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    28.01.2010 - Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar participated in the International Conference on Afghanistan organised by UN, Afghanistan and UK. Along with other countries, Slovenia remains committed to Afghanistan while expecting changes that have to happen before the autumn election and will also affect participation of Slovenia in the country. Slovenia plans to allocate its complete military staff in the country to the training of Afghan National Army and pursuing civil development projects.

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    27.01.2010 - PM Borut Pahor addressed memorial commemoration ceremony »Shoah – We Remember« in Maribor Synagogue. He stressed that the Holocaust almost entirely obliterated the Jewish community in Slovenia. The few who survived the atrocities of WWII decided for a life abroad, especially in Israel. He noted that the duty of the generation that escaped the horrors of the Holocaust was to preserve the historical memory related to it and to do away with the injustices.

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    23.01.2010 - Minister Gregor Golobic signed the Agreement of a Participating European Country concluded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Republic of Slovenia, on 22 January in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. The status thus acquired by Slovenia will enable Slovenian companies, researchers and students to co-operate with ESA on concrete projects.

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    21.01.2010 - Government adopted the decision consenting to the content of the call for enrolment in undergraduate studies in the academic year 2010/2011, amendments to the Decree on the Implementation of the Regulation on roaming on public mobile telephone networks within the Community, and the Decree Amending the Decree Implementing the Republic of Slovenia Guarantee Scheme Act, and approved the work programme and financial plan of JAPTI.

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    19.01.2010 - Government approved the material assessing the third package of anti-crisis measures aimed at improving the economic and social situation in Slovenia 'Fighting the crisis is fighting for new jobs', which was submitted to the National Assembly by a group of MPs, with Jože Tanko as the first signatory. The Government will forward the material to the National Assembly.

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    17.01.2010 - PM Borut Pahor paid a working visit to Macedonia, where he held a meeting with Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski. Prime Minister Borut Pahor emphasised Slovenia's readiness to offer Macedonia full support in its efforts to join the EU and NATO. He also assessed that it is time for Macedonia and Greece to resolve their dispute over the country's name in which Slovenia could act as a mediator.

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    14.01.2010 - The Government approved a draft Act amending the Excise Duty Act. The proposed act does not interfere with the principles of the current Excise Duty Act, but rather amplifies existing solutions. By introducing a computerised system for monitoring the movement of excisable products in the internal market, the act is intended to align national laws with the acquis, as well as provide for stable budget revenues in the face of current slow growth.

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    14.01.2010 - Prime Minister Borut Pahor met the President of the Republic of Croatia, Stjepan Mesic, who paid a farewell visit to Slovenia. The two leaders focused on positive development of bilateral relations, as witnessed by a number of bilateral meetings.

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    PM’s Pahor and Kosor reached several agreements regarding open issues

    13.01.2010 - Slovenian and Croatian Prime Ministers, Borut Pahor and Jadranka Kosor, agreed at today’s working meeting in Kranjska Gora to form a joint commission, which will review the open issues between the countries and suggest their solutions. The governments will also strive for solving issues related to the three Croatian accession chapters regarding which Slovenia expressed its reservations.

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    07.01.2010 - Government approved amendments to Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act and Economic Zones Act, a provisional position of the Republic of Slovenia regarding the draft Protocol amending Protocol No. 36 on Transitional Provisions concerning the composition of the European Parliament, Action Plan proposed by the Interdepartmental Working Group for the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons for the period 2010–2011, and discussed the signing of a Memorandum on organising a long-term French language learning programme in the Slovenian civil service.

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