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  • State Secretary Buzeti at the conference on regional food security in times of crisis

    State Secretary Tatjana Buzeti attended the two-day Balkan Conference on Regional Food Security in Times of Crisis in Bulgaria. The aim of the conference was to improve cooperation in the fields of agriculture and rural development.

  • Minister Fajon in the Kyrgyz Republic on strengthening cooperation between the two countries

    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon paid an official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic to strengthen economic cooperation, political dialogue, and the bilateral and multilateral partnership.

  • Half a million euros in emergency humanitarian aid for Türkiye and Syria

    The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has released half a million euros in emergency humanitarian aid to help mitigate the consequences of the earthquake that struck the Republic of Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic on 6 February 2023. Of this amount, EUR 100,000 was contributed through the Slovenian Caritas, the strategic partner of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in emergency humanitarian response, for the purchase of blankets, clothes and food packages.

  • Opportunities, shortcomings and challenges of open science

    An informal meeting of the Competitiveness Council (COMPET) has concluded in Stockholm, where ministers responsible for research discussed open science and research infrastructures. The meeting was also attended by Minister Dr Igor Papič.

  • Minister Fajon signs economic cooperation agreement with Uzbekistan in Tashkent

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon is on a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan. She is accompanied by a business delegation composed of representatives of twelve Slovenian companies and of the Slovenian agency SPIRIT.

  • Summary of the minister’s statement on housing policy

    In today’s press statement, the Minister for Solidarity-Based Future, Simon Maljevac, presented a detailed analysis of the situation and outlined the ministry’s plans in the housing sector.

  • Minister Šinko on the promotion of sustainable livestock farming and meat consumption systems

    Minister Irena Šinko participated via video link in a conference entitled "Which sustainable livestock farming and meat consumption systems should the European Union promote and preserve by 2050" at the invitation of the French Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Marc Fesneau.

  • Ministers for competitiveness endorse the start of the Green Deal Industrial Plan

    An informal meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council was held today in Stockholm. At the opening session, ministers discussed the measures needed to improve the competitiveness of the European economy for an effective green transition. They endorsed the European Commission’s communication on the Green Deal Industrial Plan, which aims to provide targeted support to accelerate the decarbonisation of European industry, and thus European economic leadership in the new technologies and industries of the future.

  • Public Call for Applications for scholarships for nationals of Nepal to study in Slovenia

    Slovenia will award one scholarship for nationals of Nepal for master degree programme in Slovenia for the academic year 2023/2024.

  • Celebration of Prešeren Day in Cleveland

    On February 5 we celebrated Prešeren Day in Cleveland. February 8 marks the anniversary of death of France Prešeren, the greatest Slovenian poet, who died in 1849. This presentation featured Slovenian literature, poetry, and music.

  • Minister Han and Commissioner Vestager discuss the challenges facing the Slovenian and European economies

    Today, on the basis of correspondence on the Green Deal Industrial Plan, Matjaž Han, Minister of the Economy, Tourism and Sport, and Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, met by video call. The topic of discussion were the specific issues Slovenia is facing first due to the healthcare crisis and then the energy crisis.

  • Minister's statement on kindergarten prices

    Today, the Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Luka Mesec, responded to the current issue of kindergarten prices. The Minister personally supports the idea of free kindergartens, but stresses that such a measure would require an additional €200 million.

  • 2 February – World Wetlands Day

    This year's World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, is being celebrated under the slogan: “It’s Time for Wetland Restoration!”

  • Law addressing issues related to offence procedures in the COVID-19 period sent for coordination

    The Ministry of Justice today sent for coordination the draft Act on the regulation of certain issues related to offences committed during the period of the COVID-19 measures.

  • Innovations in the procedure of establishing reciprocity

    In the Republic of Slovenia, pursuant to Article 68 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia, foreigners may acquire the right of ownership of immovable property under the conditions laid down by law or by an international treaty ratified by the National Assembly.

  • State Secretary Štucin talks with the Holy See

    Today, Secretary of State Marko Štucin held talks at the Vatican with the Undersecretary for Relations with States of the Secretariat of the Holy See, Msgr. Mirosław Stanisław Wachowski.

  • EU agriculture ministers supported Slovenia’s initiative of greater transparency in honey mixture provenance designation

    Minister Irena Šinko participated in the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting. This was the first meeting taking place under the Swedish Presidency, so the programme of the Presidency for the following half year was presented in the beginning. With the support of 19 Member States, Slovenia presented the initiative to revise Council Directive on honey, in the part referring to provenance designation of honey mixtures.

  • Implementation of the amendment to the Family Code

    On 31 January 2023, the Act Amending the Family Code will enter into force, amending the definitions of marriage and cohabitation for opposite-sex and same-sex partners. The Act defines marriage as a life union of two persons and no longer as a life union of husband and wife.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    In 2005, the UN General Assembly in New York declared 27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, the world commemorates the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and the millions of victims of World War II, including those who died in concentration camps.

  • EU interior ministers on returning migrants and fighting organised crime in the digital era

    The Minister of Public Administration in the capacity of Minister of the Interior, Sanja Ajanović Hovnik, is attending the informal meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Stockholm.