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Charles Michel: The European Union will remain with Slovenia in the future

Charles Michel: The European Union will remain with Slovenia in the future

The European Union will stay with Slovenia in the future in its efforts to rebuild the country after devastating floods in early August, the European Council president said on Sunday, after visiting the flood-hit northern Slovenian town of Kamnik with his Slovenian counterpart. Prime Minister Robert Gollob.

“It is clear that Slovenia is facing a difficult and complex situation.” Charles Michel told reporters after inspecting the damage on the spot.

He stated: The European Commission promised to mobilize 400 million euros from the European Solidarity Fund for the reconstruction of the country and to prepare for future natural damage.

Robert Gollob believes Michel’s visit confirmed the EU’s promise to “never forget” Slovenia.

“Today we visited the site where the bridge will be built in the coming days with the help of our European partners”

said the prime minister.

He pointed out that joint working teams between Slovenia and the European Commission are studying how the country can use the Solidarity Fund’s resources effectively. He added that the government is also working on a tender aimed at withdrawing loans from the recovery and resilience plan.

The President of the European Council will participate in the Bled Strategy Forum on Monday and Tuesday; On Sunday evening, he will hold talks with the leaders of the Western Balkans, the main topic of which will be the expansion of the European Union.

At the Blade Strategic Forum, more than 200 speakers will discuss topics related to the Solidarity for Global Security event in 32 episodes. Among the guests will be eight prime ministers, three heads of state and 13 foreign ministers.

The two-day event will also have a humanitarian aspect, and all participants can contribute to the reconstruction fund.

The forum also provides an opportunity to discuss potential additional assistance with foreign officials.

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On Mondays, Robert Gollob hosts a corporate fundraising evening, and President Natasa Burke Mosar hosts a charity gala.

Slovenia was recently hit by the worst natural disaster in its history. According to the prime minister, the floods caused by heavy rains – which affected two-thirds of the country’s territory – have caused damages estimated at billions. The natural disaster also claimed the lives of six people.

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