Prime minister Cerar convinced Brexit leads to stronger and renewed European Union

Slovenian Prime minister and SMC President Miro Cerar declared his respect and regrets for Brexit referendum outcome. He emphasized importance of a strong Union, despite the UK leave: »I’m certain that the decision of the British people for Brexit will bring some turbulences and uncertainty in international markets in a short term, but it will lead to stronger and better Union.« PM Cerar said: »Slovenia is firmly standing for a stronger and better, renewed Union«.

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Prime minister Cerar: We will continue with key reforms

The government will continue with reforms aimed at boosting development and improving people’s lives, Prime Minister Miro Cerar told MPs on Monday. He announced changes in the pension system, healthcare, palliative care and taxes. “Slovenia has consolidated its public finances, employment is on the rise, and the issue of management of state assets got a strategy that has been missing for years,” the prime minister said.

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Miro Cerar: EU and Turkey had reached a very important migration agreement on concrete measures

Prime Minister Miro Cerar said in Brussels on Friday that the EU and Turkey had reached a very important migration agreement on concrete measures. He argued that it had been the closure of the Balkan refugee route, in which Slovenia had played an active part, that paved the way for the deal. According to him, closing the Balkan route made Greece more motivated for an agreement with Turkey and showed that it was possible to stand up to illegal migration.

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Prime Minister Miro Cerar says MEP’s motion for Communism victims memorial “misleading”

Prime Minister Miro Cerar has written to European Parliament President Martin Schulz in response to an initiative by Slovenian MEP Milan Zver (EPP/SDS) for a memorial to the victims of Communism in Slovenia to be erected in the European Parliament. He says that Zver’s arguments for the memorial are “misleading”. The response comes after the conservative MEP proposed in February a memorial to commemorate “more than 200,000 victims of the Communist genocide during and after the Second World War in Slovenia”.

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Prime Minister Cerar: EU Summit gives a clear message that Balkan route is gone

Prime Minister Miro Cerar stressed after the EU summit on Tuesday that the Balkan migration route no longer existed, even though the summit conclusions were reworded to no longer specifically mention the closure of the Balkan route. “The part about the closure of the Balkan route remains in the statement … Substantively this is the same,” Cerar told reporters. The statement says that “irregular flows of migrants along the Western Balkans route have now come to an end.” A sentence that said the route was closed was eventually omitted. This sends “a very clear message to all traffickers and all irregular migrants that this route no longer exists, it is closed,” according to Cerar.

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Prime Minister Miro Cerar: ” I`m glad that complementarity of my initiative on strengthening Macedonian-Greek border was widely recognised

The refugee crisis was at the centre as the EU summit kicked off in Brussels on Thursday, overshadowing Brexit, the other major topic on the agenda of the two-day meeting. Slovenia’s Prime Minister Miro Cerar said, as the meeting ended, that he was “glad that complementarity of my initiative on strengthening Macedonian-Greek border was widely recognised”. It is important for Slovenia that other EU members become aware that the time is running out and that action must be taken. The crisis is complex and must be addressed in a well-coordinated manner at several levels, sources close to the Slovenian government also said.

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