• Government supports recognition of Palestine, but not immediately

    02.07.2015 - At today's regular session, the government discussed documentation regarding the current situation, and effects and aspects relating to the recognition of Palestine by the Republic of Slovenia. The government also approved the starting points for Slovenia's collaboration on the European Space Agency as a member and proposed new candidates for the supervisory board of the Slovene Sovereign Holding for a five-year term.

    GCO Director Boštjan Lajovic and finance minister Dušan Mramor. Photo: STA
  • 01.07.2015 -

    “Although the announcement of the referendum was surprising, Slovenia has been preparing for different possible outcomes of the Greek crisis for a while,” PM Miro Cerar said at today’s press conference, adding that Slovenia respects Greece's right to hold a referendum and is awaiting its results. Our country would like to help Greece and its citizen, but it cannot tolerate manoeuvres, with which the Greek government wishes to avoid efforts to reform.

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    Press conference on Greece situation, photo: STA
  • 24.06.2015 - The government approved the text of the Act Restricting or Prohibiting the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Plants. The government also determined the share of the price for the use of electricity networks to be allocated to support the operation of the Energy Agency in 2015, which totals 0.00017 EUR/kWh and the share of the use of the gas network allocated to support the operation of the Energy Agency in 2015, which totals 0.00120 EUR/Sm3. The government also approved the Act Amending the Implementation of the Republic of Slovenia Budget for 2014 and 2015 Act and draft Insurance Act. more

    Minister Židan at press conference. Photo: STA

Government Priorities

The new cabinet under Miro Cerar has given new impetus to Slovenia. Several years of economic crisis have revealed a number of social problems, which the new ministerial team will be forced to take on if it is to restore the country’s international reputation and economic strength.

On 16 January 2015, Slovenia submitted an action plan for the execution of the ECHR judgement concerning the foreign currency savings in Ljubljanska banka in former Yugoslavia.

 

With the commencement of oral proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) , Slovenia and Croatia enter the final phase of resolving their territorial and maritime border dispute. The arbitral award should be final by 2015.

 

 

Cooperation, help and development for the Western Balkans regions is one of the central priorities of Slovenia’s foreign policy.