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Slovenia Weekly: Stronger and More Resilient

After Prime Minister Robert Golob presented the budget documents for the next two years, marked by the catastrophic floods in August, to the National Assembly members on Monday, the completion of the seven-kilometre-long water pipeline was celebrated in Prevalje on Thursday, the 53rd day after the pipes had begun to be laid. More than 12,000 people are now receiving water from their taps again, more than two months after the downpour and subsequent flooding. Floods deprived more than 10,000 people in the area of one of their inalienable, fundamental human rights: the right to safe drinking water. The Prime Minister believes that post-flood solidarity will make us stronger and more resilient – as a society, as a country and as a community.

Given the situation in the Middle East, Slovenia condemns in the strongest terms all forms of terrorism, including the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, which caused the loss of many civilian and innocent lives. The Government has decided to contribute EUR 150,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA) this year. It reiterated its condemnation of terrorism and attacks by Hamas, expressed solidarity with Israel and called for a cessation of violence and respect for humanitarian law. Slovenia will work to prevent the escalation of the conflict and to stabilise the situation, which is the basis for a peace process that will restore hope for a two-state solution.

  • Prevalje2 (Prime Minister Robert Goloba and Mayor of Prevalje Municipality Matija Tasič poured water from the pipeline into a glass)

    Prime Minister Dr Golob in Carinthia: We have not and will not forget the people

    12. 10. 2023

    Today, Prime Minister Dr Robert Golob attended a ceremony marking the emergency completion of a water pipeline in Prevalje, visited the flood recovery works area along the Meža River in the Dobrije residential area in Ravne na Koroškem, and attended a celebratory meeting of the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Črna na Koroškem.
  • Fajon (Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European  Affairs)

    Minister Fajon: "We must give people in the Middle East hope for peace"

    10. 10. 2023

    Minister Tanja Fajon participated in an informal videoconference of EU foreign ministers on the situation in Israel and in the region. She expressed her solidarity with Israel and sympathy for all civilian victims.
  • 20231009 01280634 (Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Robert Golob, presented deputies with the budget documents for the next two years)

    Prime Minister Robert Golob: “We will come out of the post-flood reconstruction as a stronger society”

    9. 10. 2023

    At today's meeting of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Robert Golob, presented deputies with the budget documents for the next two years

  • seja vlade NOVA (Government session, ministers at the table)

    75th regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

    12. 10. 2023

    At today's session, the Government took note of the draft budget plan of the general government sector for 2024 and the first progress report on the use of European Cohesion Policy funds in the 2014–2020 and 2021–2027 programming periods. It also adopted the Preliminary Programme for the repair of direct damage to property caused by the floods of 4 August 2023 in the field of national road and rail infrastructure.
  • Ljubljanski manifest (Adriaan Van Der Weel, Anne Bergman Tahon, Asta Vrečko, Jose Borginho, Miha Kovač)

    Ljubljana Manifesto on reading launched

    12. 10. 2023

    A manifesto that spotlights the impact of digitalisation on reading skills and sets out the importance of higher-level reading was unveiled in Ljubljana on 10 October ahead of Slovenia's appearance as the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair next week.
  • TOP100

    Six Slovenian destinations shine among the world's top 100 sustainability stories

    13. 10. 2023

    Six Slovenian destinations have made it on the global list of »Green Destinations Top 100 Stories«, having convinced the Green Destinations organisation with their sustainable practices in tourism: Ljubljana, Šaleška dolina, Brežice, Jeruzalem, Miren Kras, and Kranj. This achievement strengthens Slovenia's visibility as some of the greenest and most sustainable destinations.