20. 6. 2016Luxembourg, 20 June 2016 – Minister Erjavec today participated in the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg, where foreign ministers discussed the Joint Communication by the European Commission and the European External Action Service on an integrated EU policy for the Arctic, which centres on climate change, sustainable development and international cooperation on issues concerning the Arctic. In this regard, the European Union will continue to endeavour to maintain and enhance its engagement in research, innovation, investment, and regional development. The Foreign Affairs Council expressed concern abou... More »
15. 6. 2016Moscow, 15 June 2016 – During their talks in Moscow, Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov, co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Slovenian-Russian Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation, advocated enhanced economic cooperation between Slovenia and the Russian Federation. Their meeting was part of the preparations for the next session of the Intergovernmental Commission to be held in Slovenia in November. The ministers reviewed bilateral economic cooperation and the implementation of agreeme... More »Photo: minsvyaz.ru/
7. 6. 2016
Conference on succession confirms the importance of consistent implementation of Agreement on SuccessionLjubljana, 7 June 2016 - Successors of the now dissolved Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, i.e. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia) signed the Agreement on Succession Issues on 29th June 2001 at the Hofburg palace in Vienna. Upon the 15th signing anniversary, the National Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the High Representative for Succession organized an international conference called Agreement on Succession Issues – 15 years later, which was held on 7th June 2016 in L... More »Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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
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Under the title 'Safeguarding the Future', the 11th BSF, taking place on 5 and 6 September 2016, will be dedicated to finding answers to the most pressing threats and challenges, which have shaken the foundations of our global security. 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