Tag: Slovenia

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like #COVID-19

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like #COVID-19

| May 28, 2020

EU in action: medical equipment from RescEU reserve being delivered to Spain in May 2020. ©EU/A.P.E.  In a new survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a majority (58%) state they have experienced financial difficulties since the start of the crisis. Conducted at the end of April 2020, nearly seven out of ten respondents (69%) want […]

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Slovenian cyclists stage anti-government #Coronavirus protest

Slovenian cyclists stage anti-government #Coronavirus protest

| May 11, 2020

Thousands of cyclists took over streets in the centre of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana on Friday evening (8 May) to protest against the government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa and the restrictions it has imposed to fight the coronavirus, writes Marja Novak. Cyclists sounded horns and shouted “thieves, thieves”, following allegations of government corruption in […]

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#Slovenia president pursues quest to find new prime minister

#Slovenia president pursues quest to find new prime minister

| February 17, 2020

Slovenian President Borut Pahor will hold more talks with political parties on 24 and 25 February to try to form a new government following the resignation of the centre-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec in January, writes Marja Novak. Sarec, whose government only held 43 seats in the 90-seat parliament, resigned saying he did not have […]

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High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell travels to #Kosovo and #Serbia for first visit to #WesternBalkans

High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell travels to #Kosovo and #Serbia for first visit to #WesternBalkans

| January 30, 2020

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell (pictured) will travel to Kosovo on 30-31 January and to Serbia on 31 January-1 February. Ahead of the visit the High Representative/Vice President Borrell said: “I am looking forward to my first official visit to the Western Balkans which demonstrates our commitment to […]

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#Slovenia backs ban on paramilitary groups after militia patrol border

#Slovenia backs ban on paramilitary groups after militia patrol border

| November 27, 2019

The Slovenian government approved legislation on Tuesday (26 November) that will prohibit paramilitary groups, after a group led by a nationalist politician began conducting border patrols in the woods in recent months, writes Marja Novak. “Guarding the state border is an exclusive responsibility of the police,” the government said in a statement, adding paramilitary groups […]

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#Slovenia – Cohesion Policy upgrades rail section at #Maribor

#Slovenia – Cohesion Policy upgrades rail section at #Maribor

| August 23, 2019

The EU is investing €101 million from the Cohesion Fund to upgrade the rail section between the Slovenian cities of Maribor and Šentilj, near the border with Austria in the direction of Graz. EU-funded works aim to reduce travel times, increase speed as well as railway safety and ensure greater freight-carrying capacity on the line. The […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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