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STA chief supervisor rejects information concealment claims

The STA supervisory board does not support the Government Communication Office’s (UKOM) decision to suspend the funding of the STA’s public service and rejects the claims about information concealment, chief supervisor Mladen Terčelj said in a statement on Wednesday. He also rejected claims about the STA’s business being non-transparent.

Ajša Vodnik gets another term as vice chair of AmChams in Europe

Ljubljana – Ajša Vodnik, director general of AmCham Slovenija, has won another term as vice president of AmChams in Europe, a network of American Chambers of Commerce from 43 countries in Europe and Eurasia, AmCham Slovenia said. This means Slovenia will remain the seat of the organisation for another two years.

"I didn't want to be prime minister at all, I'm an artistic soul"

"I have always preferred the life of an artist, painter and professor of fine arts, so much so that I never had ambitions to be prime minister," Rama told French "Forbes", as the Exit portal reports.
He said that he hesitated for a long time to enter politics when he was offered a ministerial position, but that he wanted to do something for his country.

Bulgaria‘s Ministry of Finance Expects Deficit of BGN 183.2 Million by End November

Based on preliminary data and estimates, the balance of the consolidated fiscal program (CFP) on a cash basis as of November 2020 is expected to be at deficit of BGN 183.2 million (0.2% of projected GDP), the Ministry of Finance reported.

The cash-based CFP budget balance as at 31 October 2020 was positive and amounted to BGN 645.3 million. (0.5% of projected GDP).

Slovenia slips to 16th place in Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index

Seoul – Slovenia slipped three spots to rank 16th among 180 countries in the latest Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index compiled by Solability, a sustainability think-tank based in Switzerland and South Korea. However, the country improved its score, going from 53.8 to 55.9 points.

Finland-Turkey cooperation in UN irritates Greece

The continuation of the cooperation between Turkey and Finland in the U.N. has disappointed Greece, the Greek ambassador to Finland said on Dec. 1. 

Finland and Turkey currently share the chairmanship of the U.N. Group of Friends of Mediation, which was established 11 years ago. The group consists of 52 countries and eight organizations.

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