15. 5. 2013Brussels, 14 May (STA) - EU fisheries ministers will attempt Tuesday to hammer out a new deal on banning the dumping of unwanted fish. Slovenia is entering negotiations with three key goals - to allow 7% of the catch to be discarded, that a catch is considered as a whole and that the option of exception and the obligation of full landing enter into force simultaneously.At a tripartite meeting between member states, the EU presidency and the E... More »
14. 5. 2013Brussels, 13 May (STA) - Slovenian Agriculture and Environment Minister Dejan Židan will meet his Croatian counterpart Mihael Zmajlović in the Croatian natural resort of Plitvice at the end of May. The pair are to discuss the management of the northern Adriatic, including the suspended Italian plans for a gas terminal in the Gulf of Trieste.On the sidelines of an EU ministerial in Brussels on Monday, Židan explained he had been inv... More »
8. 5. 2013Berlin, 7 May (STA) - Slovenia's Dejan Židan was one of nine EU environment ministers who signed in Berlin on Tuesday an initiative for a reform of the bloc's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).The initiative comes after the European Parliament rejected in April a proposal, known as backloading, to strengthen the trading scheme by removing some of a glut of carbon allowances generated by the recession. In their statement the minister... More »
International Year of Water Cooperation
The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services.
Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, engaged to water management in the Republic of Slovenia, will implement activities around International Year under the slogan "Water connects".
Natura 2000 is a comprehensive ecological network of areas designated by the European Union member states. Wild plants and animals and their habitats that are rare or endangered in Europe require protection. The main objective of the network is to conserve valuable biodiversity for future generations.