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  • Slovenia gains EUR 7.3 mio from the sale of former SFRY real estate in New York

    In March 2022, the successor states of the former Social Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) signed the joint sale contract and in September 2022, the closing documents for the sale of the real estate of the former SFRY Mission to the United Nations. Slovenia will receive EUR 7.3 million from the sale of the property at 854 Fifth Avenue, New York, which is 14 per cent of the total purchase price.

  • EU Development Directors-General meeting

    Acting Director-General for Multilateral Affairs and Development Cooperation Eva Tomič took part in the meeting of EU development directors-general in Brussels. The directors-general discussed the implementation of the Global Gateway strategy, global food supply and preparations for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

  • A workshop of Economic Reform Programmes and Instruments for Pre-accession Assistance coordinators

    State Secretary Marko Štucin attended the opening session of the workshop "ERP and IPA Coordinators as Inspired Leaders" in Bled. The event has been organised as part of the EU-funded project "Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks - FIR 2".

  • Minister Fajon in New York on Slovenia's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council

    Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon and President Borut Pahor presented Slovenia's vision for its candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council to the Permanent Representatives of the UN Member States in New York. "During its 30-year UN membership, Slovenia has proven on several occasions its commitment to multilateralism, solidarity and shared responsibility for world peace, security and development. Today, we are committed to this goal more than ever," underlined Minister Fajon.

  • Minister Fajon signs cooperation agreement with Kyrgyzstan and hosts Green Group meeting in New York

    On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon took part in a number of ministerial events, held several bilateral meetings, and signed the economic cooperation agreement between the Republic of Slovenia and the Kyrgyz Republic.

  • Cooperation in the framework of macro-regional strategies and the potential of the sea in focus in Izola

    The 7th edition of the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week under this year's slogan "Healthy seas for a safer future" was officially opened in Izola on Tuesday. The attendees were addressed by Ambassador Ksenija Škrilec, Acting Director-General for EU Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

  • Minister Fajon appoints Ambassadors-at-Large for key strategic areas of Slovenian foreign policy

    Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon has appointed five Ambassadors-at-Large, two of whom are women, namely for the future of Europe, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Western Balkans, climate diplomacy and water diplomacy. Through these appointments, the Minister aims to ensure visibility and active engagement in some of the priority areas of Slovenia's new foreign policy.

  • Address by the President of the European Commission

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her third State of the Union address to the European Parliament today, in which she set out the vision for the Union in the year ahead, before holding a discussion with MEPs the achievements of the last year and the way forward.

  • 11th Slovenian Economic Diplomacy Day – Minister Fajon on support for Slovenian companies in foreign markets

    The 11th Slovenian Economic Diplomacy Day was held as part of the MOS Celje trade fair. Strengthening economic diplomacy is one of the priorities of Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon. The event was attended by ambassadors and honorary consuls to the Republic of Slovenia and by a number of representatives of Slovenian companies and institutions.

  • Slovenia joined the Copenhagen Pledge on Tech for Democracy

    Slovenia joined the Copenhagen Pledge on Tech for Democracy that lays out a framework and envisions a shared digital future based on democratic values and human rights.

  • State Secretary Žbogar presents Slovenia's plans for the 77th UN General Assembly to the diplomatic corps

    On the day of the official opening of the 77th UNGA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a briefing for representatives of embassies based in Ljubljana. State Secretary Samuel Žbogar presented Slovenia’s priorities for the UNGA and plans related to participation in the General Debate, which will take place in New York from 20 to 26 September 2022.

  • Opening of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council

    The 51st regular session of the Human Rights Council opens today in Geneva. Slovenia will actively participate in the discussions and negotiations on the initiatives and will also table a resolution on a global agenda for human rights education on behalf of its regional group. Together with Argentina and Brazil, Slovenia will also propose extending the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons.

  • Minister Fajon presents 100 days of government and plans for the future to staff

    Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon addressed the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the joint ministerial presentation of the achievements of the 100 days of government of Robert Golob. She outlined the Government's achievements in the field of foreign policy and the plans for the future of Slovenian diplomacy.

  • Minister Fajon at the Arab League foreign ministers meeting on the importance of multilateral cooperation

    Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon took part in the Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo. In her opening address, she underlined the importance of cooperation and dialogue when facing key global challenges and went on to present to the ministers her vision for Slovenia's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the 2024–2025 term. She also held a number of bilateral meetings on the margins of the event.

  • State Secretary Žbogar attends the first regional event on achieving zero emission targets in Maribor

    State Secretary Samuel Žbogar attended the first regional Business-to-Diplomacy (B2D) NET 0 event in Maribor, focusing on the achievement of zero emission targets. In his opening address, he said that Slovenia is one of the most proactive countries at the international level, advocating an ambitious environmental agenda and a coordinated multilateral approach.

  • 10th Anniversary Conference of the Ljubljana Guidelines

    State Secretary Marko Štucin took part in the conference in Brdo pri Kranju to mark the 10th anniversary of the Ljubljana Guidelines of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). “The guidelines addressing the new global trends of growing inequalities are as relevant today as they were ten years ago,” the state secretary emphasised in his address.

  • Minister Fajon at informal meeting of EU foreign ministers: “It is important we do not get used to this war”

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon participated in the informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers (Gymnich) in Prague which focused mainly on the proposal to suspend EU visas for Russian citizens in response to the Russia’s aggression on Ukraine. The foreign ministers supported the full suspension of the agreement between the EU and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of visa procedures for Russian citizens.

  • State Secretary Štucin’s speech and bilateral meetings at the Bled Strategic Forum

    State Secretary Marko Štucin spoke at one of the panels on the future of the EU at the 17th Bled Strategic Forum, highlighting the need to further strengthen the Union’s resilience in the light of current challenges and advocating for a stable and secure EU based on shared values.

  • 17th Bled Strategic Forum concludes

    The 17th Bled Strategic Forum, the main multilateral event organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reached its conclusion today. The Forum brought together 2,000 participants, more than 160 panellists and speakers from around the world, four heads of State and government, 15 foreign ministers, the President of the European Commission and other high-level representatives of European and international institutions, as well as representatives of business, academia and civil society.

  • Minister Fajon opens the 17th Bled Strategic Forum

    The 17th Bled Strategic Forum, entitled "The Rule of Power or the Power of Rules?", opened today with addresses by its host, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tanja Fajon, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The discussions at this year's Forum will centre on the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the crisis of multilateralism, climate change and the green agenda, and digitisation and the fight against disinformation.