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  • EU funding for supporting higher education mobility among disadvantaged students at Faculty of Ljubljana

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for the programme Mobility of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in 2019, University of Ljubljana. The total programme budget amounts to EUR 650,800. European Social Fund will contribute EUR 520,640, which accounts for 80% of the programme funding.

  • Italian Military Authority in the Occupied Slovenian Territory after the End of World War I

    The transition under Italian military authority in the occupied territory west of the demarcation line can be studied through numerous reports of the local population, officials, politicians and other reporters, who addressed their correspondence to the National Government for Slovenia, the National Council or to the Office for the Occupied Territory in Ljubljana. The problems faced by officials, teachers and other members of Yugoslav intelligentsia in the occupied territory are well illustrated by the minutes no. 242 of December 1918.

  • Minister Dr Cerar attends informal EU foreign ministers meeting in Helsinki

    Minister Dr Miro Cerar is attending an informal two-day meeting of EU foreign ministers (Gymnich). On the first day, the foreign ministers, together with ministers of defence, discussed hybrid threats, underlining the importance of information exchanges between EU member states. The discussion on the Middle East focused on Iran and the situation in the Strait of Hormuz, with the ministers stressing that the EU must continue its efforts to calm the situation in the region and ensure free navigation through the strait. They also strongly advocated preserving the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA).

  • 41st session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

    At today’s session the Slovenian government adopted the draft Act amending the Road Transport Act, received a report on the process of drafting and adopting the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan, issued the Decree on Outdoor Storage of Flammable Solid Waste and adopted a decision to initiate repatriation procedures from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for persons who meet the conditions under the Act Regulating Relations between the Republic of Slovenia and Slovenians Abroad.

  • Government to help 47 Slovenians in Venezuela

    At its latest session, the Slovenian government adopted a decision to repatriate persons of Slovenian origin from Venezuela, which has been undergoing a protracted economic and political crisis. The list currently includes 47 persons who wish to return to Slovenia.

  • Prime Minister: Slovenia and Serbia are good partners, we have few open questions

    Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is today on an official visit to Serbia at the invitation of Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

  • Prime Minister also meets Serbian President Vučić and National Assembly President Gojković during his official visit to Serbia

    Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is today on an official visit to Serbia at the invitation of Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

  • Slovenia and Serbia confirm good relations

    Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec paid an official visit to Serbia at the invitation of Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić. At their meeting, the two Prime Ministers focused above all on bilateral relations and plans for future cooperation between the two governments, with an emphasis on strengthening economic cooperation and achieving further progress with regard to succession issues.

  • EU funding for public utility development in industrial zone Beti

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for the project ‘’Public utility development in industrial zone Beti’’. The overall project budget amounts to EUR 730,000, of which EUR 375,000 will come from the European Regional Development Fund.

  • Sustainable development at heart of this year’s Bled Strategic Forum

    On 2 and 3 September, Bled will again host high-level politicians, business people and representatives of international organisations and academia from Slovenia and beyond. Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Centre for European Perspective for the fourteenth consecutive year, the Bled Strategic Forum seeks to provide appropriate solutions to key issues for guaranteeing peace and security, sustainable development, and economic progress. The two-day conference, held under the title (Re)sources of (In)stability, will be divided into thirty panels with the participation of fifteen ministers, two presidents, and many senior representatives of international organisations.

  • Slovenian President signs decree on appointment of Ambassador to Portugal

    On 19 August, the President of the Republic of Slovenia signed a decree on the appointment of Blažka Kepic as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Portuguese Republic resident in Ljubljana.

  • Ministers Pivec and Pakdemirli take the view that "the exchange of experience and best practices is crucial for the enhanced cooperation between the two countries

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food hosted an international ministerial conference under the title Strengthening the Formation and Transfer of Knowledge for the Advancement of Agriculture and the Countryside that was held ahead of the AGRA Fair. The conference was attended by 15 foreign delegations, including a Turkish delegation that started its working visit yesterday by signing the adopted guidelines for the further cooperation between Slovenia and Turkey.

  • Approved EU funding for upgrading the Maribor-Šentilj-state border railway track

    The European Commission informed the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy of the decision approving the major project for upgrading the existing line of the railway track Maribor-Šentilj-state border. The project worth over EUR 253 million will receive Cohesion Fund contribution in the amount of EUR 101 million. Minister responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion Dr. Iztok Purič underlined that “the project is a major step forward in modernising the Slovenian railway network and therefore boosting Slovenia’s development. The project will also significantly improve the quality of life of local inhabitants.”

  • Turkish minister of agriculture and forestry visits Slovenia

    Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli is currently on a visit to Slovenia at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Aleksandra Pivec. Before the minister's arrival, the two countries held the second expert-level meeting of the Slovenian-Turkish Steering Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

  • Slovenian President signs decree on appointment of Ambassador to the Czech Republic

    On 12 August, the President of the Republic of Slovenia signed a decree on the appointment of Tanja Strniša as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Czech Republic.

  • EU funding for a new business incubator facility in Kočevje

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for the project ‘’New business incubator facility’’. The overall project budget amounts to over EUR 1.9 million, of which around EUR 1 million will come from the European Regional Development Fund.

  • Slovenian and Japanese foreign ministers discuss economic partnership and joint initiatives in the Western Balkans

    Minister Miro Cerar today hosted his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono. This is the first official visit of a Japanese Foreign Minister in the history of independent Slovenia. Minister Kono also met with President Pahor.

  • EU funding provided under the EUREKA 2019 call for projects

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for a call for projects under the EUREKA initiative for 2019 which the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology published on 9 August 2019 in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

  • EU funding for business zone TRIS Kanižarica

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, issued a grant decision for the project “Economic business infrastructure in the business zone TRIS Kanižarica, part 2: roads B1, G and G3”. The project worth over EUR 571,000 will receive European Regional Development Fund support in the amount of EUR 304,000.

  • EU funding for the Vrbje business zone

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for the project ''Vrbje business zone''. The project with a total budget of EUR 1.5 million will receive a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund amounting to nearly EUR 626,000.