26. 2. 2015Ljubljana, 26 February 2015 – State Secretary Dragoljuba Benčina met Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, who is paying a working visit to Slovenia. The central part of the talks focused on the current situation in the EU. State Secretary Benčina and Foreign Secretary Hammond exchanged views on the topical agenda of the EU and its future, and Minister Hammond presented the UK positions on EU reform. The UK believes that the EU should take decisive steps to complete the internal market. Slovenia supports this stance, and is striving fo... More »
25. 2. 2015Ljubljana, 25 February 2015 – State Secretary Dragoljuba Benčina met the Maltese Foreign Minister George Vella. The bilateral talks were held during the official visit of the Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca in Ljubljana. The State Secretary and the Minister expressed their satisfaction with the friendly relations between Slovenia and Malta, both EU member states and having comparable size and coastal position. They also focused on the current situation in Libya and in the wider region as well as the problem of illegal migration. The senior officials touched on other... More »
20. 2. 2015
Minister Erjavec meets Serbian Foreign Minister Dačić on the sidelines of the joint government sessionBrdo pri Kranju, 20 February 2015 – On the sidelines of the official visit of the Serbian Prime Minister to Slovenia and the joint meeting of the Governments of the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Serbia, Minister Erjavec held a separate meeting with the Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dačić. A separate bilateral meeting was also held between Dragoljuba Benčina, State Secretary at the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Jadranka Joskimović, Serbian Minister without Portfolio responsible for EU integration. In both meetings, the senior officials assess... More »Minister Erjavec with Serbian Foreign Minister Dačić (Photo: Tamino Petelinšek, STA)
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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.