Brussels – Commenting on the new government regulation on the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), the European Commission has said that it expects swift solutions to unblock the agency’s funding, noting such solutions should completely preserve the STA’s autonomy. It should be checked whether the regulation is in line with existing acts governing the STA, it added.
Brussels – The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched the city air quality viewer, which has taken data from two Slovenian cities, Ljubljana and Maribor. The latest data show that the Slovenian capital is plagued by poor air quality, whereas the situation is a bit better in Slovenia’s second largest city.
The Turkish defense minister on June 19 discussed bilateral security and regional issues with his U.S. counterpart over the phone.
According to Turkey's Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar and Lloyd James Austin had "a positive and constructive" conversation.
The exchange comes days after a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.
While calling on the leaders of the European Union (EU) to make the upcoming summit a turning point for ties between Ankara and Brussels, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on June 20 urged the Union to take decisions for concrete steps for this bid, including a mandate that will authorize the EU Commission to negotiate Customs Union with Turkey.
The United States on June 17 hailed a commitment by Turkey to secure Kabul's airport, addressing one key area of concern amid fears the government will collapse once U.S. forces leave.
The agreement is likely to mark a new warming of U.S. relations with Turkey, a NATO ally whose relations had been fraught with President Joe Biden's five-month-old administration.
The rights of the 150,000 Romanians who work as lorry drivers on European roads must be observed as provided for in the national legislation, Minister of Labour and Social Protection Raluca Turcan wrote on Facebook on Thursday. She met in Brussels European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean.