About: Slovenian Presidency

Enlargement 13-04-2021

Slovenia suspected of seeking ‘peaceful dissolution’ of Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Slovenian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has been summoned to the country's foreign ministry to explain recent rumours about alleged plans by Ljubljana for the dissolution of the country hosting her and a redrawing of borders across the Western Balkans.
Coronavirus 02-04-2021

EU countries squabble over 10 million extra doses of Pfizer vaccine

EU nations fell out Thursday (1 April) over how to divide up 10 million extra doses of coronavirus vaccine, with Austria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic refusing to help five struggling countries.
Health 22-03-2021

Water is life, and at the heart of our agenda

Water is a critical global security matter and Slovenia intends to put it at the core of its EU presidency, which starts on 1 July, writes Dr Stanislav Raščan.
Digital 19-02-2021

EU condemns Slovenia PM’s online attack on journalists

Brussels on Thursday (18 February) condemned Slovenia's prime minister for online personal attacks against journalists reporting on the deterioration of rule of law in his country, which will take on the rotating EU presidency in July.
Energy 02-06-2008

EU under pressure over CO2 effort sharing

A group of Eastern European countries, led by Hungary, have asked for a revision of their national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV reveals the details of their alternative proposal.
Future EU 22-01-2008

A star pupil playing it safe in the EU: Slovenia’s Council presidency

The EU presidency will serve as a powerful instrument for further 'Europeanisation' of Slovenia both in terms of adopting European practices, norms and values and promoting its political interests at EU level, argues Manja Klemen?i? in a paper for the think tank Notre Europe.
Development Policy 09-01-2008

Slovenia outlines ‘demanding’ EU presidency programme

Ensuring the smooth ratification of the EU's new Reform Treaty, pushing ahead with ambitious energy and climate goals and stabilising the Western Balkan region, notably through the prospect of EU accession, will be among the top priorities for Slovenia as it takes over the reins of the 27-country bloc for the coming six months.
Health 19-12-2007

Interview: Higher food and energy prices here to stay

After almost two decades as the head of BEUC, the European consumers' organisation, Jim Murray identifies emerging issues in consumer policy and shares his unique insight into EU presidencies in an exclusive interview.
EU Priorities 2020 18-12-2007

The Slovenian Presidency: In Brief

The Slovenian Presidency will focus on Western Balkans relations, energy and climate change, and the implementation of the new Lisbon cycle for growth and jobs when it takes over the EU helm from 1 January 2008.
Future EU 18-12-2007

Slovenian Presidency wants further progress on Lisbon strategy

An update on the renewed Lisbon strategy on growth and jobs will be a key objective when Slovenia takes over the EU presidency from Portugal on 1 January 2008, according to Slovenian Minister Žiga Turk.
Future EU 17-12-2007

Interview: Slovenia to focus on Western Balkans at EU helm

The upcoming Slovenian presidency of the EU has identified ratifying the Treaty of Lisbon and enlargement to the Western Balkans as the main priorities of its tenure, the country's State Secretary for European Affairs Janez Lenar?i? told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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.