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  • There are many opportunities for cooperation between Slovenian and Italian companies in the field of space

    The second Business Forum was held today in Ljubljana, bringing Slovenian and Italian companies together to explore opportunities for cooperation in the space sector. It was preceded by a bilateral meeting between Minister Matjaž Han and the President of the Italian Space Agency, Giorgio Saccoccia.

  • Life span of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK) extended until 2043

    The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning was the first institution in Europe to carry out the demanding task of the environmental impact assessment for the Krško Nuclear Power Plant (NEK). The environmental consent for the extension of the life span of the NEK for an additional 20 years (until 2043) was issued on 13 January 2023 and is currently being served to all parties and accessory participants and to the participating countries.

  • Minister Fajon in Pristina to enhance bilateral relations and resume dialogue

    On her first official visit to Pristina, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon met Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz. The meeting was aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, with a focus on economic cooperation, the situation in the country and discussion on Kosovo's European perspective.

  • Minister Fajon in Sarajevo on further steps on Bosnia and Herzegovina's European path

    During her working visit to Sarajevo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Bisera Turković, Chairwoman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željka Cvijanović, and Presidency members Željko Komšić and Dr Denis Bećirović. This was also the first political visit from Slovenia since BiH was granted candidate status.

  • Expert council for sustainable development of public administration meets at its first session

    On Friday, 13 January 2023, the first session of the Expert council for sustainable development of public administration was held. It is a consultative body bringing together top experts from the private and public sectors to help bring about the changes that public administrations urgently need in their development path.

  • EU funding for information and communication technology for higher education institutions implementing pedagogical study programmes

    Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has approved EUR 1.19 million in EU funding for the call for proposals REACT-EU: Information and communication technology for higher education institutions implementing pedagogical study programmes II.

  • Digitalisation is the key step to a modern health system

    The healthcare digitisation strategy in Slovenia for the 2022–2027 period was presented in the Congress Centre at Brdo pri Kranju.

  • State Budget Realisation in 2022

    According to preliminary data, the state budget recorded approximately EUR 12.3 billion in revenue in 2022, an increase of just under EUR 1.2 billion, or 10.5%, compared to 2021. Expenditure reached around EUR 13.7 billion, down by EUR 544 million or 3.8% compared to the previous year, while the state budget deficit was just under EUR 1.4 billion.

  • Political consultations with India

    Today, State Secretary Samuel Žbogar hosted Sanjay Verma, Secretary for the West of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, in Ljubljana for political consultations. The two officials reviewed the key areas of bilateral cooperation and went on to exchange views on the topical regional and global themes.

  • 9th inventory of basic food prices shows a marginal decrease in the basket price

    The results of the ninth inventory of basic food products made on 3 January 2023 are published on the “Our Superfood” website. The analyses of the inventory reveal a minimal reduction in the basic food basket and in the fruit and vegetables basket. However, a comparison of price trends over the last two weeks reveals concrete price increases for meat.

  • Ambassadors-at-Large for key strategic areas of Slovenian foreign policy

    Six Ambassadors-at-Large, two of whom are women, namely for the future of Europe, the insitutional EU matters, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the Western Balkans, climate diplomacy and water diplomacy have been appointed by Foreign Minister Fajon. Through these appointments, the Minister aims to ensure visibility and active engagement in some of the priority areas of Slovenia's foreign policy.

  • The Republic of Slovenia - Global Investor Call with ESG investors

    The Republic of Slovenia (the Issuer), rated A3 (stable) / AA- (stable) / A (stable), has mandated BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Erste Group, Nova KBM and UniCredit as Joint Lead Managers to arrange a Global Investor Call and a series of investor meetings to present the Issuer’s updated Sustainability Bond Framework. BNP Paribas acted as sole sustainability structuring advisor.

  • Minister Fajon hails Croatia joining Schengen and the eurozone as a historic moment and major milestone

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon attended an event to mark Croatia joining the Schengen area and the eurozone at the Obrežje/Bregana border crossing point, which was hosted by Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković.

  • Changes to border crossing between Slovenia and Croatia after 1 January 2023

    Neighbouring country Croatia joins Schengen on 1 January 2023. Minister of Public Administration and Acting Minister of the Interior Sanja Ajanović Hovnik and Acting Director General of the Police Boštjan Lindav have attended the Schengen joining celebration at the Obrežje–Bregana border crossing point.

  • The eOsebna mobile app makes it easier to use your electronic identity card

    The eOsebna mobile app is available on Google Play and the App Store. The app makes it easier to use your electronic ID card to identify yourself when using online services and to manage your electronic ID card passwords.

  • Čop Awards for 2022

    The Čop Awards, the highest national prizes for outstanding achievements in the field of librarianship, have been awarded by the Slovenian Library Association since 1967. This year's recipients of the Čop Diploma are Violetta Bottazzo and Marina Hrs, and the Čop Commendation went to Miro Tržan.

  • Two wounded from Ukraine arrive in Slovenia for treatment

    Today, two wounded Ukrainians arrived in Slovenia, accompanied by an attendant. Both will receive full medical assistance and care. In the spirit of solidarity, Slovenia is joining 18 other EU member states in the care for the wounded and sick from the warzone. We are thereby expanding our political, humanitarian, material and military support for Ukraine to include medical aid.

  • Minister Šarec visits Kosovo

    Today, as part of his two-day visit to Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Minister of Defence Marjan Šarec and his delegation visited members of the Slovenian Armed Forces in Kosovo, who are deployed in the international operation KFOR and the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team.

  • Minister Sanja Ajanović Hovnik participated in discussion on the subject of public institutions

    A discussion was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences entitled: Public institutions between efficiency and social responsibility – Governance of public institutions and directors' accountability in healthcare. Minister Sanja Ajanović Hovnik also participated in the discussion.

  • Minister Fajon’s first official visit to Serbia

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanja Fajon met her Serbian counterpart Ivica Dačić during an official visit to Belgrade. Their meeting focused on enhancing bilateral relations between their two countries, succession issues and Serbia's rapprochement with the EU.