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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.

Logar in Denmark to discuss cooperation, Afghanistan situation

Copenhagen – Foreign Minister Anže Logar paid a visit to Denmark on Thursday to meet his counterpart Jeppe Kofod. The talks focused on strengthening bilateral relations, reviewing the implementation of the priorities of the Slovenian EU presidency, and on topical international issues, including Afghanistan.

Logar discusses cooperation, situation in region with Palestinian FM

Ramallah – Foreign Minister Anže Logar met his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki he visited Ramallah on Tuesday. Bilateral and EU-Palestine cooperation, the situation in Palestine, current developments in the region, and Slovenia’s EU presidency topped the agenda. He also met Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeas.

Austrian FM Schallenberg visiting Ljubljana

Ljubljana – Austria’s Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg will be in Ljubljana on Friday for a working visit to discus bilateral cooperation between Austria and Slovenia with his Slovenian counterpart Anže Logar. The pair will also discuss the current EU and international issues, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry said as it announced the visit.

Two Slovenians have left Kabul, one remains in Afghanistan

Ljubljana – Out of a total of three Slovenian citizens who were still in Afghanistan on Monday, two have embarked on a Qatar-bound plane from Kabul last night, while the third one has remained in Afghanistan, shows unofficial information available to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry.

Foreign ministry voices concern over situation in Afghanistan

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. “Violence should be ended, the civilian population, in particular women and children, should be protected, and basic human rights standards should be upheld,” the ministry said on Twitter on Monday.

Iranian ambassador summoned over PM Janša’s 1988 massacre statement

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry summoned on Monday the Iranian ambassador to Slovenia over Prime Minister Janez Janša’s recent statement about a 1988 massacre in Iran, explaining that Slovenia always advocates human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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Six months after independence, Slovenia recognised by number of countries

Ljubljana – The first countries recognised newly-independent Slovenia soon after it left Yugoslavia in June 1991, but most of them were brand new independent states themselves. A major wave followed in December and in January 1992, when Slovenia was also recognised by Germany, the Vatican and the EU’s predecessor – the European Community.

FMs of Slovenia, Austria, Czechia point to role of EU enlargement to W Balkans

Tirana – The foreign ministers of Slovenia, Austria and the Czech Republic, Anže Logar, Alexander Schallenberg and Jakub Kulhanek, stressed the role of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans as they met senior Albanian officials in Tirana on Sunday, a day after visiting neighbouring North Macedonia.

Maas pledges support to Slovenia’s EU presidency

Berlin – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pledged Germany’s support to Slovenia during its presidency to the EU Council ahead of his meeting with Slovenia’s Anže Logar in Berlin on Wednesday. He highlighted the importance of the EU’s enlargement to the Western Balkans and the rule of law. Logar thanked him for the support.