European Parliament elections
Brussels – A short ceremony was held in Brussels on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence. Among the attendees were MEPs from Slovenia and both Slovenian ambassadors in Brussels. Officials pointed to the path Slovenia has walked in the 30 years and the challenges ahead, especially the EU presidency in the second half of the year.
The European Parliament's Democracy Monitoring Group is today discussing the organisation of a mission to look into corruption and the rule of law in Bulgaria. This was announced by Bulgarian MEP Elena Yoncheva, who is the only Bulgarian representative in the group chaired by the Dutch MEP from "Renew Europe" Sophie in't Veld, reported BNT. The group includes 14 MEPs.
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.
Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Monday that the Liberals endorse, within the European People's Party (EPP) Congress, Donald Tusk as President and Siegfired Muresan as Vice -President. "We endorse a candidate to the EPP Vice-President office, namely Siegfried Muresan, we endorse the candidacy of Donald Tusk as EPP President.
The charity initiative "The Bulgarian Christmas" shows that when there is a cause and dedicated people, even with minimal resources, a great effect can be achieved. This was stated by President Rumen Radev at a meeting with the partners of the donation campaign, which is being conducted under the auspices of the Head of State in aid of sick children.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced on Tuesday that Adina Valean received the unanimous vote of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament regarding her candidacy as European Commissioner on behalf of Romania. "Mrs.