25. 5. 2016Ljubljana, 25 May 2016 – The fifth Africa Day international conference began today with an opening ceremony at the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana. The welcome address was given by the President of the National Assembly, Dr Milan Brglez, and the honorary speakers were State Secretary Darja Bavdaž Kuret, the former Slovenian president and candidate for UN Secretary-General, Dr Danilo Türk, and Senegalese development minister, Abdoul Aziz Tall. At the outset of the second panel, the participants were also welcomed by President Borut Pahor. This year's ... More »Address by State Secretary Darja Bavdaž Kuret (Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA)
19. 5. 2016Brussels, 19 May 2016 - During a special ceremony at the NATO headquarters, the foreign affairs ministers of NATO member states signed a protocol on the accession of Montenegro to the North Atlantic Alliance. Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec signed the accession protocol on behalf of Slovenia. He said that Montenegro’s accession to NATO is a very positive signal for the Western Balkans region. Montenegro received the invitation to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 1st December 2015. With its role as the NAT... More »
12. 5. 2016
Minister Erjavec attends the 1st EUSAIR Forum and the Adriatic and Ionian Council/EUSAIR Ministerial MeetingDubrovnik, 12 May 2016 – Today, Minister Erjavec attended the 1st Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) and the Adriatic and Ionian Council/EUSAIR Ministerial Meeting, where ministers of the eight participating countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia – issued a joint declaration. On the sidelines of the meeting, Minister Erjavec met the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Crnadak, and the Croatian Foreign Minister, Miro Kovač, with whom he reaffirmed the importan... More »Minister Erjavec at panel discussion of eight EUSAIR ministers; photo: MFA
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Caught between the snowy Alps, sunny Mediterranean, wavy Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst, Slovenia is certainly a diversity to discover and makes a great tourist destination. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. Green is the dominant colour: woods and forests cover more than half of the country which is home to numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species. More