Braušek and Bettel agree on the strengthening of economic ties

Braušek and Bettel agree on the strengthening of economic ties


Review Hari Stefanatos

Slovenian and Luxembourg prime ministers, Alenka Braušek and Xavier Bettel, met in Ljubljana on Tusday, as part of Bettel’s official visit to Slovenia. The two of them decided on the need for the strengthening of the economic ties between the two countries, as well as on the need for the continuation of the fiscal measures despite their unpopularity.

After the meeting Bratušek stated that “we hailed the extremely good relations between the two countries and discussed possibilities for boosting economic cooperation, including in light of privatisation in Slovenia”.

It was also noted that trade between the two countries needed to improve, with the Bettel inviting his Slovenian  counterpart to visit Luxembourg with an economic delegation.

The prime minister of Slovenia informed Bettel of the work her government has done so far stressing that “our work is far from done. There are many things left to be done in the next two years”. The prime minister of Luxembourg congratulated the government for the ambitious plan it is implicating, characterizing them as very important decisions.

The two leaders also talked about the situation in Ukraine, and the topics of the next EU summit.

This was Bettel’s first visit to Slovenia since he took over as prime minister of Luxembourg from Jean-Claude Jucker this December, during which he also met with President Borut Pahor, Parliamentary Speaker Janko Veber, and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković.

(Source sloveniatimes)