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Pahor stresses importance of dialogue at G20 Interfaith Forum

Bologna – Slovenian President Borut Pahor addressed a meeting of the G20 Interfaith Forum (IF20) in Bologna on Sunday, saying that divisions, in particular political and ideological, were one of the societal wounds that need to be urgently healed. He also proposed a meeting of senior religious representatives in the Western Balkan region.

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.

Mitsotakis – Politics requires you to be a manager and a leader

"Politics for me requires being a manager and at the same time a leader in order to solve problems and steadily manage crises, big and small. Today we need to produce results because that is what people expect from us. Being a leader means first of all telling the truth and occasionally making unpopular decisions.

"We need Serbia. Otherwise - we will suffer" VIDEO / PHOTO

"Serbia is a key country. Without EU accession, there is no reason to talk about security and identity. Europe needs Serbia more than Serbia needs the EU. Otherwise, security will be at risk," Orbn said at the panel, talking about the problem of migration.
Vui pointed out that there are three things that could be important for everyone.

Vučić arrived in Slovenia; "Bled Forum in the shadow of the Open Balkans" PHOTO

He will be the only politician from the region to speak at a panel dedicated to the future of Europe, together with the leaders of the European Union.
However, before participating in the forum, he met with Edi Rama and Zoran Zaev, and he shared that on his Instagram profile.
"Bled Forum in the shadow of the Open Balkans! Welcome dear friends," Vucic wrote.

STA staff urges top EU officials to protect STA, media freedom in Slovenia

Ljubljana – Representatives of STA staff have send a letter to top EU officials noting that despite calls to restore the financing of the STA, the issue has still not been resolved. Moral support by senior representatives of the EU unfortunately no longer suffices, the letter reads.

Democracy Digest: Poland Accuses EU of ‘Hybrid War’, While Hungary Claims Victory

The conservative daily quotes from a letter sent by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to European Parliament President David Sassoli, in which she dismisses the criticism that the executive has failed to implement the rule-of-law conditionality.

Commission says EU, countries have duty to take care of Afghans at risk

Brussels – The EU maintains that the Union and the countries which have taken part in the NATO mission in Afghanistan have a duty to take care of the Afghans at risk following the Taliban seizure of the country, the European Commission’s spokesperson Eric Mamer said on Tuesday when asked to comment on PM Janez Janša’s recent statement.