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30 anniversary of the Slovenia’s sovereignty

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25.6.2021 – In Slovenia the 30 anniversary  of Slovenia’s sovereignty and independence is celebrated all year around. The  main national ceremony took place on Statehood Day, on the  25 June, in memory of the day in 1991 when the Slovenian parliament passed several key documents for the country to leave the former Yugoslavia and become  [...]

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First bond issued by the European Commission under NextGenerationEU

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23.6.2021 – The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) yesterday marked the listing of the first bond issued by the European Commission under NextGenerationEU. The €20 billion ten-year bond is the largest single tranche bond transaction ever issued by the European Union.The bond attracted a significant interest from investors and was 7 times oversubscribed, with demands exceeding [...]

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 European Innovation Scoreboard 2021

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21.6.2021 – The Commission has today released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower performing countries growing faster than higher performing ones, therefore closing the innovation gap [...]

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Package of infringement decisions

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9.6.2021 – 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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Semester Spring Package

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2.6.2021 – The EC presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of gradually reopening their economies. This guidance aims to help Member States strengthen their economic recoveries, making the best possible use of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the key instrument [...]

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Review of commmercial practices of TikTok company

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28.5.2021 – The European Commission and the network of national consumer authorities (CPC) have launched a formal dialogue with TikTok to review its commercial practices and policy. This follows an alert by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) earlier this year about TikTok’s breaches of EU consumer rights. Areas of specific concern include hidden marketing, aggressive [...]

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Financial support for tackling coronavirus pandemic

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25.5.2021 – The European Commission has today disbursed €14.14 billion to 12 EU Member States in the seventh instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Belgium has received €2 billion, Bulgaria €511 million, Cyprus €124 million, Greece €2.54 billion, Spain €3.37 billion, Italy €751 million, Lithuania €355 million, Latvia [...]

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Communication on Business Taxation

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18.5.2021 – The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure adequate public revenues over [...]

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Guide on EU funding for tourism

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12.5.2021 – The Commission  published a Guide on EU funding for tourism, which collects information on the EU funds that are available to people and companies working in the tourism sector. The user-friendly guide contains links to the relevant EU programmes’ websites where the reader can find the call for proposals and information on each [...]

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Connecting Europe Express

Europe Express

7.5.2021 -The European Commission has announced the route of a special train (Connecting Europe Express), which will emphasize the importance of railways in connecting people and the economy and the role of the European Union in shaping infrastructure policies on the occasion of the European Year of Railways. The train will start its journey on [...]

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Statementof the Association of journalists and Publicisits at the Media Freedom Day

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3.5.2021 – Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. The Association of journalists and [...]

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Events in Slovenia at the European week

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28.4.2021 – The Office of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in Slovenia are preparing a series of events for citizens on the occasion of this year’s Europe Week. Their common thread will be a conference on the future of Europe, which will be launched at pan-European level on Europe Day, [...]

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“Slovenska potica” is registered as traditional speciality in EU

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22.4.2021 – Today, the Commission approved the entry of the name “Slovenska potica” in the register of guaranteed traditional specialties, thus protecting Slovenska potica as a guaranteed traditional specialty (ZTP). To date, there have been 1,609 products on the list of foods protected by geographical indications, of which 64 with the label of traditional specialties. [...]

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Call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps

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15.4.2021 – The Commission has today launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health and environmental action, across the EU and beyond. This [...]

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The proposed acquisition of Trimo and Kingspan Group investigated

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13.4.2021 – The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Trimo, arhitekturne rešitve, d.o.o. (‘Trimo’) by Kingspan Group plc (‘Kingspan’), under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction may reduce competition and lead to price increases in the market for mineral fibre sandwich panels [...]

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