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Minister Logar at the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar presented the priorities of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency at the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament.

At the meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), Minister Logar initially presented the priorities on institutional matters that the Slovenian EU Council Presidency intends to pursue. The Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) oversees the institutional aspects of the European integration process, in particular the implementation of the founding treaties and their modifications, as and when required, and deals with matters relating to the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament. In his introductory address, Minister Logar presented four key priorities of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency and went on to outline Slovenia’s plans for the Conference on the Future of Europe, further development of EU-UK relations, transparency, interinstitutional relations and activities included in the European democracy action plan. 

Later on, Minister Logar presented the Presidency’s foreign affairs priorities at the EP’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). Through its members, the Committee monitors the implementation of the common foreign and security policy and the use of EU resources for external action around the world. The Minister began his opening speech by presenting four key priorities of Slovenia’s Presidency Programme, focusing on foreign affairs priorities and activities of the Slovenian Presidency related to EU enlargement to the Western Balkans, and the geopolitical dimension of strategic autonomy, as well as the strengthening of transatlantic relations and relations with the Indo-Pacific region. He underlined that Slovenia strives for close and constructive cooperation with the European Parliament in implementing the EU’s foreign affairs activities within its national competence.

On the margins of the AFCO and AFET Committees, Minister Logar signed legislative acts of the European Union with President of the European Parliament David Sassoli at a ceremony.