• 03.03.2015 - With 51 votes in favour, the National Assembly passed the amendments to the Marriage and Family Relations Act, which grant equal status to same-sex and heterosexual unions in Slovenia. more

  • Serbia's PM Vučić on official visit to Slovenia

    20.02.2015 - A sizeable Serbian delegation, headed by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, started a two-day official visit to Slovenia. PMs Miro Cerar and Vučić underlined after a joint session of their governments that while relations between the countries were excellent there was still room for improvement in trade and investments. Nonetheless, Cerar and Vučić share the view that economic cooperation between Slovenia and Serbia is good. Vučić thanked Slovenia for its support for Serbia's efforts to join the EU. The governments also signed an agreement on cooperation in protection against natural and other disasters, and a memorandum on cooperation in youth policy and sports.

    Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić and Slovenian PM Miro Cerar. Photo: STA
  • 18.02.2015 - After today’s government session, infrastructure minister Peter Gašperšič said that submitting a proposal to the CEF (Central European Facility) call and the possibility of funding the construction of the 2nd track of the Divača-Koper railway is an urgent and crucial task of this government. At today’s session, the government discussed the CEF (Central European Facility) call for proposals and the possibilities of financing the construction of the second track of the Divača-Koper railway line. more

    Minister Gašperšič at the press conference. Photo: STA
  • PM Cerar attended an informal EU summit in Brussels

    12.02.2015 - Prime Minister Miro Cerar attended an informal EU summit in Brussels. PM Miro Cerar welcomed along with other EU leaders the Minsk agreement on the Ukraine crisis, saying it was an important step forward especially because of the direct participation of the Russian president. As to Greece, Cerar repeated that agreements need to be respected but that there could be room for flexibility.

    EU leaders at informal EU summit. Photo: STA

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.

On 16 January 2015, Slovenia submitted an action plan for the execution of the ECHR judgement concerning the foreign currency savings in Ljubljanska banka in former Yugoslavia.

 

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.

 

 

Cooperation, help and development for the Western Balkans regions is one of the central priorities of Slovenia’s foreign policy.