General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces
At the invitation of the Hungarian Minister of Defence, Kristóf Szalay Bobrovnický, Minister of Defence Marjan Šarec paid a two-day official visit to Budapest. The two ministers called for further strengthening of cooperation in the defence and military fields.
The purpose of the two-day visit is to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, with an emphasis on establishing concrete forms of cooperation in the field of defence. In the light of the latter, the two ministers signed an Agreement on cooperation in the field of defence, which will serve as the basis for the preparation of a further programme.
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.
Closing the Presidency of the Council of the EU in the military field
The last meeting of the EU Military Committee (EUMC) in 2021 marked the end of the Presidency of the EU Military Council. On this occasion, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Major General Robert Glavaš, addressed the EUMC in a video message.
SMEs & Defence Initiatives: Unlocking Opportunities & Overcoming Challenges
On 30 November 2021, more than 150 experts and entrepreneurs participated in a webinar titled SMEs & Defence Initiatives: Unlocking Opportunities & Overcoming Challenges (SMEs), organized under the auspices of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU by the European Defence Agency (EDA), the Slovenian Business & Research Association (SBRA) and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia.
EU Military Committee discusses the military aspects of the Strategic Compass
On 25 and 26 October 2021, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces Major General Robert Glavaš, attended a meeting of the EU Military Committee at EU CHOD’s level in Brussels
The General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces is a constituent body of the Ministry of Defence. It performs professional military functions related to the organisation, training and operation of defence forces. It provides professional military support to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and the Minister of Defence and transforms political decisions into military decisions. It provides command support to the Chief of the General Staff along with technical scientific bases and resources necessary for the development and operation of the Slovenian Armed Forces and maintenance of the required level of readiness.
The Force Command of the Slovenian Armed Forces is directly subordinate to the General Staff. It issues orders for the commands and units of the Slovenian Armed Forces in Slovenia and abroad and provides host nation support.
The Slovenian Armed Forces constitute the defence forces of the Republic of Slovenia. They perform military defence independently or in cooperation with Allies based on international treaties. The defence of Slovenia is also ensured, in addition to the Armed Forces, by the non-military part of the defence system, which supports the functioning of the Slovenian Armed Forces and the Allies’ forces with its civilian capabilities and measures. The defence system of the State is activated as part of the response to a crisis, war or state of emergency. The most important functions of the Slovenian Armed Forces are the provision of readiness for military defence of the State, the fulfilment of obligations assumed by Slovenia in international organisations and through international treaties, and participation in protection, rescue and relief operations during natural and other disasters.