UK should rethink Brexit deal, says Slovenian PM
Slovenian Press Agency STA quoted Sarec as saying that the UK should reconsider whether Brexit is really worth pursuing or whether this is a dead end and staying in the European Union is a better solution.
A statement from the prime minister's office on Wednesday said the divorce deal was a fair compromise, a balanced document which allowed a regulated and controlled exit for the UK.
Slovenia will continue to support the approval of the deal in the EU, as the document is the best solution for the future and a necessary foundation on which to build relations after 2021, it noted.
Slovenia's key wish is to preserve constructive and comprehensive cooperation even after Brexit, which must in no way infringe on the rights of citizens of Slovenia and other EU countries living in the UK. On the other hand, Slovenia will guarantee "an appropriate level of rights for UK citizens" living in the country.
LJUBLJANA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia regrets that the UK parliament has failed to support the Brexit deal, with its Prime Minister Marjan Sarec urging Britain to rethink, the national media report on Wednesday.
Similar to the rest of the EU states, Slovenia expects the UK government to present a plan on future steps as soon as possible. The statement also expresses the hope that "the coming weeks and months will see enough political wisdom to avoid the worst outcome."