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  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    11.02.2010 - At its 68th regular session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia approved a draft act ratifying the agreement on the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, which would provide a continuous supply of gas to Slovenia and Europe. Other major decisions taken at today's session include amendments to the Prevention of Illegal Work and Employment Act.

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    Celebration marking Preseren Day

    08.02.2010 - At the celebration marking Slovenian cultural day, Preseren Awards, the highest recognition for cultural achievements in Slovenia, were conferred to dancer Mateja Rebolj and painter, illustrator, graphic designer and photographer Kostja Gatnik. The Preseren Fund Awards for individual achievements were conferred to poet Miklavz Komelj, actor Peter Musevski, composer Aldo Kumar, actress Barbara Cerar, dancer and choreographer Maja Delak and actor, writer and director Andrej Rozman Roza. Minister of Culture Majda Sirca held a reception today for the prize winners.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

    04.02.2010 - At the 67th regular session, the Government approved the exit strategy as one of the key documents which comprehensively addresses the situation in Slovenia after the economic and financial crisis and includes a number of measures aimed at raising economic growth and competitiveness. In addition, the Government approved Pomurje Development programme, and discussed Slovenia’s status in relation to the EU budget.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

    28.01.2010 - The Government approved the Stability Programme – Update 2009, a draft Act regulating the Minimum Wage and a Decree Laying Down the Work Permit Quota for 2010.

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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.

  • Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

    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.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

    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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