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    PM Cerar in talks with political leaders of the United Arab Emirates

    14.02.2017 -

    After attending this morning's World Government Summit, Prime Minister Miro Cerar, who is currently on a two-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates, held meetings with UAE political leaders. Talks focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

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    PM Cerar: We do not wish simply to follow world trends, we want to play an active part in shaping them

    14.02.2017 -

    PM Miro Cerar spoke today as one of the main speakers at the World Government Summit, which is an international platform based in the UAE. This year the conference, which is attended by more than 4000 people, is devoted to the topic of smart governance and the smart governance process. “The conference is an opportunity for Slovenia to consolidate its position as a green and innovative country that is oriented towards knowledge-based sustainable development.

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    PM Cerar: We need to take action before the spring surge in migrants

    09.02.2017 -

    “The Western Balkan migration route, well-known to us since autumn 2015, is being increasingly sealed shut to illegal migration,” pointed out Prime Minister Miro Cerar at today’s press conference in summarising the recent events on the EU level. He underlined the fact that this week the European Union confirmed the continuation of controls on certain internal borders of the Schengen area, including on the border between Slovenia and Austria. Another important step towards closing the Western Balkan migration route was taken at yesterday’s meeting of all countries lying along what is termed the Western Balkan route in Vienna, where it was agreed that a joint action plan of all these countries would be drawn up with the aim of preventing illegal migration.

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    Government briefed on the Vision of Slovenia

    09.02.2017 -

    The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has defined the preparation of a new development strategy for Slovenia as one of its priority tasks. In formulating a clear direction for the long-term development of the country, a vision that defines our strategic focus and outlines the image of the country we want to see in the future is a key step and a fundamental one.


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.