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Ljubljana – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek presented on Friday Slovenia’s draft strategic plan for the new Common Agricultural Policy in what the ministry says in an ambitious document that involves measures worth EUR 1.2 billion. A quarter of the funds in direct payments is intended for the green component.
Ohrid – President Borut Pahor made a case for the EU’s rapid enlargement to Western Balkans as he addressed the Prespa Forum Dialogue on Friday, arguing that this was in the interest of the EU and would strengthen the bloc as well as the region.
The president said continued enlargement was instrumental to the stability and prosperity of Western Balkans.
The Romanian-Ukrainian pair Raluca Olaru/Nadiia Kichenok on Friday qualified for the round of 16 of the women's doubles event at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the third Grand Slam of the year, after defeating 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) in front of the pair Sabrina Santamaria (USA)/Tamara Zidansek (Slovenia). Olaru and Kichenok, seeds no.
Romanian tennis players Andreea Mitu and Monica Niculescu qualified for the second round of ladies' doubles event at Wimbledon, the third Gland Slam of the year, as they defeated Nicole Melichar (US) and Demi Schuurs (Netherlands) 6-2, 6-3. Mitu and Niculescu managed a remarkable victory, in one hour and 23 minutes, against the fourth seeded pair.
Brdo pri Kranju – Rule of law was one of the main topics discussed during Thursday’s visit by the College of Commissioners. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it was important to always respect the rule of law and European values. Prime Minister Janez Janša said that in a rule of law, final decisions are in the hands of courts.
Brdo pri Kranju – Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the EU’s post-covid recovery as a major issue that Slovenia’s EU presidency will deal with as they addressed reporters at the outset of the country’s six-month stint at the helm of the bloc.
Brdo pri Kranju – EU enlargement is one of Slovenian EU presidency priorities and a response to strategic challenges, Prime Minister Janez Janša told Thursday’s press conference after a meeting between the government and the EU Commission delegation marking the start of the presidency stint. Slovenia will host an EU-Western Balkans summit in October.
Brdo pri Kranju – Media freedom was one of the topics that the College of Commissioners discussed Thursday as they met the government at the outset of Slovenia’s presidency of the EU. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expects that Slovenia will swiftly sort out the financing of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) and ensure its independence.