14. 7. 2015Kyiv, 14 July 2015 – Minister Erjavec pays a visit to Ukraine. In the first part of his visit, he met with his host, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavel Klimkin. Later, the Minister met with Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. The talks, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure, centred on enhancing economic cooperation. Foreign Minister's discussions with Ukrainian representatives focused on strengthening high-level and working-level relations between the two countries, enhancing economic cooperation and investigating new ways to upgrade the cooperation between economic o... More »
13. 7. 2015Ljubljana, 13 July 2015 - Minister Erjavec today received the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security of the US State Department, Rose Gottemoeller, who is visiting Slovenia and some other European countries. The two partners assessed bilateral relations and agreed that their respective countries are allies and pursue a positive partnership. Regular meetings and the exchange of views on topical issues between representatives of the two countries take place. Erjavec and Gottemoeller also believe that cooperation within NATO is exemplary. At the same time, Minister Erjavec conveyed ... More »
10. 7. 2015Ljubljana, 10 July 2015 – In 2009, the European Parliament declared July 11 Srebrenica Memorial Day with a special resolution. This year, we are commemorating the 20th anniversary of this tragic event, and this is an opportunity to revive and keep alive the memory of the victims of atrocities during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a reminder that we must not allow such tragedies ever to be repeated. July 11 is a day of historical remembrance, but also a day when we should look ahead to the future. It is our common pledge to build a world in which human rights are respected, a world where peace, security and dignity are guarante... More »Minister Karl Erjavec wearing the Flower of Srebrenica (Photo: MZZ)
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Bled Strategic Forum
During the past nine years, the Bled Strategic Forum has grown into one of the most prominent high-level international conferences in the region.
Under the title Visions of New Partnerships, the 10th Bled Strategic Forum will take place on 31 August and 1 September 2015. It will highlight the role of partnerships and the topical issues of peace and security, economic cooperation, development and human rights.
The main event will be accompanied by the Business Bled Strategic Forum and the Young Bled Strategic Forum. 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.