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Slovenian Prime Minister Pays His First Official Meeting to Germany

October 30th, 2014
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News from Berlin – Miro Cerar, the newly elected Slovenian Prime Minister, who started his mandate in late September this year, has chosen Germany for his first bilateral meeting. On his meeting to Berlin he will meet with the German Chancellor. His meeting with Angela Merkel will revolve around various issues; the economic ties between both countries, bilateral relations, current politics in the European Union and also the conditions in Slovenia and its neighboring region the Western Balkan. At the Chancellery the German Chancellor and military honors will accept Prime Minister Cerar.

Cerar is well equipped. The new government is continuing the privatization politics that former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek started. Angela Merkel was pleased with Slovenian progress and said last July that: “Slovenia is on a right track.” Visits between Slovenian and German politicians are highly important; germany has one of the strongest economies in Europe and is one of the most important political and economical partners to Slovenia. Continuous meetings will deepen these relations. For Slovenian exporters Germany is the go to market, German companies are also very interested in privatization in Slovenia. The Slovenian airport Aerodrom Ljubljana is still in the hands of the German company Fraport and Deutsche Telekom is still very much interested in buying a part of Telekom Slovenia, as well as doing other investments in the infrastructure of Slovenia.

Visits between the newly elected Prime Ministers from Slovenia and the German Chancellor Merkel have become a regularity. Particularly because Slovenia has changed Prime Minister four times in the past three years. Furthermore the Slovenian Finance Minister Dušan Mramor will meet with his German Counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble and will accompany Cerar in Germany's capital. Mramor will present the accomplishments of the government in the previous month and discuss their intentions for 2015.

As the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is coming up, Slovenian politicians will take the time to pay a visit to the remainder of the Berlin Wall to commemorate this event.

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