Project Brexit



Prime Minister

Borut Pahor (Social, Democrats, since 2012)

Miro Cerar (Modern Centre Party, since 2014

Population 2,063,077
Size 20,273 km2 (7,827 sq mi)
MEPs 8 (Joined the EU in 2004)
Next presidential election

Next legislative election

December 2017

By July 2018

Presidency of the Council July – December 2021
Last meeting with Theresa May None held to date
Brexit priorities Slovenia wants a unified and coherent European approach throughout the Brexit negotiations.

The country will keep a particular eye on the impact of Brexit on the EU’s budget as Slovenia is a net recipient of EU funds and the UK is a large contributor. Making sure the UK pays a financial bill which reflects its commitments will be Slovenia’s biggest priority.

What Mr Cerar said on Brexit 11 October 2016

“If the rest of the EU, I mean the 27, want to demonstrate their unity, their commitment and their willingness and readiness to act together for common goals without Britain, then of course we must not allow our positions to be too flexible.”  

“Especially the U.K. was one of the countries always playing its own game besides that of the union, and this was very difficult for all of those processes that were meant to bind us together to make us stronger.”

Slovenia’s priorities Slovenia’s priorities are to get the budget deficit within EU limits and to get the country’s finances back in order following the euro-zone crisis in which Slovenia narrowly avoided a bail-out. The Government wants to cut public spending and improve tax collection methods. It plans to boost the economy by selling state assets and attract more foreign direct investment.

In terms of foreign affairs, the Government aims to improve relations with the European Union, and play an active role in, among others, the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Council of Europe.

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