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Slovenia - Property law

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Short-term priorities:

  • clarification of the situation pertaining to property legislation, especially the right of EU citizens to purchase property.

Assessment (November 2003)

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

Medium-term priorities:

  • alignment of legislation on company law and accounting;
  • alignment of legislation on intellectual and industrial property rights.

Evaluation (October 1999)

This has been achieved.

Since February 1999, following the entry into force of the Europe Agreement, Slovenia has been required to "grant to the citizens of the European Union Member States, having permanently resided on the present territory of the Republic of Slovenia for a period of three years, on a reciprocal basis, the right to purchase property from the entry into force of the Association Agreement" (paragraph II of Annex XIII to the Agreement). In February 1999, in order to ensure implementation of this provision, Slovenia adopted new legislation defining reciprocity and laying down rules on the establishing of permanent residence.
Other measures have also been taken, including in the field of personnel training.

Evaluation (November 2000)

The legislative framework established in the field of company law and accounting conforms to a large extent with the acquis. In the field of intellectual and industrial property rights, Slovenia has ratified the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Copyright Treaty and adopted the Act Ratifying the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

Evaluation (November 2001)

In January 2001, Slovenia adopted the Act Amending the Copyright and Related Rights Act. This Act aligns the Slovenian provisions with the directives on protection of copyright and related rights, the legal protection of services based on conditional access and the legal protection of databases.

Evaluation (October 2002)

Slovenia has made further legislative progress with the adoption of provisions included in the international conventions on intellectual and industrial property rights. In 2002, Slovenia adopted: the European Patent Convention; the Patent Law Treaty and Regulations; the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial design.

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 of 23.04.1998

Decision 1999/859/EC of 6.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

EC-Slovenia Europe Agreement
Official Journal L 51 of 26.02.1999

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.

Last updated: 19.11.2004
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