Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Slovenia takes up role of EU presidency in Macedonia

As of July 1, Slovenia represents the Portuguese EU presidency in Macedonia and Montenegro, where it will perform duties on behalf of Portugal as long as Slovenia takes-over the EU presidency next January.

Slovenia, according to rules set by the European Union, will hold the role of EU presidency in Skopje and Podgorica for a period of one year, as Portugal which took over the rotating EU presidency on July 1 has no embassies in Macedonia and Montenegro.

Italy will chair the EU in Albania on behalf of Portugal. France will carry out duties in Armenia and Kuwait and Slovakia will carry out the duties of EU presidency in Belarus.

Slovenia, in line with guidelines by EU presidency, will carry out the EU activities in Skopje and Podgorica pertaining to foreign and security policy, policing and judicial co-operation in criminal matters

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