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    06.04.2009 - Slovenia is staying in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Borut Pahor said on Saturday at the margins of the NATO summit in Strasbourg. He added that the country should plan its participation in international missions more carefully and opt for those missions which were in its strategic interests. Afghanistan is now considered a pillar of stability and fight against terrorism by NATO and the entire international community, he explained.

  • 01.04.2009 - In his statement Minister Žbogar pointed out “that during the last two months Slovenia has been consistently seeking a genuine and constructive solution to this issue. We hope that Croatia will demonstrate the same readiness in the course of further talks. If there is no comprehensive agreement on resolving the border issue, then the situation has not changed and Slovenia will not be in a position to enable Croatia to continue the negotiations.”

  • 24.03.2009 - The decision to convene a negotiation conference is within the competence and in the. hands of the country holding the EU Presidency. According to the Czech EU Presidency, the conditions for holding a successful conference are not fulfilled at the moment. We welcome this decision. Only when an agreement on the Commission initiative is reached will circumstances change sufficiently and allow for the continuation of the negotiation process and the successful implementation of a negotiation conference.

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    21.03.2009 - The Prime Minister Borut Pahor attended the spring European Council meeting in Brussels, where heads of state and government of Member States adopted a package of EU incentives within the action taken to mitigate the financial and economic crisis. "The agreement on this package is proof that we are capable of taking action at the Community level. The funds from this package will also be allocated to Slovenia," emphasised Mr Pahor after the meeting.

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    18.03.2009 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, accompanied by the Minister of Development and European Affairs, Mitja Gaspari, and the Minister of Finance, Dr Franci Križanič, paid an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. The Prime Minister held a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the German Bundestag Dr Norbert Lammert, and representatives of the German economic sector.

  • Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

    18.03.2009 - Slovenia is committed to the process proposed by the European Commission not only to fragments of this process. As there are different interpretations of Slovenia’s willingness to sign a possible joint statement in relation to 25 June 1991, the Ministry wishes to reiterate that "the statement itself will not suffice for Slovenia to unblock Croatia’s negotiations. Negotiations will be unblocked when circumstances change and when this is part of broader agreement."

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    12.03.2009 - The Ministry welcomes efforts invested in the final wording of the European Parliament progress report on Croatia’s accession to the EU. Mediation, which the text welcomes as a method for resolving the dispute between the two states, is an equitable means for peaceful settlement of disputes under international law. It allows for a more rapid resolution of the dispute, and consequently the lifting of reservations in Croatia’s accession process.

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    26.02.2009 - At today's session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia approved a draft supplementary budget for 2009. The 2009 budget was drawn up and approved at the end of 2007. Since then, the economic situation has changed considerably, which entailed changes and amendments to the budget. After the supplementary budget is approved, the deficit will stand at 2.9% of GDP, while consolidated government deficit is expected to amount to 3.4% of GDP.

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    24.02.2009 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, held a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Dr Ivo Sanader. This was their first meeting and was mainly devoted to exchanging information on establishing direct dialogue to deal more effectively with the unresolved issues between the two countries. The Prime Ministers assessed the meeting as constructive, agreeing that they will improve the dynamics of contacts between the two countries.

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