Sakarya Gas Field contract awarded to consortium

International oilfield services company Schlumberger announced on Oct. 15 a significant contract award by the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO or TP) for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of end-to-end production solutions for the Sakarya Gas Field, Turkey's largest gas reserve.

EU ministers reach deal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea

Luxembourg – After tough talks, EU agriculture ministers reached a political agreement in Luxembourg on Tuesday on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea next year which would cut the catch for some fish stocks. In debate on the Fit for 55 package they raised risks to the competitiveness of European agriculture and a potential impact on food prices.

SAB party adopts new programme

Ljubljana – The opposition Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) adopted a new programme on Saturday. The 15-point platform revolves around the welfare state supported by a strong economy, democracy and respect for the rule of law.

“Everything we do, we do for the people and their future,” Party leader Alenka Bratušek said in her address to the delegates.

Vizjak hails EU adopting joint position for COP26 conference

Luxembourg – The EU environment ministers adopted on Wednesday a joint EU position for the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, which includes an agreement on a five-year time frame. “For the first time in many years the European delegation is going to the climate conference with a clear position on time frames,” Slovenia’s Andrej Vizjak said.

Energy Poverty Issue Comes to Fore as Winter Approaches and Prices Get out of Hand

  With energy prices rising and winter approaching, millions of people across Europe are worried about whether they'll be able to afford their next gas or electricity bill.

And the lasting economic effects of the pandemic could make this energy poverty even worse.

Slovenia, Australia to talk double taxation avoidance deal

Canberra – Slovenia and Australia will start negotiations to conclude an agreement on avoidance of double taxation next year, the Slovenian Embassy in Canberra has announced.

Announcing the negotiations, the embassy said on Wednesday that such an agreement would have a positive influence on the volume of economic cooperation between the countries, especially in investments.