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  • 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.

  • Regional connectivity and compliance with EU at heart of first day of 3SI Business Forum

    The first day of the Three Seas Initiative Business Forum, held under the aegis of the Prime Minister at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, focused on connectivity along four key dimensions of the initiative: energy, transport, digitisation, and innovation. At the presidential panel, chaired by Slovenian President Borut Pahor, presidents of participating countries discussed geopolitical and transition challenges in the area of the EU spanning the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas.

  • Minister Dr Cerar hosts Ivan Brajović, President of the Parliament of Montenegro

    Foreign Minister Dr Miro Cerar today met Ivan Brajović, President of the Parliament of Montenegro, who is paying an official visit to Slovenia. The constructive talks focused on bilateral relations, enhanced cooperation within NATO, EU enlargement, and Montenegro's progress on its path towards the EU, as well as regional cooperation and the situation in the region.

  • Prime minister opens Three Seas Initiative business forum

    Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec gave the welcoming address at the Ljubljana Fairgrounds to the second Three Seas Initiative (3SI) business forum, which is being held alongside the two-day summit of the initiative. The forum, which will be attended by around 600 participants from more than 40 countries, was organised jointly by the Slovenian government, the Centre for European Perspective and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.

  • State Secretary Leon Behin on the presidential initiative: “We need highways of the future”

    On Wednesday, 5 June 2019, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration, Leon Behin, discussed in the company of senior officials, businessmen and other distinguished guests at The Three Seas Initiative held at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The panel was hosted by the renowned guest and expert Jan - Jacques Sahel, vice president of ICANN. The participants discussed the digital transformation of society and information security.

  • Eurovote results complete

    The National Electoral Commission has released full results of the 26 May European parliamentary election in Slovenia, having added the vote from abroad.

  • EUPAN Directors-General informal meeting in Bucharest

    Director-General of the Public Sector Directorate at the Ministry of Public Administration Peter Pogačar is attending a two-day informal meeting of EUPAN Directors-General in Bucharest.

  • »And Apart From All This There Are Also the Wolves /…/« or »Lupus homini lupus«

    Although it was recently discovered within the scientific project Slowolf that in Slovenia there hasn't been a case of wolf attacking humans for the last 100 years, the report written by the deputy representative of the Ribnica District Department of National Security paints a different story. Namely, in winter 1945 two members of OZNA had a rather unpleasant experience with wolves in the wooded hinterland of Ribnica.