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Slovenian MEP praise joint vaccine procurement, sceptical about vaccination passport

Ljubljana – Slovenian MEPs expressed support for the joint procurement of coronavirus vaccines by the EU for member states at a debate organised by the European Parliament’s Office on Friday, but they were more reserved when it comes to the idea of a health passport for those who have already been vaccinated.

Persons helping Croatia post-quake not subjected to Covid-19 protocols

Ljubljana – Slovenian residents travelling to Croatia to help in the disaster relief efforts in Croatia following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in the Petrinja area and staying there up to 48 hours will be allowed to re-enter Slovenia without quarantining or producing a negative test for the novel coronavirus.

EP Endorses New Mechanism for Member States Breaching Rule of Law

The European Parliament has approved a new mechanism to protect the EU budget and taxpayers' money. The Parliament's Rapporteur, Finnish EPP Group MEP Petri Sarvamaa, endorses the decision that should cut EU funding for those Member States who risk principles of sound financial management by violating the rule of law.

Hearing of Bulgarian Ministers in EP Postponed till January

The hearing of Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and Justice Minister  Desislava Ahladova by the Monitoring Group of the European Parliament has been postponed until January, Radio Horizont has learned.

The on Democracy, Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law Monitoring Group has invited them for 17 December.

Iohannis, on unblocking EU budget, economic recovery package: Romania ready to use these funds

President Klaus Iohannis said on Twitter on Thursday evening about the unblocking of the future budget of the European Union and the economic recovery package after the COVID-19 pandemic, that "Romania is ready to use these funds to reforms and investments in key sectors". "Important agreement today by unblocking the future budget of the European Union and the economic recovery package.

Fidesz Friendless in the European Parliament

According to sources close to the EPP Group, Orban's surprise proposal this week of a looser cooperation between Fidesz and the largest and oldest group in the European Parliament is an attempt to cut the Gordian knot and, at the same time, distract attention from the latest scandal to hit Fidesz in the European Parliament, following that of a gay orgy attended by a founder of Fidesz, which was

Debate hears optimism for renewed transatlantic relations

Ljubljana – There are high hopes for relaunching transatlantic relations after Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election, a debate held by the European Parliament Information Office in Slovenia heard on Tuesday. Participants said that respect for human rights, the rule of law and liberal democracy was again becoming key on both sides of the Atlantic.

EUROPE DAY/Adrian Cioroianu: Crisis generated by coronavirus pandemic, possible stage in EU strengthening

Adrian Cioroianu, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Romania to UNESCO, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, states that, "by virtue of our history of the last 70 years", the crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic could be "a stage in the strengthening of the European Union" and expresses hope that there are "political figures to rise to the height of this moment" at European level.