

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18.5.2020 – The Commission has recently published the reports on implementation of the Victims’ Rights Directive and the Directive on European Protection Order. These two reports assess and analyse the national measures implementing the Directives. Under the Victims’ Rights Directive, victims of crime have rights to protection, support and access to justice. The Directive on the European [...]

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May infringements package: key decisions

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14.5.2020 – In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The key [...]

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Eurogroup agreement ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support

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11.5.2020 – The Commission welcomes the Eurogroup’s agreement on the establishment of the Pandemic Crisis Support instrument of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) reached at its videoconference on Friday, 8 May 2020. The instrument will be available to all euro area Member States, for amounts of 2% of the respective Member’s GDP, to support domestic [...]

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Slovene Breakup

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11.5.2020 – Author: Jože Možina. The book “Slovenski razkol” has 624 large format pages in color printing. It contains 217 facsimiles of documents and photographs of all parties involved, many for the first time. The monograph also includes 15 maps and 35 graphs made especially for this book, which show more accurately than ever the [...]

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EU supports the recovery of the tourism sector

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28.2.2020 – The Commission is supporting Member States as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus on the tourism sector. At a videoconference yesterday, EU Ministers discussed the implications of the coronavirus outbreak on the tourism industry, mitigating measures and the recovery strategy for the tourism ecosystem, which is one of the most damaged [...]

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Western Balkans and COVID -19

Western Balkans

21.4.2020 – Following requests for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is coordinating and co-financing the delivery of aid shipments in the EU and in neighbouring countries. Slovakia is sending masks and disinfectant to Italy, while Austria is sending gloves and disinfectant to Croatia. To [...]

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EU agri-food sector shows resilience

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20.4.2020 – oday, the Commission published the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets. This regular publication presents a sector-by-sector overview of the latest tendencies and further prospects for agri-food markets. The outbreak of the coronavirus brings about unprecedented challenges for the EU agri-food sector. The sector responds and adapts with efficiency to the [...]

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Live web “COVID -19″

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1.4.2020 – Live webinar “COVID-19: European Coordinated Response to the pandemic” on 3 April at 11.00 CET On Friday, 3 April from 11.00-12.30 CET, the EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar “COVID-19: European Coordinated Response to the pandemic”. The webinar will start by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) [...]

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