The Ministry of Defence performs tasks related to the defence system and the system of protection against natural and other disasters.
The ministry, including the Slovenian Armed Forces, employs approximately 8,500 people.
The 2013 budget amounts to 1.05 % of GDP.
The Republic of Slovenia joined NATO and the EU in 2004.
Resolution on the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia - SLO, EN (PDF, 285 KB, 57 pages)
Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief performs administrative and professional protection, rescue and relief tasks as well as other tasks regarding protection against natural and other disasters. Disaster management system is one of the three pillars of the national-security system that also encompasses protection, rescue and relief activities. The aim of the system is to reduce the number of disasters and to forestall or reduce the number of casualties and other consequences of such disasters. Due to the geographical characteristics of Slovenia, natural disasters, especially floods, summer storms, fires and earthquakes, are common phenomena. The danger of environmental disasters is increasing due to urbanization and industrialization; however contemporary threats of terrorism and the occurrence of various contagious diseases also contribute a significant part.