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  • The Trail Left by the Nazi War Criminal Johann Mechels on the Slovenian Soil

    This month's archivalia is a letter from the commander of the Reserve Police Troop »Wien« to the District Councillor in Celje Anton Dorfmeister, in which the German Captain asks for a written praise for his work in Celje or a written recommendation. In addition to having a direct effect on the fates of many inhabitants of Lower Styria, Mechels's wartime activities also left an indelible mark in the Dutch village of Trimunt, where in May 1943 he was responsible for the death of sixteen people.

  • State Secretary Mally receives Hungarian Minister for European Union Affairs János Bóka

    State Secretary for European Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office Igor Mally received the Hungarian Minister for European Union Affairs János Bóka in Ljubljana.

  • Highlights of the Slovenian activities in the UN Security Council in February 2024

    The second month of our membership in the UN Security Council has come to an end. This month, under the Presidency of Guyana, was marked by the second anniversary of war in Ukraine and the dire situation in Gaza.

  • State Secretary Vojko Volk on a working visit to the United States of America

    State Secretary for International Affairs and National and International Security Vojko Volk paid a productive working visit to Washington D.C. During his time there, he had the privilege of meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, James O'Brien, and Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Michele Sison.

  • European Commission announces withdrawal of proposal for regulation on sustainable use of plant protection products

    The European Commission announced its withdrawal of a proposal for a regulation on the sustainable use of plant protection products by 31 March 2024. Slovenia supported the proposal in principle, but repeatedly pointed out certain problematic issues during the discussion, in particular the inadequate consideration of the specificities of individual Member States.

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    93rd regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

    At today's session, the Government issued an ordinance on the provision of medical services during a strike, which sets out the medical services that doctors must provide during the strike by the Fides trade union. The Government also took note of the Spring Forecast of Economic Trends 2024 and adopted an amendment to the draft Matura Examination Act.

  • State Secretary Štucin with his Hungarian counterpart on current European issues and EU enlargement

    State Secretary Marko Štucin hosted the Hungarian Minister for European Union Affairs, Dr János Bóka. They discussed current European issues, with a particular focus on Hungary's preparations for the EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2024 and EU enlargement.

  • Third viaduct on the second track route finished

    The construction of the Vinjan viaduct, which is the third and also the last viaduct on the route of the second railway track between Koper and Divača, has been completed. Prime Minister Robert Golob and Minister of Infrastructure Alenka Bratušek attended the ceremony. They both gave assurances that another track would be built next to the second track.

  • The Vinjan viaduct is a proof of Slovenia’s knowledge and ability

    The Prime Minister Robert Golob today attended the ceremonial opening of the Vinjan viaduct, the third and last viaduct on the route of the new Koper–Divača railway line.

  • Government Committee Decisions

    At the government committee meetings, the Government took note of the list of beneficiaries to receive the fourth tranche of advance payments for the reconstruction of housing damaged by floods and landslides in August 2023. A total of 731 beneficiaries will receive advance payments amounting to €2,389,214.42.

  • Official opening of the Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Duress

    On 21 February 2024, a new chapter in diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Albania was opened with the official opening of the Slovenian Consulate in Duress, headed by Honorary Consul Genci Likoskëndaj. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, local authorities, business, media, artists and many distinguished guests.

  • Starvation of people and acute malnutrition of children in Gaza are preventable

    Today, the UN Security Council convened a briefing on food insecurity in Gaza, requested by Slovenia, Algeria, Guyana and Switzerland. The meeting followed a white note of 22 February, sent by OCHA to Council members on food security risks in Gaza.

  • Ambassador Mirošič at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. to commemorate the second anniversary of the Russian full-scale invasion to Ukraine

    On Saturday, February 24th 2024 Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the United States Iztok Mirošič joined the rally organized by Ukranian diaspora in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Russian full-scale invasion to Ukraine.

  • Prime Minister Golob at a meeting in Paris

    At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Robert Golob yesterday in Paris attended a meeting of European leaders and senior representatives of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Norway.

  • Permanent Representative Berta Mrak presented her credentials

    Ambassador Berta Mrak presented her credentials to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Maria Pejčinović Burić, and thus assumed her duties as Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe.

  • Minister Fajon at the high-level segment of the 55th session of the UNHRC

    The 55th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) opened in Geneva and will run until 5 April 2024. Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon participated in the high-level segment of the session with a video message, presenting Slovenia's views on the current situation of human rights around the world and the session’s priority themes.

  • Minister Poklukar in Madrid: cooperation between Slovenia and Spain has been good

    Minister of the Interior Boštjan Poklukar met his Spanish counterpart Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gómez in Madrid. The two ministers discussed topical issues in the areas of migration, Schengen, combating people smuggling and the further increase of the police cooperation.

  • Slovenian Day of Culture marked with a concert in Piraeus

    With the evening of chansons and cabaret, performed by two talented Slovenian artists, Sabina Gruden, mezzo-soprano, and Rebeka Dobravec, piano, in the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, the Embassy of Slovenia in Athens marked Prešeren Day, a national holiday, celebrated every year on 8 February.

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    92nd regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

    At today's session, the Government adopted the first measures aimed at protecting the public health system. These measures will be particularly important after 1 March, when the withdrawal of overtime consents by doctors who decided to take this step during the Fides strike will take effect.

  • Radio programme for Slovenians in Australia is back – first in Sydney, soon also in Melbourne

    The Slovenian community in Australia has reason to rejoice. After losing its regular weekly programme, which had been on the air ever since 1975, on SBS national radio in April last year, Slovenian will be heard on the Australian airwaves again – in Sydney and soon also in Melbourne.