Directorate for International Law and Protection of Interests
Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
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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 Directorate considers topical issues in international law and co-directs Slovenia’s entering into international contractual relationships and other forms of international cooperation.
It protects the interests of the Republic of Slovenia, its nationals and legal entities abroad and provides consular assistance to Slovenian nationals abroad.
It provides support to the operation of the diplomatic and consular corps and diplomatic missions, international organisations and their missions and consular posts in Slovenia. It is responsible for diplomatic correspondence and performs tasks related to diplomatic privileges and immunities.
It organises official events hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, working visits by foreign ministers of other countries, and other events organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The respect for international law guarantees a stable international environment and is therefore the obligation, value, and interest of Slovenia's foreign policy. Slovenia is committed to furthering the fundamental principle of the rule of law, which is also one of the guiding Slovenia's foreign policy principles at both the national and international levels.
Slovenia as Depositary for Multilateral Treaties
The designation of depositaries of multilateral treaties is a result of an increasing number of states participating in the procedures for the conclusion of such treaties as well as a large number and complexity of activities required before and after the entry into force of multilateral treaties.
Entry and residence
The methods and conditions of entry of an individual into the Republic of Slovenia differ depending on whether the person entering the country is a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), that is a Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, or a national of a third country.
The MLA Initiative is an initiative led by Slovenia, Argentina, Belgium, Mongolia, the Netherlands and Senegal for the adoption of the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes.
Under the auspices of the international community, five countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – today Serbia) signed the Agreement on Succession Issues by which it was conclusively confirmed that five sovereign equal successor states were formed upon the dissolution of the former SFRY.