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PRESS RELEASES

20 May - World Bee Day: on the role of bees and other pollinators in agriculture, food and women's empowerment


Rome, 20 May 2019 – World Bee Day is being celebrated throughout the world; the UN General Assembly declared it in December 2017 upon Slovenia’s initiative. This year's main event marking the World Bee Day was organised by...

20 May marks second observance of World Bee Day


Ljubljana, 17 May 2019 – On Monday, 20 May, Slovenia and the entire world will celebrate the second World Bee Day, which the UN General Assembly proclaimed on 20 December 2017. The proclamation, which is the result of cooperation...

Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia celebrates first anniversary


Ljubljana, 17 April 2019 – In 2018, Slovenia established the Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia, which helps share knowledge of beekeeping internationally and with developing countries. Today’s conference on the anniversary marking...

EU Agriculture Council emphasises importance of protecting the environment and reducing agents of climate change


Luxembourg, 15 April 2019 – The EU’s ministers of agriculture and fisheries met today at a regular meeting of the Council of the EU. Slovenia was represented by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Aleksandra Pivec. At the...

Mirna Peč Museum to permanently exhibit the Bee World pavilion


Mirna Peč, 20 March 2019 – The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Aleksandra Pivec, attended the solemn handover of the Bee World pavilion and its permanent exhibition at the Lojze Slak and Tone Pavček Museum. The...

EU Council stresses the importance of small-scale coastal fishing


Brussels, 18 March 2019 – Today, the EU ministers for agriculture and fisheries held a regular meeting of the EU Council. Slovenia’s representative at the meeting was the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ms Aleksandra...

Slovenian and Irish delegations discuss the strengthening of cooperation and the impact of Brexit on the agricultural sector


Ljubljana, 14 March 2019 – The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Dr Aleksandra Pivec, today met the Irish Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle. The two ministers exchanged...