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Slovenia and OECD


OECD Report 'Economic Policy Reforms, Going for Growth 2012' , assesses and compares progress that countries have made on structural reforms since the start of the crisis, covering the 2007-11 period.


 Country note for Slovenia. (840 KB)



Slovenia - member of the OECD

Slovenia has been an OECD member since July 2010.


Slovenia received an invitation for membership negotiations at the OECD Ministerial Council held in May 2007. In November 2007, the OECD Council approved the Accession Roadmap setting out the terms and conditions of Slovenia's approximation and accession to the OECD.


In July 2008, Slovenia submitted the »Initial Memorandum for Slovenia's Accession to the OECD«. From autumn 2008 to April 2010, Slovenia's readiness and capacity for becoming an OECD member according to the Accession Roadmap were discussed and checked in the OECD committees and working groups. On 10 May 2010 the OECD Council decided by consensus to invite Slovenia to accede to the OECD Convention.


On 1 June 2010 in Ljubljana Slovenia signed the accession treaty of the OECD after receiving a formal invitation for membership in Paris on 27 May 2010. The treaty was sent to the National Assembly for ratification.


21 July 2010: Slovenia formally becomes the 32th member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.



Slovenia's Accession Process and Membership


The Government Office for Development and European Affairs (GODEA), within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), is the central government body responsible for the OECD affairs.


Read more about at its website:



Château de la Muette, OECD Headquarters in Paris (photo: OECD).


OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The OECD brings together the 34 most developed countries in the world, which set global standards and principles in economic and development policies. The group of OECD countries, with less than one fifth of the world’s population, generates almost three fifths of global GDP.  More › 



The OECD was established in 1961 out of its forerunner, the Organisation for European Economic Co-Operation (OEEC), which was established in 1948 to administer the Marshall Plan for the post-war reconstruction of Europe. The purpose of the organisation is to disseminate policies that foster economic growth, boost employment and raise living standards in its member countries. The organisation also assists the economic development of non-member countries and fosters world trade.



Latest enlargements:

  • 1996 - South Korea, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic

  • 2000 - the Slovak Republic

  • 2010 - Chile, Estonia, Israel, Slovenia.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs /Government Office for Development and European Affairs (GODEA) - European affairs


Accession Process, functioning of Slovenia as the OECD member, events, useful links, documents, ...  Read more » 


Access to OECD Publications

  • OLIS  – for government officials
  • SourceOECD  – for researchers, students and institutions – subscribers to the OECD’s Online Library (Narodna in Univerzitetna knjižnica v Ljubljani [National and University Library in Ljubljana] has access in Slovenia)
  • OECD Online Bookshop  – for individuals


Ministry of Foreign Affairs /Government Office for Development and European Affairs (SVREZ) - European affairs

Irena Roštan, M.Sc.


Telephone: +386 1 400 2402

Fax: +386 1 400 1191

E-mail: oecd(at)