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Slovenia - Justice and Home Affairs

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Short-term priorities:

  • implement the new Law on Foreigners and on Asylum to enable full participation in the Schengen Information System;
  • ratify the European convention on the laundering of the proceeds of crime, the European criminal law convention on corruption, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development OECD convention on bribery;
  • strengthen capacities to deal with money laundering.

Assessment (November 2000)

Implementation of the Law on Foreigners and Asylum has started. The Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and the European Convention on Laundering have been ratified. The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery has not been ratified.

Assessment (November 2001)

Slovenia has adopted new Foreigners and Asylum Acts. It has also signed several conventions, in particular the Council of European Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and the OECD Conventions on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. This priority has thus to a large extent been achieved.

Assessment (October 2002)

Implementation of the Schengen Action Plan has advanced, including preparations for the country's participation in the Schengen information system.
Secondary legislation still has to be adopted on the right of asylum.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Medium-term priorities:

  • completion of alignment on international agreements, particularly in the fields of criminal law and the fight against organised crime and corruption;
  • implementation of migration policy and reform of asylum procedures, particularly with a view to implementing the Schengen arrangements.

Assessment (October 1999)

The Asylum Act and the Foreigners Act have been adopted. These are designed to regulate migration policy. The Bodies Corporate (Criminal Liability) Act has also been adopted to prevent organised crime, money laundering and corruption.

Assessment (November 2000)

The administrative capacity of law-enforcement bodies has been improved. Efforts have continued to fight organised crime, trafficking in women and children, drug trafficking and corruption. Further steps have been taken in the alignment of visa legislation.

Assessment (November 2001)

Staff recruitment and training have helped to strengthen the bodies responsible for applying the law. Progress has been made in the fight against organised crime, trafficking in women and children, drug trafficking and corruption. This priority has thus been largely met.

Assessment (October 2002)

Illegal immigration has decreased in Slovenia, but the legislation on migration still has to be aligned.
Progress has been made in combating organised crime, in particular by strengthening international cooperation in this sector.

Assessment (November 2003)

Please refer to the fact sheets on the adoption of the Community acquis.

Following the signing of the Accession Treaty on 16 April 2003, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

REFERENCES

Council Decision 98/268/EC of 30.03.1998
Official Journal L 121 of 23.04.1998

Council Decision 1999/859/EC of 06.12.1999
Official Journal L 335 of 28.12.1999

Commission Opinion COM(97)2010 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(98)709 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(1999)512 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2000)712 final
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2001)700 final - SEC(2001)1755
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2002) 700 final - SEC(2002) 1411
Not published in the Official Journal

Commission Report COM(2003) 675 final - SEC(2003) 1208
Not published in the Official Journal

Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 236, 23.09.2003]

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

Last updated: 19.11.2004
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