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    13.07.2017 - In its session today the Slovenian Government was briefed on the Final Award made by the Arbitral Tribunal, which issued its ruling on the border between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia on 29 June 2017. The information included a summary of the Final Award, to which a working map of the entire border between Slovenia and Croatia after the award and a partial working translation of the award were attached.  

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    12.07.2017 - Addressing the Western Balkans Summit held in Trieste as part of the Berlin Process, Prime Minister Dr Miro Cerar underlined Slovenia's importance as a liaison between the Western Balkans region and the European Union and said that Slovenia's knowledge of the region means it is able to contribute to mutual understanding.

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    12.07.2017 - PM Miro Cerar welcomed Croatian PM Andrej Plenković to Ljubljana for a working visit. Talks between the two leaders today focused above all on the arbitration decision, with Mr Plenković reiterating that the Croatian side does not recognise it. Mr Cerar, for his part, insisted that the arbitration award is binding on both sides and that respecting it also means acknowledging the importance of international law and a commitment to the fundamental values of the EU, such as the rule of law and respect for international obligations entered into.

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    07.07.2017 - Prime Minister Dr Miro Cerar has met the inhabitants of Sečovlje and promised them that the Government of the Republic of Slovenia is ready to help them. "We will deal with every case individually, so I have invited people to communicate their individual circumstances to us via their local administrative units," said the Prime Minister.

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    06.07.2017 - The Government continued the procedure of adoption of proposed amendments to the state budget for 2018 and the proposed state budget for 2019, appointed an interministerial group for implementation of the final judgement of the arbitration tribunal on the border between Slovenia and Croatia, and adopted the Decree amending the Decree on the Management of Packaging and Packaging Waste.

  • Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

    06.07.2017 - The conference of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gave unanimous support to Slovenia's initiative for the UN to declare 20 May as World Bee Day. Slovenia now awaits the green light from the General Assembly of the UN in December.

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    05.07.2017 - Minister of Justice Goran Klemenčič is currently taking part in official visits to high representatives of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Regarding the effectiveness of the ECHR and elimination of court backlogs he spoke with ECHR President Guido Raimondi, who briefed him on statistics regarding all open cases at the ECHR, and with the national ECHR judge Marko Bošnjak, who added the encouraging fact that the number of applications lodged from Slovenia was continuously declining.

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    05.07.2017 - At today's meeting of political leaders we showed that we are firmly resolved to ensure that Slovenia respects and implements the arbitration ruling, said Prime Minister Miro Cerar after the meeting. He added that the leaders agreed, following a constructive discussion, that Slovenia must be decisive but prudent in the implementation process. At the same time, Slovenia will maintain dialogue with Croatia in a spirit of good neighbourly relations.

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    PM Cerar welcomes EC position on arbitration

    05.07.2017 - Prime Minister Dr Miro Cerar has welcomed the position of the European Commission, which calls for the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal to be respected and implemented. He described the Commission's willingness to assist in the implementation of the arbitration decision as welcome. He added that he cannot imagine a country that is a member of the EU ignoring an arbitration decision. He called for an avoidance of tensions and for both sides to maintain good neighbourly relations. He also said that arbitration is a good example that shows that it is possible to resolve disputes in a civilised manner, which is particularly important for the Western Balkans.

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    03.07.2017 - Prime Minister Dr Miro Cerar has visited Piran and Metlika. In Piran he met representatives of local authorities and the fishing community and assured them that implementation of the arbitration agreement will take place in an organised manner. He said that the Government will take into account those citizens most affected by the decision, when implementing the arbitration ruling, and underlined that the Government's first priority, following the award of the Arbitral Tribunal, will be to look at the individual situations of those concerned.

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