28. 7. 2016Today, on 28 July 2016, the first Subsidy contracts for the co-financing with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) were signed in the frame of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria for the programme period 2014-2020. In the period 2014-2020, the already very successful cross-border cooperation between the two countries will continue and will be further strengthened and also in the future a large number of successful connections on both sides of the border, and projects that will contribute to improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of the common border area are anticipated. The projects thro... More »
14. 7. 2016Ljubljana, 14 July 2016 - Development Minister Alenka Smerkolj took over the finance portfolio on Thursday as Dušan Mramor handed over just a day after announcing his surprise resignation. "It is difficult to step into such big shoes, if only temporarily,"Smerkolj said. She will be in charge until a new fully-fledged minister is appointed, presumably by the end of summer. She said she would focus on "making sure the ongoing work and projects do not stall". She said there would be no change of policy on her watch, while key strategic projects would "wait for the new minister". More »Foto: Anže Malovrh/STA
2. 6. 2016Paris, 2 June - The work done by Slovenia in incorporating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into national strategic documents has been presented as an example at the annual OECD Forum, Development Minister Alenka Smerkolj has said. The minister of development, strategic projects and cohesion, who attended the multi day session on behalf of Slovenia, said that the country featured heavily in debates. "We are trying to establish pilot projects together with the OECD which would serve as basis for implementing the global agenda and attaining sustainable development goals." Slovenia is in t... More »
Slovenia has defied predictions it would be unable to absorb its full 4.1 billion euro allocation from the European Union to boost its economy, and is on course to spend the full amount, a government minister said on Friday.
Slovenia has spent around 95 percent of the funds, a large part of which it received after the near-collapse of its banking sector in 2013, said Alenka Smerkolj, the minister responsible for European cohesion. More details