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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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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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Postojna cave

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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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Seven new GMO approved by EC


17.8.2021 – The Commission authorised seven genetically modified crops (3 maize, 2 soybeans, 1 oilseed rape and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorisations for two maize and one oilseed rape crops used for food and animal feed. All of these GMOs have gone through a comprehensive and stringent authorisation procedure, including a favourable scientific assessment [...]

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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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The European Research Council’s programme for 2022

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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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First bond issued by the European Commission under NextGenerationEU


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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Restrictive measures

Syria 1

11.6.2021 – The European Commission has adopted three opinions on the application of specific provisions in the Council Regulations on EU restrictive measures (sanctions) concerning Libya and Syria, the Central African Republic and actions undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. They concern 1) changes to two specific features of frozen funds: their character (sanctions concerning [...]

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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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Brexit fisheries dispute

Brexit fish

EC6.6.2021 – The presence of several hundred patrol boats in the waters around Jersey – one of the picturesque Channel islands that provides offshore banking to the mega-rich – is the latest act in the Brexit farce. Jersey is one of the most patriotic and most pro-Brexit places you will find. Although, adding to the [...]

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Events in Slovenia at the European week


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


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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Vega: launch of the first world-class supercomputer in the EU


20.4.2021 – The European Commission together with the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking and the Government of Slovenia will inaugurate the operation of the Vega Supercomputer at a high-level ceremony in Maribor, Slovenia. This marks the launch of a first EU supercomputer procured jointly with EU and Member State funds, with a joint investment of €17.2 million.The [...]

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The proposed acquisition of Trimo and Kingspan Group investigated

Slovenska zastava

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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