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Government projects 2014-2018

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.

National Culture Programme

The National Programme for Culture 2014 – 2017 is the strategic instrument of cultural policy development planning.

Government projects 2013-2014

One year in office

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.

Government projects 2012-2013

First six months of the Government

The main goals over the first half-year of the Government of the Prime Minister Janez Janša were the maintenance of financial sustainability and the promotion of economic growth. Ministers faced a budget deficit on the budget items of individual ministries and an unrealistic budget for 2012. At the same time, measures for the promotion of the economy and the creation of conditions to improve the competitiveness of the Slovenian economy were being prepared.

Stability Programme

On 26 April 2012, the Government amended the  Stability Programme for 2012  (385 KB)based on the new macroeconomic forecast. The main goals of the economic policy presented in the programme are the permanent structural stabilisation of public finances and establishing conditions for stable economic growth.

Social Contract 2012-2017

The social partners, representatives of chambers of commerce, associations of employers and trade unions and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia are to reach an agreement on the  Guidelines for the Social Contract 2012–2017. (97 KB)

Fiscal Stability Pact

In the margins of the European Council meeting on 1-2 March 2012, 25 European leaders signed the  Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance (47 KB) (Fiscal Stability Treaty). The basis of the treaty is golden fiscal rule under which the budget has to be balanced or in surplus.

Government projects 2008-2012

Government key achievements 2008-2011

The government managed a few achievements of historic significance: conclusion of the arbitration agreement between Slovenia and Croatia, resolution of the status of 'the erased', increase of public funds for investment in research and development and agreement on bilingual signposts in Austrian Carinthia.

 Government key achievements 2008-2011 (96 KB)

Crisis Exit

In Slovenia, like in other countries in Europe, the economic and financial crisis appears to be easing. The latest crisis has exposed numerous weak points in existing systems, so the recovery will require radical structural changes. For this reason the Government adopted the  Slovenian Exit Strategy 2010-2013 (517 KB) More>>

Slovenia and OECD

Slovenia signed the accession treaty of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on 1 June 2010 in Ljubljana after receiving a formal invitation for membership in Paris on 27 May 2010, capping 14 years of efforts to join this elite club of advanced nations.

Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most serious problems facing mankind to which, in addition to natural processes, people also contribute a lot. It is a global challenge for the whole international community. Slovenian government has adopted several measures in the field of climate change.

The Fifth Anniversary of Slovenian Accession to the EU

On 1 May 2004, Slovenia became a member of the European Union. 89.64% voted in favour of EU membership in a referendum on 23 March 2003. Many years of negotiations were needed to reach an agreement on the conditions of accession and for harmonisation of Slovenian legislation with the acquis. More>>

The Fifth Anniversary of Slovenian’s Accession to NATO

On 29 March 2004, Slovenia became a full member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In joining NATO, Slovenia has achieved one of the major foreign policy goals at the time of independence.  more>>

First two years of Borut Pahor's Government

After two years of Government under Borut Pahor, one can safely say that the global economic and financial crisis, which emerged as the Government took office has significantly marked its term. The most significant impact on the current Government’s second year in office had the beginning of the implementation of vast structural reforms. More>>

Measures Taken in Response to Global Financial and Economic Turmoil

Global financial and economic crisis has been influencing Slovenian economy markedly from late 2008 on. In the 4th quarter of 2008, GDP decreased by 0.8 percent compared to the 4th quarter of 2007. This is the first decrease of GDP after the 2nd quarter of 1993. more>>

The sections provides more information about some major government projects through the following websites available in English:



Presidency of the EU


Slovenia was the first new Member State to hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2008.

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EU interior minister gave the final green light on 6 December 2007 to the expansion of the Schengen no-border zone to nine countries, including Slovenia. The enlargement from 15 to 24 countries took place in the first minute of 21 December.

More information:

  • Schengen  - Ministry of the Interior 



Framework of economic and social reforms for increasing the welfare in Slovenia


At its session on 3 November 2005, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the framework of economic and social reforms for increasing the welfare in Slovenia.

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Fight against trafficking in persons



Back in December 2001, Slovenia set up an Interdepartmental Working Group for the fight against trafficking in persons (IWG). IWG informs the Slovenian Government of its activities in regular annual reports. In 2004 IWG drafted, and the government confirmed, an Action Plan.

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Introduction of the Euro in the Republic of Slovenia


On 1 January 2007 Slovenia became the first new EU member state to introduce the Euro.

In January 2005, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the Bank of Slovenia adopted a "Masterplan for the Euro Changeover" that lays down all essential procedures associated with the introduction of the euro.

According to the convergence report of the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) on 16 May 2006, Slovenia met the criteria to adopt the euro. So on 1 January 2007 Slovenia became the first new EU member state to introduce the Euro.

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OSCE Chairmanship of the Republic of Slovenia


On 1 January 2005 the Republic of Slovenia took over the one-year Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

The one-year presidency was crowned with the Ministerial Council , which took place in Ljubljana, 5 and 6 December 2005.



Slovenia and EU


Slovenia became an EU member on 1 May 2004 and is now actively participating

at the EU policy and decision making process



Slovenia and NATO


On 29 March 2004 Slovenia became a member of NATO.





The new portal in English offers in addition an insight into life situations for individuals and businesses accompanied with links to public administration web pages with similar contents.

"e-Government"  /State portal of the Republic of Slovenia



C.E.I Summit 2004, Portorož 25-26 November 2004


During its one-year chairmanship of the CEI in 2004, the Republic of Slovenia completed several activities. On November 25-26 2004 Slovenia also hosted the main event -  the Summit of the Prime Ministers of Central European Initiative (CEI) countries in Portorož.

C.E.I Summit 2004, Portorož 25-26 November 2004  (information about the event, declaration, photos, speeches, etc.)



Website of the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council 2008

Website on the introduction of the euro in Slovenia

Website of the OSCE Ministerial Council, Ljubljana, 5 and 6 December 2005