Small states and parliamentary diplomacy: Slovenia and the Mediterranean, Zlatko Šabič, Ana Bojinović Fenko and Petra Roter (CIR, Slovenia)

The article contributes to the scholarship on parliamentary diplomacy in the Mediterranean region through the lens of a small state: Slovenia. Parliamentary diplomacy is a useful tool for representing Slovenian positions abroad. It enables focusing on selected issues on the international agenda chosen together with the government and establishing continuous expert knowledge at the senior levels of parliament, however, it also exposes small state’s limited capability of stable financial support for the parliament’s external relations. With specific reference to the Mediterranean, the authors find that there is considerable room for improvement.

Read the article here, at Mediterranean quarterly 27(4), pp. 42–60, December 2016.