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Today, 21 July 2022, Acting Director General of the Police Boštjan Lindav and his Assistant Jože Senica received the Italian Police Attaché Giulio Meddi and the Deputy Italian Ambassador to Slovenia, Ivo Michele Polacco.

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Pictured from the left are Giulio Meddi, Police Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Ljubljana, Boštjan Lindav, Acting Director General of the Police, Ivo Michele Polacco, Deputy Italian Ambassador to Slovenia, and Jože Senica, Assistant Director General of the Police

The courtesy visit was aimed at exchanging views on the cooperation between the police forces of both countries, which is considered excellent. Joint efforts expended by the Slovenian and Italian police to ensure security during this year’s Giro d'Italia, which was partly ran in Slovenia, are a superb example of best practice for cross-border police cooperation.

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During the Giro d'Italia cycle race, police were deployed on both sides of the Slovenian-Italian border

Discussions also included effective border surveillance measures and proactive approaches to investigating crime. Both police forces assured each other of mutual support and assistance in fighting wildfires currently raging the border area of the Goriška Karst region.