Presidents of Slovenia

Slovenia calls for enhanced multilateralism on UN Day

Ljubljana/Slovenj Gradec – On United Nations Day, Slovenia has called for strengthening of effective and rule-based multilateralism, with the UN playing the primary role based on inseparable connection and mutual complementation of peace, security and development, and on human rights with respect of international law and goals and principles of the UN Charter.

Slovenia marks 30th anniversary of Brijuni Declaration

Ljubljana – Thirty years to the day, the Brijuni Declaration was adopted, ending hostilities between Yugoslav and Slovenian forces in the ten-day independence war and suspending Slovenia’s independence activities for three months. It was the first international agreement between Slovenia and the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC).

Biden sends congratulations to Pahor ahead of Statehood Day

Ljubljana – US President Joe Biden has sent his congratulations ahead of Statehood Day to President Borut Pahor. He extended his congratulations to all Slovenians at the 30th independence anniversary, adding that Slovenia was an esteemed partner and friend of the US, Pahor’s office said.

Slovenia took key steps leading to its independence 30 years ago

Ljubljana – Slovenia took key steps leading to its independence in June 1991. The then assembly passed the final major independence laws and three crucial documents to create the legal basis that would allow the country to declare its independence and sovereignty at a ceremony in Ljubljana’s Republic Square on 26 June 1991.

Brdo debate argues for inclusive Conference on Future of Europe

Brdo pri Kranju – Prime Minister Janez Janša and President Borut Pahor argued for making discussion within the Conference on the Future of Europe as inclusive as possible, as they addressed an opening debate on the topic at Brdo pri Kranju on Thursday. The same view was aired by some other participants, who advocated for pluralism in the bloc.

Unity cannot be taken for granted, says independence-era president

Three decades after Slovenia’s parties reached a joint agreement on an independence referendum in which an overwhelming majority opted for independence, the country’s first president Milan Kučan says unity cannot be taken be taken for granted, explaining why it is elusive now.

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Bled Strategic Forum tackling new challenges

Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec stressed in his address that "we are facing new international actors" and "still struggle to address climate change and its negative global impact".

He called on the participants to not only focus on this, but to dedicate discussions to new realities and "how to use them to make a better future".

Serbia-Slovenia relations described as "excellent"

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday for an official visit.

Dacic traveled to Ljubljana at the invitation of Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, and met with his counterpart, as well as with Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament Milan Brglez, and Prime Minister Miro Cerar.

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