Slovenia and Estonia strengthen ties for digital technology

Though geographically distant, Slovenia partners with Estonia to improve the nations’ digital affairs.


Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar met with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas to discuss how to better help each other in harnessing their countries’ ICT industries.

According to ERR news, Ratas and Cerar also discussed Estonia’s upcoming EU presidency whilst highlighting the vital role that Estonia plays in ensuring Europe’s stability and security. “Despite the geographical distance, Slovenia is an important partner to Estonia,” Ratas said in a government statement.

Ratas added that it is inevitable for the nations to work together to develop digital technologies as “there is especially great potential for closer cooperation in the field of ICT, where our interests overlap”.

The Estonian presidency of the EU reported that they will be taking steps to help create an EU that is inclusive and innovative. Developing a stronger digital technology in Europe – which includes the free transference of data – is another action that Estonia and Slovenia commit to achieve.

A priority for the Estonian presidency in the second half of 2017 is to promote harmony and peace in the EU. With the common interest of creating better digital technologies, the head of government of the upcoming EU presidency could present programmes discussing closer cooperation between EU nations.

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