Return is one of key pillars of an effective migration policy

The Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of the Interior, is organising a two-day international conference about cooperation on return, focusing on the Western Balkans



Dr Olaj relieved from office, Boštjan Lindav appointed Acting Director General of the Police

At last night's session, the Government relieved Dr Anton Olaj of the post of Director General of the Police and appointed Boštjan Lindav, who will hold the post until the appointment of the Director General of the Police following a selection procedure, but for a maximum period of six months.



Crossing the state border and restrictions due to Covid-19

A special border-crossing regime was set up early in March 2020, soon after first infections were reported, in order to contain the progress of the novel virus. Temporary and border entry/exit restrictions were put in place for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens.



Slovenian police successfully hold the first International conference on martial arts in police

Slovenian and international police martial arts experts met at the Police Academy in Tacen near Ljubljana on 26 and 27 May 2022 for the first International conference on Martial Arts in policing convened by the Slovenian police.



Slovenian criminal investigators successfully conclude the search for a convicted fugitive in cooperation with foreign law enforcement authorities

Slovenian criminal police have successfully concluded a long search for a Slovenian national, who has been convicted of the offences sexual assault on a person below 15 years of age and production and possession of pornographic material.



International action 24-Blue RAD with increased railway traffic control from 14 to 20 March in Slovenia

During the week of 14-20 March 2022, police officers are taking part in the international action 24-Blue RAD. We are carrying out individual, 24-hour reinforced controls at railway border crossing points and on freight and passenger trains, especially international trains, across the country.



Restrictions on gatherings lifted as of 21 February

As of 21 February 2022, there are no longer any restrictions on gatherings, public events and assembly in Slovenia due to coronavirus.



RVT condition no longer applies for entry into Slovenia

As of 19 February 2022, restrictions due to Covid-19 no longer apply when entering Slovenia. This means that the RVT (recovered/vaccinated/tested) condition no longer has to be met at the border and travellers will no longer be ordered to quarantine at home.



Transit through Slovenia on way to another country - clarification

We are publishing a clarification regarding entry to Slovenia when transiting Slovenian territory to another country (updated on 19 February, 2022).



Italian fugitive tracked down and arrested by Slovenian police and criminal investigation authorities

Criminal investigators of the national Criminal Police Directorate and Koper police officers tracked down and arrested an Italian citizen in the area of Koper Police Directorate on 16 February 2022.



In a major international operation, Slovenian Police and Financial Administration dismantle an organised crime group illegally producing and smuggling tobacco products

This week has seen the closing of one of the most extensive operations recently undertaken to crack down on illicit tobacco manufacturing in Slovenia. The operation was essentially a collaboration between the Police and the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (FURS), the French police authorities and Europol. An international crime group was dismantled for the illicit production of tobacco products in Slovenia and their distribution across the EU, the specific target being the French market.



Shorter validity of test results when entering Slovenia as well as shorter quarantine

The worsening epidemiological situation has led to tighter entry conditions at the national border.



We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022.



Europol Management Board work programme and budget meeting

A video conference meeting of the Management Board of Europol was held on 14 and 15 December 2021 as part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Slovenia is part of the Management Board under the trio Presidency (Germany, Portugal and Slovenia) and plays an active role in the preparation and chairing of the Board’s meetings.



The meeting of the Board of National Representatives of the EUCPN and implementation of the Best Practice Conference

Yesterday, 8 December 2021, as part of its Presidency of the Council of the EU, Slovenia organised an online meeting of the Board of National Representatives of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN), which is the highest decision-making body of the EUCPN, as well as the Best Practice Conference and the European Crime Prevention Award ceremony which took place today, 9 December 2021.