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HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR SUCCESSION

 

The Agreement on Succession Issues was signed on 29 June 2001 in Vienna and is the only international agreement that regulates the rights and liabilities between the successor states after the brake-up of the former SFRY. Slovenia ratified the Agreement on 12 July 2002 (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 71/02), and it entered into force on 2 June 2004. For the implementation of the Agreement, the Republic of Slovenia, like other countries of the former SFRY, has appointed the High Representative for Succession, who participates in the Standing Joint Committee of senior representatives.

 

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has appointed Mateja Vraničar Erman, M.Phil. as the High Representative for Succession at the 40rd regular session on 18 July 2019. The High Representative represents the Republic of Slovenia in the Standing Joint Committee of senior representatives of the former SFRY countries, in accordance with Article 4 of the Agreement.

 

The High Representative is responsible for the implementation of the Agreement and presents positions which have been previously approved by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

 

The ministries, whose jurisdiction includes matters defined in the Agreement on Succession Issues, implement it in cooperation with the High Representative for Succession. The High Representative is cooperating with relevant ministries, the Succession Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, the Bank of Slovenia and other state bodies and institutions, which are responsible for the implementation of the Agreement on Succession Issues.

 

The High Representative for Succession Mateja Vraničar Erman, M.Phil. is also authorized to negotiate the assumption of liabilities for foreign currency savings under the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and is a member of the Coordinating Committee on Succession Issues.