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Upgrading the Dialogue


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During the first days of September, the annual Bled Strategic Forum marks the beginning of the autumn period for the Slovenian foreign politics. The forum connects regional and global reflections through a series of debates about international politics, and, in a way, embodies the spirit of the time. Never has the question of safety been placed at the forefront as frequently as it is now, especially in Europe. The future's safety therefore served as a legitimate topic of this year's Bled Strategic Forum. Marking its eleventh consecutive year, the forum offered a series of valid questions which will need to be addressed in the next weeks, months and years.

The Forum also saw a visit of some of the highest ranking representatives of the Turkish government on the European soil after the failed military coup in Turkey. Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs did not hesitate to call a spade a spade, having severely criticised the European policy, especially that related to the issue of migrations. After meeting with the Turkish diplomacy leader, Slovenian Prime Minister Cerar called the upgrade of talks the only way forward, as this might be the only possibility to establish both controlled and manageable migration process in Europe.

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BSF: An effective response to current challenges is necessary for future safety

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PM Cerar and Turkish MFA in favour of taking talks between EU and Turkey to a further level

Prime Minister Miro Cerar met with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ljubljana. Their talk was mostly focused on the current situation in Turkey and the wider region as well as on European migrations. Both politicians took the opportunity to confirm excellent bilateral relations and advocate for their further upgrade on all levels. more...

For closer economic cooperation between Slovenia and Albania

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar hosted Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who arrived for a two-day official visit. The two Prime Ministers agreed that Slovenia and Albania have established and continue to develop excellent relations. more...

Slovenia – one of the safest tourist destinations

In his talk with the Slovenian Press Agency, Minister of the Economy Zdravko Počivalšek highlighted the importance of tourism for Slovenia. According to him, tourism generated almost 13% of the Slovenian gross domestic product and, just last year, it yielded 2,3 billion euros in revenues. Besides, tourism is an industry with important multiplying effects as it is recognised around the world as the easiest entry point to the labour market for young people. more...

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