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  • PM Cerar has informed his Austrian colleague that, should Austria tighten control on its borders, Slovenia will do the same. Photo: BKA/Andy Wenzel

    PM Cerar: Illegal migrations along the Western Balkans route will no longer be tolerated

    24.09.2016 -

    "The decision that illegal migrations will no longer be tolerated has grown stronger," Prime Minister Miro Cerar explained after the summit on the Western Balkans migration route, which was organised today in Vienna by the Federal Chancellor of Austria. It will also take whatever step necessary to ensure that the agreement on returning illegal migrants signed between Turkey and the European Union is implemented.

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  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration. Photo: STA

    Slovenia and Uber signed a letter of intent to promote cooperation

    23.09.2016 -

    Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Boris Koprivnikar, who is also Minister of Public Administration, and Senior Director of Communications & Public Policy at Uber Betsy Mansiello signed a joint letter of intent between Uber and the Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration, representing the basis for the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and Uber by the end of 2016. 

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  • Minister of finance Mateja Vraničar Erman. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

    More funds in state budget dedicated for security, infrastructure, science and health

    22.09.2016 -

    The government confirmed the proposal amending the 2017 state budget as well as the 2018 budget proposal with its accompanying documents. Despite the continuing gradual consolidation of public finance, more funding will be channelled towards key priorities – safety, infrastructure, science, employment and health. These categories will receive almost €2.2 billion in 2017 and almost €2.3 billion in 2018.

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  • Source: twitter PM Cerar

    PM Miro Cerar: The EU-27 remains uniform and committed to mutual existence

    17.09.2016 -

    "The message of today's meeting was that the 27 countries of the EU remain united even after the British Referendum. We would like to continue developing the EU to the benefit of its citizens," said Prime Minister Miro Cerar today, as he attended the informal assembly of the EU-27 leaders in Bratislava, this time without the United Kingdom representative. He explained that, in the following months, the EU leaders agreed to prepare a plan with concrete measures, primarily regarding migrations and safety.

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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