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Slovenia – adoption of the community acquis

Slovenia – adoption of the community acquis

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovenia – adoption of the community acquis

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Slovakia – adoption of the community acquis

Slovakia – adoption of the community acquis

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovakia – adoption of the community acquis

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Slovakia – adoption of the community acquis

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Slovakia – Economic Policy

Slovakia – Economic Policy

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovakia – Economic Policy

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovakia

Slovakia – Economic Policy

Short-term priorities:

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • regular review of the joint assessment of economic policy priorities, within the Europe Agreement framework, focusing on satisfying the Copenhagen criteria for membership of the Union and the acquis in the area of economic and monetary policy (coordination of economic policies, submission of convergence programmes, avoidance of excessive deficits);
  • while Slovakia is not expected to adopt the euro immediately on accession, it is expected to pursue policies which aim to achieve real convergence in accordance with the Union’s objectives of economic and social cohesion, and nominal convergence compatible with the ultimate goal of adoption of the euro.

Assessment (October 1999)

No progress has been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2001)

The report notes a marked improvement in macroeconomic stability.

Assessment (October 2002)

Some progress has been made towards ensuring the medium-term sustainability of public finances.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Decision 98/262/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/853/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97) 2004 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98) 703 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999) 511 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000) 711 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2001) 700 final – SEC(2001)1754
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1410
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1209
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovenia – employment and social affairs

Slovenia – employment and social affairs

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovenia – employment and social affairs

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovenia

Slovenia – employment and social affairs

Short-term priorities:

  • Support for the social partners in order to develop and implement the acquis, especially through the bipartite social dialogue;
  • Drafting of a national strategy for employment, on the basis of the joint examination of employment policy;

Assessment (November 2000)

The social partners take part in the law-making process, but this dialogue needs to be made effective. Slovenia, in cooperation with the Commission, has examined its employment policy and published a document entitled “joint evaluation of the priorities of employment policy”. A document on the strategic objectives for the development of the labour market up to 2006 has also been published.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • development of appropriate labour market structures and joint review of employment policies as preparation for participation in EU coordination;
  • alignment of labour and occupational health and safety legislation, in particular early adoption of the framework directive on health and safety at work;
  • application of the principle of equal opportunities for men and women;
  • further development of active social dialogue;
  • further development of social protection.

Assessment (October 1999)

Slovenia has amended its legislation on employment and on unemployment insurance, paving the way for a more active employment policy. The joint review of employment policies together with the Commission was launched in May 1999. The health and safety act has been adopted.

Assessment (November 2000)

A new health and safety at work act has been adopted.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Decision 98/268/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121, 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/859/EC of 06.12.1999
Official Journal L 335, 28.12.1999

Commission opinion COM(97)2010 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(98)709 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(1999)512 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2000)712 final

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1208
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovakia – Justice and Home Affairs

Slovakia – Justice and Home Affairs

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovakia – Justice and Home Affairs

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovakia

Slovakia – Justice and Home Affairs

Short-term priorities

  • improving the fight against organised crime and illegal immigration;
  • ratifying the Council of Europe convention on money laundering, the Council of Europe criminal law convention on corruption and the OECD convention on combating bribery;
  • aligning the criminal code on the acquis in the areas of the fight against organised crime and fraud;
  • improving legislation on asylum and setting up an independent body;
  • strengthening the capacity to fight money laundering.

Assessment (November 2000)

Progress had been made in the fight against organised crime and illegal immigration and in legislation on asylum. All the international conventions on the list of priorities had been ratified, with the exception of the Council of Europe convention on money laundering. The capacity for fighting money laundering had not been strengthened.

Assessment (November 2001)

Some progress has been made in the fight against organised crime and illegal immigration. Slovakia has also ratified the Council of Europe convention on money laundering. However, the Penal Code has not yet been amended and asylum arrangements need to be improved. The priorities have therefore been only partially achieved.

Assessment (October 2002)

Slovakia must continue efforts to strengthen its border control capacity in order to combat illegal immigration. A national unit to crack down on illegal immigration was set up in April 2002. The new Asylum Act, adopted in June 2002, provides for the establishment of an independent review authority as the second instance in an asylum procedure.

In the field of police cooperation and the fight against organised crime, Slovakia has continued to make encouraging progress in aligning its legislation, with the adoption of amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure. However, continued efforts need to be made to combat organised crime, including trafficking in human beings and drug trafficking.

Slovakia has also built up its capacity to deal with money laundering and is concentrating on compliance with the recommendations of the financial action task force. Work is under way on strengthening the Financial Intelligence Department, as provided for in the Action Plan.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities

  • continuing to establish and strengthen institutions in the field of justice and home affairs (particularly with a view to empowering the police and ensuring the independence of the judiciary);
  • continuing the development of an effective border management system;
  • fighting organised crime and corruption;
  • aligning visa policy on that of the EU and completing the process of alignment on the provisions of international conventions;
  • improving capacity for dealing with asylum and immigration issues, with a view in particular to applying the Schengen acquis.

Assessment (October 1999)

No progress had been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress had been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2001)

The Commission notes that limited progress has been made in modernising the legal system and external border controls. Trafficking in women and children, drugs trafficking and corruption are still very serious problems at present. Slovakia has therefore fulfilled this priority only in part.

Assessment (October 2002)

Slovakia has made good progress in aligning its visa policy with that of the EU, in particular with the adoption of the new law on the stay of foreigners, which entered into force in April 2002. A Central Visa Office has been operational since February 2002.

The department for combating trafficking in human beings and the Organised Crime Bureau of the Presidium of the National Police Force are now up and running. The police departments responsible for combating organised crime still need be to strengthened by the addition of new staff.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Decision 98/262/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/853/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission opinion COM(97) 2004 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(98) 703 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(1999) 511 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2000) 711 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2001) 700 final SEC(2001) 1754
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1410
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1209
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovakia – Agriculture

Slovakia – Agriculture

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovakia – Agriculture

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovakia

Slovakia – Agriculture

Short-term priorities

  • to continue alignment of veterinary and plant health legislation and improve inspection;
  • to create a vineyard register.

Assessment (November 2000)

Little progress has been made on aligning veterinary and plant heath legislation and on improving frontier inspection posts. The vineyard register has not yet been completed.

Assessment (November 2001)

Good progress has been made on aligning veterinary legislation. Efforts still need to be made in the plant health sector and as regards the establishment of inspection posts at the external borders. There has been some preparatory work on drawing up the vineyard register.

Assessment (October 2002)

Alignment has continued in the veterinary and plant heath sectors.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities

  • aligning with Community rules on agriculture (in particular animal and plant health, with particular emphasis on inspections at the external frontiers);
  • developing the capacity to implement and enforce the common agricultural policy (CAP), in particular the fundamental management mechanisms and the administrative structures required in order to monitor the agricultural markets and to implement structural and rural development measures;
  • adopting and implementing veterinary and plant-health rules;
  • bringing certain food processing centres and testing and diagnostic facilities up to scratch;
  • restructuring the agri-food industry.

Assessment (October 1999)

No progress has been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been made in this area.

Assessment (November 2001)

Little progress has been recorded as regards the mechanisms and management structures of the common agricultural policy. The food processing industry must be restructured and inspection posts must be set up at the future external borders.

Assessment (October 2002)

Slovakia must make progress on strengthening its administrative capacities. Border control systems must also be set up and food processing centres upgraded. Slovakia must also introduce the integrated administration and control system.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Decision 98/262/EC of 30.3.1998
Official Journal L 121, 23.4.1998

Decision 1999/853/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335, 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97) 2004 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(98) 703 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(1999) 511 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2000) 711 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2001) 700 final – SEC(2001) 1754
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1410
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1209
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovakia – Energy

Slovakia – Energy

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovakia – Energy

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovakia

Slovakia – Energy

Short-term priorities

  • establish a decommissioning plan to implement the decision to shut down the Bohunice V1 nuclear reactors;
  • implement an energy strategy, with special attention to energy efficiency;
  • maintain high levels of nuclear safety in the Bohunice V2 and Mochovce nuclear power plants.

Assessment (November 2001)

A decommissioning plan has been established for Bohunice V1 but needs to be adopted and implemented. Efforts continued to be made to ensure high levels of nuclear safety but this priority has still only partially been met. No progress can be reported in the field of energy efficiency.

Assessment (October 2002)

An updated decommissioning plan has been produced for Bohunice V1, but still needs to be refined, adopted and implemented.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities

  • implement a long-term overall energy strategy, based on efficiency and diversification and providing for alignment on EU energy legislation and its application;
  • complete the Mochovce nuclear plant in compliance with international safety standards;
  • implement a realistic closure programme for the Bohunice V1 plant.

Assessment (October 1999)

Slovakia has decided to shut down the Bohunice V1 plant, which represents a major step towards achieving this priority.

Assessment (November 2000)

There has been no progress in these areas.

Assessment (November 2001)

Efforts are still needed to prepare the internal energy market, to align oil stock requirements and to ensure security of supply. There has been significant progress to ensure a high level of nuclear safety at the Bohunice V2 and Mochovce nuclear power plants. The Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority has been adequately strengthened. However, this priority has only partially been met.

Assessment (October 2002)

Slovakia has made good progress with strengthening the body responsible for oil stocks, notably by increasing its staff.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Decision 98/262/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/853/EC of 06.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97) 2004 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98) 703 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999) 511 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000) 711 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final – SEC(2001) 1754
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1410
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1209
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovakia – Transport

Slovakia – Transport

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovakia – Transport

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovakia

Slovakia – Transport

Short-term priorities:

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • extra efforts for alignment with Community legislation, particularly in road and rail transport (market access, safety regulations and taxation);
  • mobilising the investment needed in the transport infrastructure (particularly in the extension of trans-European networks).

Assessment (October 1999)

No progress has been recorded in this field.

Assessment (November 2000)

No progress has been recorded in this field.

Assessment (November 2001)

Limited progress has been recorded in the fields of carriage by road, air and rail transport and inland navigation.

Assessment (October 2002)

In the railway sector, significant steps forward have been made regarding the future organisation of Slovak Railways. The legislation is in place for the establishment and efficient operation of an independent aviation accident investigation authority.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Decision 1998/262/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/853/EC of 06.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(1997)2004 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1998)703 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999)511 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000)711 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001)700 final – SEC (2001) 1754
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1410
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1209
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovenia – Economic reform

Slovenia – Economic reform

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovenia – Economic reform

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovenia

Slovenia – Economic reform

Short-term priorities:

  • establishment of medium-term economic policy priorities and joint assessment within the framework of the Interim Cooperation Agreement;
  • action on market-driven restructuring in the enterprise, finance and banking sectors;
  • preparation of pension reform.

Assessment (October 1999)

These priorities have been achieved only in part.

With regard to the establishment of medium-term economic priorities, the Slovenian Government adopted the joint assessment on 1 October 1998 and implementation started in 1999. Some progress has been made in preparing for privatisation of the banking sector, but the actual process has not yet started. No progress has been made in consolidating and privatising the insurance sector. Supervisory capacity, notably with regard to insurance markets, still needs to be strengthened. The new Banking Law has been adopted, but legislation on pension reform is still awaited.

Assessment (November 2000)

There has been some progress in restructuring firms in a number of sectors. The government has drawn up a plan to promote foreign investment and a programme to reduce bureaucracy. Measures have also been taken to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The only progress as regards privatisation has been in the banking and insurance sector. The reform of the pensions system has started.

Assessment (November 2001)

Progress has been made in restructuring firms, in particular in the textile and footwear sector. A plan has been adopted for restructuring the steel sector. Some measures have been approved to stimulate foreign investment and promote small and medium-sized enterprises. A programme has been adopted to reduce bureaucracy. The process of privatisation and the restructuring of public finance have continued. Pensions reform has begun.

Assessment (October 2002)

The privatisation of the large public banks has continued. Foreign investment has increased, but further efforts are required to increase investment by improving the business environment.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities

  • complete restructuring, commercialisation and liberalisation of State-owned companies;
  • continued capital market reform;
  • establishment of a fiscal surveillance procedure.

Assessment (November 2000)

Despite the progress made in the restructuring and commercialisation of companies, the process has still to be completed. Progress has been made with the liberalisation of capital flows in the field of portfolio investment. Measures have been introduced to improve the fiscal surveillance procedure. The Court of Audit operates independently of the government, but further improvements remain to be made as regards its findings and recommendations.

Assessment (November 2001)

The restructuring and commercialisation of public services has made good progress. However, the reform of the financial markets still has to be completed. Some measures have been adopted to improve budgetary surveillance.

Assessment (October 2002)

The accession partnership priorities concerning the economic criteria have been respected in part. The restructuring, commercialisation and liberalisation of the public services has progressed, particularly in the textile and steel sectors. Slovenia has continued to abolish the remaining restrictions in order to complete liberalisation of capital flows.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Council Decision 98/268/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Council Decision 1999/859/EC of 06.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97)2010 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98)709 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999)512 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000)712 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final – SEC(2001) 1755
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1411
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1208
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Slovenia – Strengthening of the institutional and administrative capacities

Slovenia – Strengthening of the institutional and administrative capacities

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Slovenia – Strengthening of the institutional and administrative capacities

Topics

These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Partnership for the accession of Slovenia

Slovenia – Strengthening of the institutional and administrative capacities

Short-term priorities:

  • adoption of a Civil Service Law;
  • improvements in the judiciary, land registration, and phytosanitary and veterinary administrations, particularly as regards facilities at external borders;
  • improvements in financial control and audit functions;
  • reinforcement of institutions in the environmental field;
  • establishment of the institutions needed for regional and structural policy.

Assessment (October 1999)

These priorities have been realised only in part.

The introduction of a Civil Service Law has again been postponed. There have been some improvements in the judiciary (new judges have been nominated, vacancies have been filled and training courses have been organised). The new Criminal Code and the new Penal Proceedings Law have been adopted by the European Parliament. The Law on Civil Procedure has also been adopted. However, there has still been no tangible improvement in land registration.

As regards the phytosanitary and veterinary administrations, the Slovenian Government has decided to co-finance inspection facilities for the three border posts with Croatia (Obrezje, Gruskoje and Jelšane). Veterinary and phytosanitary staff numbers have been increased and training has been provided.

Improvements have been made in the financial control and audit sectors, but the Court of Auditors is still understaffed.

Efforts have been made to increase staff numbers in the environmental field. Thirteen new inspectors have been recruited by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.

New institutions needed to implement regional and structural policy have been established by the new Law on Balanced Regional Development, which was adopted in July 1999.

Assessment (November 2000)

Little progress has been made with public administration reform. The Civil Service Law has not been adopted. No legislative framework has been drawn up for internal and external financial control. Work has started on setting up a unified cadastral system.

Assessment (November 2001)

Civil service reform is progressing, but the Act has still not been adopted. The rural development plan has been adopted, as has a national preliminary plan. Some measures have been taken to set up the management framework for the Ispa and Sapard programmes. The Sapard agency has been accredited. The legislative framework for internal and external financial control has been set up. A unified land registration system is being developed.

Assessment (October 2002)

These priorities have not been assessed. The section on the Partnership for accession in the 2002 report focuses on issues which require more work in order to prepare Slovenia for accession.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • public procurement;
  • supervision of the insurance and securities market;
  • reinforcement of the Slovenian Competition Office;
  • completion of the law on competition;
  • development and implementation of agricultural and regional policies;
  • customs administration and enforcement of the customs code;
  • improved operation of the judicial system;
  • reinforcement of justice and home affairs institutions (ensuring sufficient numbers of properly trained personnel);
  • reinforcement of the food control administration.

Assessment (October 1999)

Slovenia has adopted the Law on Monitoring the Award of Public Contracts, despite the National Council’s veto. The Securities Market Law has also been passed. The customs and tax administrations are being reorganised following the adoption of VAT and excise duty legislation. A training centre to enhance expertise in Community law has been set up for the judiciary.

Assessment (November 2000)

Measures have been introduced to improve the operation of the judicial system. Training in Community law is being provided in the judicial training centre. Strengthening of public financial control functions has started. The statistical capacities are being gradually strengthened.

Assessment (November 2001)

The judicial system continues to be improved. The Civil Service Act still has yet to be adopted. Competence for controlling public finances and in the statistical field has been strengthened.

Assessment (October 2002)

These priorities have not been assessed.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

References

Council Decision 98/268/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121, 23.04.1998

Council Decision 1999/859/EC of 06.12.1999
Official Journal L 335, 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97)2010 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98)709 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999)512 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000)712 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001) 700 final – SEC (2001) 1755
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final – SEC (2002) 1411
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final – SEC(2003) 1208
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.