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  • Boštjan Lesjak arrives in Kyiv to start serving as Slovenia’s chargé d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine

    Boštjan Lesjak has safely arrived in Kyiv to start serving as Slovenia’s chargé d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine. Upon arrival, he said that the city was empty with audible alarms and detonations in the distance, but that day-to-day life was running normally for those who remained in the capital. As of 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, the Slovenian Embassy will thus be open again.

  • Minister Podgoršek: "One small step for us, one giant leap for bees and other pollinators"

    Minister Jože Podgoršek attended today a Slovenian-wide planting of honey plants, which takes place across the entire country on the initiative of the Slovenian Beekeepers' Association. Several other countries and institutions from across the globe joined the project. The aim of the project, which is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, is to plant as many honey plants as possible in Slovenia and around the world.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša in Brussels: The solution for energy lies in joint procurement, joint logistics and joint warehouse construction

    Prime Minister Janez Janša is attending the second day of the European Council meeting in Brussels, where participants will discuss security and defence, energy, and economic issues and review the current challenges related to COVID-19.

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    Prime Minister Janša in Brussels: We must help Ukraine with hope, military aid, humanitarian aid and money

    Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša is attending a meeting of leaders of EU Member States in Brussels.

  • Ministry responds to false statements about diplomatic mission in Kyiv

    Due to numerous false claims made over the past few days by media outlets and subsequently by individual political parties about the decision to send a chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Republic of Slovenia to Kyiv, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to communicate its response to the most frequently highlighted false statements. It should be noted that the claims relating to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the procedure of appointment of a chargé d’affaires have not been previously verified with the lead authority.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša speaker at "The Future of the Nation-state in Europe" conference

    Prime Minister Janez Janša today in a video speech addressed the participants of the National Conservatism Conference: The Future of the Nation-state in Europe, which was organised by the Edmund Burke Foundation in Brussels on 23 and 24 March 2022. Speaking in the panel "Facing the Russian aggression", Prime Minister Janša talked about the war in Ukraine, his recent visit to Ukraine together with the Polish and Czech prime ministers and the situation in that country.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša at the Extraordinary Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government

    Prime Minister Janez Janša is today attending the extraordinary summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels to discuss the Russian aggression in Ukraine and current developments in NATO related to the situation in that country.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša a guest on "Your World" on Fox News

    Prime Minister Janez Janša was a guest on the television programme "Your World" broadcast on Fox News. Hosted by Neil Cavuto, "Your World" focused on the current situation in Ukraine.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša guest on TV Celje

    Prime Minister Janez Janša was a guest on today’s TV Celje programme, where he talked about topical issues in Slovenia and the world, his government’s two years in office and the upcoming parliamentary election.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša as a guest on CNN's At This Hour with Kate Bolduan

    Prime Minister Janez Janša was today’s guest on CNN's At This Hour live, where he discussed with host Kate Bolduan the situation in Ukraine, the visit of three Prime Ministers to Ukraine, the NATO Summit in Brussels and current foreign policy issues.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša attends the 16th Slovenian Business Summit

    Prime Minister Janez Janša attended today in Brdo pri Kranju the 16th Slovenian Business Summit entitled "Horizons of the Future", where he delivered the opening address. The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Tibor Šimonka, and, in a video address, the President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gennadiy Chyzhykov, also addressed the audience.

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    Prime Minister Janez Janša: Slovenia is experiencing the greatest investment boost in its history

    At today's press conference in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and Deputy Prime Ministers Zdravko Počivalšek and Matej Tonin presented the projects completed in Slovenian municipalities during the Government's 2020–2022 term of office. At the press conference, they also discussed future projects already approved by the Government and the ongoing projects.

  • On World Water Day at Expo 2020 Dubai on the role of Slovenian companies

    At Expo 2020, participants in the round table convened on World Water Day by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning and Spirit Slovenija discussed groundwater in relation to climate change. Rok Tomšič, Head of the Department for Bilateral Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underlined the important role of economic diplomacy in facilitating the entry of Slovenian companies into new markets.

  • Notice to intellectual property right holders from Ukraine

    Due to the emergence of extraordinary circumstances in Ukraine, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office is doing its utmost to protect the rights of Ukrainian intellectual property right holders.

  • State Secretary Dovžan attended the regular session of the General Affairs Council

    State Secretary Gašper Dovžan attended the General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, with state secretaries and ministers for European affairs focusing on the preparations for the European Council on 24–25 March 2022.

  • EU's agriculture ministers support the activities for mitigating the impacts of the war in Ukraine on agricultural markets

    Minister Jože Podgoršek attended the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels. The discussion centred on the information provided by the European Commission and the exchange of views on the situation in agricultural markets in light of the war in Ukraine. Ministers also held a video conference with the Ukrainian minister of agriculture Roman Leshchenko, who presented the situation in Ukraine. Ministers held an important discussion on the strategic plans of the common agricultural policy (CAP). Slovenia provided information on seeking alternatives to plant protection products in agricultural and non-agricultural land, in particular as regards glyphosate. Ministers also discussed the issue of large carnivores.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the session of the Government Council for Slovenians Abroad

    Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša chaired the session of the Government Council for Slovenians Abroad, which was devoted to discussing the preservation and strengthening of the knowledge of the Slovenian language among Slovenians living abroad, as well as on reviewing the Council's work to date and establishing directions for its future work.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the session of the Government Council for Slovenians Abroad

    Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša chaired the session of the Government Council for Slovenians Abroad, which was devoted to a discussion about the current situation of the Slovenian community abroad, its organisational structures during and after the pandemic, future financial perspectives as an opportunity for the Slovenian minority, and the possibility of applying for Interreg projects.

  • Minister Dr Logar pledges Slovenia’s further assistance and support to Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees

    Foreign Minister Anže Logar attended a regular Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels chaired by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. The main topics on the agenda were the Russian military aggression against Ukraine and the situation in Mali and the Sahel. EU foreign affairs and defence ministers sitting in a joint session approved the Strategic Compass.

  • State Secretary Dovžan at the European Humanitarian Forum

    State Secretary Gašper Dovžan attended a ministerial meeting in the framework of the European Humanitarian Forum in Brussels on strengthening compliance with international humanitarian law.