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  • Minister Fajon stresses the importance of a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza at the EU Foreign Ministers meeting

    Minister Tanja Fajon attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East and the Sahel. In the debate on the Middle East, ministers discussed the situation in Gaza, the EU's response to the announcement of the Israeli offensive on Rafah and the question of a political solution, and confirmed the establishment of the Eunavfor Aspides maritime security operation in the Red Sea.

  • New rules on the labelling of the origin of honey blends adopted at the initiative of Slovenia

    A political agreement was reached between the EU Council and the European Parliament on Tuesday, 30 January 2024, regarding the European Commission's proposals for greater transparency in the labelling of the origin of honey blends.

  • Fajon at the EU Foreign Affairs Council: the slaughter in Gaza must end

    Minister Tanja Fajon attended the regular meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, where the discussions were again devoted to the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East. During the debate on the Middle East, the EU foreign ministers were joined by several ministers from the region, with whom they agreed to step up their cooperation in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Ministers of the Interior in Brussels on the Schengen area and migration

    Minister of the Interior Boštjan Poklukar attended a meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union in Brussels, where the main topics were the Schengen area, migration and the implications of the war in Ukraine and the conflict in the Middle East on the EU's internal security.

  • Minister Fajon reiterates the need for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

    Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon participated in an informal video conference of EU foreign ministers on the situation in Israel and the wider region.

  • Slovenia strongly and consistently supports enhanced cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans

    Late this afternoon in Brussels, Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon attended the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Meeting gathering the EU's Foreign Ministers and their counterparts from six Western Balkan countries. The second joint meeting this year was aimed at deepening cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkan countries in the field of the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

  • Response to the 2023 Enlargement Package

    On 8 November 2023, the European Commission adopted the 2023 Enlargement Package for the Western Balkans and Türkiye, and for the first time also for Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The package provides an assessment of the state of play by key areas where reform progress is needed in each country.

  • Tanja Fajon: " I wish for the EU of 2030 to be larger, stronger and more globally engaged"

    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon attended the Berlin ministerial conference "A larger, stronger Union", hosted by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. The discussions focused on how the EU and its future members can best prepare for enlargement, which has become a necessity in the new geopolitical reality.

  • Slovenia makes additional humanitarian contribution for Gaza

    On 27 October 2023, the Slovenian Government took a significant step by pledging a donation of EUR 150,000 to the World Food Programme for emergency humanitarian aid for the affected population in Gaza.

  • Home Affairs Council discusses the state of the Schengen area

    Minister of the Interior Boštjan Poklukar attended the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg.

  • Slovenia supporting the ban on glyphosate use

    Plant Protection Products (PPPs) Legislative Section Session took place today in Brussels, within the framework of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF Committee), including Member State voting on Commission legislative proposal for decision on extension of authorisation of active substance glyphosate

  • EU interior ministers mainly on migration in Brussels

    Minister of the Interior Boštjan Poklukar attended a meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels.

  • State Secretary Štucin attends General Affairs Council

    State Secretary Marko Štucin took part in the EU General Affairs Council in Brussels. By discussing an annotated draft agenda, Council members started preparations for the European Council meeting in October. In this context, they exchanged views on Ukraine, the proposed revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021–2027, economic issues and the external dimension of migration.

  • Minister Šinko: “Considerable aid to the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector shall be required”

    At today’s Agriculture and Fisheries (Agri-Fish) Council meeting, the EU Ministers were familiarised with the damages suffered by the Slovenian agriculture, forestry and aquaculture in the aftermath of the recent floods and landslides. Ms Irena Šinko, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, told in presentation that immediately after the extreme weather events the Ministry commenced collecting data on the damages inflicted, and preparing emergency aid measures. “In agriculture, damages have been recorded on land, facilities, machinery, deficiencies in stock of feed and seed materials, and difficulties in raw milk delivery.”

  • Reaction to the final State of the Union Address by President of the European Commission in this mandate

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today delivered the final State of the Union Address at the European Parliament in this mandate, assessing the political priorities achieved and providing an overview of the challenges ahead of next year's European elections.

  • State Secretary Štucin at discussion on a strong and resilient EU

    State Secretary Marko Štucin took part in a discussion entitled "A strong and resilient EU in response to the challenges of the future", organised by the European Commission Representation in Slovenia on the occasion of this year's State of the Union address by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

  • EU Home Affairs Ministers discuss the Migration and Asylum Pact

    Minister of the Interior Boštjan Poklukar is attending the Home Affairs Ministers Council meeting in Luxembourg. The main topics of today's meeting, as highlighted by the Minister in a press statement, are the Migration and Asylum Pact and the situation in the Schengen area.

  • Minister attends EU Energy Council meeting

    At an EU Energy Council meeting, EU ministers discuss the reduction of gas consumption, changes in the electricity market and the green transition.

  • Home Affairs Ministers on the situation in the Schengen area and asylum and migration

    The Justice and Home Affairs Council spent the morning part of the session discussing the situation in the Schengen area.

  • EU interior ministers on returning migrants and fighting organised crime in the digital era

    The Minister of Public Administration in the capacity of Minister of the Interior, Sanja Ajanović Hovnik, is attending the informal meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Stockholm.