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State Secretary Dovžan discusses Slovenian Presidency priorities with AmCham EU members

State Secretary Gašper Dovžan presented the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU at a virtual event hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union. The Brussels-based business association traditionally organises such events when an EU member state assumes the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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State Secretary Dovžan at a meeting with AmCham EU | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

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State Secretary Dovžan briefed the participants on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency, focusing initially on strengthening the resilience and recovery of the Union, digital and green transformation, and strategic autonomy. He described how the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November will be of great importance for a successful global fight against the climate crisis, where, as in other areas, the Slovenian Presidency would like to achieve close transatlantic cooperation. State Secretary Dovžan also highlighted the discussions at the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Slovenia will pay particular attention to the reinvigorated transatlantic partnership. The summits of the European Union with the United States of America and Canada were held in Brussels in June, where ambitious and concrete joint declarations were signed to guide the activities under the Slovenian Presidency. Slovenia, which will focus as a priority on the Western Balkans, also intends to strive for close cooperation with the United States to accelerate the Western Balkan countries' accession to transatlantic partnerships.