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  • Photo: Bor Slana, STA

    09.05.2019 - At today’s regular session the government adopted its action plan for the World Bee Day project for the period to 2022. The plan will be updated regularly to include content agreed later. World Bee Day also offers an opportunity to transfer Slovenia’s wealth of knowledge and technology in the area of beekeeping, and to establish Slovenia globally as a green, healthy, proactive and innovative country.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    08.05.2019 - To mark the 15th anniversary of Slovenia joining the European Union, a grand celebration entitled Mosaic of the Future was held at Brdo Congress Centre. In his speech at the event, Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec emphasised that Slovenia remains a solid and determined cornerstone in the European mosaic. The guest of honour at the celebrations was Xavier Bettel, prime minister of Luxembourg, current holder of the Benelux presidency, who also gave a keynote speech at the event.

  • Photo: Uroš Hočevar

    01.05.2019 - Fifteen years ago, or on 1 May 2004 to be precise, Slovenia became a full member of the European Union. On 23 March 2003, with a turnout of 60%, almost 90% of voters voted for EU membership. Today, Slovenians continue to be strong advocates for the European Union and its values. The European Union has had a very positive impact on Slovenia’s development and on the life of its citizens. The 15th anniversary of Slovenia’s accession will be celebrated at a gala event to be held at Brdo pri Kranju on 8 May.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    29.04.2019 - Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec has taken part in an informal meeting on the Western Balkans, hosted in Berlin by German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron.

  • Photo: Anže Malovrh, STA

    25.04.2019 - At today’s session the government issued the Decree on the implementation of the public utility of regular public passenger transport in domestic road transport. The government also issued the Decree determining the amount of excise duty on tobacco products, which on 1 June 2019 will raise excise duties on cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, fine-cut tobacco, and other smoking tobacco. The government has adopted a Decree on price-setting for school textbooks.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek, STA

    24.04.2019 - At Brdo pri Kranju today, Slovenian PM Marjan Šarec addressed the Slovenian ambassadors and high-level representatives of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in attendance at the 23rd annual Slovenian Diplomatic Conference. HIn his address, the PM initially noted that “various events around the world and in our immediate neighbourhood that create doubts about the universally accepted principles of international relations, international law and European values, convince [me] in the belief that we must urgently oppose such conduct through proactive European and foreign policy, through proactive diplomacy,” and stated that Slovenian diplomacy is principled, consistent and has clear priorities, which he considers to be of key importance for its effectiveness.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek, STA

    18.04.2019 - At today’s session, the government adopted a proposal for initiation of the procedure for amending the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia in order to codify Slovenian sign language in the Constitution. 

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    12.04.2019 - The second day of the 16 + 1 Summit, which is being held in Dubrovnik, featured a plenary session that included the leaders of central and eastern European countries and China. In his address to the plenary session, Slovenian PM Marjan Šarec noted the importance of the results that are already being shown in practice as a result of cooperation in the 16 + 1 initiative. He commended the joint declaration on relations between the EU and China, which calls for further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the EU and China, and which was finalised at the recent EU-China summit in Brussels. “This is a reflection of the will of two major economic powers to develop open economic relations, which is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of all.”

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    11.04.2019 - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec is attending the 8th annual 16 + 1 Summit, a meeting of the heads of state of the countries of central and eastern Europe and China, on 11 and 12 April 2019 in Dubrovnik. Today, alongside the first day of the 16 + 1 summit, Slovenian PM Šarec met with the Premier of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.

  • Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

    11.04.2019 - Leaders of the 27 EU Member States, including Slovenian prime minister Marjan Šarec, and British prime minister Theresa May have agreed to further extend the Brexit deadline to 31 October at an emergency summit in Brussels. After the meeting, Šarec said that this was currently the best possible compromise, offering a flexible extension of the leaving date in order to give the British parliament time to reach a consensus on the Withdrawal Agreement.


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