29. 9. 2016Vienna, 29 September 2016 – At the 60th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Slovenia was unanimously elected to its Board of Governors for the 2016–2018 term, with Ambassador Andrej Benedejčič acting as Governor. A full member since 1992, Slovenia is set for its third term on the 35-strong Board of Governors, on which it also served between 1997 and 1999, and 2005 and 2007. The election is a testament of Slovenia's commitment to the Agency. One of 30 countries in the world with nuclear power plants, Slovenia remains a staunch supporter of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. As ... More »
26. 9. 2016Ljubljana, 26 September 2016 – Today, a conference was opened in Ljubljana dedicated to the European perspective of the Youth from the Western Balkans, organised by SALTO SEE with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. More than 60 representatives from countries of the region and EU member states are attending the conference to tackle youth issues and in particular to ensure the implementation of the Positive Agenda for the Youth in the Western Balkans, a platform launched by Slovenia and endorsed by foreign ministers at the April 2015 Brdo-Brijuni Process meeting in Brdo. During the present conf... More »Minister Erjavec opening the conference; Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA/MZZ
24. 9. 2016New York, 23 September 2016 – On his last day in New York, Minister Erjavec met the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, to sign a programme of joint consultations for 2017. After signing the 2017 joint consulations programme, Erjavec and Lavrov also touched on topical international issues and exchanged views on the next UN Secretary-General selection procedure. Later on, Minister Erjavec attended the inaugural session of the Women, Peace and Security National Focal Points Network, at which Slovenia became a founding member of the Network by appointing its first National ... 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
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, 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
Mediterranean Coast and Macroregional Strategies Week
After the successful EUSALP Launch Conference and the constitutive session of the EUSALP General Assembly in January 2016 at Brdo, the Mediterranean Coast and Macroregional Strategies Week is the second in a series of events organised by Slovenia during its presidency of EUSALP.
From 23 September to 1 October 2016, the Slovenian Coast will be the venue for numerous events on environmental connectivity and the meeting place of various stakeholders co-creating our common space in the region.
You are warmly invited to join us in Slovenia!