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EU values in Slovenia: MEPs to meet national authorities, civil society, media

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op dinsdag 12 oktober 2021.

A European Parliament delegation will travel to Slovenia to take stock of the rule of law situation, media freedom and the fight against corruption.

Seven MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee and one from the Committee on Budgetary Control will meet an extensive list of state, civil society and media representatives. Their agenda includes exchanges with: NGOs; the Human Rights Ombudsman; academics; journalists and press freedom organisations;the Supreme State Prosecutor and former president of the Association of Public Prosecutors of Slovenia; the Data Protection Commissioner; officials of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Culture; representatives from the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption; members of the National Assembly; the President of the National Council; and the Presidents of the Constitutional Court and the Court of Auditors.

You can view the programme here.

During their visit, MEPs are expected to raise with their interlocutors issues related to EU values, including media freedom and anti-corruption efforts, as well as the nomination of the Slovenian delegated prosecutors to the European Public Prosecutors Office.

The delegation will include the following MEPs:

You may contact the Chair of the delegation Sophie IN 'T VELD through her policy advisor Christian KROEKEL: christian.kroekel@europarl.europa.eu as well as the other members of the delegation directly (find their contact details by clicking on the names above).

A press conference will take place on Friday 15 October (+/- 14.30) at the EU House , Dunajska cesta 20 in Ljubljana. It will be webstreamed, and you can follow it on Europe by Satelite here.

Media enquiries in relation to the EP delegation to Slovenia should be directed to Parliament’s press officer in Ljubljana Sasa GOLOB: aleksandra.golob@europarl.europa.eu

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