• 29.01.2015 - The Government approved the draft revised budget for 2015 and issued its opinion on the draft Act Amending the Marriage and Family Relations Act, which was submitted to the National Assembly by a group of deputies. The Government does not oppose the proposed amendments to the regulation of marriage and cohabitation. The government has also decided to send humanitarian supplies to Ukraine. more

    Minister Mramor and State Secretary Vraničar talk to the press after government session. Photo: STA
  • 26.01.2015 - “Recent upgrade of Slovenia's credit rating puts Slovenia among countries attractive to investors,” said PM Cerar in the National Assembly and also stressed high growth and lower unemployment in the recent period. According to PM Cerar, further strengthening of economic growth and lowering unemployment remain crucial government priorities. Furthermore, the government will focus on taking advantage of Slovenia's comparative priorities more effectively, including timber, water and Slovenia's geostrategic position. more

    PM Miro Cerar in the National Assembly. Photo: STA
  • Turkmenistan Foreign Minister visits Slovenia

    26.01.2015 - The foreign ministers of Slovenia and Turkmenistan, Karl Erjavec and Rashid Meredov, called for boosting business cooperation between the countries, while the bilateral government commission on economic cooperation discussed concrete projects at its maiden session. Meredov's visit is also intended as preparations for the first official visit by Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow to Slovenia, planned in the first part of the year.Erjavec expects the visit to be a new milestone in bilateral relations. By then five agreements are to be prepared for signing, including one to stimulate and protect investments and one on international transportation of people and cargo.

    Ministers Erjavec (right) and Meredov (left) talking to the press. 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.