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 8,600 people.
The 2010 budget amounts to 1.54 % 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)
The Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) operate at strategic, operational and tactical levels as unitary armed forces and are not divided into components. The General Staff operates at the strategic level, the Force Command and the Doctrine, Development, Education and Training Command at the operational level and brigades and battalions at the tactical level. Taking into account the requirements for a synchronised planning and operation of forces, the SAF are divided into units performing tasks on land, in the air and at sea. SAF members are deployed to multinational operations and missions in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Somalia, Macedonia and Serbia.
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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.