16. 1. 2017Brussels, 16 January 2017 – Minister Karel Erjavec attended the FAC meeting, which focused on the situation in Syria and the Middle East peace process. In her introductory address, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini outlined the priorities of the Foreign Affairs Council in the first semester of 2017. She stressed the importance of keeping the situation in the southern and eastern neighbourhood, the Western Balkans and the implementation of the EU global strategy on security and defence high on the agenda. During the discussion, the ministers largely agre... More »
15. 1. 2017Paris, 15 January 2017 – Today, Paris hosted the one-day Middle East peace conference, which was attended by representatives from 70 countries and international organisations. Slovenia was represented by Minister Erjavec. The participants at the conference, headed by the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, were also addressed by President François Hollande. The conference ended with a joint declaration in which the participants reaffirmed their belief that a two-state solution is the only way to achieve lasting peace. They welcomed international efforts to advance Middle East peace, including th... More »
14. 1. 2017Ljubljana, 15 January 2012 –On 15 January 1992, the majority of the European Community countries recognised the Republic of Slovenia. A door opened to recognitions which began flooding in from all over the world. On 22 May 1992 Slovenia became the 176th UN Member State. Today, Slovenia has established diplomatic relations with more than 180 countries. Slovenia had previously gained the recognition of neighbouring Croatia (on 26 June 1991), the newly-established Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus. On 19 December 1991 the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Sweden ... More »Priznanje Brazilije
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.
The third discussion took place on 4 January 2017.