Janez Zemljarič, a politician who held several top positions during communist times and was believed to have retained significant power after Slovenia's independence, was laid to rest at Ljubljana Žale cemetery on 6 January. The government's decision to bury him with military honours sparked controversy as Zemljarič also served as the head of secret police.
There was celebration and joy on both sides of the Slovenian-Croatian border as Croatia joined the Schengen area and adopted the euro on 1 January. More than 30 years after the countries broke away from Yugoslavia, their citizens are once again using the same currency and can cross the border freely.
Ljubljana – Radko Polič – Rac, one of the finest Slovenian actors, has died aged 80, the Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists (ZDUS) said on Thursday. Polič played in more than 100 theatre productions and as many films and radio plays to create some of the most memorable roles in Slovenian history.
Commissions leading the search for people still missing from the collapse of Yugoslavia hope a regional database will improve cooperation and yield fresh information.
Ljubljana – The 8th House of Tolerance festival, this year entitled the House of Others, will open tonight with the screening of Exodus 91, a docu-narrative film about an Israeli diplomat sent to Ethiopia in 1991 to negotiate the airlift of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The screening is to be attended by the film’s director Micah Smith.
"Bulgaria will once again stand in solidarity with fraternal Macedonia". This was stated by President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev during his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski.
The head of state emphasized that our relations with the RNM have stood on a solid foundation.