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  • PM Miro Cerar visited Port Koper accompanied by Minister of Infrastructure Peter Gašperšič and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek. Photo: STA

    PM Cerar reassures that the Government will do everything necessary for the second railway track to be constructed

    27.05.2016 -

    PM Miro Cerar visited Port Koper and the Luka Koper company. He was accompanied by Minister of Infrastructure Peter Gašperšič and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek; they arrived on a freight train from Divača, so they were able to see the existing track which, in its current state, can no longer serve the increasing and diverse railway transport requirements. After meeting with Chairman of the Board Dragomir Matić and other Members of the Luka Koper Board, who introduced Prime Minister to the company’s development plans, Cerar said that the Government will do everything necessary for the second railway track to be constructed.

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  • PM Miro Cerar at the main ceremony marking 25 years of Slovenian diplomacy in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana. Photo: STA

    Slovenian diplomacy marks 25th anniversary

    26.05.2016 -

    PM Miro Cerar attended the main ceremony marking 25 years of Slovenian diplomacy. He expressed gratitude to all Slovenian diplomats, who have contributed enormously to strengthening Slovenia's statehood and raising Slovenia’s profile in the international community. He also called for the diplomatic service to remain professional, committed to Slovenian foreign policy priorities, neutral in internal political matters, innovative and first rate.

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    Act Ratifying the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Montenegro

    26.05.2016 -

    At its 89th government session, Slovenian government specified the text of the draft Act on Ratifying the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Montenegro, which was signed in Brussels on 19th May 2016. The government also adopted draft amendment to the Higher Education Act, draft to the Act Amending the State Administration Act, and amendments to the Regulation on the implementation of a sub-measure which establishes support for young farmers under the Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Slovenia for the 2014–2020 period. In addition, the government adopted a decision that the Polzela, d.d. company receives state aid for company restructuring.

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  • PM Miro Cerar called for universal respect of humanitarian principles at the World Humanitarian Summit. Photo: World Humanitarian Summit

    PM Miro Cerar called for universal respect of humanitarian principles at the World Humanitarian Summit

    24.05.2016 -

    PM Miro Cerar attended the two-day World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. As he emphasised at the plenary session, Slovenia has been an avid supporter of principled, timely, and effective responses to humanitarian disasters and crises. He clarified that Slovenia provides approximately ten percent of its bilateral development aid for humanitarian purposes, and that it has mainly been active in preventive and support initiatives and projects in human safety and human rights, including the Slovenian efforts through ITF Enhancing Human Security.

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In other news

Slovenia high on the Global Creativity Index 

How is creativity connected to global economic development? A new study by the Martin Prosperity Institute, titled the Global Creativity Index 2015, presents a new model of economic development. It calls this the “3Ts” – talent, technology and tolerance – and ranks 139 nations on each of these pillars, as well as their overall measure. 


European Commission Report

Intensified contacts improved regional coordination in tackling migrations 

EC has published a report  on the refugee flows along the Western Balkans Route. One of the primary conclusions of the report is that intensified contacts have improved coordination on migration issue between the countries in the region. Nevertheless, the report also notes that more efforts are needed to notify partners in advance about policies and measures which impact them.


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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.

Arbitration

Slovenia and Croatia signed on 4 November 2009 an arbitration agreement establishing an arbitral tribunal tasked with issuing a final award on the land and maritime boundary on the basis of all the relevant facts. This ruling will be final and binding on both countries.

SFRY succession

Five countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – today Serbia) signed the Agreement on succession issues by which it was conclusively confirmed that five sovereign equal successor states were formed upon the dissolution of the former SFRY.






Migrations