Bosnia and Herzegovina
Western Balkan countries, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine continue to meet the visa liberalisation requirements and made progress in addressing last year's recommendations. That is the conclusion of the 4th report on the monitoring of the EU visa-free regime with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Ljubljana – Beer lovers, brewers, hop growers and pub owners will celebrate International Beer Day on Friday. Last year, there were 68 companies in Slovenia with beer production as their main activity, compared to only 12 in 2010, according to the Statistics Office. According to 2018 data, Slovenians consume 26 litres of beer at home on average per year.
Ljubljana – The SI4CARE European Social Innovation Project, initiated by researchers from Slovenia, aims to improve the process of providing long-distance caregiving for older people. They note that it is important to identify the services and technologies that are available and the demand for them.
Vui said that the "Open Balkans" initiative and the decision to abolish the borders in 2023 are historic.
"I think it is a historic decision, and we will see if we will be ready to implement it. We have to try to harmonize regulations. To enable people not to see borders, it requires a lot of work, and those are huge benefits for companies.