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AREAS OF WORK

The Protocol Office provides protocol services for the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, the Former President of the Republic of Slovenia, in accordance with the Act on the provision of conditions for holding the office of the President of the Republic (available in Slovene - Ur.l. RS, št. 15/2003), the Human Rights Ombudsman, for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the spouse/partner of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the spouse/partner of the President of the National Assembly, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Protocol Office provides organisational and protocol services on the occasion of visits by foreign delegations and visits abroad by representatives of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Protocol Office, with the agreement of the Secretary General of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, shall also provide protocol services for other bodies when these are involved in protocol events of national importance.

The Protocol Office shall provide the following protocol functions:

1.  State visits by Heads of State or Government to the Republic of Slovenia;

2.  visits (official, working and private) to the Republic of Slovenia paid by:


– Heads of State,
– Speakers of Parliaments and President of the European Parliament,
– Heads of Government, President of the European Council, President of
    the European Commission and heads of international organisations
– Presidents of National Councils or Senates,
– Presidents of Constitutional Courts,
– Presidents of Supreme Courts,
– Human Rights Ombudsmen,
– Ministers of Foreign Affairs and heads of international organisations and specialised  agencies with Foreign Minister rank,
– delegations of federal provinces, States and regions when hosted by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia or the President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia;

3.  State visits by the President of the Republic of Slovenia abroad;

4.  Official and working visits abroad by:


– President of the Republic of Slovenia,
– President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia,
– Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia,
– Deputy Prime Ministers of the Republic of Slovenia
– President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia,
– President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia,
– President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia,
– Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia,
– Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia;

5.  Protocol events of the spouse or partner of the President of the Republic of  
Slovenia, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia;

6.  Presentation of credentials to the President of the Republic of Slovenia;

7.  Presentation of copies of credentials and presentation letters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia;

8.  Initial and farewell visits of heads of diplomatic missions and representations of  international organisations to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the   
President of the   National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, the Prime  
Minister of the Republic of Slovenia and the President of the National Council of 
the Republic of Slovenia;

9.  Decoration ceremonies, when decorations are awarded by the President of the Republic of Slovenia or by other high representatives of the Republic of Slovenia duly authorised by the President of the Republic of Slovenia;

10.  Signing of treaties and other official acts of State importance;

11.  Swearing-in ceremonies before the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia;

12.  State funerals, laying of wreaths and national mourning ceremonies;

13.  Receptions hosted by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the President of the  National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of  Slovenia,   the President  of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia and  the Minister  of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

14.  State celebrations and other events of State importance.