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Daily “Delo” says SSH becoming hostage of political interests

By   /  16/03/2017  /  Business, Politics, SI Business, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  No Comments

  The daily Delo says in Thursday’s commentary that it is becoming increasingly clear that the staffing in the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH), the custodian of state assets, is becoming a hostage of pre-election political interests. It is not only about the desire to influence the management of state-owned companies, but also about the sale […]

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Croatia won’t participate in ‘shameful’ arbitration with Slovenia

By   /  03/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Croatia won’t participate in ‘shameful’ arbitration with Slovenia

  Croatia will not participate in arbitration proceedings behind which are shameful acts by some members, Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Friday, commenting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement that the Commission supported the Croatian-Slovenian border arbitration process. The Croatian parliament unanimously decided in July 2015 that Croatia would withdraw from the process […]

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Govt to establish migrations office

By   /  02/03/2017  /  Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Govt to establish migrations office

  The government is expected to formally establish on Thursday an office for migrants and integration, an institution set up in accordance with the recently amended aliens act. The new office will take over the management of asylum centres from the Interior Ministry. It will also oversee integration activities, according to government documents. Its establishment […]

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Stier says no border arbitration with Slovenia, EC can’t interfere

By   /  02/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Stier says no border arbitration with Slovenia, EC can’t interfere

  Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Thursday dismissed as unacceptable European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s position that it was necessary to accept the arbitration procedure in the Croatian-Slovenian border dispute, adding that this, under a Croatian parliament decision, was now strictly a matter of bilateral agreement. Juncker told Slovenia’s STA news agency yesterday […]

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Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

By   /  02/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Croatia, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, SI Politics, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

  On 2 March 2017, EU Ambassadors endorsed a Council position needed to start negotiations with the European Parliament on a proposal for an Entry-Exit System which will strengthen border control and security in the EU. The agreement by Member States comes after the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU worked hard over […]

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Serbia-Slovenia relations described as “excellent”

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Politics, RS Politics, Serbia, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Serbia-Slovenia relations described as “excellent”

  Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday for an official visit. Dacic traveled to Ljubljana at the invitation of Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, and met with his counterpart, as well as with Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament Milan Brglez, and Prime […]

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Slovenian politics not ready for tax reform, daily “Delo” says

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Slovenian politics not ready for tax reform, daily “Delo” says

  The daily Delo says in Thursday’s commentary that no major changes in the tax policy to help the economy are expected from the current government. While former Finance Minister Dušan Mramor said a year and a half ago that the new real estate tax could enter into force this year, the political reality is […]

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Croatian, Slovenian defence ministers talk cooperation

By   /  25/01/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Croatian, Slovenian defence ministers talk cooperation

Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic in Ljubljana on Wednesday held talks with his Slovenian counterpart Andreja Katic about cooperation in defence and security challenges in Europe and its neighbourhood. During his stay in Ljubljana, Krsticevic also held talks with Slovenian President Borut Pahor. Addressing the press after their meeting, Krsticevic and Katic said the two […]

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Slovenia Threatens to Sabotage Croatian Tourism

By   /  13/01/2017  /  Business, Croatia, HR Business, HR Politics, Politics, SI Business, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Slovenia Threatens to Sabotage Croatian Tourism

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec directly threatened Croatian tourist industry in the event that Croatia refuses to implement the decision of the arbitration tribunal which will later this year issue a verdict of a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia. Croatia has left the proceedings and announced it will not accept the verdict, reports Novi […]

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PM wants for Slovenia to have well-arranged relations with neighbours in 2017

By   /  04/01/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on PM wants for Slovenia to have well-arranged relations with neighbours in 2017

Prime Minister Miro Cerar has said that his wish for Slovenia in 2017 is to have well-arranged relations with its neighbours and that he hopes that Croatia will respect a verdict which an international arbitral tribunal is expected to deliver regarding the Slovenia-Croatia border disagreement. “Concerning bilateral relations, I would primarily like to see good […]

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