Slovenia

New government moves to open space for dialogue with civil society

A number of ministries in Slovenia's new coalition government have moved to create more space for constructive dialogue with CSOs. Read more

New government moves to open space for dialogue with civil society


Civil Society Funding Under Threat Following Elections

A possible new government threatens access to public funding for certain civil society organisations; while threats to artists and journalists continue following tense electoral campaign period. Read more

 Civil Society Funding Under Threat Following Elections

Slovenian government takes "huge steps forward" in its relations with the NGO sector

A Slovenian NGO platform is upbeat about state-civil society relations following the introduction of a new NGO law and prospects for greater funding and support to the sector as elections approach in June 2018. Read more

Slovenian government takes "huge steps forward" in its relations with the NGO sector

New NGO law welcomed as challenges to civic space remain

On 23rd March, the Slovenian parliament passed a new NGO law which, for the first time, allows all categories of NGOs to apply for public benefit status. Read more

New NGO law welcomed as challenges to civic space remain

Concerns over public vilification of civil society in Slovenia

In September 2017, 65 European and international NGO networks wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Miro Cerar asserting that the "organised pressure, as well as the media campaign against civil society organisations raise high concerns about the democratic processes in Slovenia..." Read more

Concerns over public vilification of civil society in Slovenia

Refugee crisis sparks small protests in Slovenia

On 26th January 2017, Slovenia's National Assembly passed an amendment to its Alien's Act that allows the authorities to employ 'emergency measures' to deport and deny entry to any migrant or refugee without reviewing the individual's case beforehand. Read more

Refugee crisis sparks small protests in Slovenia

Expression

The Constitution, in Article 39, upholds the freedom of expression, including the right to obtain public information. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

Article 42 of the Constitution also guarantees the freedom of peaceful assembly, with limitations on the grounds of security, public safety and the protection against the spread of infectious diseases. Read more


Association

The Constitution, in Article 42, guarantees the freedom of association, except on grounds of security, public safety and the protection against the spread of infectious diseases. Read more