About: Slovenia

French ambassador: Smooth transition between presidency stints in common interest

France is intensively preparing for its EU presidency starting in January while working closely with Slovenia, whose stint at the helm of the EU is ending, French Ambassador to Slovenia Florence Ferrari told STA in an interview.

Slovenia’s defence minister: EU will learn its lessons from Afghanistan

In case the EU wishes to become a more reliable security provider and global actor, it needs to avoid past mistakes and develop credible military intervention forces that are able to project stability in our neighbourhood, Slovenia’s defence minister Matej...
Enlargement 22-06-2021

Slovenian FM: EU inaction in Western Balkans ‘strategically dangerous’

The EU needs to move "as soon as possible" from a wait-and-see approach to a problem-solving strategy in dealing with enlargement and the Western Balkans, Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar told EURACTIV in an interview about the priorities for his country's upcoming EU Council presidency.
Energy 10-10-2016

Hungarian MEP: Nuclear energy’s ‘hidden subsidies’ must end

Atomic energy is not competitive in the energy sector and must not be artificially preserved at the expense of renewable alternatives, Benedek Jávor, Green MEP and member of Nuclear Transparency Watch, told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Global Europe 05-10-2016

Russian ambassador: EU should realise its real friend is Moscow

Russia has had good bilateral contacts in recent months with a number of EU member states, the interruption in relations is taking place only at the level of the EU itself, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizov told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

Eastern Europe’s first black mayor: ‘If we’re Schengen, then why the fences?’

“Are we Schengen or not?” the Ghana-born mayor of Slovenian border-town Piran has asked in an interview with EURACTIV. “And if we are, why is the government putting up fences?”, he said, before warning that a German decision to close its borders would kill the passport-free zone forever.
Central Europe 18-03-2015

Westinghouse: Nuclear energy has a great future in Poland

The biggest single market for nuclear energy in Eastern Europe is Poland, says Mike Kirst, an official at Westinghouse, the US multinational providing fuel, services and equipment for the nuclear industry. Polish authorities have spoken of potentially building up to 11 nuclear reactors by 2030, Kirst told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Peter Matjaši?

Youth Guarantee ‘an unprecedented opportunity’ to improve lives for young people

The Youth Guarantee can help unemployed, young people who are trapped in a poverty cycle, but in order to be fully successful, there needs to be a coherent and comprehensive approach to tackle youth unemployment in the EU, says Peter Matjaši?.
Future EU 17-12-2007

Lenar?i?: Slovenian Presidency to ‘add value’ to existing EU policies

The upcoming Slovenian Presidency of the EU will seek to boosting the effectiveness of current EU policies rather than proposing "endless initiatives", the country’s State Secretary for European Affairs Janez Lenar?i? told EURACTIV, adding that ratifying the Treaty of Lisbon, making progress on enlargement in the Western Balkans and improving the EU's climate and energy policies will be its main policy priorities.
Public Affairs 04-06-2004

Interview: Drapal says Brussels is “still an enigma”

In an interview with EURACTIV, Andrej Drapal says that many SMEs in Slovenia need to be educated about the role and impact of EU affairs: "Brussels is still an enigma".
Sports 24-05-2004

EYES: Focus on Slovenia’s “Hurray, it’s leisure time” project

Following enlargement on May 1, an official from the Slovenian sports ministry tells EURACTIV how the country has been getting on with projects under the European Year of Education programme.