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Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Slovenia will strive to actively contribute to strengthening the EU's resilience to health, economic, energy, climate and cyber crises, which is incorporated in the slogan "Together. Resilient. Europe." Visit the official website of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union www.si2021.eu.
Promotion of Slovenia and national brand I feel Slovenia
Promotion of Slovenia
In Slovenia, all the colours of the cultural and biological diversity of the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, the Pannonian Plain, and the Karst merge into a "Slovenian green", which represents both the pristine nature of the country and the zeal of the Slovenian people to preserve it in this state. Greenness is the foundation of the country brand "I feel Slovenia", which represents our country both at home and around the world.
Slovenia's brand: I feel Slovenia
“I feel Slovenia” is Slovenia’s country brand. Slovenia uses it to present itself at home and abroad and to strengthen its visibility, position, reputation and influence in the international arena.
Slovenia is holding the presidency of the EU Council for the second time in the second half of 2021, assuming this role after thirteen years. As during its first presidency in 2008, when the world was facing a severe economic crisis, the current Slovenian presidency is also taking place in times of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Slovenia holds the presidency under the slogan "Together. Resilient. Europe."
Under the auspices of the international community, five countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – today Serbia) signed the Agreement on Succession Issues by which it was conclusively confirmed that five sovereign equal successor states were formed upon the dissolution of the former SFRY.
As Slovenia and Croatia had not managed to resolve their dispute concerning the border on land and sea despite numerous attempts, on 4 November 2009 they, with the assistance of the European Commission, signed the Arbitration Agreement establishing an Arbitral Tribunal.
On 29 March 2017, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) began the process of leaving the European Union (EU). The UK and the EU negotiated the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union in October 2019. On 17 October 2019, the European Council endorsed the revised agreement. Following the general election in the UK in December 2019, the UK Parliament endorsed the agreement in January 2020. The European Parliament endorsed it on 29 January 2020.
Trafficking in human beings is a phenomenon that occurs in modern society; it is becoming a structural element of some industries; and above all it interferes with the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual who becomes a victim of such trafficking or exploitation.