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    76th Regular Meeting of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

    At today's meeting, the Government approved amendments to the Employment Relationships Act, issued the Decree on determining the price of electricity, and issued the Ordinance temporarily reintroducing border controls along the borders between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia.

  • Slovenia's activities at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly Third Committee

    As part of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (Third Committee) has been in session from 28 September 2023, with a primary focus on human rights issues.

  • 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.

  • EUSALP presidency handed over to Slovenia following productive year

    As its year at the head of EUSALP comes to a close, Switzerland passed the baton today in Bad Ragaz (canton of St Gallen) to Slovenia, which will take charge of the European Union (EU) macroregional strategy in 2024. The Confederation and the cantons, which have jointly held the presidency in 2023, looked back on a successful year at the Annual Forum and General Assembly organized in conjunction with the Canton of St Gallen.

  • Slovenian Government agrees the text of the application form for financial assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund

    The Government of the Republic of Slovenia agreed the text of the application form for financial assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund for recovery measures in the wake of the devastating floods that hit the country in early August. The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development that coordinated the preparation process will submit the application on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia to Brussels, presumably tomorrow.

  • Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration visits the National Computer Security Incident Response Team

    On Tuesday, 17 October 2023, representatives of the Information Security Task Force from Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration visited the Slovenian Computer Emergency Response Team. The discussion revolved around cooperation and plans for future collaboration.

  • Italian interior minister informs Slovenian counterpart of introduction of border controls

    Boštjan Poklukar spoke on the phone last night with the Italian Minister of the Interior, Matteo Piantedosi.

  • Prime Minister attends the extraordinary European Council meeting on the Middle East

    Prime Minister Dr Robert Golob attended by videoconference an extraordinary European Council meeting on the current developments in the Middle East.

  • The Council of the European Union approves the amendment to Slovenia's Recovery and Resilience Plan

    Today, the Council of the European Union comprising finance ministers approved the amendment to Slovenia's Recovery and Resilience Plan. The revised plan, which now includes a REPowerEU chapter, is worth EUR 1.61 billion in grants and EUR 1.07 billion in loans. This brings the total value of EU funding for the Recovery and Resilience Plan to EUR 2.68 billion.

  • Slovenia increases humanitarian aid for Gaza

    The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has decided to allocate an additional EUR 500,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for emergency humanitarian aid to the people in the Gaza Strip.

  • Slovenia joins the Peace Day Effort for Middle East Peace initiative

    Slovenia will take part in the Peace Day Effort initiative, which aims to deliver concrete actions to show Israelis and Palestinians the support they will receive once they reach a peace agreement. As a supporter of the initiative, Slovenia will participate in all three Working Groups, which will focus on security, on the economy and the environment, and on the human dimension.

  • Ambassador Jurij Rifelj presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty Naruhito, the Emperor of Japan

    On October 12th, 2023, His Excellency Mr. Jurij Rifelj presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty the Japanese Emperor Naruhito at the Tokyo Imperial Palace. With this, he assumed the duties of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to Japan.
    Ambassador Rifelj and His Majesty have confirmed excellent relations between Slovenia and Japan and discussed possibilites for further strengthening of the bilateral cooperation.

  • EU funding for developing core competencies

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the call for proposals for developing core competencies in the period 2023-2029.

  • EU funding for active ageing: challenges and opportunities

    The event, held at the premises of the former sugar factory Cukrarna, focused on the presentation of and discussion about the opportunities, supported by European Cohesion Policy, to address the challenges and needs of older people. We all know that the number and the share of older people in the European Union is increasing year by year. People live longer and have a better quality of life. This makes adopting measures targeted at long-lived society a necessity.

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    An Adress by dr. Asta Vrečko Minister of Culture Before the Opening of Frankfurt International Book Fair

    Slovenia is the Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt International Book Fair under the slogan "Honeycomb of Words".

  • 16 october is world food day

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has chosen the theme "Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave no one behind." for this year's World Food Day on 16 October.

  • Statement on Austria’s notification of extended border controls on the border with Slovenia

    On 11 October 2023, the Republic of Austria notified the European Commission, the European Parliament and the member states of its decision to reintroduce border controls at the internal Schengen border with the Republic of Slovenia for the period from 12 November 2023 to 11 May 2024.

  • 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

  • Visit of Minister Dr Papič in Japan

    Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr Igor Papič met with representatives of various Japanese institutions and attended the STS Forum in Kyoto during his working visit in Japan. He was accompanied by Ambassador Mr Jurij Rifelj.

  • Round Table "153" on Slovenia's path to the UN Security Council

    Cukrarna hosted a round table discussion entitled '153', which stands for the number of states that supported Slovenia in the vote for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York for the 2024–2025 term. The panellists agreed that this is an important foreign policy project where Slovenia must now show responsibility towards its partners.