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International organisations urge end to STA crisis

Vienna – A number of international journalism and media freedom organisations have signed a joint statement urging the Slovenian government and the Government Communication Office (UKOM) “to immediately end the economic suffocation of the STA and take steps to ensure sustainable funding before its collapse”.

EU Commission repeats call for appropriate funding of STA

Brussels – The European Commission reiterated its call to the Slovenian authorities on Monday to ensure independence and appropriate funding of the public service provided by the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) as it responded to a question about a letter STA staff sent to EU officials.

Turkey included in EU Digital COVID Certificate system

Turkey has been included in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system, the country announced on Aug. 30.

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In an online statement, Turkey's Directorate General of Civil Aviation said the EU Commission's equivalence decision for vaccination certificates issued in Turkey had been published in the bloc's Official Journal on Aug. 20.

EU: No Recognition for Taliban, no Talks with Them - Ursula von der Leyen

The EU has not recognised the Taliban, nor is it holding political talks with them, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday, cited by news agencies. The EC president spoke after visiting a reception centre in Madrid for Afghan employees of EU institutions evacuated from Kabul.

EU Commission upgrades Slovenia’s GDP growth forecast to 5.7%

Brussels – The European Commission projects that Slovenia’s economy will expand by 5.7% this year, a 0.8-point increase on its May forecast. The outlook for 2020 was slightly downgraded to 5%. The eurozone as a whole is expected to post growth rates of 4.8% and 4.5%, respectively.

EU enlargement a response to strategic challenges, says Janša

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.

EU renews refugee support to Turkey

The European Union's move to extend its support to the Syrian refugees in Turkey is a blatant message that the bloc will continue to back the efforts of the Turkish people in dealing with around four millions refugees on their land, the European envoy to Turkey has said, reiterating that the new financial package will be implemented in coordination with the Turkish government.

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