People in Bled, Slovakia. Editorial credit: Alex Cimbal / Shutterstock.com

Slovenia

Slovenia is a parliamentary republic with a freely elected government that generally respects political rights and civil liberties. A right-wing government that sought to undermine the rule of law was replaced by a left-liberal coalition after the April 2022 parliamentary elections. Corruption remains an issue, while cases of economic exploitation have become more prominent. The judiciary has established a record of independent rulings.

Volunteers clean up the rubbles from a destroyed residential building in Borodyanka. Following the recapture of Borodyanka by the Ukrainian forces, the city was heavily devastated and turned into ruins under intense fighting and shelling.

Nations in Transit — Slovenia Country Report

Slovenia is categorized as a Consolidated Democracy in the Nations in Transit 2023, Freedom House's annual study on the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Slovenia Country Report

Slovenia is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.