Military:  SLOVENIA

Military branches:

Slovenian Armed Forces (Slovenska Vojska, SV): Forces Command (with ground units, naval element, air and air defense brigade); Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription abolished in 2003 (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 477,592

females age 16-49: 464,301 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 392,075

females age 16-49: 380,077 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 9,818

female: 9,395 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 86

Transnational Issues:  SLOVENIA

Disputes - international:

since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, Croatia and Slovenia have each claimed sovereignty over Pirin Bay and four villages, and Slovenia has objected to Croatia's claim of an exclusive economic zone in the Adriatic Sea; in 2009, however Croatia and Slovenia signed a binding international arbitration agreement to define their disputed land and maritime borders, which led to Slovenia lifting its objections to Croatia joining the EU; Slovenia continues to impose a hard border Schengen regime with Croatia, which joined the EU in 2013 but has not yet fulfilled Schengen requirements; as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Slovenia has implemented the strict Schengen border rules to curb illegal migration and commerce through southeastern Europe while encouraging close cross-border ties with Croatia

Illicit drugs:

minor transit point for cocaine and Southwest Asian heroin bound for Western Europe, and for precursor chemicals