Upholding the Rule of Law

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In response to months of political interference in both the media and the judiciary, the S&D Group has urged Slovenia to change course and “lead by example when it comes to upholding the rule of law.” In a report on the rule of law in Slovenia, for the first time in Parliament’s history, MEPs have…

Vaccination Strongest Weapon Against Health Crisis

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The most effective response to the resurgence of COVID-19 is vaccination, say MEPs, addressing the main topic on the agenda of the European Council. In a debate with Commission President von der Leyen and the Slovenian Presidency, they insisted that vaccination remains the strongest and most promising weapon available against the pandemic. Additional efforts are…

Czech and Ireland’s Recovery and Resilience Plans

Recovery and Resilience

EU economy and finance ministers have welcomed the assessment of the Czech and Irish recovery and resilience plans. Council implementing decisions on the approval of the two plans will be adopted by written procedure shortly after today’s ministers’ video conference. The adoption of the decisions will allow these countries to start implementing reforms and investments outlined…

Slovenia Challenging Press Freedom?

Renew Europe says it is “very concerned” about recent political developments in Slovenia related to press freedom.  “The situation in Slovenia is becoming extremely worrying. We want the European Parliament’s plenary debate in March, on the Government’s attempt to silence free media in Poland and Hungary,  to be extended to the situation in Slovenia”, said Dacian Cioloş,…

Slovenia Slams Frackers

A UK gas company, Ascent Resources, has officially begun procedures to start an investor dispute against Slovenia for taking measures to protect its groundwater from fracking,  in a case that could see the country paying out tens of millions of euros in damages, under the controversial Energy Charter Treaty.  The case has emerged today, as…

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Foibe Massacres

Day of Remembrance of the Victims

Yesterday, (10 February) European Parliament President Antonio Tajani participated in the commemoration of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Foibe Massacres. He laid a wreath at the edge of the Basovizza Foiba in Trieste, Italy, as part of the solemn commemoration established by Italian state law in 2004. The President issued the…