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  • Minister of Defence Andreja Katič and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec. Photo: STA

    Slovenia's cooperation in the global anti-terrorist coalition

    03.02.2016 -

    At today's press conference after government session, the defence minister Andreja Katič confirmed that Slovenia would strengthen its cooperation in combating Daesh (ISIL) by donating fire arms and deploying up to 15 members of the Slovenian Armed Forces. Foreign minister Karl Erjavec, who presented the context of the decision in terms of Slovenia's foreign policy, said that training forces in Iraqi Kurdistan does not mean involvement in military operations.

     

     

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  • Prime Minister Miro Cerar at the Press conference. Photo: STA

    Better quality of citizens' life the main guideline of 2016

    01.02.2016 -

    “The government is successfully facing numerous challenges, so it will remain unchanged in 2016,” said Prime Minister Miro Cerar after today’s working meeting where government members assessed their work so far and set priorities for the future. The main guideline for government action is ensuring political stability. In 2016, there are many challenges in all areas, and all departments will share the same priority: to continue to strive to improve the living standard.

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  • Slovenian and Croatian PM's during their talks. Photo: STA

    First meeting of PM Cerar and Croatian PM Orešković

    29.01.2016 -

    Slovenian PM Miro Cerar and Croatian PM Tihomir Orešković held working talks on bilateral relations and the migrations crisis in Ljubljana. They emphasised the importance of good cooperation between the two countries and called for strengthening the already good economic ties. They also expressed concern that recent events and changes in migration policies in countries of destination could lead to increased bilateral tensions and subsequent destabilisation of the Western Balkans. PM Orešković, who is on his first visit abroad, expressed also support to Slovenia's initiative to offer joint EU aid to Greece and Macedonia in mitigating the flow of migrants on the Balkans route.

  • Prime ministers of Slovenia and Hungary, Miro Cerar and Viktor Orban. Photo: STA

    The Slovenia-Hungarian government summit focuses on concrete strengthening of economic cooperation

    22.01.2016 -

    After a break of over six years, the third joint meeting of the governments of Slovenia and Hungary led by respective prime ministers, Miro Cerar and Viktor Orban took place at Brdo pri Kranju. Together with numerous ministers from both countries we were able to re-confirm that relations between the countries are excellent, and that our cooperation has been developing in the spirit of open political dialogue, good relations between neighbours and partnership, said Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar after the meeting. He noted that this intergovernmental meeting mainly focused on the future and strengthening bilateral cooperation, particularly in the business sector, more specifically in infrastructure and energy. According to the Hungarian PM, today’s meeting is an opportunity for the countries to raise good economic cooperation on the strategic level and take advantage of the potential for the benefit of both economies and beyond.

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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

With the commencement of oral proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) , Slovenia and Croatia enter the final phase of resolving their territorial and maritime border dispute. The arbitral award should be final by 2015.

 

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.