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ROSE Action with new solutions for exchange of e-Invoices in public procurement in Slovenia and the European Union

logo ROSE“Readiness Of Slovenian E-Invoicing” (ROSE), a Connecting European Facility Action, co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the Public Payments Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, ZZI d.o.o., Mojdenar IT d.o.o. and Centre for European Perspective, is entering the analytical and conceptual solutions phase, throughout which the partners will continue to raise awareness and promote exchange of e-Invoices in the EU. They discussed the achievements so far and future goals at the second Steering Board Meeting hosted by the Centre for European Perspective on 27 July 2017.

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Slovenia is a valued Balkan aid donor

oecd reportSlovenia has built up a sound development programme over the last 12 years, particularly in the Western Balkans, and should now work on tightening its focus in other regions in order to get the most impact from its aid contributions, according to a new OECD report. The first DAC Peer Review of Slovenia welcomes a steady rise in Slovenia’s foreign aid budget in the last few years, although it notes that an increase in funds spent on hosting foreign refugees arriving in Slovenia has been a factor pushing up official development assistance (ODA) levels. In-donor refugee costs made up 11.2% of Slovenia’s ODA in 2015.

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New Publication: »The Western Balkans in the European Union - Perspectives of a Region in Europe«

reflectionforumThe Report of the second Reflection Forum organized in Trieste on 26-28 June 2017 has been published by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) and Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ/CFA), on the run-up to the Summit of Trieste on the Western Balkans, scheduled to take place on 12 July 2017.

The Report was written by Dr. Matteo Bonomi, who has been a visiting scholar to the SWP Brussels office in the first half of this year. SWP has participated in the proceedings of all the Reflection Forums organized ahead of the previous Summits of the Berlin Process for the Western Balkans.

Read the report below and watch the video from the second Reflection Forum.

 

 

The Western Balkans in the European Union: Perspectives of a region in Europe?

MIB panel Easy Resize.jpgReflection Forum on the run-up to the Summit of Trieste on the Western Balkans

Second Reflection Forum took place in Trieste, Italy between 26th and 27th of June and convened a wide range of different experts working in national and European administrations and institutions, as well as researchers affiliated with European think-tanks and Universities in the EU and Western Balkans. Event was organized under the patronage of Italian MFA as a process leading to the next intergovernmental conference on the Western Balkans hosted by Italy in July, 2017.

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Slovenia's support discussed with Minister of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia Spasovski

macedonia delegation 2On the margins of the International Development Cooperation of the Republic of Slovenia within the framework of support to the Republic of Macedonia, on 29 June 2017 the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia Oliver Spasovski received a Slovenian delegation in the following composition: Andreja Dolničar Jeraj, CEP Programme Director and Head of Delegation; Harij Furlan, Head of State Prosecutions Office for Organised Crime and Corruption; Darko Majhenič, Director of National Investigation Bureau; Damjana Slapar Burkat, Head of Sector for Investigation in the Financial Administration; Jože Levašič, District State Prosecutor in the State Prosecutions Office for Organised Crime and Corruption; Igor Razpotnik, Head of Investigations in National Investigation Bureau; and Karmen Šemrl, Expert for Knowledge Transfer.

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The Erasmus + Youth Exchange in Slovenia has successfully concluded

DSC 0683 2An international mobility project in the scope of Erasmus + programme of the European Union “Be Ready for European Values” under the title “Non-Formal Education System in Slovenia” has concluded yesterday with an awarding ceremony.

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Successful exchange of experiences of Macedonia and Slovenia in financial investigations


image 0 02 05 3eff152570c54f3829c86fbe60b0faaffe89bcbe2817237b8ddce852c88ba791 VIn the period from 26 to 29 June 2017, the first phase of the capacity building process in the field of financial investigations and confiscation of unlawful proceeds and property of unlawful origin took place in Macedonia.

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"Be Ready for European Values" Youth Exchange

DCwENQAXYAAGVN7.jpg largeCentre for European Perspective is hosting an international mobility project “Be Ready for European Values – Non-Formal Education System in Slovenia” with 50 young participants from Montenegro. The mobility program, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under the Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the field of Youth - KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, includes a week-long exchange in Slovenia.

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Macedonia supported by Slovenia in financial investigations

financeMacedonia will receive support for the accession to the EU in the Chapter 24 in the framework of the programme of Slovenia’s Development Cooperation and the focus of this support will in next two years (2017-2018) be to build capacities in the area of financial investigations. From 26 to 29 June 2017 a workshop will take place in Macedonia involving those in Slovenian and Macedonia who direct the work of investigation and suppression of organised crime and corruption.

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The Western Balkans in the European Union: Perspectives of a region in Europe?

reflectionforumReflection Forum on the run-up to the Summit of Trieste on the Western Balkans will convene the community of European experts working on Western Balkans’ EU integration to reflect on the challenges bedevilling the EU’s enlargement policy, once deemed the EU’s most successful foreign policy, and the contribution research can make to address these. Taking place on 26 – 27 June 2017 in Trieste, Italy, reflection forum will provide a platform for exchange of perspectives between experts working in national and European administrations and institutions as well as researchers affiliated to European think-tanks and universities in the EU and the Western Balkans.

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The EU needs a continent of pooling and sharing for its security – not only little islands

IECEU LOGO2The analyses of the effectiveness of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) – crisis management operations, implemented by the IECEU-project, also researched the current initiatives of pooling and sharing of capabilities (P&S) and how it is perceived at mission level. Firstly, an extensive desk research has been conducted, to uncover what initiatives are ongoing at EU-level and national level. It was followed by eight case studies in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia have been reviewed, covering 15 CSDP crisis management missions.

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