MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Karl Viktor Erjavec

 

Phone: +386 1 478 22 31

 

Fax: +386 1 478 21 70

 

E-mail: karl.erjavec(at)gov.si

 


Curriculum Vitae

 

Date of birth: 21 June 1960

Education:
BA in Law

 

Foreign languages: French, English, Croatian, Serbian, German

 

Career

 

1995–2000 – Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman: Director of the Expert Service; Head of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman

 

2001–2004 – State Secretary, Ministry of Justice

 

2004–2008 Minister of Defence

 

2006 – Chair of the Informal Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, Portorož, Slovenia

 

2005 – President of the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia

 

2008–2010 – Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning

 

2011 – Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

 

2012 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Mr Erjavec is the author of a variety of articles on the protection of basic human rights, the functioning of the judicial system and security issues. He is often invited to lecture at various professional seminars and conferences at home and abroad.

 

He is married and has two daughters.