23. 1. 2015Today, the City Museum of Ljubljana hosted the central event of the Slovenian Development Days, organised jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SLOGA, the Slovenian NGDO platform for development cooperation and humanitarian aid. In his opening speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec stressed that "in ten years Slovenia has cooperated with over 80 countries and supported more than 140 development and humanitarian projects carried out by Slovenian NGOs." The guests were also addressed by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development,... More »Foto: STA
19. 1. 2015
EU Foreign Affairs Council focuses on combating terrorism and future relations with the Russian FederationBrussels, 19 January 2015 – Minister Erjavec attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, where greatest attention was devoted to combating terrorism and to future relations with the Russian Federation. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the ministers reaffirmed the unity of the EU, and discussed the external aspects of the fight against terrorism and further EU activities. The FAC emphasised the need for a determined and effective EU response in both internal and external affairs. EU activities will focus on strengthening cooperation ... More »EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting (Photo: EU Council)
13. 1. 2015Ljubljana, 13 January 2015 – Today, Minister Erjavec met the President of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Regional Government, Debora Serracchiani, who was in Ljubljana to receive a Slovenian state decoration. In his talks with FGV President Serracchiani, Minister Erjavec underlined the good mutual relations and expressed an interest in strengthening cooperation. They agreed to strengthen joint efforts in several areas previously established in the framework of the Mixed Commission between the Republic of Slovenia and the Autonomous Province Friuli-Venezia Giulia for Joint Develop... 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.