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  • Government adopted draft Act on the restriction of the use of tobacco products

    01.12.2016 -

    At today's session, the Government adopted a draft Act on the restriction of the use of tobacco products. Its main objectives are to prevent adolescents and young adults from starting to smoke, encourage people to stop smoking, decrease exposure to tobacco smoke among minors and, consequently, to reduce morbidity and premature mortality and costs resulting from tobacco use, which are estimated at €1,8 billion in Slovenia. 

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    Slovenia provided urgent humanitarian aid to Haiti and Ukraine

    24.11.2016 -

    At today’s regular session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the draft Act amending the Social Assistance Benefits Act, addressed the Initialled Agreement on temporary suspension of strike activities with regard to the strike of doctors and dentists and issued the Decree on support for electricity generated from renewable energy sources and the Decree on support for electricity produced in high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power. Furthermore, the Government responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid to Haiti and Ukraine. 

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    110th Government Session

    17.11.2016 -

    At today's session, the Government took note of the information about the negotiation process to sign an agreement on strike demands made by the FIDES's main strike committee, and adopted a draft Act on the provision of conditions for the implementation of a strategic investment in the development area of the Hoče–Slivnica Municipality.

  • PM Cerar pointed out his perception of Slovenia as "a green Slovenia that prudently exploits its numerous natural resources and takes care of its environment. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    PM Miro Cerar: "I think it is of vital importance to protect the water – the 21st century gold – at the highest legal level"

    17.11.2016 -

    At today’s session, the National Assembly will decide on enshrining the right to drinking water to the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. At the beginning of the session, members of the National Assembly were addressed by Prime Minister Miro Cerar.


25th anniversary of independence

The Story of 25 Years 

25 years is the right time-span for our state and our citizens to look back and gauge what has changed, what has improved and what has remained the same. We can certainly look with pride on the path we have taken. After 25 years of independent statehood, with challenges and milestones along the way, Slovenia is now mature, self-assured, lucid, creative and innovative. It has become so because of its people. 

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.


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.


Slovenia and Croatia signed on 4 November 2009 an arbitration agreement establishing an arbitral tribunal tasked with issuing a final award on the land and maritime boundary on the basis of all the relevant facts. This ruling will be final and binding on both countries.

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.