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    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.

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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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