5. 4. 2014Ljubljana, 5 April 2014 – Minister Erjavec took part in the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs (Gymnich) in Athens. The two-day meeting was aimed at exchanging views on the situation in the European neighbourhood, reviewing the current engagement by the European Union and potential future activities. The ministers focused on the developments in Ukraine and their impact on relations with the Russian Federation and the region. They underlined respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and the importance of the coming presidential elections. They also wel... More »
1. 4. 2014Brussels, 1 April 2014 – NATO foreign ministers, including Minister Erjavec, met in Brussels for a regular meeting, which focused on the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on the Alliance. The ministers will also address the expected results of the NATO summit to be held this autumn in UK. At the formal session, the NATO foreign ministers discussed the effects of the Ukrainian crisis on the Alliance. Special attention was devoted to the future of relations with Russia, and a decision was adopted to end practical cooperation with the country on the NATO-Russia Council, the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and in the Pa... More »
21. 3. 2014Ljubljana, 21 March 2014 – In Bratislava today, Minister Erjavec had a meeting with his host, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčak. The two ministers assessed bilateral relations as traditionally positive, and devoted particular attention to economic cooperation. They exchanged views on recent international political developments, including the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in the Western Balkans, and other European issues. Minister Erjavec underlined the importance of regional cooperation as part of the V4 and expre... 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
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.
In the introduction, Minister Erjavec outlines Slovenia’s successful membership. Over the past decade, the Union has become part of our everyday life, affecting it in a number of areas. Slovenian citizens are also EU citizens, and Slovenia has established itself as a visible and equal member of the European family.
International development cooperation or official development assistance (ODA) is provided by developed countries to support developing countries’ economic, social and political development. In terms of per-capita GNI, Slovenia is among the economically developed countries of the world, and has been an official development assistance donor since 2004. More
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, in cooperation with Liechtenstein and the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression, is organising a seminar on the ratification and implementation of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take place in Brdo, Slovenia, on 15 and 16 May 2014. The seminar forms part of a campaign promoting the activation of the Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression (http://crimeofaggression.info/), and is the first event of this type organised for States of the Eastern European Group (EEG). 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