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    30.08.2018 - According to Prime Minister Miro Cerar at today’s session, Slovenians live in a country with one of the highest levels of economic growth in the EU, a country which has sound public finances and the lowest unemployment rate of the past decade, is more competitive and socially just, more optimistic and has a better reputation among foreign partners in comparison to 2014.

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    10.08.2018 - The European Commission has today adopted a new decision in the matter of the state aid granted to Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) at the end of 2013, setting a new deadline for the privatisation of the bank and adjusting the package of compensatory measures. Slovenia must sell at least 50% plus one share of NLB by the end of 2018 and reduce its holding in NLB to the target of 25% plus one share by the end of 2019. The Ministry of Finance has expressed its satisfaction with the decision.

  • Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

    26.07.2018 - At today’s session, the Government amended the Ordinance on the framework for the preparation of general government budget for the 2018 to 2020 period, in the part relating to the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (ZZZS) in 2018. The amendment to the ordinance will allow an increase in ZZZS expenditure of EUR 35 million this year, which is a result of higher inflows of social security contributions. The Government reported on the implementation of the state budget in the first half of this year. As at the end of June, the budget had recorded EUR 4.753 billion in revenues and EUR 4.573 billion in expenditure, resulting in the posting of a EUR 180.9 million surplus at the half-year mark.

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    12.07.2018 - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar attended the NATO summit in Brussels yesterday and today. At the summit, leaders of the alliance countries focused their main attention on meeting the financial commitments, the cooperation of NATO with the EU, the invitation to Macedonia to start membership negotiations, cooperation with Ukraine and Georgia and the mission in Afghanistan. After the summit, Prime Minister Cerar gave the assessment that underlying the meeting was a confirmation from the leaders of the common awareness of the importance of NATO for our security and stability.

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    10.07.2018 - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar is attending a Summit for Berlin Process initiative, the forum of the EU Member States that strongly support the European future of Western Balkan countries and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia. Prime Minister Cerar emphasised at the Summit that European Union would only be complete when all countries of the Western Balkans were members, which would give this region stability and future. According to Cerar, the Berlin Process is about building trust between countries.

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    07.07.2018 - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar attended the summit of Central and Eastern European countries and China (the so-called 16+1 Initiative) in Sofia. The Prime Ministers in attendance discussed the increased cooperation in economy, agriculture, forestry, science, infrastructure, communications, culture and human resources. 

  • 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.

  • Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

    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.

  • Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

    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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