2. 9. 2015Ljubljana, 2 September 2015 – Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec today met the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt B. Yee, who recently attended the Bled Strategic Forum. The two officials focused on the future and the situation in the Western Balkans. Minister Erjavec emphasised the need to continue Euro-Atlantic integration to achieve lasting peace and stability in the region. Deputy Assistant Secretary Yee pinpointed the importance of development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, since structural reforms still need to be implemented, and welcomed Slovenia's activities to d... More »
1. 9. 2015
Minister Erjavec discusses current foreign policy issues with high representatives of Bulgaria and FranceBled, 1 September 2015 – Prior to the closing of the jubilee 10th Bled Strategic Forum, Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec met the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Daniel Mitov, who expressed satisfaction at being able to participate actively in the BSF, a renowned and eminent platform for exchanging views on current international issues.Both ministers considered that the most important issue to be addressed is the refugee and migration crisis. They agreed that, in addition to a uniform European response to resolving this crisis, it is also important to stabilise the situation i... More »Photograph: Anže Malovrh / STA
31. 8. 2015Minister Erjavec met the President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, and reiterated Slovenia's full support for the mechanisms of international criminal justice, especially the work of the ICC.Open discussions on combating impunity for the most serious crimes against humanity are crucial in preventing such atrocities, agreed Minister Erjavec and Judge Fernández de Gurmendi.They emphasised the importance of the true universality of the Rome Statute and the jurisdiction of the ICC in order to ensure the judicial prosecution of crimes in the most challeng... More »
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Bled Strategic Forum
During the past nine years, the Bled Strategic Forum has grown into one of the most prominent high-level international conferences in the region.
Under the title Visions of New Partnerships, the 10th Bled Strategic Forum took place on 31 August and 1 September 2015. It highlighted the role of partnerships and the topical issues of peace and security, economic cooperation, development and human rights.
The main event was accompanied by the Business Bled Strategic Forum and the Young Bled Strategic Forum. More
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.