Borut Pahor

President to Apologise for Injustice to Slovenia’s ‘Erased’

Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Friday will commemorate the 30th anniversary of what is known as the 'erasure', when Slovenia, after declaring independence from Yugoslavia and changing its legislation, deleted the residence permits of 25,671 citizens of former Yugoslav countries without prior warning on February 26, 1992.

New US Ambassador Harpootlian presents credentials to Pahor

Ljubljana – The new US Ambassador to Slovenia Jamie L. Harpootlian presented her credentials to President Borut Pahor on Thursday, after the US Embassy in Ljubljana was headed by the chargé d’affaires for more than a year. Harpootlian said on the occasion that Slovenia and the US had tremendous opportunities to strengthen their ties in many ways.

Pahor declines call to prevent “political” appointments of diplomats

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has declined the call by the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) not to sign a decree appointing new ambassadors ahead of the general election. He said that postponement of the appointments as part of regular rotation would be unjustified and harm the country’s foreign policy interests in the international community.

EU issues top agenda as Pahor meets Mattarella

Rome – President Borut Pahor held talks with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on Monday evening. EU issues topped the agenda, the president’s office said.

The presidents focused on peace and stability in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood, the need to coordinate post-pandemic economic recovery policies, and the need for debates on the common European future to be more ambitious.

Culture Day celebrated in a limited form this year

Ljubljana – Culture Day, a public holiday marking the anniversary of the death of poet France Prešeren (1800-1849), will be celebrated in Slovenia on Tuesday in a limited form, as there will be no traditional event at Prešeren’s birth house in Vrba, and the recital of Prešeren’s poetry will be broadcast on the radio.

Former Speaker Pavel Gantar fined over police tweet

Ljubljana – The police have fined Pavel Gantar, a former parliamentary speaker and minister, over a tweet he posted about the 5 October protest in Ljubljana, which comes after Police Commissioner Anton Olaj reported to the police an unknown perpetrator over a tweet he deemed offensive to the police and police officers.