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  • Slovenia must remain "a democratic country ruled by law and one that respects human dignity and gives the young generations realistic hope for a full life". Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

    PM Miro Cerar: Independent Slovenia is not a gift

    25.10.2016 -

    The state in which Slovenians live today is not a gift, it is a responsibility, it is hard work and striving for development, Prime Minister Miro Cerar stressed at a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the day when the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army (JLA) left Slovenia.

  • After the joint government session, PM Cerar also added: "Today's visit was mostly marked by economic relations between Slovenia and Serbia." As statistical data shows, these relations are very good, with the goods exchange having already exceeded one billion euros and continuing to grow. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    Serbia is our important political as well as regional and economic partner

    24.10.2016 -

    Today, Prime Minister Miro Cerar travelled to Serbia for an official visit upon the invitation of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić. Both Prime Ministers confirmed the good and meaningful relations between Slovenia and Serbia.

  • According to PM, it was agreed that control at EU's external borders would be further upgraded, with attendees advocating for the European border guard and coast guard to continue their operation until the end of this year. Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

    PM Cerar: Temporary border control within the Schengen system needs to be adapted to current situation

    21.10.2016 -

    After the two-day European Council meeting in Brussels, PM Miro Cerar pointed to the need of continued unity of EU leaders for intensified control over the irregular migrations. According to Prime Minister, it was agreed that control at EU's external borders would be further upgraded, with attendees advocating for the European border guard and coast guard to continue their operation until the end of this year. According to Prime Minister, it was especially significant that the attendees agreed for the temporary border control within the Schengen system to be abolished over time or, where still in place, adapted to the current situation. 

  • PM Cerar emphasised that the Japanese investment represents potential for further development and new jobs, proving to the rest of the world that Slovenia is a favourable environment for foreign investments. Photoarchive: Anže Malovrh/STA

    Japanese company Yaskawa Electric makes 21 million euro investment in Slovenia

    20.10.2016 -

    The Japanese company of Yaskawa Electric decided to bring to Slovenia a €21 million investment, which will open at least 170 new jobs. Prime Minister Miro Cerar emphasised that the new Japanese investment is a direct result of Government’s efforts and its recent visit to Japan.


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.