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  • 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.

  • European supercomputer centre brings Slovenia numerous opportunities

    On 7 June, eight supercomputer centres in the European Union were selected to host the EuroHPC supercomputer infrastructure, including one in Slovenia.

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

    The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECHR) on Wednesday 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.

  • Ukrainian delegation on a study visit at the Ministry of Public Administration

    A delegation from Ukraine is on a study visit to Slovenia, visiting the Ministry of Public Administration today and tomorrow.

  • New premises for the Slovenian Consulate-General in Trieste

    Slovenian Foreign Minister Dr Miro Cerar and the President of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Regional Government, Massimiliano Fedriga, opened the new premises of the Consulate-General of the Republic of Slovenia in Trieste. Just before the evening reception marking Republic Day in Italy, the Minister held separate meetings with the Slovenian minority and FVG President Fedriga.

  • Joint Statement on the EU commitment to the Western Balkans’ European integration

    We, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, Hungary, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic reiterate our continued support for the Western Balkans on their European path. The EU enlargement process has a positive transformative power in the Western Balkans and is an investment in peace and stability in Europe. It is essential to ensure the overall progress of the region. The EU needs to fulfil its unambiguous commitment to the Western Balkans European integration. There is no “plan B”.

  • Opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Thessaloniki

    David Brozina, Director-General for EU Affairs, and Slovenian Ambassador to Greece Anita Pipan attended the official opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Thessaloniki. This is the first Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Greece, with jurisdiction over the entire north of Greece. Thessaloniki, the second largest Greek city and a major port, is the economic centre of this rapidly developing region.

  • Prime minister in Geneva stresses Slovenia’s commitment to the efforts of the International Labour Organization

    Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec took part in the high-level segment of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva on the occasion of the ILC’s centenary.

  • Political consultations between Slovenia and Switzerland at the level of directors general for European affairs

    Political consultations between the foreign ministries of Slovenia and Switzerland at the level of directors general for European affairs took place today at Brdo pri Kranju. David Brozina and Pietro Piffaretti devoted special attention to bilateral cooperation, economic and regional cooperation, EU issues, with special focus on EU–Switzerland relations, and topical international issues.

  • Call to protect and care for the environment

    In 1972 the United Nations General Assembly declared 5 June to be World Environment Day, the aim being to raise awareness of the environment and of specific environmental issues. Slovenia is one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe.

  • State Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration Leon Behin calls for the reduction of digital divide at the meeting of telecommunications ministers

    The State Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration, Mr Leon Behin, attended the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE Council), which was held on Friday, 7 June 2019, in Luxembourg. At the meeting, the State Secretary debated the main actions Europe should take immediately to maintain its global competitiveness in the data economy, and the core tasks of digitising the European economy. The Council focused on the policy debate concerning the future of a highly digitised Europe beyond 2020.