11. 4. 2017Ljubljana, 11 April 2017 – Ljubljana hosted the third session of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between Slovenia and Montenegro, co-chaired by Minister Erjavec and Milutin Simović, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Policy and the Financial System and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro. During the bilateral talks accompanying the session, the two counterparts commended the excellent relations between Slovenia and Montenegro, which provide a firm basis for consolidating all-round cooperation. Despite encouraging trade indicators, which ... More »
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At the Donor Conference for Syria, State Secretary Bavdaž Kuret pledges EUR 280,000 for humanitarian aidBrussels, 5 April 2017 - State Secretary Darja Bavdaž Kuret attended the international donor conference 'Supporting Syria and the Region'. After Kuwait and London, the conference was organised in Brussels this year. The aim of the conference is to review the fulfilment of the London conference commitments and announce additional donations, as well as seek the best possible ways to support a permanent political solution in Syria and encourage reflection on the post-conflict recovery. At the conference, the State Secretary strongly condemned yesterday's chemical weapons ... More »State Secretary Darja Bavdaž Kuret
31. 3. 2017Ljubljana, 31 March 2017 – Minister Erjavec participated today in the spring NATO meeting at the level of foreign affairs ministers in Brussels. The ministers covered the state of the Alliance, the projection of stability, the role of NATO in the fight against terrorism, and other pressing challenges to Euro-Atlantic security. During the discussion, Minister Erjavec insisted on the importance of close cooperation with partners and other international organisations. "Without such cooperation, the effectiveness of NATO's efforts will remain limited. Close cooperation is essential... More »Minister Erjavec with US State Secretary Tillerson and NATO Secretery-General Stoltenberg. Photo: NATO
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.