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    The project to renovate the Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana is a project of the entire Government

    Prime Minister Rober Golob visited the Slovenian National Theatre (SNG) Drama Ljubljana in the company of the Minister of Culture, Asta Vrečko. They discussed the building renovation project and the activities needed to implement it with the theatre's director, Vesna Jurca Tadel.

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    Explanation regarding balsamic vinegar and the Rules on the quality of vinegar and diluted acetic acid

    As per Directive (EU) 2015/1535, Slovenia (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food) submitted for notification to the European Commission a draft of the Rules on the Quality of Vinegar and Diluted Acetic Acid on 2 December 2020. The new draft rules were prepared due to a minor amendment referring to the vinegar standardisation. The purpose of notification (public discussion) of the technical legislation being drafted is to prevent trade obstacles in the EU territory.

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    Intergenerational solidarity is an indispensable part of social wellbeing

    Prime Minister Robert Golob continues his discussions with the civil society. In order to enhance an intergenerational solidarity based on social integration between generations and the exchange of different types of support, he met with the representatives of the youth and the elderly for the first time.

  • Slovenian finalists of the european competition for Rural Inspiration Awards 2022

    This year's fourth edition of Rural Inspiration Awards taking place under the slogan The Future is Youth is organised by the European Commission together with the European Network for Rural Development. The aim of the competition is to raise the visibility of the rural development policy and the contribution of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development to the long-term vision for rural areas, and to promote the exchange of views and networking between interested stakeholders in rural areas. Slovenia submitted eight projects for the European selection.

  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki peace memorial ceremonies with a clear message for a world without nuclear weapons

    The commemorations of the victims of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been held for the 77th consecutive year. Participants paid tribute to those who lost their lives as a result of the atomic bombing and supported the two cities' message for a world without nuclear weapons and a lasting peace.

  • Consular hours in Lemont, Illinois - August 13, 2022

    We would like to inform you that we will hold a Consular day in Lemont, IL on Saturday, August 13 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Slovenian Catholic Center (14252 Main St., Lemont, IL 60439.

  • Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks

    The Information Security Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, in cooperation with Microsoft, the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana, held a series of four events dedicated to different sectors of critical infrastructure in 2021 – water, energy, health and finances.

  • Minister Fajon at the session of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament

    Today, Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon attended a session of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament, which Slovenia joined this July. The Initiative aims to encourage a successful outcome of the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters. “I am proud that Slovenia joined the Stockholm Initiative led by two female foreign ministers, my German colleague Annalena Baerbock and my Swedish counterpart Ann Linde,” stressed minister Fajon.

  • Minister Fajon at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

    Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon attended the opening session of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In her speech, she highlighted the significant contribution the Treaty makes to world peace and safety, especially taking into account the complexity of the security environment marked by various challenges and threats. She advocated the further strengthening of the Treaty through the implementation of its three pillars – disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

  • UN General Assembly adopts resolution on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment

    The resolution passed at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York declares the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment on a global level.

  • Barbara Koželj Podlogar’s extended term-of-office to manage the Creativity Directorate

    At its 10th regular session, the Government extended the mandate of Barbara Koželj Podlogar, the current Head of the Creativity Directorate, as Acting Director-General of the Directorate.

  • 10th regular government session: A lower VAT rate on certain types of energy products

    At its regular session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted a draft act on a lower rate of value added tax on certain types of energy products. By temporarily reducing the VAT rate from 22% to 9.5%, the Government is addressing the impact of energy price increases during the peak energy consumption period, i.e. the heating season. The Government also took note of the partial report on the fire intervention in the Goriška Karst region and instructed the Ministry of Defence to prepare, by the end of August, a legal solution to enable the payment of a special award to volunteers participating in the system of protection, rescue and assistance in the event of large-scale disaster interventions. The Government will also launch a procedure to assess the damage caused by the Karst fire and the possibility of acquiring financial assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund.

    The decisions were presented at a press conference by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon, Minister of Finance Klemen Boštjančič and State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Damir Črnčec.

  • Memorandum of understanding in the field of cyber security signed between Slovenia and Ukraine

    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 27 July 2022 in Kyiv between the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Information Security and the Administration of the State Service of Ukraine for Special Communications and Cyber Security Data Protection.

  • Slovenia makes progress again in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)

    The latest DESI report, DESI 2022, shows that Slovenia has made progress again and is now ranked 11th, which is its highest ranking ever.

  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

    On 26 July, 2022 in New York, the Slovenian mission to the UN hosted a hybrid event entitled Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats: An Analysis of Appropriate Regulation, Good Practices, International Law and Norms, prepared by the Government Information Security Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Microsoft.

  • Minister Fajon on further support and assistance to Ukraine during a working visit to Kyiv

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon paid a working visit to Ukraine, where she met with Ukranian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko and Director of the Ukraine Investment Promotion Office Sergiy Tsivkach. During talks with her hosts, Minister Fajon stressed that Slovenia will continue to support and assist Ukraine, both in coping with the catastrophic consequences of the Russian aggression and in overcoming the obstacles on the path towards EU integration.

  • Slovenia successfully eliminated three violations relating to the environment

    The European Commission declared three violations to have been successfully resolved by Slovenia – the failure to fulfil obligations from the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in connection with the Rules on the Protection of Buildings Against Lightning, the non-notification of regulations in connection with the establishment of assessment methods for harmful effects of environmental noise, and the non-notification of regulations concerning common noise assessment methods for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress.

  • Prime Minister announced measures to remedy damage caused by fires on the Karst and prevent fires in future

    On Sunday 24 July 2022, Prime Minister Robert Golob visited the area affected by the fire in the Karst region for the third time. He was briefed on the current situation and met the mayors of the affected municipalities.

  • Kim Komljanec joins the team of advisors to the Minister of Culture

    Kim Komljanec worked as a playwright, scriptwriter and stage director, theatre director, pedagogue and lecturer until she took up her position as an advisor to the Minister of Culture. Until recently, she was the head of the unit for playwrights within the Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists, which she founded in 2019.

  • Matevž Čelik Vidmar joins the team of the Minister of Culture as State Secretary

    At its 9th regular session, the Government appointed Matevž Čelik Vidmar, former Director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), as State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture. He will take up his duties on 1 August 2022.