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    118th Government Session: Slovenia intends to participate in the framework of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia

    19.01.2017 -

    At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia announced its intention to send a total of up to 50 members of the Slovenian Armed Forces to participate in the  Multinational Battalion Group in Latvia and command post structures in the framework of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP), including a national support element, which is scheduled to take place after May 2017, with the possibility of rotation.

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    Health Minister Milojka Kolar Celarc: No reduction of healthcare rights with the new legislation

    19.01.2017 -

    "After 24 years Slovenia is finally tackling healthcare reform. We are presenting a new draft law on healthcare and health insurance, a modern law that will also guarantee the funding of the healthcare system in the long term," said health minister Milojka Kolar Celarc, at yesterday's press conference. The minister emphasised that the existing basket of rights will not be affected by the reform. 

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    PM Cerar: A human being is the centre of my politics

    16.01.2017 -

    Prime Minister Miro Cerar replied to the letter sent by the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. Speaking to the press after visiting the Asylum Centre in Ljubljana he said that Slovenia respects the commitments undertaken at the EU level. He also stressed that Slovenia had handled the 2015 migration wave very humanely, while still ensuring an appropriate level of security. “A human being is the centre of my politics.” said the Prime Minister.

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    Magna Steyr is coming to Slovenia

    12.01.2017 -

    PM Miro Cerar visited the Hoče-Slivnica Municipality, as he wished to inform the mayor and the local community personally that the giant Magna International global automotive supplier will move a part of its production to this municipality. The Prime Minister shared with everyone attending the meeting that he was informed of this excellent news by the head of Magna’s European operations, Günther Apfalter.

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    117th Government Session

    12.01.2017 -

    The Government issued Decree on the National Spatial Plan for the State Road from the Šentrupert Slip Road on the A1 Šentilj–Koper Motorway to the Velenje South Slip Road, Decree on the Implementation of the Measure for Tackling Overgrowth on Agricultural Land, and adopted Legislative Work Programme of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for 2017.

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    PM Cerar receives British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

    11.01.2017 -

    Prime Minister Miro Cerar received Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who is on a working visit to Slovenia.

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    PM Cerar’s first response to the letter sent by the Council of Europe Secretary General

    11.01.2017 -

    Prime Minister Miro Cerar received a letter from the Secretary General of the Council of Europe this afternoon and will provide an official reply as soon as possible and inform the public thereof.

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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.


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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.

Arbitration

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.





Migrations