23. 11. 2016Tehran, 23 November 2016 – Minister Erjavec and President of Slovenia Pahor are on an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Together with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, they re-opened the Slovenian embassy in Tehran today. Afterwards, the ministers held a separate meeting. Ministers Erjavec and Zarif were pleased to note that the friendly relations between Slovenia and Iran, as well as the positive developments in the international community after the conclusion of the nuclear deal, have opened up many opportunities for further strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields, and the re-opening o... More »Minister Erjavec z iranskim kolegom Zarifom; Foto: MZZ Irana
15. 11. 2016Ljubljana, Brdo pri Kranju, 15 November 2016 – Minister Erjavec today hosted an official visit by the Swiss Federal Councillor responsible for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr Didier Burkhalter. They discussed relations between Slovenia and Switzerland, with an emphasis on strengthening business cooperation, multilateral cooperation, cooperation between the European Union and Switzerland, migration, and security. Minister Erjavec and Federal Councillor Burkhalter agreed that Slovenia and Switzerland enjoy excellent and friendly relations, with cooperation in various fields developing successfu... More »Ministers Karl Erjavec and Didier Burkhalter (Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA)
14. 11. 2016Brussels, 14 November 2016 – Minister Erjavec attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting, which had several items on the agenda, including EU-Turkey relations, the Eastern Partnership, the situation in the southern neighbourhood and the implementation of the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy. Ministers exchanged views on current developments in Turkey, expressing concern over the renewed discussion about reinstating the death penalty, new limitations on freedom of expression and continued arrests. They recalled the EU's condemnation of the coup attempt and voiced their support for democrati... More »Minister Erjavec with High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and foreign ministers (photo: Thierry Monasse/STA)
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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 third discussion will take place on 3 January 2017.