Iztok Jarc, the Slovenian minister
the central manifestation “Delicacies of the Slovenian
farmhouses”, held in Ptuj, also the farmers from Austrian
Carinthia are participating. Is the long time cooperation
of both agricultural chambers and countries satisfactory?
DThe presentation “Delicacies
of the Slovenian farmhouses” is mainly a cuisine event.
This year the presentation is the eighteenth time,
so it came to age. The countryside is presenting itself
to consumers-citizens. In the frame of the Chamber
of agriculture and forestry such events are held regularly
when the farmers with their products come to the marketplace
in Ljubljana, we want to expand it to other towns,
too. As always, quality and variety, which both increased
significantly in the past ten years, are essential
in this sector, too. Of course, the farmers have possibilities
for additional income when such events are held. I
am glad that the compatriots from Austrian Carinthia
are in Ptuj, too. With Austria we have numerous contacts
on the field of agricultural politics, however it
is a great pleasure to me that we have established
good contacts and relations with Carinthian Slovenes.
I know that the Carinthian counsellor for agriculture
dr.Josef Martinz will visit us. This will be a suitable
opportunity to discuss the points of mutual cooperation.
do you evaluate the role of Alps-Adriatic Centre for
Cross-border Co-operation (AACC) in Klagenfurt, which
is also endeavouring for cross-border cooperation?
AACC is an important institution on the fields of
cooperation and development in the Alps-Adriatic region.
We cooperated with this institution in several projects
in the past, I am convinced we will do it in future,
too. It is very important that minority professional
and development organisations can provide their knowledge
in cross-border cooperation between Austria and Slovenia.
In this sense I also see the meaning of AACC.
Photo, Interview: M. Štukelj