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


Slovenia is a parliamentary republic with a freely elected government. While political rights and civil liberties are generally respected, the right-wing government has verbally attacked democratic institutions including the media and judiciary; this prompted pushback from civil society, and the attacks have failed to yield a systemic weakening of the liberal democratic order. Corruption remains an issue, though media are proactive in exposing it. The judiciary, while somewhat distrusted, has established a record of independent rulings, and the rule of law is generally respected.

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Freedom in the World — Slovenia Country Report

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

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Nations in Transit — Slovenia Country Report

Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Slovenia receives a Democracy Percentage of 81 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2021 report.

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