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EU Commission launches investigation of Trimo takeover

Brussels – The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Slovenian maker of prefabricated construction elements Trimo by the Irish Kingspan Group. It is concerned that the transaction may reduce competition and lead to price increases.

EU Commission on virtual Rule of Law Report visit to Slovenia

Brussels – The European Commission is on a virtual visit to Slovenia today in preparation for its second Rule of Law Report, which is expected in July, the Foreign Ministry confirmed for the STA. Slovenia submitted its assessment of the situation in late March. The purpose of the visit is to obtain additional information and clear up any issues.

Slovenia yet to send rule of law report to EU Commission

Ljubljana – Slovenia is allegedly the only EU member to have failed to send its contribution for Commission’s second rule of law report by now, unofficial sources say. The deadline for member states to do so was 8 March. Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Anže Logar said the country will send its report on time. In the evening the government approved the document.

Slovenia does not wish to be constrained in CAP strategic plans

Ljubljana – EU agriculture ministers debated Monday and Tuesday the preparation of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans. Slovenia welcomed the EU Commission’s recommendations but warned that countries may not be restricted in the selection of measures, Minister Jože Podgoršek said.

Jourova voices concern over media situation in Slovenia

Brussels – Addressing the EU Parliament plenary on Wednesday, EU Commission Vice President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova pointed to continuous attempts to undermine the sustainable funding and the independence of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA). She also noted that frequent verbal attacks against journalists in the country were cause for concern.

Tourism season similar to 2020 expected as companies call for extension of aid

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) projects that Slovenia’s summer tourism season will be similar to last year’s in terms of visitor numbers. Companies in the sector are already urging the government to extend certain aid measures, saying many are on the brink of ruin.

Turkey should follow EU's path towards green economy: Ambassador

Turkey should follow the path of the European Union towards a more sustainable, efficient and green economy, a member of the EU delegation to Turkey said on March 2. 

Against the backdrop of the Circular Economy Week of Turkey, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut pointed out that the Green Deal is one of the most important programs for the EU in the post-pandemic period.