• 16.07.2014 - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Alenka Bratušek, and the Minister of Defence, Roman Jakič, attended a donor conference on aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. According to the latest information, conference participants have contributed funds totalling over 1.8 billion euros. 

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    Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA, source: Cabinet of the PM
  • 08.07.2014 - Minister Erjavec participated in a ceremony in Maribor organised by the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Maribor Municipality to mark the beginning of the renovation of the museum and memorial centre at the site of the former Nazi camp for Soviet prisoners of war. High-level guests from both countries attended, among them Slovenian President Borut Pahor, and Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov. more

    Source: MZZ
  • 24.06.2014 - On the eve of the Statehood Day, the main national ceremony was held in Congress Square, with President Borut Pahor as the keynote speaker. The cultural programme was prepared by respected theatre director Edward Clug and composer Milko Lazar. more

    The Statehood Day Ceremony. Photo: STA

 

It has been a year since the Government led by Alenka Bratušek started its mandate. Slovenia was in a very difficult situation at the time: it was gripped by the speculative financial markets, while an atmosphere of mistrust and instability pervaded the domestic political scene. But despite the many pessimistic forecasts, the past year was positive.


Slovenian Government approved a programme of measures aimed to combat the grey economy, which also foresees curbing undeclared employment, inspection campaigns, amendments to health-care legislation and damages for illegal building. Measures also tackle cash payments, duties and eliminating administrative barriers.




Investment Conferences:

 

The National Reform Programme (2013-2014) and Stability Programme (2013)

 

On 9th May 2013 the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted:

  •  the National Reform Programme for 2013-2014 (899 KB), which is  the Government’s mid-term plan defining priority measures and projects aimed at realising the objectives defined in the Europe 2020 growth strategy. The document forms the main part of the European semester, the content of which is linked to the stability programme 
  •  Stability Programme for 2013 (906 KB), which must be referred to the European Commission every April within the so-called European Semester together with the National Reform Programme. The document has been taken into account that Slovenia has been officially undergoing the excess deficit procedure, and is required to lower debt to less than 3% of GDP by 2013 in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of the EU.