Sassoli: Slovenian Presidency comes at a critical moment for Europe 

Statement by the European Parliament President following meeting with Slovenian PM Janša

The European Parliament President David Sassoli and political group leaders today met remotely with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and the Slovenian government to discuss the programme of the upcoming Slovenian EU Council Presidency. During a joint press conference with PM Janša following the meeting, President Sassoli said:

“This morning we had long and detailed discussions with the leaders of the political groups in the Parliament on the priorities for the upcoming Slovenian Presidency. We focused on how to increase the resilience of the European Union, the continuing health crisis, cyber security, and the rule of law.

“It was a wide-ranging discussion focused on the priorities outlined by the Presidency. The Slovenian Presidency comes at a critical moment for Europe, as we look to rebuild our Union after the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Janša and his ministers in the months ahead.”

Photos and videos of the meeting with the Slovenian Presidency and the press conference are available here.