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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


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


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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Slovenia will file a lawsuit against Croatia

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20.6.2018 -  Slovenia can proceed with the lawsuit after the expiration of the deadline. The European Commission will not give an opinion in connection with Slovenia’s action against Croatia for violating European law as a result of the Croatian’s failure to comply with the arbitration judgment on the border dispute between the two countries. Slovenia [...]

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State of the asylum applications in the EU


18.6.2017 – New figures published today by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) show the trend of significant decreased asylum applications has continued in 2018. During the first four months of 2018, 197,000 persons asked for asylum in the EU, Norway and Switzerland, a lower level than during the same period in each of the [...]

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The winner of the European Citizenship Award 2018


7.6.2018 – The European Parliament today announced the winner of the European Citizenship Award for 2018. The award was given to the Slovenian Beekeeper Association for the initiative to declare the World Bee Day and promoting international cooperation and European integration in the implementation of this initiative. The European Beekeepers’ Association was nominated by all [...]

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The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for the Cultural Heritage

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15 May 2018 – The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network. The 29 laureates from 17 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in conservation, research, [...]

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Study on the Slovenian productivity


29.3.2018 – . Evropska komisija je objavila študijo o produktivnosti slovenskih podjetij, ki jo je generalni  direktorat Evropske komisije za gospodarske in finančne zadeve pripravil v sodelovanju s profesorjema Ekonomske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani Polono Domadenik in Denisom Marinškom ter glavnim analitikom Gospodarske zbornice Slovenije Bojanom Ivancem.   Študija analizira razlike v produktivnosti med slovenskimi [...]

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Eurobarometer (88)


18.2.2018 – The latest national report of the Eurobarometer Standard Public Opinion Survey (EB88), conducted in the autumn of 2017, shows that Slovenians consider the most important challenges facing Slovenia, health and social care (38%) and unemployment (29%). According to Slovenian respondents, the most important challenges in the EU are terrorism (46%) and immigration (43%). [...]

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Responses of the Slovene MEPs to the speech of Croatian prime minister in the EP

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6.2. 2018 – Statements by MEPs from Slovenia during the debate with Crotian Prime minister on the Future of Europe and arbitration on the Croatian and Slovenia border dispute. Lojze Peterle (EPP): “Commissioner Mimica, Prime Minister, dear Andrej, welcome and thank you for the clear words about the future of Europe. I welcome the ambitions [...]

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