After Ljubljana and Bled: A blurred role of Slovenia in the European Union of the future

The White Paper on the Future of the Union prompted many new formats that the European institutions as well as national politicians have been testing in the past years, to bring the discussion on the future of the European Union closer its citizens. In this view, Commissioners like Violeta Bulc, have been undertaking a number of Citizens Dialogues, the French President Emmanuel Macron announced a similar setting and we are eagerly awaiting the annual State of the European Union address by the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, who will this week present his own vision for Europe.

Last week, Slovenia hosted the first Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, who held a dialogue with citizens at the national television. The debate was broadcast live during prime time on TV, as well as radio and social media of the European Commission’s representation in Slovenia. A day later, discussions about the European Union took place in the frame of the Bled Strategic Forum. However, when there is talk in Slovenia about the future of the European Union, more often than not, we face a very limited debate with short-term visions presented by citizens as well as those who represent our country in Brussels and take decisions on its behalf. Long-term scenarios are being debated in Brussels, while Slovenia is thinking about more cohesion funds and how to deal with our neighbours in the next few years. This was again demonstrated last week in the studio of the Slovenian national broadcaster, as well as in the big hall in Bled.

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Source: European Commission

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Teden v EU – Tusk in Mogherini na OZN v New York, Bulčeva v Peking, poslanci pa po skupinah

Calendar - MashableTa teden se bodo aktivnosti na mednarodni ravni iz Bruslja prestavile delno tudi v New York, kjer poteka zasedanje Generalne skupščine Organizacije Združenih narovod (OZN), Komisarka iz Slovenije se bo mudila na Kitajskem, potekal bo teden čebelarstva, poslanci v Evropskem parlamentu pa bodo kovali strategije na sestankih političnih skupin.

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