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  • PM Miro Cera visited USS Monterey (CG-61), a US guided missile cruiser, which has sailed into the port of Koper to mark Slovenia's independence anniversary. Photo: STA

    Address by PM Cerar at the reception on USS Monterey

    25.06.2016 -

    Dear Captain DeGregory, Dear Ambassador Hartley, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the Port of Koper! Welcome to the Republic of Slovenia, which is today celebrating the 25th anniversary of its autonomy and independence. I am grateful to you, dear Captain, and to your crew, to have arrived on the occasion of this important event, with such an impressive vessel docked in our main port, the Port of Koper. Your presence here has honoured our anniversary and contributed to the importance of the alliance between our two countries.

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    Response of PM Cerar to results of the referendum on United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union

    24.06.2016 -

    Citizens of the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to decide on their future membership in the European Union, and decided they want to leave. While I respect the democratically expressed will of the British people, I also regret it. I am convinced that the European Union should be maintained and further strengthened as a community and a project promoting peace, cooperation, freedom, and safety. The European Union remains, and it must survive even without the United Kingdom, so I will adamantly promote this idea. 

  • Minister of finance Dušan Mramor and state secretary Mateja Vraničar Erman at the press conference. Photo: STA

    Government on making amendments to the 2017 state budget and preparing the budget for 2018

    23.06.2016 -

    Today, the Government discussed and adopted the basis for amendments to the 2017 state budget, the preparation of the 2018 budget, and a split of budget expenditures among budget users. With the mentioned suggestions, the Government continues with a gradual fiscal consolidation, dedicating funds to areas which have been significantly disadvantaged during the fiscal crisis, e.g. roads and security.

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    Government position towards visa liberalisation process with Kosovo, Turkey and the Ukraine

    16.06.2016 -

    At today’s session, the Government adopted the position of the Republic of Slovenia on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Regulation (EC) No. 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement.


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.