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    Strengthening economic growth remains the key goal

    26.04.2017 -

    Today's regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia saw the adoption of the National Reform Programme 2017–2018 and an amendment to the Stability Programme 2017, which will be sent to the European Commission together with the Ordinance on the framework for the preparation of budgets 2018–2020. The Government also took note of the first information on the damage to crops caused by the recent frost that affected much of Slovenia on 20 and 21 April.

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    PM Cerar opens regional conference on the development of the social economy in SE Europe

    24.04.2017 -

    Prime Minister Miro Cerar  opened a two-day regional conference on the development of the social economy in SE Europe. In his opening address he stated that the social economy is an increasingly important economic sector that brings innovative and sustainable jobs.

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    PM Cerar on Earth Day: "The concept of sustainability is the key to our future"

    21.04.2017 -

    "Not just today but every day is an excellent opportunity for us all to think about how we can do more to protect the environment and our precious natural resources," said Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Earth Day, the environmental awareness day that we celebrate every 22 April. To mark Earth Day and the proclamation of World Bee Day, some new residents moved into the urban apiary on the fifth floor of the government building at Gregorčičeva 25 in Ljubljana today – Carniolan honey bees.

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    Government approved draft Act amending Health Services Act

    20.04.2017 -

    At today's regular session the Government approved the draft Act amending the Health Services Act, and adopted the National Cancer Control Programme 2017–2021. The Government also determined draft amendments to the Bank of Slovenia Act.

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    Slovenia is an environment worth investing in

    19.04.2017 -

    Slovenia is an environment worth investing in – this was Prime Minister Miro Cerar's message at the Ready for the Future event, part of the fourth Slovenia Business Bridge Investment and Development Conference. This is confirmed, said the Prime Minister, by encouraging economic growth and falling unemployment, among other things. The healthy direction is also dictated by Slovenia's response to digitalisation trends.

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    New solutions in the field of smart mobility are solutions for a better tomorrow

    19.04.2017 -

    Prime Minister Miro Cerar today attended the "Smart Mobility for a Green Future" conference, which was jointly organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the European Commission. Other attendees included representatives of the business enterprise sector, the energy sector, the public administration, research institutions, interest groups and professional associations.

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    PM Cerar on border control between Slovenia and Croatia

    13.04.2017 -

    In today’s afternoon talks with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister Miro Cerar once again recalled that “Slovenia is a responsible Member State of the European Community that respects international commitments. As protectors of the Schengen border, we are duty bound to ensure proper control of the border. We will also expect the same from Croatia, when it becomes a member of the Schengen Area.”


25th anniversary of independence

The Story of 25 Years 

25 years is the right time-span for our state and our citizens to look back and gauge what has changed, what has improved and what has remained the same. We can certainly look with pride on the path we have taken. After 25 years of independent statehood, with challenges and milestones along the way, Slovenia is now mature, self-assured, lucid, creative and innovative. It has become so because of its people. 

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.


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.


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.