Department for European Countries
Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
Slovenia will strive to actively contribute to strengthening the EU's resilience to health, economic, energy, climate and cyber crises, which is incorporated in the slogan "Together. Resilient. Europe." Visit the official website of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union www.si2021.eu.
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).
The Department for European Countries performs tasks related to the monitoring, deepening and strengthening of bilateral and multilateral relations with EU Member States and Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland.
It monitors political, economic and other developments in these countries, drafts documents and materials for intergovernmental and international meetings and visits, puts forward initiatives for the contractual arrangement of individual issues, and monitors the implementation of treaties with the aforementioned countries.
It participates in the expert and analytical processing of the materials that the Ministry sends to other state authorities. It performs tasks related to the coordination of activities in the preparation of umbrella intergovernmental agreements.
It is the coordinating authority responsible for quadrilateral meetings (Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein).