European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) travelled on 9 August to Slovenia, where she expressed her solidarity and witness the destruction caused by the floods that hit the country in the past days. She will also discuss the ways in which the EU can support reconstruction and prevention efforts. The President will be accompanied by Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič.
The president met the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Robert Golob. Together, they travelled to the areas most damaged by the floods. President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Golob held a press point, which was on EbS.
Later in the day, back in Ljubljana, the president addressed the extraordinary plenary session of the National Assembly of Slovenia. Her speech was broadcast live on EbS.
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