Karl Erjavec

Slovenian FM says W. Balkan stability important also because of big trade

The stability of the Western Balkans is very important for Slovenia, Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said on Wednesday, underlining the political ties and big volume of trade.

Serbian, Slovenian FMs says two countries' relations good, economic cooperation on rise

Relations between Slovenia and Serbia are good, the two countries have a number of common interests and their trade, which last year amounted to EUR 1 billion, is on the rise, Slovenian and Serbian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and Ivica Dacic respectively, said after their talks in Ljubljana on Wednesday.

No major migrations along Adriatic route, Slovenian FM says

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec has tried to shed light on Slovenian PM Miro Cerar's statement on Friday about the opening of an Adriatic route whereby migrants might reach Croatia and Slovenia which surprised Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic.

Croatian MEP asks EC to respond to Slovenia's pressure on Croatia

Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovcic of the ALDE group told the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday that the recent acts and statements by members of the Slovenian government in connection with the border demarcation arbitration and the use of the name of the Teran wine should be perceived as pressure on Croatia.

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border arbitration tribunal which Ljubljana expects to be delivered this year, according to a statement made by Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec before the Slovenian parliament's foreign affairs committee.

Slovenian FM says relations with Croatia good, outstanding issues of 'episodic nature'

Slovenia's relations with its neighbouring countries are good and some of the inherited outstanding issues with Croatia are of "an episodic nature" and there is no reason not to believe that those issues will be resolved, Slovenian Foreign Minister said on Saturday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's international recognition.

Slovenian FM: Claims of sabotaging Croata's tourism media spin

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said on Friday that his interview with Slovenian Television which Croatian media had allegedly misinterpreted contained no threats to Croatia that Slovenia would sabotage Croatia's tourist season in case of problems with the implementation of the expected ruling of an arbitration tribunal on border demarcation, describing those headlines as an unfounded media spin.

Stier says Erjavec won't accomplish anything by harassing tourists

Croatia and Slovenia need to resolve their border dispute through dialogue and Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec most definitely will not accomplish positive results by harassing tourists at the border, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Thursday.

Erjavec expects EU pressure on Croatia regarding border arbitration

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec believes the EU could put pressure on Croatia, which considers a Croatia-Slovenia border arbitration agreement irreversibly compromised, to accept a ruling by an arbitration tribunal which Slovenian media believe could be delivered in the middle of the year.

Views of Slovenia and Croatia on border row still far apart

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and his Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier said at a news conference after talks in Ljubljana on Friday that they had made no progress on how to settle the border dispute.

Slovenia FM advocates stronger economic cooperation with Russia

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec on Friday called for strengthening Slovenia's economic ties with Russia as well as for dialogue in attempts to solve the outstanding issues between Russia and the European Union, that has imposed sanctions on Moscow due to the military intervention in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.

Slovenian FM expects Trump to put US-Russia relations back on track

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec on Wednesday expressed an expectation that the newly-elected US President Donald Trump would put US-Russia relations back on track as soon as possible and that the European Union and the United States would continue to develop their cooperation.

Slovenian FM announces meeting with Croatian counterpart

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec told Slovenian Television on Thursday evening that he and his newly appointed Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier were arranging Stier's visit to Ljubljana which could take place as early as this month.

Bled Strategic Forum: EU must find more efficient solutions to crises, challenges

A traditional, two-day international conference called the Bled Strategic Forum ended on Friday, with most participants agreeing that the EU must find more efficient mechanisms to respond to security challenges that threaten with disintegration processes and strengthening of populist nationalism in the member-countries as well as the rest of the world.

Slovenian FM to travel to Moscow ahead of Putin's visit to Ljubljana

Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec will travel to Moscow on Tuesday on a two-day visit to the Russian Federation ahead of the trip of President Vladimir Putin to Slovenia, scheduled for 30 June.

Slovenia and Croatia stand firm regarding border arbitration

Erjavec said that he had met with Kovac privately on the margins of the 1st Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) and that they spoke about bilateral issues.

Croatia-Slovenia relations good, but differences regarding border dispute remain

Croatian and Slovenian Foreign Ministers Miro Kovac and Karl Erjavec agreed in Ljubljana on Tuesday that the two countries' relations were good, in many areas even excellent, ...

No progress in resolving Croatia-Slovenia border dispute

He added that in the meantime Zagreb and Ljubljana should not put that issue in the focus and thus burden their good bilateral relations.

Erjavec satisfied with Slovenian case before arbiters in The Hague

"I am pleased that this hearing was held," Erjavec told the press after addressing the Arbitral Tribunal on how Slovenia viewed the arbitration on the border dispute with Croatia and Croatia's decision to withdraw from that process.

Slovenian media doubt Slovenia will give up border arbitration with Croatia

"The new Croatian government is offering a new round of negotiations on the border, but it's unclear how it imagines this, so this improper offer can also be seen as a trap.

Slovenia still for border arbitration wit Croatia, says FM

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said on Monday his country continued to see arbitration as the solution to its border issue with Croatia, that there was no plan B and that he did not believe that a solution was possible through bilateral negotiations.

Erjavec remains Slovenian foreign minister

Karl Erjavec will remain Slovenia's foreign minister after the interpellation lodged by the Opposition which accused Erjavec of sabotaging the arbitration deal with Croatia and causing a fiasco in the arbitration procedure from which Croatia had pulled out.

Slovenia FM: Cooperation in managing refugee crisis improves with new Cro gov't

"Cooperation with the new Croatian government regarding migrants is much better than with the previous government led by (Prime Minister Zoran) Milanovic," Erjavec said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

Slovenia ready to engage army to help in migrant crisis

The measures see to the protection of national interests so that Slovenia does not become a hot spot where migrants would stay for longer periods, Erjavec said.

Croatian FM invited to visit Slovenia

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec met with his Croatian counterpart Miro Kovac in Amsterdam on Saturday during an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers on the migration crisis and invited him to visit Ljubljana.

Slovenia waiting for new Croatian gov't to regulate refugee flow

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said on Monday that Croatia, that was in the process of forming a new government, could not now take an active part in the regulation of the influx of migrants.

Slovenian opposition demands FM's resignation

MPs of the Slovenian Democratic Party and the New Slovenia party accuse Erjavec of "improvisation" and "failures" in foreign policy, of financial irregularities and clientelism in his ministry, and of making statements which made Croatia walk out of border arbitration.

Slovenian FM: Austria's border fence designed to regulate migrant wave

The Schengen Area, named after the Schengen Agreement, comprises 26 European countries that have abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders.

Croatia says Slovenia using refugee crisis to provoke incidents and exert pressure

"Statements by Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec are in support of what should certainly be avoided, and that is using a humanitarian crisis and the plights of vulnerable groups ...

Erjavec says Croatia-Slovenia border not determined yet

"Slovenia is putting up technical barriers on its territory, the border has not been defined yet and we do not know how it runs, that will be known when the arbitral tribunal makes a ruling,"

Slovenia set to erect wire fence along 80 kilometres of border

"The fences are not there to seal the border but to make it possible for us to organise the reception of migrants where we can register them," Erjavec told the Slovenian media.

Slovenia announces tighter controls for migrants on border with Croatia

"With its actions Croatia proves that it is getting further away from the Schengen area. It should keep its recipes to itself, we see that it has a lot of problems ...