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  • 01.12.2016 - At today's session, the Government adopted a draft Act on the restriction of the use of tobacco products. Its main objectives are to prevent adolescents and young adults from starting to smoke, encourage people to stop smoking, decrease exposure to tobacco smoke among minors and, consequently, to reduce morbidity and premature mortality and costs resulting from tobacco use, which are estimated at €1,8 billion in Slovenia. 

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    24.11.2016 -

    At today’s regular session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the draft Act amending the Social Assistance Benefits Act, addressed the Initialled Agreement on temporary suspension of strike activities with regard to the strike of doctors and dentists and issued the Decree on support for electricity generated from renewable energy sources and the Decree on support for electricity produced in high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power. Furthermore, the Government responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid to Haiti and Ukraine. 

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    17.11.2016 - At today's session, the Government took note of the information about the negotiation process to sign an agreement on strike demands made by the FIDES's main strike committee, and adopted a draft Act on the provision of conditions for the implementation of a strategic investment in the development area of the Hoče–Slivnica Municipality.

  • Minister of Finance Mateja Vraničar Erman. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    17.11.2016 - During the Wednesday’s assessment of the Member States’ draft budgetary plans, the European Commission warned Slovenia about the risk of its 2017 draft budgetary plan being non-compliant with the EU rules. Minister Mateja Vraničar Erman perceived this message as a very serious warning that Slovenia should continue with the envisaged reforms, and as a confirmation that the Government should not yet abandon all the austerity measures.

  • PM Cerar pointed out his perception of Slovenia as "a green Slovenia that prudently exploits its numerous natural resources and takes care of its environment. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    17.11.2016 - At today’s session, the National Assembly will decide on enshrining the right to drinking water to the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. At the beginning of the session, members of the National Assembly were addressed by Prime Minister Miro Cerar.

  • Photoarchive: Daniel Novakovič/STA

    16.11.2016 - “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.” This quote by Albert Einstein is still quite accurately reflecting events in our society. Tolerance is expressed through recognition and respect for universal human rights and freedoms.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    15.11.2016 - Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has made an official visit to Slovenia on Tuesday for talks on bilateral relations, the situation in Europe, Swiss policy on the EU and regional security issues. Burkhalter met Karl Erjavec during an official visit that also included talks with Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Speaker Milan Brglez.

  • Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

    10.11.2016 - At today’s session, the Government took note of the information regarding the coordination of the stakeholders in Slovenia's digital transformation through the Slovenian digital coalition and adopted the Decree on areas for agriculture and food production that are of strategic importance for the Republic of Slovenia.

  • Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

    09.11.2016 - “A passenger train to Kočevje will start to operate after almost 50 years,” said Prime Minister Cerar after attending the presentation of the Kočevje railway line modernisation project, which aims to reduce congestions and increase traffic safety in the region. Besides establishing a southern connection between Novo mesto and Vinica and the central connection between Celje and Novo mesto, which is planned within the 3rd development axis that is estimated at €447.9 million, the €40 million project is the most important investment in the infrastructure of south-eastern Slovenia – a region to which the Slovenian Government paid a two-day visit.

  • Prime Minister Miro Cerar and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

    08.11.2016 - Prime Minister Miro Cerar met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who arrived for his official visit to Slovenia. On this occasion, they both confirmed the good political relations between Slovenia and Ukraine, and advocated for greater economic cooperation between the two countries. They were unified in their belief that respecting the rule of law and international legislation is one of the key foundations for stability both in individual countries and the international community. 

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