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  • Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Anja Kopač Mrak at the press conference after government session. Photo: STA

    Government adopted a draft amendment to the Family Violence Prevention Act

    28.07.2016 -

    Government adopted a draft amendment to the Family Violence Prevention Act.  The act proposal will amend and update the existing Family Violence Prevention Act so as to better protect the victims of domestic violence and improve the functioning of state institutions in addressing such violence. The amendment defines domestic violence into greater detail, updates the definition of family members, and improves the coordination and communication between all competent institutions and authorities as well as the procedures addressing domestic violence.

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    96th regular session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

    12.07.2016 -

    The Government took note of the Information about the course of negotiations with the representative public sector trade unions about measures regarding the public sector labour costs in the period from including 2017 and onwards and took note of the Report concerning the implementation of the 2014–2015 Youth Guarantee Programme Implementation Plan. The report summarises the key statistics that show a trend of change occurring during the implementation of the Youth Guarantee Programme and includes a substantive and financial presentation of the implementation by measures. A total of €42.3 million was spent on the Youth Guarantee measures in 2014 and €45.4 million was spent in 2015.

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    PM Cerar: NATO Warsaw summit crucial for a more appropriate response of the alliance to the modern security environment

    09.07.2016 -

    Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar attended a two-day NATO Summit in Warsaw, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec, Minister of Defence Andreja Katič and Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces Major General Andrej Osterman. Cerar described the Warsaw Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as crucial due to many crises in the world and in Europe in particular. At the end of the Summit, he assessed that the meeting will help the alliance to adapt to new global threats and challenges. In the light of intensified relations with Russia, he pointed out the position of the Republic of Slovenia that potential threats need to be prevented through dialogue and appropriate measures. 


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.