• 30.07.2015 - Government approved budget breakdown as the basis for drafting proposals for 2016 and 2017 government budgets. In accordance with the government guidelines adopted at the first session on the budget on 19 June, Finance Ministry has drawn up the bases for drafting government budgets for 2016 in 2017. The expenditure and deficit targets, as defined on 19 June are: for 2016, expenditure ceiling is 9,271.6 million euros, while the total deficit on cash basis should not be over 1.95% of GDP, for 2017, expenditure ceiling is 9,114.9 million euros, while the total deficit on cash basis should not be over 1.82% of GDP.

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    Government session. Photo: STA
  • 28.07.2015 - Government appointed Ronny Abraham, the president of the International Court of Justice in the Hague, as Slovenia’s arbitrator. Following the government session, the Slovenian PM Miro Cerar said that the Slovenian government has thus fulfilled its commitments and removed all obstacles, so that the court of arbitration can continue its work uninterrupted. The Slovenian PM expressed his expectation that the court will continue to act independently and impartially, and that it will fulfil its task and adopt the final decision.

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    PM Miro Cerar talks to the press after government session. Photo: STA
  • Slovenian and Russian prime ministers Cerar and Medvedev hail the Russian Chapel as a symbol of peace

    26.07.2015 - The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, is on a two-day visit to Slovenia. Today he was one of three speakers at the ceremony at the Russian chapel and met the honorary sponsor of the event, Prime Minister Miro Cerar. The ceremony is linked to events marking the centenary of World War One. The speakers, including PM Cerar, highlighted the significance of the Russian Chapel as a symbol of peace.

    Russian PM D. Medvedev and Slovenian PM M. Cerar. Photo: STA
  • Slovenia to Appoint New Arbiter within Deadline

    24.07.2015 - Representatives of parliamentary parties unanimously agreed at today`s meeting hosted by PM Miro Cerar that Slovenia will appoint a new member of the arbitration tribunal in 15 days. PM Cerar explained that the government will draft a special bill on the appointment procedure, which will be sent to the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee, expectedly already on Saturday.

    Statement by PM Cerar about the new arbiter. Photo: UKOM

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.