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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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Conference on the future of Europe

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8-4.2021 – The executive committee continued preparations for the launch of the conference on the future of Europe. The multilingual digital platform that will allow citizens from across the EU to contribute to the conference was launched. From the 19 April on  citizens across the Union will have the opportunity to give their opinion on [...]

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Three films nominated for LUX reward

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12.12.2020 – Films nominated for the new award were publicly unveiled at the European Film Awards virtual ceremony on 12 December 2020, streamed from Berlin. While the LUX Audience Award normally features five films, this year, due to the Covid-19 crisis, it will  feature three films: Another Round, Collective and Corpus Christi, subtitled in the [...]

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EPP to support culture in EU

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17.9.2020 – The EPP Group supports the use of €12 billion to help Europe’s cultural and creative sectors recover from the COVID-19 crisis. This money should be taken from the EU’s planned Recovery and Resilience Facility. “We call for clearly dedicated money to secure the jobs of almost 8 million artists and workers of the [...]

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European Parliament approved the Brexit agreement

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30.1.2020-Following the EU Council’s approval, the United Kingdom will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The Bexit agreement has already been approved by the EP. After confirming the deal in the EP, President David Sassoli stated: “I am very sad that we have reached this point [...] 50 years of integration cannot be so [...]

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Meeting of the EU Presidents

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28.1.2020 – David SASSOLI, EP President, Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the EC and Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council, will participate in the conference called ‘Presidents’ Retreat : Preparing the Future’ in Jean Monnet House (in Bazoches) n 30 January 2020, starting at 18.00 hours. The joint statement will be released on [...]

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Film reward LUX 2019

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11.11.2019 – The three films are the finalists for this year’s LUX, Spanish, Danish and Nothern Macedonia are the finalists of 2019 competition. The films selected for the LUX FILM PRIZE competition raise awareness about some of today’s main social and political issues and, as a result, help to build a stronger European identity. By [...]

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David Sassoli is a new President of the European Parliament

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3.7.2019 – Today, MEPs elected David Sassoli as the new President of the European Parliament. He received 345 of the 667 valid ballots in the second round. David Sassoli was born on May 30, 1956 in Florence. Since 2009, he has been re-elected to the Italian Democratic Party (S & D) for the third term [...]

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Game of EU Thrones

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1.6.2019 – The European Parliament’s elections that concluded on May 26 turned out to be a Game of Thrones replay – a long and complex story with a surprising and, for many, unsatisfactory outcome. As with Game of Thrones, some fans are calling for a different ending. They would like to sack the authors and [...]

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Preliminary results of the European elections

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27.5.2019 – Turnout was up, apparently between 45 and 50% (preliminary results) across the continent, the center-right, center-left groupings lost seats and Euroskeptic parties did well in Italy, Sweden, Hungary and Poland but fell short of a surge across the region. Also the Greens and Liberals prospered. The results county by country are here: here [...]

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From idea to justice – books and copyrights

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30.4.2019 – The European Parliament Office in Slovenia invites to the round table: “From idea to justice – books and copyrights”, which will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 16.30 in the EU House on Dunajska cesta 20. The pannelist are: – Nika Kovač, author, director of the Institute March 8th – Jasmin [...]

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Protecting whistle-blowers in EU

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17.4.2019 -  The new rules, adopted with 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions and already agreed with EU ministers, lay down new, EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers revealing breaches of EU law in a wide range of areas including public procurement, financial services, money laundering, product and transport safety, nuclear safety, public [...]

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European Parliament’s vote in favour of the copyright reform

26.3.2019 – Today, the European Parliament voted in favor of the new Copyright Directive designed to bring tangible benefits to citizens, all creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators, and cultural heritage institutions. The Copyright Directive protects freedom of expression, a core value of the European Union. It sets strong safeguards for users, making clear that [...]

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Oleg Sentsov, 2018 Sakharov Prize laureate

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14.12.2018 – Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director and writer, an outspoken opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. On 10 May 2014, he was arrested in Simferopol, Crimea, on charges of plotting acts of terrorism against the Russian ‘de facto’ rule in Crimea. In May 2014, Sentsov was arrested by the Russian security service [...]

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Mark Zuckerberg has lost control of Facebook

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29.11.2018 – When Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook, appeared before the European Parliament in May, I suggested to him that he had lost control of his company. As one of the few politicians ever to have confronted Zuckerberg in person, I was happy for the opportunity. But, much to my frustration, [...]

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