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Results of initiative supporting regions in industrial transition

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8.5.2019 – Today the Commission presents the first results of an initiative launched a year ago to support 10 EU regions and two Member States in industrial transition. They applied to receive Commission support and expertise in achieving industrial transition and designing development strategies based on their areas of competitive strength – their so-called ‘smart specialisation‘ [...]

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Slovenia most threathened by Lyme borreliosis

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23.4.2019 – Eleven years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaimed that Lyme borreliosis is the fastest growing zoonosis, an infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans. It is more widespread than malaria, and it is a global epidemic. The most endangered population is in Slovenia.  According to the National Institute of Public Health, which [...]

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March infringements package

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7.3.2019 – In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission (‘Commission’) is pursuing 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. [...]

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Slovene developing days

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5.3.2019- On Friday, March 8, a central event dedicated to the Slovenian Developing Days will take place in Ljubljana. The promotion is aiming at raising public awareness on the development aid from Slovenia  to developing countries. The event is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs and [...]

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Annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the Member States – Draft Budgetary Plan might result in a significant deviation in Slovenia

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27.2.2019 – In its annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the Member States, the European Commission today stresses the need to promote investment, pursue responsible fiscal policies and implement well-designed reforms. Challenges vary significantly across countries and call for appropriate and determined policy action.This review of country-specific challenges comes against the backdrop [...]

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100 scientists in EU in support of free flowing Mura river

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27.2.2019 – Today, on the final date of providing comments to the draft decree of the Ministry of Environment to protect the Mura River from eight hydropower dams, the Mura receives prominent support from Slovenia and other European countries.  In a joint statement sent to the ministry, 100 scientists from Slovenia, Austria, Germany, and other [...]

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EC invests in circular economy

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15.2.2019 -New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy. The European Commission today announced an investment of € 116.1 million for the latest integrated projects to be funded under [...]

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National Eurostat report

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15.2.2019 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB90), carried out in the autumn of 2018, which shows that Slovenians consider that the most important challenges facing the country are health and social care (31%) and immigration (24%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenge in the EU is [...]

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EP president’s “faux pas”

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13.2.2019 – Three months before the European Elections the president of the European Parliament was asked to resign. The reason for this unpleasant surprised was his speech in Italy in Bazovica, a small town at the border with Slovenia. Mr. Tajani attended the ambiguous ceremony on the 10 February, remembering the victims of the communist [...]

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The winning teacher

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27.11.2018 – As part of the campaign # SaferInternet4EU, the European Commission has announced the winners of the competition for online safety, media literacy and online hygiene. In the category of teachers, Nina Jelen and Podkum Elementary School Ivana Skvarče won the first place for their “Traveling around the World” project. The classroom was turned [...]

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Arbitration Agreement Slovenia / Croatia – what next? Highlights from the interview with Mr. Thomas Bickl , researcher at Duisburg-Essen University

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26.10.2018 – The interview The problem Thomas Bickl :” The arbitration award is a binding settlement of a bilateral issue between Slovenia and Croatia. For a start, it has nothing to do with the EU. However, both States are members of the EU, and every EU Member has rights and obligations. And this is where [...]

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World Food Day : Report “How healthy do the Slovenes eat?

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15.10.2018 – The World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in a recent report notes that after a period of decrease, a global famine is on a rise again. Today, more than 820 million people suffer from chronic malnutrition. Most come from developing countries, where they live in a rural area. In these areas, agriculture is the [...]

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Juncker and the arbitrary agreement mess

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22.9.2018 – On the 15 September 2018 the article in Der Spiegel featured the current state of the arbitrary agreement between Slovenia and Croatia which has been ruled by the EU Court but has never been adopted by the Croatian government. More so Der Spiegel says : “… in a strange twist, a good six [...]

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Juvenes Translatores contest

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3.9.2018 – The European Commission’s translation department invites students from across Europe to test their translation skills in the 12th edition of its annual Juvenes Translatores contest. This year, teenagers with a taste for languages will translate a text on the topic of cultural heritage. The theme has been chosen to honour the European Year [...]

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Commission clears acquisition of Gorenje by Chinese

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7.8. 2018 – The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control over Gorenje gospodinjski aparati of Slovenia by Hisense Group of China. Both companies produce and supply large domestic appliances, such as refrigerators or ovens. The Commission concluded that the proposed transaction would raise no competition concerns given [...]

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