• Slovenia and China wish to strengthen cooperation

    20.11.2014 - Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Dejan Židan and his Chinese counterpart, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang highlighted the wish to add expanded business cooperation to the traditionally friendly political ties between Slovenia and China. Židan said at the outset of what is one of the highest official visits from China to date that the excellent political ties were a good basis for boosting economic cooperation, describing Slovenia as an exceptionally appropriate gateway for the Chinese economy that is active in the EU both in terms of logistic connections and its central position within the EU. Slovenia's advantages were also highlighted in talks with Prime Minister Miro Cerar, President Borut Pahor and Parliament Speaker Milan Brglez

    Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Dejan Židan hosts Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang
  • 20.11.2014 - At today's session, the Government approved the draft amendments to the Financial Services Tax Act and the Act Amending the Insurance Contracts Tax Act, which are an integral part of the bundle of measures aimed at ensuring that budgetary revenues will reach planned targets in 2015. The Government also approved the amendments to the Tax Procedure Act, which increase the transparency of cash transaction and decrease the possibility of tax avoidance.



    Government session. Photo: STA
  • 13.11.2014 - “By using refundable funds, we can almost double the funds received from Brussels in the 2014–2020 period,” said State Secretary Alenka Smerkolj from the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy. At its meeting, the government approved the Operational Programme for the implementation of European Cohesion policy. Slovenia can expect approval from the European Commission by the end of the year. more

    State Secretary Alenka Smerkolj at the Government press conference / Photo: STA
  • 06.11.2014 - The Government adopted the Decree Amending the Decree on Toll Roads and Tolls for the Use of Toll Roads, which lowers the price of weekly (from €40 to €30) and monthly vignettes (from €80 to €60) for vans (toll class 2B - vehicles up to 3,500 kg with a vehicle height over the front axis over 1.3 m). The price of the annual vignette for toll class 2B remains unchanged, i.e. €220. more

    Government session. Photo: STA, GCO Archives

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.


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


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.



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