Tuesday, June 3, 2008


LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (June 3,2008) – The Slovenian Foreign Ministry Secretary Andrej Ster and the Bosnian Ambassador to Slovenia Izmir Talic exchanged yesterday documents on the ratification of the agreement on social insurance between Slovenia and Bosnia, which is to enter into force on 1 July.

The agreement covers health, pension and disability insurance, maternity protection, occupational injuries and diseases, and insurance for the case of unemployment.

Under the agreement, employed insured persons who are citizens of one country and have a permanent residence in the other country will be provided with health care services in the country in which they work.

The agreement also regulates the issue of adjustment of pensions and insurance periods calculated in accordance with the legislation of the former Yugoslavia on pension and disability insurance for soldiers.

The agreement which was signed in February last year during a visit by Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa to Bosnia. Similar agreement have been signed with Croatia and Macedonia.

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