23. 3. 2017Washington, 22 March 2017 - Minister Erjavec attended the meeting of the Global Coalition against Daesh in Washington, organised at the invitation of the united states Secretary of State Mr Rex Tillerson. The ministers drew attention to the Coalition efforts to defeat Daesh in the remaining areas it holds in Syria and Iraq, and to stabilise these areas. They also exchanged views on the measures to counter the wider global activities of this terrorist organisation. "Despite the defeats suffered by Daesh, terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere in the world signal that ter... More »Minister Erjavec
8. 3. 2017Ljubljana, 8 March 2017 – At the invitation of Minister Erjavec, the Montenegrin Foreign Minister, Dr Srđan Darmanović, paid an official visit to Ljubljana today. The frank and constructive talks focused on bilateral relations, Montenegro's imminent membership of NATO, EU enlargement, and Montenegro's progress on its path towards the EU, as well as regional cooperation and the situation in the region. The ministers commended the excellent relations between the two countries, which have no outstanding issues, and reaffirmed a mutual interest in continuing the positive trends in wide-ranging cooperation. During th... More »Minister Erjavec meets his Montenegrin counterpart Darmanović
8. 3. 2017Ljubljana, 8 March 2017 – Today is International Women’s Day, and this year it is intended to remind us that even today the goal of gender equality remains unfulfilled in many fields. International Women’s Day 2017 focuses on the situation of women in the changing labour market. In celebration of this year’s theme #BeBoldForChange, we encourage people to help create a more inclusive working environment. For universal women’s empowerment, it is vital to ensure that women participate in the labour market under the same conditions as men, because true gender equality is impossible without wome... More »
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.
Next discussion will take place on 6 march 2017 at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU in Brussels.