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Raisina Dialogue 2020 “21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century”

Between 14 and 16 January 2020, special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, took part in Raisina Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi running under the title “21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century”. On 15 January, Ambassador Mirošič took part in the Live…

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Conference on Security Challenges for Europe

On 10 December, Special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-Large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, took part in a two-day “Conference on Security Challenges for Europe“. The event was organized by RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in…

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10th Festival della Diplomazia

Ambassador-at-Large Iztok Mirošič attended the 2019 edition of Rome’s Festival della Diplomazia, where he participated at the session on migrations, visas and new technologies. There, he presented the dilemmas connected to collecting large amounts of data, inter-operability of European databases, protection of privacy as well as efficiency of data processing at national and EU level…

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XV International Forum of the Aquileia Euroregion: “The Reawakening of Mitteleurope – Nostalgia for the Future”

On 18 October 2019, Ambassador-at-Large Iztok Mirošič attended the 15th Mitteleuropa Forum in Udine, titled 1989–2019: The Awakening of the Mitteleuropa. Nostalgia for the Future. In the panel ‘Mitteleuropa 1989–2019 between Past and Future’, he outlined the development and the social, political and economic transformation of Central Europe and Slovenia from the fall of the…

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State of Europe 2019: Vision Innovation for Europe

Ambassador-at-Large Iztok Mirošič attended the annual roundtable of the Friends of Europe think tank Vision Innovation for Europe held in Brussels. In the main panel, addressing the democratic participation of citizens in EU affairs, he discussed the pitfalls of the transformation of representative democracy into direct “online” voting, which might also be a topic of…

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29th Economic Forum, Krynica Zdrój, Poland

Between 3 and 5 September 2019, special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-Large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, participated at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój, Poland.

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Western Balkans Panel: It’s High Time for Region Join EU

The traditional high-profile panel on the Western Balkans at the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) heard the participants note that it was high time for the countries of the region to join the EU as they were making serious progress, and that the EU should not forget about the region while dealing with internal issues. The…

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Climate Crisis Should Be Seen As a Business Opportunity

Climate change has become a reality, but rather than seeing climate crisis as a challenge it should be seen as an opportunity, heard participants of a debate on greentech at the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF). »We should not be driven by fear, but see [the climate crisis] as a motivation,«  Mr Gregor Benčina, President of…

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Major Projects Ahead for New EU Commission, Panel Hears

The Bled Strategic Forum panel which explored the challenges that lie ahead for the new European Commission produced numerous major tasks for Ursula von der Leyen’s team, some of them specific and practical, other fundamental and strategic, such as the need to tackle climate change. Prof Enrico Letta, Dean of the Paris School of International…

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Panel Debates Risks and Opportunities of Data Use

The seemingly boundless opportunities but also risks involved in data, which is reshaping the business environment and society in general, were outlined in the panel that was opened with a keynote address by European Commissioner for the Security Union Mr Julian King. The commissioner singled out trust as the key condition for using data for…

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