Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19
As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
Relations between Slovenia and North Macedonia have traditionally been friendly and the countries have been good partners. There is intensive cooperation and constant dialogue between the two countries in political, economic, cultural and scientific fields. Slovenia has always supported North Macedonia politically, professionally and technically in its accession to the EU. Slovenia also strongly supported North Macedonia in its efforts to join NATO, which it ultimately did in 2020.
In line with the priorities of Slovenian foreign and economic policies, bilateral development cooperation is focused mostly on the Western Balkan countries. Slovenia has concluded a bilateral agreement on development cooperation with North Macedonia and in accordance with the agreement, development cooperation between Slovenia and North Macedonia focuses on environmental protection, particularly the protection of water resources and management of waste water and energy efficiency. A particular emphasis is placed on the strengthening of economic development, balanced regional development, the modernization of the public administration and trainings in the context of EU accession.
Since 2015 Slovenia has donated more than €16 million for development cooperation projects in North Macedonia. A partial list of concluded projects is available at the foreign ministry archive webpage.
International development cooperation and humanitarian aid
Why we need development cooperation, Planning and implementing Slovenia's development cooperation and humanitarian aid, Thematic and geographic priorities of Slovenia's development cooperation, Awareness-raising of development cooperation
As a Central European and Mediterranean country located at the intersection of three macro-regions – the Alps, the Adriatic and the Danube region – and of Western and Southeast Europe, Slovenia offers a wide range of possibilities for economic, political and cultural cooperation.
EU technical assistance to third countries
The EU provides targeted financial assistance to candidate countries, potential candidate countries and partners in support of their efforts to implement political, economic, and institutional reforms.