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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.

Ministry receives two bids in new call for delegated prosecutors

Ljubljana – The Justice Ministry confirmed it had received two applications for the two posts of Slovenia’s European delegated prosecutors in the second nomination procedure. Matej Oštir and Tanja Frank Eler, the candidates that had been rejected in the first call, have already said they have applied.

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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Balkan Region’s Media Pluralism Stagnated in Pandemic, Report Warns

Balkan countries have experienced a general stagnation or deterioration in terms of media pluralism and media freedoms during 2020, shows a new study, "Media Pluralism Monitor 2021", published by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute.

Social partners and regions get greater say in conference on EU future

Brussels – The executive board of the Conference on the Future of Europe decided at Monday’s session to allocate more seats in the Conference Plenary to both regional and local representatives, and social partners, the Slovenian EU presidency said.

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