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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT ON THE SITUATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

The orientations for the activities of the Republic of Slovenia in the EU Institutions

 

 

On 7 March 2013, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Declaration on activities of the Republic of Slovenia in the institutions of the European Union in the period January 2013–June 2014. The document defines Slovenia’s key priorities in the field of European affairs until July 2014, in particular tasks and activities in the Council and the European Council.

 

The document consists of two parts: Declaration on Activities of the Republic of Slovenia in the Institutions of the European Union for the period January 2013–June 2014 and Priorities for work in the EU Council for the period January 2013–June 2014. The first part comprises Slovenia’s key political guidelines. The second part specifies broad sectoral priorities, thus representing a detailed supplement to political priorities set out in the first part. Annexed to the document is an explanation of the current state-of-play in various areas of EU activity.

 

The document is based on the 18-month programme of the Council and the Commission Work Programme 2013. It supports all strategic objectives of the European Union in the upcoming period, while stressing in particular the fields to be of key importance for Slovenia.

 

Slovenia’s main challenges within the EU in the coming period include overcoming the crisis, the EU’s institutional reform, the strengthening of the Economic and Monetary Union, new jobs, an improved infrastructure, and a functioning single market. The environment, judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, monitoring the Schengen border with Croatia and advancing the country’s interests in the region through regional cooperation and the support for the enlargement process will also be at the forefront.

 

In accordance with the Act on Cooperation between the National Assembly and Government in EU Affairs, the National Assembly holds a discussion on the situation in the European Union and Slovenia’s position therein. This debate includes an introductory presentation by the Prime Minister, and is followed by the National Assembly adopting positions on the political orientations for Slovenia’s activity in the EU institutions in the upcoming period. This is the eighth successive year that such a Government document has been discussed by the National Assembly.

 

 

Documents:


Declaration on activities of the Republic of Slovenia in the institutions of the European Union in the period January 2013–June 2014


Commission Work Programme 2013


18-month programme of the Council (1 January 2013–30 June 2014)


Act on Cooperation between the National Assembly and the Government in EU Affairs (in Slovene)


Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly (in Slovene)

 

 

Archive of Documents

 

 

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Department for General and Institutional Issues

 

 

(last change: 23 December 2013)