Barbara Sušnik, Ambassador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19
As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
Ambassador Barbara Sušnik, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, studied Political Science – International relations at the Faculty for Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Throughout her professional career, she has been passionately committed to human rights, equal opportunities, protection of national minorities and European affairs.
She has been strongly engaged in the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2021.
- 2019 - 2022 Director-General, Directorate for EU affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana
- 2015 – 2019 Ambassador of Slovenia to Israel, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tel Aviv, Israel
- 2010 – 2015 Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
- 2007 – 2010 Minister Plenipotentiary, Head of Division for US and Canada, Department for North and Latin America and the Caribbean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2003 – 2007 First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to Canada, Ottawa
- 2001 – 2003 Undersecretary, Office for Slovenians Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana
- 1997 – 2001 Secretary to the Parliamentary Committee for Relations with Slovenians Abroad, National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana
- 1995 – 1997 Adviser, International Relations Department, National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana
Ambassador Sušnik likes sport and nature. She speaks English and French.