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2020 Bled Strategic Forum

Press Release: COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 presents us with a challenge that will reshape the world as we know it, and to a far bigger extent than we could have ever imagined.

Its far-ranging consequences will not only affect our health and normal lives but will also disrupt the global economy, systems of governance and our societies as a whole. Many of its implications will only become apparent in the months to come.

Republic of Slovenia is closely monitoring the developments around the world and in the neighbouring countries and is taking decisive steps to contain the spread of coronavirus. Several strict measures to curb the spread of infections in our country have been adopted.

Current information about the situation in Slovenia and further instructions are available on the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 website

The Bled Strategic Forum is observing the situation closely and is preparing to adapt our plans accordingly. As of now, the 15th BSF is still scheduled to take place 30 August – 1 September 2020. Please follow our Twitter account for updates regarding the event. Should the circumstances allow us to host the BSF this year it will include timely discussions related to the consequences of this global health, economic and political crises among key policy-makers, business and civil society leaders.

In the meantime we kindly appeal to you to follow measures put in place by the individual countries and follow instructions put forward by the World Health Organisation.

We wish you all the best in the weeks to come. Stay safe! Stay healthy!

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