• PM Cerar at Bled Strategic Forum

    31.08.2015 - Prime Minister Miro Cerar, who is attending the Bled Strategic Forum, met Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, and the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić  on the sidelines of the forum . They mainly focused on resolving the migrant crisis, while the Slovenian PM also discussed the arbitration agreement with Mr Tusk, who expressed regret that Croatia had decided to withdraw from arbitration, while also expressing hope that the process was not yet dead.

    PM Cerar and President of the European Council Tusk. Photo: STA
  • 28.08.2015 - At today's session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia discussed the assessment of current migration trends and the report on the implemented activities aimed at preparing the country to accept a greater number of persons. Government representatives later met representatives of humanitarian organisations and other NGOs. According to Miro Cerar, Slovenia is prepared for the arrival of a possible bigger number of refugees. Here, the government will follow the humanitarian principle, as “these are people in distress who need help”. The government will also support the principle of solidarity and will share the burden of accepting refugees as a member of the European Union.  more

    Press conference after the Government session. Photo: UKOM
  • PM Cerar Notes Need to Consider Integration Capacity in Refugees Issue

    27.08.2015 - PM Miro Cerar said the refugee crisis had been the central topic of Thursday's conference on the Western Balkans in Vienna, expressing hope for a joint solution that will consider humanitarian principles as well as solidarity while of course also taking into account the integration capacity of individual countries. Cerar said Slovenia was aware of the gravity of the situation.It is ready to make make full use of its capacities, while only taking things to a point where it would still be able to function without disturbances.

    Conference on the Western Balkans. Photo: Andy Wenzel, BKA
  • PM Cerar visits AGRA international fair of food and agriculture

    26.08.2015 - On Wednesday, the AGRA international fair of food and agriculture at the site of Pomurje Fair in Gornja Radgona was visited by Prime Minister Miro Cerar, who addressed participants at an event presenting the awards of the Cooperative Association of Slovenia and toured the exhibition. According to the PM, cooperatives are particularly important because they combine profit and solidarity to create social capital and contribute to economic diversity. He noted that cooperatives are not only a major part of Slovenia's history and tradition, but our future in a format adjusted to the current needs and situation.

    PM Cerar and agriculture minister Židan at the Agra fair. 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.