10. 10. 2016Sarajevo, 10 October 2016 – On the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Slovenian embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Foreign Minister Erjavec and his Bosnian-Herzegovinian counterpart, Igor Crnadak, opened the embassy's new premises. "It is my great pleasure to open the new premises of the Slovenian diplomatic mission in Sarajevo in this anniversary year," said Minister Erjavec at the opening ceremony, and by way of introduction, traced the path Slovenia has traversed in the past quarter of a century, attaining all its goals for Euro-Atlantic integration. As attested by current economic indic... More »Photo: Ministers Erjavec and Crnadak formally open the new premises of the Slovenian embassy in Sarajevo.
10. 10. 2016
Minister Erjavec pays official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Slovenia’s continued support for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future within the EUSarajevo, 10 October 2016 – Minister Erjavec has started his 2-day official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the invitation of the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Crnadak. Ministers Erjavec and Crnadak agreed that Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have established successful and multi-faceted cooperation. They also affirmed that the two countries share an interest in further strengthening bilateral political and economic relations, and signed a joint statement on economic cooperation in third markets and a m... More »Minister Erjavec in zunanji minister BiH Igor Crnadak
6. 10. 2016Ljubljana, 6 October 2016 – A two-day meeting of Slovenian honorary consuls began today, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The honorary consuls, who met at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the introductory part, were addressed by the host, Minister Erjavec, and Prime Minister Cerar, who both thanked the honorary consuls for all their assistance and efforts in promoting Slovenia in the world and presented the priorities of the Government and Slovenian foreign policy. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for the honorary consuls to get acquainted with the situation in the co... More »Group photo (Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA)
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
As part of a modern foreign policy, international development cooperation has been integrated into the global development processes and is an important tool in developing political and economic relations with both developing and developed countries. You can find out more about Slovenia's developmnent cooperation here.
Bled Strategic Forum
Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) brings together decision-makers from different fields, to encourage open debate on contemporary political, security and development challenges, and to search for new ideas and solutions. With the ever-changing global situation, the BSF remains determined to strive towards innovative thinking and forward-looking visions.
Under the title 'Safeguarding the Future', the 11th BSF, taking place on 5 and 6 September 2016, was dedicated to finding answers to the most pressing threats and challenges, which have shaken the foundations of our global security. The 12th Bled Strategic Forum will take place on 4 and 5 September 2017. Learn more >
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
The result of the British referendum on withdrawal from the EU, and the financial and economic crises combined with a migration crisis have raised various questions about the future of the European Union and its legal and institutional structure.
Along the lines of numerous discussions on this topic across EU Member States and in European institutions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising a series of public debates. Its aim is to consult national stakeholders and opinion leaders from academia, the business sector and civil society, as well as social partners and political decision-makers on how to make the Union more effective, more democratic and, most importantly, make it provide a better life for Europeans.
The first discussion took place on 7 October 2016 in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana.