Finland closes its Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, on 31 August 2015. Henceforth Finnish representation in Slovenia will be covered from Budapest, the capital of its neighbouring country Hungary.
As a consequence of the embassy closing, an honorary consulate has been planned to ensure continued Finnish presence in Slovenia.
Customer service at the embassy in Ljubljana ceased already in June. The responsibility for customer service has also been transferred to the embassy in Budapest. Previously the Embassy in Ljubljana was also in charge of the Finnish representation in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as customer service offered there. Finland's Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, subsequently answers for these responsibilities.
In case of emergencies, the Embassy in Ljubljana will, within the means possible, provide aid to Finnish citizens until the closing of the embassy. Consular services are offered at all Finnish embassies.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs informed the public for the first time in October 2014 about the closing of the Finnish embassies in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Luxembourg. The cuts in the network of Finland's missions abroad are part of the ministry's austerity measures. On 24 April 2015 the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, confirmed that the previously mentioned embassies will close as of 1 September.