Decorations


The decorations of the Republic of Slovenia are the highest distinctions awarded by the State for exceptional merits and acts of particular importance for the prosperity of Slovenia. According to The Decorations of the Republic of Slovenia Act they are orders and medals.

The decoration The Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia established pursuant to the Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 24/92) shall continue to be awarded as the highest decoration of the Republic of Slovenia for merits rendered in the defence of freedom and assertion of the sovereignty of the Republic of Slovenia or only in connection with the said acts related to the gaining of independence.

Orders of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia:
- The Golden Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia
- The Silver Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia
- The Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia

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The Golden Order of Freedom
of the Republic of Slovenia
The Silver Order of Freedom
of the Republic of Slovenia
The Order of Freedom
of the Republic of Slovenia

For the remaining exceptional merits and acts of particular importance for the prosperity of Slovenia, the decorations in accordance with The Decorations of the Republic of Slovenia Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 69/2004).


Orders and Medals

Orders and medals shall be awarded for merits rendered in:
- the civil field,
- the diplomatic and international field and
- the military or security field.

The Order for Exceptional Merits
shall be conferred for exceptional work and merits rendered in advancing the sovereignty, prosperity, renown and progress of Slovenia in the cultural, economic, scientific, social and political fields.

The Order for Exceptional Merits shall be conferred on nationals of the Republic of Slovenia and, exceptionally, on groups of nationals, legal persons, other organisations and foreign top statesmen.

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The Order for Exceptional Merits

The Golden Order for Merits
shall be conferred for exceptional merits accomplished for Slovenia in the civil, diplomatic and international and military or security fields.

The Golden Order for Merits shall be conferred on nationals of the Republic of Slovenia, foreign nationals and, exceptionally, on domestic, foreign and international organisations.

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The Golden Order for Merits
in the civil field
The Golden Order for Merits
in the diplomatic and international field
The Golden Order for Merits
in the military or security field

The Silver Order for Merits
shall be conferred for exceptional work and merits rendered in the security, defence and protection of the Republic of Slovenia and for international cooperation in these fields.

The Silver Order for Merits shall be conferred on nationals of the Republic of Slovenia and foreign nationals and, exceptionally, on groups of nationals, legal persons and other organisations.

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The Silver Order for Merits
in the civil field
The Silver Order for Merits
in the diplomatic and international field
The Silver Order for Merits
in the military or security field

The Order for Merits
shall be conferred for merits accomplished for the Republic of Slovenia in other fields.

The Order for Merits shall be conferred on nationals of the Republic of Slovenia, groups of nationals, legal persons and other organisations, as well as on foreign nationals and foreign and international organisations.

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The Order for Merits
in the civil field
The Order for Merits
in the diplomatic and international field
The Order for Merits
in the military or security field

The Medal for Merits
shall be conferred for especially remarkable achievements and results in the fields marking an important contribution to the development and international standing of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Medal for Merits shall be conferred on nationals of the Republic of Slovenia, foreign nationals, groups of nationals and on domestic and foreign organisations.

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The Medal for Merits
in the civil field
The Medal for Merits
in the diplomatic and international field
The Medal for Merits
in the military or security field

The Medal for Valour
shall be conferred for personal valour and self-sacrifice in saving human lives and material goods.

The Medal for Valour shall be conferred on nationals of the Republic of Slovenia.

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The Medal for Valour
in the civil field
The Medal for Valour
in the diplomatic and international field
The Medal for Valour
in the military or security field

The Medal for Honourable Action
shall be conferred for exceptional actions worthy of particular distinction.

The Medal for Honourable Action shall only be conferred on individuals, nationals of the Republic of Slovenia, and foreign nationals.

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The Medal for Honourable Action
in the civil field
The Medal for Honourable Action
in the diplomatic and international field
The Medal for Honourable Action
in the military or security field