The Slovenia Times

Logar and Cormann upbeat about global economic recovery


Ljubljana - Slovenia's Foreign Minister Anže Logar met OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann in Ljubljana on Friday with the Foreign Ministry saying the pair expressed optimism about the global economic recovery in particular in light of the fact that Covid vaccines were now available in sufficient amounts.

Logar and Cormann are also reported by the ministry to have agreed that international standards in taxation of digital economy would need to be changed to contribute to a fairer distribution of tax base among countries. Logar supported the OECD's efforts in the field.

The foreign minister also expressed support for the effort the OECD is putting in making analyses and recommendations to Western Balkan countries, saying the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development thus contributed substantially to the region's economic development, stability and prosperity.

Logar noted that the Western Balkans is a priority of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU. Slovenia will host the EU-Western Balkans summit on 6 October.

Cormann, who is visiting Slovenia for the first tike since taking over at the OECD, hailed Slovenia's achievements and plans in digitalisation and artificial intelligence. He and the minister also lauded cooperation between Slovenia and the OECD in the field.

Logar noted the important role of AI and digitalisation in Slovenia's operation in the OECD. The two areas are also among the priorities of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU.

Cormann today also met Prime Minister Janez Janša. He will take part in the meeting of EU finance ministers in Brdo pri Kranju on Saturday.


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