Political leaders in Europe on Dec. 24 hailed the belated sealing of a U.K.-EU post-Brexit deal that aims to lay the groundwork for long-term future cooperation.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lauded what he termed "a good deal for the whole of Europe," which offers "a new stability and a new certainty" to relations.
Slovenia, though small, is one of the fastest-growing countries in Europe, particularly in the business and economic contexts. After its successful economic succession from Yugoslavia, it was the first to join the European Union in 2004 and is the wealthiest Slavic nation, as measured by per capita GDP.
Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.
With just over a week until the U.K.'s final split from the EU, the U.K. government said the "deal is done."
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday evening, during the first meeting of the new Cabinet, that next week, on Wednesday, they will have their first government sitting and asked ministers to prepare a series of drafts to combat the negative effects generated by the pandemic and to support the business environment. "This evening we won't have a government sitting.