When discussing the rule of law crisis in Poland and the rule of law in the EU, Minister Logar underlined that “EU institutions and Member States have a shared responsibility to respect, protect and promote our common values, as enshrined in the Treaties. “
Regarding the guidelines on state aid for climate, energy and the environment, the minister stressed that the new rules on state aid for climate, energy and the environment are necessary for support projects that will help achieve climate neutrality. “At the UN Human Rights Council, the EU supported a resolution proposed among other countries also by Slovenia. For the first time, the resolution recognizes that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right, ”said Minister Logar.
The Minister had an exchange of views with the EP committee chairs on advancing the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency, focusing on economic recovery and resilience and the achievements of the EU-Western Balkans summit held October 6 in Slovenia. “Slovenia has a busy and ambitious agenda for the rest of the year in the areas of health, transport, telecommunications, energy and the environment”, concluded Minister Logar.
In his speech on the preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, the Minister announced that the EU was determined to leave Glasgow with stronger climate ambition globally, in line with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
Minister Logar also took part in the discussion on preparations for the next European Council and the rise of right-wing extremism and racism in Europe. Topics included the first anniversary of Poland’s abortion ban, the global tax deal to be reached at the G20 summit in Rome and the refoulement of migrants at the EU’s external borders.
On the last day of the plenary session, the minister presented the results of the EU-Western Balkans summit. “At the summit, we reaffirmed the region’s European perspective and underlined our continued commitment to the enlargement process and to supporting social and economic progress.