Slovenians distrustful of government on EU recovery funds

Brussels – Slovenians are the least likely of all EU citizens to trust their government that EU recovery funds will be used properly, according to a Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament as a contribution to the debate ahead of Wednesday’s State of the Union speech by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Former leaders discuss Afghanistan, EU enlargement, differences in EU

Bled – Developments in Afghanistan could be an opportunity to strengthen the EU, was one of the views presented at the former leaders’ panel at the Bled Strategic Forum on Wednesday, where the importance of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans and differences on European values in the EU were also highlighted.

US Travelers Face New Restrictions when Visiting EU

The EU is to discuss on Thursday whether to reintroduce travel restrictions on visitors from the US as new coronavirus cases soar, news wires reported. Slovenia, which holds the rotating EU presidency, recommended that the US be removed from the safe list, according to two officials familiar with the plans.

Brussels clears Slovenia’s EUR 22.8m scheme to support businesses

Brussels – The European Commission has approved a EUR 22.8 million worth Slovenian scheme to support companies in various sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions implemented to limit the spread of the virus.

In a press release issued on Monday the Commission said the Slovenian measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework.

Presidents of Austia and Bulgaria Discuss Topical Issues

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev paid a working visit to Salzburg on 26 July, at the invitation of Austrian Federal President Alexander van der Bellen.The meeting of the two heads of state focused on topical issues of bilateral relations, as well as topics on the EU agenda, including overcoming the restrictions on freedom of movement due to the coronavirus pandemic, EU priorities for green and d

EU finance ministers endorse Slovenia’s recovery plan

Brussels – EU finance ministers endorsed another four national recovery and resilience plans on Monday, including Slovenia’s, which the European Commission approved at the beginning of the month. A formal confirmation in writing will follow shortly.

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