About: Slovenian Presidency

Agrifood 13-07-2021

Slovenian agri minister: Climate change just as unpredictable as COVID pandemic

Although agri-food sector has recovered from the worst of the pandemic, it must keep one eye on the present and one on future crisis management, Slovenia's Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 13-07-2021

Borrell: Janša doesn’t represent the EU on Iran

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday (12 July) sought to distance the bloc from comments made by Slovenia’s Prime minister at a meeting of an Iranian opposition group that enraged Tehran. Iran’s foreign ministry has slammed Slovenian premier...

Slovenian interior minister asked to apologise for ‘swine’ comment

Slovenian President Borut Pahor has criticised Interior Minister Aleš Hojs for using the term "swine" in a comment interpreted as targeting a senior member of the EU Commission, urging the minister to apologise.
Elections 02-07-2021

Orbán, Le Pen, Salvini, Kaczyński join forces to impact on the future of EU

Far-right parties from 16 EU countries, including Frances’ Rassemblement National, Poland’s PiS,  Hungary’s Fidesz, and Italy’s Lega, united on Friday (2 July) with the declared objective of making their voice heard in the context of the debate on the future...
Politics 02-07-2021

Tweets of the Week: Slovenian Presidency, Hungarian Ad, Football Euphoria

Slovenian presidency could be a free-for-all, Viktor Orban still has some gall, and we are all still very excited about football.

Slovenia faces mountain of climate legislation as it takes on EU presidency role

As Slovenia takes over the EU Council presidency from Portugal on Thursday (1 July), it faces an avalanche of climate legislation, both inherited from its predecessor and from the European Commission which is due to table a massive legislative package on 14 July.

Slovenia hosts College of European Commissioners for working visit

Slovenia's six-month stint at the helm of the Council of the European Union begins on Thursday (1 July) with a customary working visit by the College of Commissioners and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Politics 30-06-2021

Slovenian Presidency with Janša: What happens on Twitter should stay on Twitter

Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is under fire in Western media as Slovenia takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, may be clumsy on Twitter but he is not an autocrat, writes Žiga Turk.
Non-discrimination 25-06-2021

EU leaders confront Hungary PM over LGBTQ law

EU leaders holding a summit Thursday (24 June) attacked Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán over a new law in his country banning LGBTQ content in schools, which they view as homophobic and contrary to EU values.
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.
Digital & Media 11-06-2021

Slovenia to speed up legislative agenda for key digital files, ambassador says

Following the COVID disruption, the upcoming Slovenian presidency of the EU Council has the ambition to pick up the legislative pace and broker a general approach on the most important proposals for the digital agenda.

Slovenian PM Janša faces EU pressure for hindering EPPO

As Slovenia prepares to take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, the country's prime minister, Janez Janša, is under pressure from the European Parliament to stop obstructing the work of the Office of the European Public Prosecutor (EPPO).
Politics 20-05-2021

Slovenia PM faces impeachment vote ahead of EU presidency

Less than two months before Slovenia takes over the EU's rotating presidency, conservative Prime Minister Janez Janša is battling fires at home and abroad -- including an impeachment motion.
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 & Media 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.