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  • News from Nuclear Slovenia – October 2019

  • Presentation of OPSI portal at bilateral Montenegro meeting

    Slovenia's bilateral technical assistance to Montenegro continues.

  • Minister Dr Miroslav Cerar receives Tatjana Rojc, senator in Italian Parliament

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Miroslav Cerar meets Tatjana Rojc, senator in Italian Parliament.

  • Representatives of the Ministry of Public Administration attend three conferences on e-government in Helsinki

    At the beginning of this week, from 21 to 23 October 2019, three events related to e-government were held in Helsinki within the Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, i.e. the SEMIC 2019 conference, the Digital Government Conference and the regular Meeting of EU Chief Information Officers.

  • 3rd International conference on e-identification and e-trust services – ZEIDES 2019

    On Thursday, 24 October 2019, the 3rd International conference on e-identification and e-trust services – ZEIDES 2019 was held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.

  • Minister Dr Cerar meets with President of the International Criminal Court Chile Eboe-Osuji

    Today Minister Dr Cerar held a meeting with President of the International Criminal Court Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji.

  • Nuclear and missile threats at focus of annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Andrej Benedejčič, Ambassador-at-Large for arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, attended the NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction in Brussels. This annual event reaffirms the commitment of the North Atlantic Alliance to ensure military transparency and predictability. The meeting is primarily devoted to preparations for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference to be held in New York in mid-2020, as well as to discussing a new security reality after the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

  • Bilateral political consultations between Slovenia and Turkey

    Regular political consultations between Slovenia and Turkey have been held today led by the Political Director/Director General for Common Foreign and Security Policy Matej Marn and Director General for Central Europe and Balkans in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ambassador Sadik Babür Girgin. Interlocutors have discussed the bilateral relations between countries, including economic cooperation and cooperation in multilateral affairs.

  • Financial Instruments for Innovation

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, partner in INNOVA-FI project, participated at workshop on the topic of the role of financial instruments (FIs) in the regional ecosystem and territorial cohesion that took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities on Thursday, October 10, at Brussels Convention Centre. The session was organized as a joint effort of Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN) and ESPON.

  • Development of eGovernment in Slovenia above European average

    The European Commission published the most recent results of the regular comparative analysis of the development of eGovernment services in the European Union in 2019 (eGovernment Benchmark). The measurements were carried out in 2018.

  • Raising awareness of human trafficking for purposes of forced labour and labour exploitation

    18 October – EU Anti-Trafficking Day – is intended to raise awareness of human trafficking and to encourage everyone involved to work harder in the fight against this phenomenon. “In Slovenia we are working for the fourth year in a row to increase awareness of forced labour and labour exploitation, which is a too-little recognised form of this serious crime”, said State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior and National Anti-trafficking coordinator Sandi Čurin.

  • Discussion of EU’s multiannual budget in Brussels today

    Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec is attending the second day of the regular meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

  • Young Women Ambassadors” project - joint event

    As part of the meeting hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, students participating in the Young Women Ambassadors project learnt more about consular affairs.

  • Meeting between State Secretary Leskovar and US Deputy Assistant Secretary Boyse

    State Secretary Simona Leskovar and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Europe and Holocaust Issues Matthew G. Boyse confirmed the interest in strengthening cooperation between Slovenia and the United States and exchanged positions on topical regional and international issues.

  • European Social Fund helps build vocational skills in Slovenia

    European Vocational Skills Week wrapped up today. A series of events and activities took place across Europe to highlight the benefits of vocational education and training and vocational skills development. The aim of the week, organised annually by the European Commission, is to improve visibility and recognition of vocational education and training (VET) and offer the relevant actors a chance to engage in dialogue. Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for the ESF, the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, has already approved EUR 40.5 million in ESF funding for programmes and calls for proposals aiming to promote vocational education and training in Slovenia.

  • Minister Cerar in Cyprus

    At the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides, Foreign Minister Dr Cerar paid an official visit to the Republic of Cyprus on 17 and 18 October. He was accompanied by a group of Slovenian business representatives, who attended a business forum held in parallel with the visit.

  • EU funding for wastewater collection and treatment in the Meža river basin

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for the project ‘’Wastewater collection and treatment in the Meža river basin in Municipality Črna na Koroškem’’. Total project budget stands at EUR 3.8 million; the project will receive EUR 1.6 million funding from the ERDF.

  • EU funding for strengthening the competences of young people

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, the Managing Authority for ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund, has issued a grant decision for the call for proposals ''Strengthening the competences of young people through active citizenship to increase their employability’’ which is to be published by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. The funding made available under the call for proposals stands at over EUR 2 million, of which EUR 1.6 million comes from ESF. Cohesion region Zahodna Slovenija will receive EUR 1.2 million of the available funding, while cohesion region Vzhodna Slovenija is to get a little under EUR 837,000.

  • International Premier Machine Learning Conference – Predictive Analytics World Business

    On 16 and 17 October 2019, a high-profile international conference on machine learning and data analytics was held in London entitled "Premier Machine Learning Conference – Predictive Analytics World Business".

  • Ministry representatives at 38th Annual Meeting of Senior Officials from Centres of Government

    Director-General of the Public Sector Directorate at the Ministry of Public Administration, Peter Pogačar, is attending the 38th Annual Meeting of Senior Officials from Centres of Government of OECD countries.