Slovenian Foreign Minister Anze Logar said on May 31 that the country was well prepared for its half-yearly chairing of the European Union Council, which begins on July 1.
"We are well prepared and I expect that we will discuss how to get as much out of that chairmanship as possible. We have demanding months ahead," Logar told a closed counseling session of Slovenian diplomats, held at Brdo near Kranj.
According to the HINA news agency, Logar mentioned discussion at the conference on the future of Europe early in September and the EU-West Balkans summit, planned for Oct. 6, as some of the main topics Slovenia will focus on in the fall.
According to him, Ljubljana is looking at a series of "demanding dossiers" in the coming period, with progress desired in the West Balkans' European outlook and in unfreezing the launch of Macedonia's EU membership negotiations.