22. 4. 2015Brdo pri Kranju, 23 April 2015 – The second part of today's discussion during the ministerial meeting at Brdo focused on the prospects for young people in the Western Balkans, with particular emphasis on education.Minister Erjavec began his address by stressing that the issues facing young people cannot be ignored. Youth needs to be offered the right chances, which makes adequate opportunities for education all the more important, as they are vital for growth, employment and prosperity. In the absence of positive prospects for their future, young people can easily fall prey to negative influences.He was pleased with... More »(Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA/MZZ)
22. 4. 2015
First part of the Brdo foreign ministers meeting focuses on security and political stability in the European neighbourhoodBrdo pri Kranju, 23 April 2015 – The first part of the foreign ministers meeting held at Brdo pri Kranju focused on security and political stability in the European neighbourhood. In his introductory address, Minister Erjavec said that despite the constantly changing geopolitical circumstances in the international community, the European perspective and cooperation remain essential to attaining the joint objective of a stable and successful Europe. In the context of the urgent migration issue and the latest tragic events in the Mediterranean,... More »Foto STA
22. 4. 2015Brdo pri Kranju, 23 April 2015 – The meeting of foreign ministers started today, hosted by the Slovenian and French foreign ministers, Karl Erjavec and Laurent Fabius. The meeting was also attended by the foreign ministers of Italy, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Montenegro. The European Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, is also attending as a guest. The participants will also include state secretaries of the German and Albanian Foreign Ministries, the Assistant Foreign Minister of Croatia and the Austrian Ambassador.Today's discussion will... More »(Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA/MZZ)
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Bled Strategic Forum
This year's Bled Strategic Forum took place on 1 and 2 September, and focused on the theme "The Power of Trust", with demographic changes, cyber security, Central Europe and Western Balkans as its main topics of discussion. Hidden dimensions of international relations and questions of infrastructure, innovations and cooperation with India were also discussed during one of the leading international conferences in the region.
10th anniversary of EU membership
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of EU membership, the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a booklet containing contributions of former members of the Core Negotiating Team of the Republic of Slovenia for Accession to the EU. The former members of the Team present their views and the key challenges facing Slovenia during the negotiations, and reflect on the country’s achievements and its development during the ten years of EU membership.