23. 9. 2016For the fifth consecutive year, yesterday, events were held throughout Europe in the frame of the European Cooperation Day 2016 (EC Day 2016) under the auspices of the European Commission and the INTERACT programme. The aim was to present the projects and programmes by the Member States that are implemented with funds from the European Regional Development Fund. Slovenia and Austria have in the frame of their cooperation already implemented a number of successful cross-border projects in the field of entrepreneurship, tourism, culture, regional development, natural heritage, environment, energy, etc., which ... More »
20. 9. 2016Today, a press conference took place on the Petzen, in the former Berggasthaus Siebenhütten, in the framework of which the approved project EUfutuR (“The Future of Europe – Identity, internationalization and institutionalization – Geopark Karavanke“) was presented. Besides the mayors of the Geopark municipalities and the project partners, the minister for development, strategic projects and cohesion, Alenka Smerkolj, and the Carinthian Landeshauptmann Dr. Peter Kaiser presented their views and experiences on the current and future project cooperation and cooperation between Slovenia and Carinthia. As the minis... More »
3. 8. 2016The European Social Fund has earmarked EUR 3.2m for the development of the Slovenian public digital archive e-ARH.si. The project is aimed at safeguarding digital materials, including audio and video materials, websites, spatial data and 3-D models. The Slovenian Archives will give special attention to facilitating access and further use of archived materials to all future users, the government office said in a press release. The e-ARH.si project, as part of which materials will be kept safe in line with long-term storage guidelines, is valued at EUR 4m, with the EU fund contributing 80%. 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