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  • 27.06.2018 - Slovenian PM Miro Cerar is on a working visit to Luxembourg at the invitation of Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel. The prime ministers focused primarily on the European Council session to be held on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, and also on migration and asylum policy. They also confirmed the excellent relations between their two countries. The Slovenian PM will continue his visit to Luxembourg at a meeting of the heads of state of Slovenia, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Estonia and the Czech Republic, in order to exchange opinions on Europe’s most pressing issues.

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    24.06.2018 - Slovenian PM Miro Cerar has attended an informal meeting of leaders of EU member states on migration and European asylum policy in Brussels convened by the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. The main aim of the meeting was to seek solutions ahead of next weekend's European Council summit. On arriving at the meeting, Mr Cerar stated that it is in Slovenia's interest to address migration issues in a coordinated manner, at the European level, and that Slovenia will play an active part in finding solutions, as it has in the past.

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    18.06.2018 - In connection with the European Commission's decision to make no pronouncement on Slovenia's complaint regarding infringements of EU law by Croatia, Prime Minister Miro Cerar today stated that Slovenia began these proceedings because it believes that by refusing the arbitration ruling Croatia is infringing EU law. He emphasised that it was necessary to refer Croatia to the European Court in Luxembourg because international law and EU law must be respected.

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    14.06.2018 - At its 181st session, the Slovenian government discussed the first report on the response to and consequences of the strong hailstorm and flooding in eastern Slovenia on 8 June 2018. The government also adopted Slovenia’s response to the comments of third parties given in the proceedings on the assessment of the lawfulness of State aid to Nova Ljubljanska banka (NLB), and authorised Minister of Finance Mateja Vraničar Erman to sign the response and send it to the European Commission.

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    17.05.2018 - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar attended the EU-Western Balkans Summit. The leaders confirmed the European perspective for the Western Balkan countries and discussed specific projects within the action plan to connect the EU and this region. They also focused on common security issues. The leaders of the 28 Member States met yesterday over an official dinner and debated innovation and digitalisation. They also discussed the withdrawal of the USA from the Iran nuclear deal and trade relations with the USA.

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    17.05.2018 - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar attended the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new Lonstroff factory today.  In April 2018 the government of the Republic of Slovenia signed a contract with the company worth EUR 4,800,000. Prime Minister Cerar gave a warm welcome to the company, which is investing EUR 48 million in the factory in Logatec and creating at least 180 new jobs. “It’s an important development for Logatec and Slovenia. This will be a new high-tech factory, one of the most advanced in its industry,” said Prime Minister Cerar.

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    14.05.2018 - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar visited the Municipality of Kočevje today, where he toured the Yaskawa and smartMelamine companies and inspected work on the Kočevje rail system. Cerar assessed Kočevje as a success story and said that Kočevje is in many ways reminiscent of the path taken by Slovenia over the past four years. “From a place over which dark clouds were gathering, Kočevje has permanently changed into a place of optimism, modern technology and a high quality of life”, said the prime minister.

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    08.05.2018 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Dr Miro Cerar attended the completion ceremony of Phase I of the Slovenian and Japanese partnership, the NEDO project. Dr Cerar emphasised in his speech that NEDO, a project of smart networks and smart communities, was one of the leading projects in the collaboration between Slovenia and Japan. He thanked all the creators of the NEDO project, especially ELES and its director Aleksander Mervar, MSc. ELES is managing and coordinating the project.

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    06.05.2018 - The Prime Minister of Slovenia, Dr Miro Cerar, is hosting the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who is on an official visit to Slovenia. The visit will pay special attention to the Western Balkan countries’ future in the EU, EU migration and asylum policies, and other European topics such as the issues of the economic and monetary union’s future, Brexit, and the EU multi-annual financial framework. Prime Minister Cerar informed his guest about the latest developments regarding the implementation of the arbitration agreement on the border between Slovenia and Croatia, and the leaders also briefly discussed the internal political developments in Slovenia before the upcoming elections.

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    National celebration marking Resistance Day

    26.04.2018 -

    On 27 April, Slovenia celebrates Resistance Day, which commemorates the creation of the Liberation Front, the main Slovenian resistance organisation during WWII. Rebellion and hope are the basic components of the Slovenian national identity, and were also the theme of this year’s national celebration, which was held in Kočevje with PM Miro Cerar as the keynote speaker. Slovenes owe their identity to rebellion, and to the individual rebels who opposed the existing order at key moments in history and through their acts of rebellion created new tools for social change.

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