22. 5. 2015Ljubljana, 22 May 2015 – On this day, twenty-three years ago, the diverse activities undertaken by Slovenian diplomats resulted in UN General Assembly Resolution No. 46/236, and the Republic of Slovenia joined the United Nations. As this step was the culmination of united, persistent and professional diplomatic endeavours, 22 May is symbolically celebrated as Slovenian Diplomacy Day. From that point on, the work of Slovenian diplomacy has made continuous advances, while the dynamic of international relations has become increasingly fast and complex. "I am very pleased that yesterday, the Government adopted a draft Declaration on Fo... More »
19. 5. 2015Brussels, 19 May 2015 – Minister Erjavec is participating in the 125th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The session's main theme is 'A shared responsibility for democratic security in Europe'. The ministers exchanged views on the Council of Europe's role in dealing with current crises and conflicts in Europe, and discussed the Council's contribution to democratic security in Ukraine. They adopted the report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe, and reached decisions on... More »
19. 5. 2015
Opening of the Africa Day international conference: 'Addressing New Development Challenges in Partnership'Ljubljana, 19 May 2015 – The fourth Africa Day international conference, titled 'Addressing New Development Challenges in Partnership', began today with a ceremonial opening on the premises of the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE). The welcoming address was given by Mr Bogdan Benko, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, and honorary speakers were Dr Milan Brglez, President of the National Assembly, and Ms Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda. The... More »State Secretary Bogdan Benko (Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA/MFA)
In addition to a valid travel document, foreigners must hold a visa in order to enter Slovenia. A visa is a permit issued by a relevant diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia to a third-country national. On our web pages you will find online visa applications, a detailed description of circumstances under which a visa is required, and a description of different visa types. More
With regard to economic diplomacy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pursues the interests of the Slovenian economy abroad. It also promotes Slovenia as a location for foreign direct investment and supports foreign businesses in establishing contacts with Slovenian businesses. On our web pages you can find links and information about doing business and investing in Slovenia. More
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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.