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  • Andean Mountain Initiative delegation on a study visit to Slovenia

    At the invitation of the Alpine Convention under the Slovenian presidency, a delegation from the Andean Mountain Initiative is on a study visit to Slovenia to take the idea behind the Alpine Convention to the seven countries of the Andean Mountain Range.

  • Deposited instrument of ratification of the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data

    President Nataša Pirc Musar deposited on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia its instrument of ratification of the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (CETS No. 223).

  • EUR 7 million in EU cohesion funding for the Slovenian business point

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development continues to issue support decisions under the EU Cohesion Policy 2021–2027 Programme. This time, it approved EUR 7 million in EU funding for the project “Upgrading and operation of the Slovenian business point (SPOT Global+)”. The funding will be targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • 111th Session of the International Labour Conference

    The 111th Session of the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva from 5 to 16 June 2023, is attended annually by members of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a tripartite configuration of representatives of governments and workers’ and employers’ organisations. Important decisions, including the Recommendation concerning quality apprenticeships, were discussed and adopted by the conference in committees and plenary sessions.

  • 11th Slovenian Development Days, this year with the first Slovenian Humanitarian Forum

    The Slovenian Development Days, an event which shines a spotlight on the importance and achievements of development cooperation and humanitarian action to the Slovenian public, will take place between 2 and 6 October in Ljubljana. For the first time, the event will also feature the launch of the Slovenian Humanitarian Forum.

  • Prespa 2023: Digital transformation connects the Western Balkans

    One of the largest meetings of representatives from European institutions and the Western Balkan countries, the Prespa Forum Dialogue 2023, concluded today in Struga. This time, the meeting was held under the theme "Widened European Family by 2030: Mission (im)possible?". Slovenia was represented by the Minister of Digital Transformation, Emilija Stojmenova Duh.

  • Message from Minister Luka Mesec on the occasion of the Pride Parade

    This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the “mineral water drinking protest” – a political action by members of the LGBT community that gave birth to the first Pride Parade in this country.

  • European Finance Ministers on VAT in the digital age

    At the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting, ministers discussed, among other things, the value added tax (VAT) in the digital age package and the retail investment package. Minister Boštjančič also attended two annual meetings and a meeting of the Eurogroup, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first meeting.

  • Summer opening hours of the archival reading room

    The reading room of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia at 1 Zvezdarska Street in Ljubljana will be open from June 19 to September 1, 2023, according to summer working hours, from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 2 PM.
    On Monday, August 14, the archive will be closed due to a collective leave day.

  • State Secretary Štucin in Kosovo for consultations

    State Secretary Marko Štucin met with First Deputy Prime Minister and Chief Negotiator for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Besnik Bislimi and held political consultations with the State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of Kosovo, Kresnik Ahmeti.

  • Slovenia’s UN Security Council membership is a great responsibility and opportunity

    At today’s joint press conference with President of the Republic of Slovenia Nataša Pirc Musar and Prime Minister Robert Golob following the election of Slovenia as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon outlined the substantive priorities of the membership.

  • Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Western Balkans Cyber Capacity Centre

    A meeting of the Steering Committee of the Western Balkans Cyber Capacity Centre (WB3C), established earlier this year in Podgorica by Slovenia, France and Montenegro, is taking place today in Ljubljana.

  • The development of Adriatic Strike 2023 is a clear demonstration of the Alliance's cohesion

    On Thursday, 8 June, the 11th International Military Exercise Adriatic Strike 2023 was presented to the professional public at the Jernej Molan Barracks at Cerklje ob Krki Airport.

  • The Ljubljana-Hague Convention adopted

    After two weeks of intensive negotiations between nearly 300 experts in public international law and international criminal law, the MLA Conference adopted the Ljubljana-Hague Convention, which will enable countries to cooperate internationally in the investigation and prosecution of the most serious international crimes. It is also the first major treaty in the field of international criminal law since the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

  • Minister Han presents financial support of EUR 1.168 million for economic and tourism activities of Slovenians in Porabje region

    The Minister of the Economy, Tourism, and Sports Matjaž Han, together with State Secretaries, mag. Dejan Židan and Vesna Humar from the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad, visited the Slovenian national community in the Porabje region in Hungary. He was briefed on the state of the economy in the Porabje region and presented the substantive and financial support of the Ministry of the Economy for the economic and tourism activities of Slovenians in the Porabje region. Within a month, the Ministry will publish two calls for tenders with a total value of EUR 1.168 million.

  • Political consultations with Argentina

    State Secretary Samuel Žbogar hosted Pablo Anselmo Tettamanti, Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic, for bilateral political consultations. Their talks focused on strengthening political and economic cooperation between the two countries.

  • In Brussels, State Secretary mag. Dejan Židan presented plans in the field of sports in Slovenia

    On behalf of the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport, State Secretary mag. Dejan Židan participated for the first time in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting, of which the agenda for the first day includes content in the field of sports.

  • The Minister of Justice emphasises the protection of children in criminal proceedings at the MLA diplomatic conference

    At the opening of the MLA diplomatic conference, Minister of Justice dr Dominika Švarc Pipan emphasised that states and the international community are responsible for establishing interstate mechanisms for the investigation and prosecution of international crimes, and drew attention to the protection of children in these proceedings. During the conference, representatives of the Ministry of Justice are to actively participate in the negotiation process.

  • The European Commission has enhanced the economic growth forecast for Slovenia

    In the spring forecast published today, the European Commission has enhanced the economic growth forecast for Slovenia. This year, it is expected to reach 1.2 per cent, and 2.2 per cent in 2024. The enhanced forecast is an encouraging signal; we are also pleased that currently there is no fear of a recession in Europe.

  • Slovenia becomes a member of the Integrated Structural Biology – European Research Infrastructure Consortium

    On 10 May 2023, Slovenia became a member of the Instruct-ERIC European Research Infrastructure Consortium by the Instruct-ERIC Council decision, and thus joined the fourteen existing members together with Greece. The membership enables researchers from Slovenia to participate in the entire portfolio of services, including the technology catalogue, internships, training programmes, and research and development funding.