IntMin Bode: Confident we will take concrete steps towards Schengen accession as soon as possible.
Minister of Internal Affairs Lucian Bode welcomed on Thursday the resolution voted by the European Parliament whereby the European Council is requested to approve Romania's accession to the Schengen area, emphasizing that our country has an "essential" role in the architecture of EU security.
Government slightly changes Covid-19 rules
Ljubljana – The government made some changes to Covid-19 rules on Thursday, including regarding entry to the country from abroad, and gatherings. From now on, persons vaccinated with two shots of different vaccines will also be allowed to enter Slovenia without the quarantine requirement.
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Consular consultations between Turkey, Germany resume
Turkey's deputy foreign minister on June 23 announced the initiation of consular consultations after a four-year hiatus.
"We started Consular Consultations w/ #Germany after 4 years. Consultations began with the participation of Antje Leenderste, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as our delegations," Yavuz Selim Kıran said on Twitter.
Senate President Dragu tackles topics related to CVM in Brussels, as positive report expected this year
Senate President Anca Dragu reiterated on Tuesday the dialogue she had in Brussels in the meetings with representatives of the European Parliament on topics such as the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), Schengen, the conference on the future of Europe or gender equality.
Govt introduces new restriction for mass events, rallies
Ljubljana – The government has introduced a new restriction for public rallies and events featuring more than 100 participants. In line with the decision adopted on Thursday, participants of such events will need to be vaccinated, tested or reconvalescent as of next Monday.
Several regions and countries removed from red list, including Croatian Adriatic
Ljubljana – The government has changed the list of countries and territories placed in the red zone in terms of the Covid-19 epidemic to exclude, among others, the Croatian Adriatic area, Germany and the Czech Republic. The relevant decree adopted on Thursday will enter into force on Saturday and be valid until 20 June
How to Prepare for Vacation in Bulgaria?
Have you planned a trip to Bulgaria in the near future? If so, there is no time like now to start preparing. This is especially true for first-time visitors. Being fully prepared will ensure you and your companions have the best vacation experience of all time. In 2019, Bulgarian statisticians reported a population of 6.98 million, following Romania (19.4 million) and Hungary (9.8 million).
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European Commission: Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia Should Join Schengen
The European Commission unveiled a set of proposals on Wednesday aimed at improving the functioning of the Schengen free travel area, including a demand that EU member states expedite the admission of Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.
President Iohannis: Functionality of Schengen Area - seriously affected; accession a major political objective for Romania
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday said that joining the Schengen Area "remains a major political goal for Romania," although the health crisis has seriously affected the Area. "With regard to Schengen, in the context of the health crisis and the measures taken by some Member States, the functionality of the Schengen area has obviously been seriously affected.
Slovenia aiming for progress on migration, asylum policies
Ljubljana – Slovenia’s EU presidency will try to achieve progress in negotiations on legislation under the framework of the asylum and migrations pact. Strengthening the Schengen zone and security are also high on the list of priorities.