At a glance
Slovenia has been a member of the euro area since 1 January 2007. Euro banknotes and coins were introduced on the same date. The euro replaced the Slovenian tolar (SIT) at a conversion rate of EUR 1 = SIT 239.640.
Slovenia is represented by Alenka Bratušek, Prime Minister, at Euro Summit meetings and by its Minister of Finance, Uroš Čufer, at Eurogroup meetings.
- Adoption of the euro: 01/01/2007
- Former currency: Slovenian tolar (EUR 1 = SIT 239.640 )
- GDP per capita (current prices): €17 400 (2011 - Eurostat)
- Number of votes at the Council of the EU: 4
- Member of the Schengen area: Yes
- Official languages: Slovenian (sl)
The National Assembly has 90 members who are elected for four years, with two seats reserved for the Hungarian and Italian minorities.
The Council of State has 40 members who are elected by indirect suffrage for five years.
The President of the Republic is the head of state and is elected by direct universal suffrage every five years. The President proposes the appointment of the Prime Minister to the Parliament, which must give its agreement.
- Political system: parliamentary republic
- Voting age: 18, voting not compulsory
- National Day: 25 June (date of independence from the former Yugoslavia – 1991)