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6.07.17

Round table Echoes of the Past: Slovenia and the Jura

Stamp issued by the Swiss Post after the referendum on the independence of the Jura in 1978

Stamp issued by the Swiss Post after the referendum on the independence of the Jura in 1978

The High Representative of the Republic of Slovenia for Succession Issues and the Ambassador of Switzerland are organising a round table titled Echoes of the Past: Slovenia and the Jura on 13 July 2017 under the honorary patronage of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.

  

In the years leading up to the establishment of Slovenia’s independence and in the first period of its independence, dynamic and successful communication and cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the Canton of Jura was carried out. 

  

Through his efforts in the 1980s, the Prime Minister of the Jura and Vice-President of the Assembly of European Regions, François Lachat, facilitated the cooperation of Slovenia in the bodies of the Assembly, in its working groups, and with the organisation of the meeting of its Committee in Ljubljana on 2 May 1991, in which approximately 30 delegates from 13 regions participated. This was a period in which Slovenia urgently needed the support of as many international entities as possible.

  

Slovenia and the Jura also have the issue of succession in common. The Jura was established in 1978 as a result of the internal self-determination of the people, thus becoming the last Swiss canton after 1815 and the Congress of Vienna.

   

The round table, which will take place on 13 July, having been organised by the High Representative of the Republic of Slovenia for the Issue of Succession and the Ambassador of Switzerland in Ljubljana, will take place under the honorary patronage of the President of the National Assembly. Within the round table, the prime ministers of both republics at the time, Dušan Šinigoj and François Lachat, will present the cooperation between Slovenia and the Jura in the period leading up to Slovenian independence, and the High Representative for the Issue of Succession, Dr Ana Polak Petrič, will focus on succession issues and the differences between the succession processes of Slovenia and the Jura.


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