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Bee with us in 2018

22.12.2017

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From now on, thanks to Slovenian beekeepers, 20 May will be known as World Bee Day. The proclamation of World Bee Day, following three years of hard work and effort, places Slovenia on the international map. Slovenia has been working for this since 2014 and along the way has received the support of all the members of the United Nations. Slovenia has thus become a reference country in the field of beekeeping. One of the arguments for this is the fact that Slovenia is the only country in the world where every 200th citizen is a beekeeper. Slovenia sees this confirmation of its efforts above all as an obligation to do even more to protect bees and to be even more active in ensuring biodiversity.

The fulfilment of obligations and respect for international law are also the principles that guide the Slovenian Government in its approach to the issue of the border between Slovenia and Croatia. Respect for and implementation of the arbitration ruling by both countries is, for Slovenia, the only possible way to resolve the border issue, as Prime Minister Miro Cerar reiterated during his visit to Zagreb on Tuesday this week. Implementation of the ruling is an obligation for both countries under international law, as well as being important from the point of view of building trust between them. It is also an important example of good practice as regards the resolution of border issues, something that is particularly relevant in the Western Balkans region.

We wish all our readers a happy festive season. The next Newsletter will be published on Friday, 5 January 2018.


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