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  • Foreign Ministers of Slovenia and France sign new Slovenian-French Strategic Partnership Action Plan

    Foreign Minister Dr Miro Cerar and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the new French–Slovenian Strategic Partnership Action Plan for 2019–2022 in Paris today. Minister Cerar is paying a working visit to France at the invitation of his French counterpart.

  • State Secretary Simona Leskovar expresses Slovenia’s support for Ukraine’s reform efforts

    State Secretary Simona Leskovar participated in a ministerial meeting of the Ukraine Reform Conference, hosted by the Canadian and Ukrainian governments. She commended the progress achieved by Ukraine and called for further efforts in implementing necessary reforms, desired and indeed demanded by the Ukrainian people, and assured Slovenia’s support to this end.

  • The Prime Minister at the opening of new production line of Renault’s model BJA

    At the opening ceremony of the new production line of Renault’s model BJA (the fifth generation of the Clio), Prime Minister Marjan Šarec honoured the official start of serial production of the aforementioned vehicle at Revoz in Novo Mesto with an address. The Slovenian Government has provided Revoz with a financial incentive amounting to EUR 6 million for the implementation of this project.

  • Slovenia 6th in EU in use of eHealth services

    Slovenia is in 16th place among the 28 EU member states in the EU's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), being above the average only in digital public services (14th). Slovenia performs particularly well in the access to open data and eHealth services, where it ranks sixth.

  • Time Mirrored in the Minutes of the Ljubljana Credit Bank Authorities

    Protocols on the plenary sessions of the Ljubljana Credit Bank management board for the period between 1926 and 1932 contain caligraphically recorded discussions, reflections and findings of the members of the management board of the first "truly Slovenian" bank. Unlike printed annual reports, which were stuffed with numbers, these records reveal a more personal and direct testimonies and witnessing of the events. Reading them can easily take us 90 years back. We find out, for example, that the management of the bank at the start of 1930 was more worried about "abnormal weather" of the past year than about the American stock market crash.

  • Joint Statement on Support for the JCPoA

    Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden attach the utmost importance to the preservation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), signed by Iran and unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council, as a key instrument for the non-proliferation regime and a major contribution to stability in the region.

  • Two years after the entry into force of the arbitral award on the border with Croatia: Slovenia knows that its position is correct and will stand firm

    Two years after the entry into force of the arbitral award, the Slovenian government’s position remains unchanged. Pursuant to Article 7 of the Arbitration Agreement, the award of the Arbitral Tribunal (29 June 2017) is binding on both countries and constitutes a definitive settlement of the border dispute.

  • Prime Minister on Vatican visit: I believe that through further cooperation in a constructive spirit we can contribute a great deal to solving problems

    Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is on an official visit to the Vatican today. This morning he had a private audience with Pope Francis. He also had a meeting with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

  • Prime Minister concludes Vatican visit by attending opening of exhibition of Plečnik’s chalices and liturgical objects

    Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec was today on an official visit to the Vatican, where this morning he had a private audience with Pope Francis and a meeting with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

  • Minister Dr Miro Cerar hosts Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Sweden

    Minister Dr Cerar today met with Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Sweden, who is paying an official visit to Slovenia between the 25 and the 27 of June at the invitation of Dejan Židan, the President of the Slovenian National Assembly. In their talks, the two high officials reaffirmed the excellent bilateral relations and expressed their mutual determination to further strengthen cooperation in various fields of common interest, both within the EU and other international forums.

  • Commissioner presents EUR 109m check for Koper-Divača track

    European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has symbolically presented to Infrastructure Minister Alenka Bratušek a check of EUR 109 million in EU funds Slovenia secured for a rail expansion between the port of Koper and the inland hub Divača.

  • State Secretary Dobran Božič and Slovenian business delegation visit Israel

    Dobran Božič, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, concluded his three-day visit to Israel today, accompanied by a Slovenian business delegation of seventeen representatives from thirteen hi-tech start-up companies.

  • Prime Minister Marjan Šarec in Brussels for European Council meeting

    The prime minister is in Brussels for the ordinary meeting of the European Council. In the afternoon of the first day of the meeting the leaders discussed the adoption of the EU’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024, where the main focus was on climate change, the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, and EU enlargement. The first day of the meeting ended with a working dinner, where there were discussions of nominations for the top positions in EU institutions for the next institutional cycle.

  • 15th Session of the Intergovernmental Slovenian-Russian Commission for Economic Cooperation

    Bled today hosted the 15th plenary session of the Intergovernmental Slovenian-Russian Commission on Trade and Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, headed by Slovenian Foreign Minister Dr Miroslav Cerar and Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Konstantin Noskov.

  • Slovenia hits greenhouse gas emission targets

    The Jožef Stefan Institute and the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning have issued the second Climate Mirror for Slovenia.

  • Secretary-General of Benelux Union Thomas Antoine in Slovenia

    State Secretary Dobran Božič today hosted Thomas Antoine, Secretary-General of the Benelux Union. The Secretary-General’s visit falls into the framework of enhanced cooperation between Slovenia and Benelux, which was kicked off in 2017 at prime minister level and was consolidated by the summit of the four prime ministers in Ljubljana in February 2018. Secretary-General Antoine was also received for a courtesy call by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Miroslav Cerar.

  • “Young Women Ambassadors” - second event

    The second event of the “Young Women Ambassadors” project organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took place today in Ljubljana. Female students gained insight into the work of the police and the Ministry of the Interior, with a special focus on border protection measures, migration control and international cooperation. They also became acquainted with the educational system in Slovenia and the opportunities available to them in their future education and careers.

  • In Trieste, Minister Dr Cerar advocates EU enlargement for countries fulfilling membership criteria

    Minister Cerar is participating in the ministerial meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) being held in Trieste. Uniting 17 countries, the CEI is the oldest and largest intergovernmental forum for regional cooperation and consultation, furthering political, economic and cultural ties between Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European countries.

  • Oral hearing – a step towards respecting European values and protecting Ljubljanska Banka's rights

    The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECHR) today convened an oral hearing on the admissibility of the inter-state application filed by Slovenia against Croatia relating to the Ljubljanska Banka (LB) claims towards Croatian companies. This was the first opportunity for Slovenia to present its arguments and evidence concerning violations committed to the detriment of LB in 48 proceedings before Croatian courts.

  • Prime minister on energy extraction at Industry of the Future conference

    The best practices of Slovenian industry were presented on Wednesday at the Industry of the Future conference at the Conference Centre in Brdo pri Kranju.