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Government on proposal for candidate for Member of the European Commission and founding of Slovenia House in Brussels

At today’s correspondence session, the Slovenian government adopted a decision to propose Janez Lenarčič as a Member of the European Commission from Slovenia. It also decided to establish a Slovenia House in Brussels as a satellite unit of the Slovenian Embassy in Brussels, in order to provide a uniform presentation and promotion of Slovenian creativity, innovation, economic competitiveness, art, science, sports, tourism, gastronomy, winemaking and promotion of the country in general.

Proposal for appointment of a candidate for Member of the European Commission

At today’s correspondence session, the Slovenian government studied the positive opinion received from the Committee for EU Affairs and adopted a decision to propose Janez Lenarčič as a Member of the European Commission from Slovenia.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister

Slovenia House in Brussels

The Slovenian government has adopted a decision that in order to provide a uniform presentation and promotion of Slovenian creativity, innovation, economic competitiveness, art, science, sports, tourism, gastronomy, winemaking and promotion of the country in general, on 1 September 2019 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will establish a Slovenia House in Brussels as a satellite unit of the Slovenian Embassy in Brussels.

Guidelines for the work of the Slovenia House in Brussels will be provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, and the Government Communication Office.

The Slovenia House is planned to include an information and exhibition space, a gathering space, a conference room, a reading room and library and informal work areas. It will begin operations no later than 30 June 2020, and will operate particularly intensively during the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2021.

The activities and events associated with Slovenia House are expected to cost approximately EUR 1.34 million, with funding provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Government Communication Office, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport within their annual budgets.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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