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President Pahor is hosting a meeting between the presidents of Slovenia, Austria, and Croatia

President Pahor is hosting a meeting between the presidents of Slovenia, Austria, and Croatia

5.7.2018 – The Austrian President, Alexander van der Bellen, and the Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, are on a working visit to Slovenia at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor. more »

STATEMENT of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, on the occasion of the anniversary of the judgment by the Arbitration Tribunal

STATEMENT of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, on the occasion of the anniversary of the judgment by the Arbitration Tribunal

29.6.2018 – A year ago, the Arbitration Tribunal published its judgment regarding the course of the border between Slovenia and Croatia. more »

As the president of the presiding state, President Pahor addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

As the president of the presiding state, President Pahor addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

20.6.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a working visit to Geneva, where he was the main speaker today at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council. more »

Speech given by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council

Speech given by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council

20.6.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a working visit to Geneva, where he was the main speaker today at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council. more »

The response by the President of the Republic of Slovenia to the opinion of the European Commission with regard to Slovenia’s case against Croatia due to violating European Law

The response by the President of the Republic of Slovenia to the opinion of the European Commission with regard to Slovenia’s case against Croatia due to violating European Law

18.6.2018 – The response by the President of the Republic of Slovenia to the opinion of the European Commission with regard to Slovenia’s case against Croatia due to violating European Law more »

Pahor welcomes the Prespa Agreement, the most important agreement in the Western Balkans since Dayton

Pahor welcomes the Prespa Agreement, the most important agreement in the Western Balkans since Dayton

17.6.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia welcomes today's signing of an agreement between the governments of Macedonia and Greece. more »

Slovenia welcomes the agreement between the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece concerning Macedonia’s name and its EU and NATO memberships

Slovenia welcomes the agreement between the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece concerning Macedonia’s name and its EU and NATO memberships

13.6.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, welcomes the agreement between the governments in Athens and Skopje to resolve the dispute on Macedonia’s name and its EU and NATO membership. more »

President Pahor welcomes the historic meeting and the Trump-Kim agreement

President Pahor welcomes the historic meeting and the Trump-Kim agreement

12.6.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, welcomes the historic meeting between the President of the US, Donald Trump, and the North Korean leader Kim-Jong un in Singapour. more »

The President of the Republic of Slovenia has a private audience with Pope Francis

The President of the Republic of Slovenia has a private audience with Pope Francis

30.5.2018 – During the visit to Rome, the missionary Opeka, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and Prince Albert II had a private audience with Pope Frances. more »

Tonight, President Pahor is in Rome with the Prince of Monaco, Albert II, and the Slovenian missionary, Pedro Opeka

Tonight, President Pahor is in Rome with the Prince of Monaco, Albert II, and the Slovenian missionary, Pedro Opeka

29.5.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is in Rome, where he met for bilateral talks with His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco. more »

President Pahor and Polish President Duda unveiled a memorial dedicated to Slovenians killed during World War I in Gorlice: “The issue of war or peace is a fundamental political issue.”

President Pahor and Polish President Duda unveiled a memorial dedicated to Slovenians killed during World War I in Gorlice: “The issue of war or peace is a fundamental political issue.”

23.5.2018 – At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, participated in an unveiling ceremony in the town of Gorlice of a memorial dedicated to the Slovenians killed there during World War I. more »

Presidents Pahor and Poroshenko discussed the opening of a window of opportunity for a peaceful resolution to the Ukrainian crisis

Presidents Pahor and Poroshenko discussed the opening of a window of opportunity for a peaceful resolution to the Ukrainian crisis

11.5.2018 – At the invitation of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on his first state visit to Ukraine today. more »

The President of the Republic of Slovenia discusses the withdrawal of the US from the Iran nuclear deal with the American ambassador

The President of the Republic of Slovenia discusses the withdrawal of the US from the Iran nuclear deal with the American ambassador

9.5.2018 – Today, on 9 May 2018, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received the ambassador of the United States of America, Brent Hartley, for discussions at the Presidential Palace, at the ambassador’s initiative. more »

President Pahor at the meeting of the leaders of the Brdo Brijuni Process in Skopje

President Pahor at the meeting of the leaders of the Brdo Brijuni Process in Skopje

27.4.2018 – Together with the host – the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov – the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, held a meeting of the leaders of the Brdo Brijuni Process. more »

The President of the Republic of Slovenia welcomed the first meeting of the leaders of both Koreas and the willingness of both presidents to engage in dialogue and find a peaceful solution to all open issues

The President of the Republic of Slovenia welcomed the first meeting of the leaders of both Koreas and the willingness of both presidents to engage in dialogue and find a peaceful solution to all open issues

27.4.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, welcomed the first meeting of the leaders of both Koreas and the willingness of both presidents to engage in dialogue and to find a peaceful solution to all open issues. more »

At a meeting in Sarajevo, President Pahor paid special attention to the increase in the number of migrants, this time through Bosnia and Herzegovina towards Slovenia and Western Europe

At a meeting in Sarajevo, President Pahor paid special attention to the increase in the number of migrants, this time through Bosnia and Herzegovina towards Slovenia and Western Europe

26.4.2018 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, concluded his working visit to Sarajevo by holding longer talks with the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegović, and Members Mladen Ivanić and Dragan Čović. more »

President Pahor held talks with young people and the Nobel Prize Winner, Dr Shirin Ebadi: “You are the face of the future.”

President Pahor held talks with young people and the Nobel Prize Winner, Dr Shirin Ebadi: “You are the face of the future.”

17.4.2018 – Today, for the fourth consecutive year, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, held a discussion with secondary school students participating in the Faces of the Future (Obrazi prihodnosti) project. more »

President Pahor and Bulgarian President Radev for a more connected Europe

President Pahor and Bulgarian President Radev for a more connected Europe

26.3.2018 – At the invitation of the President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on an official visit to the Republic of Bulgaria. more »

President Pahor and South Korean President Mood advocate all-round enhancement of bilateral cooperation

President Pahor and South Korean President Mood advocate all-round enhancement of bilateral cooperation

20.2.2018 – At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on his first state visit to the Republic of Korea. more »

President Pahor began his first state visit to the Republic of Korea by speaking with the former Secretary General of the UN and the President of the Korean Parliament

President Pahor began his first state visit to the Republic of Korea by speaking with the former Secretary General of the UN and the President of the Korean Parliament

19.2.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a two-day state visit to the Republic of Korea, where he is being hosted by the South Korean President Moon Jae-in. more »

The speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia at the formal sitting of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

The speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia at the formal sitting of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

13.2.2018 – During the state visit to the Republic of Kosovo, the President of the Republic of Slovenia will address the members of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo who gathered at a formal sitting. more »

President Pahor on a state visit to the Republic of Kosovo: “Problems must be resolved amicable and then the resolutions must be mutually observed.”

President Pahor on a state visit to the Republic of Kosovo: “Problems must be resolved amicable and then the resolutions must be mutually observed.”

12.2.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a state visit to the Republic of Kosovo at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, observing the 10th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Kosovo. more »

President Pahor supports the strategy of the European Commission in principle, but expects any lack of clarity and the ambiguity of the position of the European Commission regarding observance of the Arbitration Tribunal’s decision to be eliminated.

President Pahor supports the strategy of the European Commission in principle, but expects any lack of clarity and the ambiguity of the position of the European Commission regarding observance of the Arbitration Tribunal’s decision to be eliminated.

7.2.2018 – President Pahor supports the strategy of the European Commission in principle, but expects any lack of clarity and the ambiguity of the position of the European Commission regarding observance of the Arbitration Tribunal’s decision to be eliminated. more »

President Pahor received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić

President Pahor received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić

1.2.2018 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, who is on a working visit to the Republic of Slovenia. more »

In these circumstances, the President has reservations about recognising Palestine

In these circumstances, the President has reservations about recognising Palestine

26.1.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, supports the diplomatic recognition of Palestine in circumstances in which this recognition would contribute to resolving bilateral issues with Israel, not exacerbating them. He finds that, at this moment, such circumstances do not exist. more »

President Pahor received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal, Antonio Costa

President Pahor received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal, Antonio Costa

17.1.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received Antonio Costa, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal, who is currently on a working visit to Slovenia. more »

As he began his new term, President Pahor hosted a formal lunch for the presidents of neighbouring Italy and Croatia

As he began his new term, President Pahor hosted a formal lunch for the presidents of neighbouring Italy and Croatia

13.1.2018 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, held a meeting and a formal lunch in Brdo pri Kranju for the presidents of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and the president of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. more »

The visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia to NATO

The visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia to NATO

9.1.2018 – On 9 January 2018, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, was on a two-day state visit to the NATO alliance. This was the President’s first visit since Slovenia joined the alliance 14 years ago. more »

President Pahor in Brussels on his first official visit after beginning his new term

President Pahor in Brussels on his first official visit after beginning his new term

8.1.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is in Brussels on his first official visit after beginning his new term. Today, the President met the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. more »

Inaugural address of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

Inaugural address of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

22.12.2017 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the formal session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of Independence and Unity Day and he was sworn in as the President of the Republic more »

President Pahor meets Albanian President Meta

President Pahor meets Albanian President Meta

22.11.2017 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, met the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta, for a working discussion. more »

The President of the Republic of Slovenia receives the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

The President of the Republic of Slovenia receives the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

14.11.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, who is currently on an official visit to Slovenia. more »

President Pahor receives the highest order of the Czech Republic, the Order of the White Lion

President Pahor receives the highest order of the Czech Republic, the Order of the White Lion

28.10.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today attended the ceremony commemorating the Czech National Day, celebrated on 28 October, at the special invitation of the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman. more »

President Pahor receives Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Waszczykowski

President Pahor receives Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Waszczykowski

27.9.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski, who is on an official visit to Slovenia. more »

President Pahor visits Malta with the presidents and representatives of twelve countries, stressing the significance of the European dream

President Pahor visits Malta with the presidents and representatives of twelve countries, stressing the significance of the European dream

14.9.2017 – Today, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Malta, Marie-Louise Colero Preca, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, met with the presidents of twelve European nations in Valetta in Malta. more »

President Pahor concluded the Bled Strategic Forum with First Vice-President of the European Commission Timmermans

President Pahor concluded the Bled Strategic Forum with First Vice-President of the European Commission Timmermans

5.9.2017 – At the conclusion of the 12th Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), with the title New Reality, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today met with the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and US diplomat Hoyt Yee. more »

President Pahor at the opening of the 12th Bled Strategic Forum 2017 (BSF): With dialogue to the enforcement of the arbitration award

President Pahor at the opening of the 12th Bled Strategic Forum 2017 (BSF): With dialogue to the enforcement of the arbitration award

4.9.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today attended the opening of the 12th Bled Strategic Forum 2017 (BSF), where he gave the keynote speech. more »

Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the 12th Bled Strategic Forum

Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the 12th Bled Strategic Forum

4.9.2017 – Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the 12th Bled Strategic Forum more »

President Pahor welcomes the Chief of the Defence Staff of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

President Pahor welcomes the Chief of the Defence Staff of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

31.8.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today welcomed the Chief of the Defence Staff of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. more »

President Pahor receives senators of the United States of America

President Pahor receives senators of the United States of America

15.8.2017 – Today, Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, received a delegation of six senators of the United States of America who are on a visit to Slovenia. more »

President Pahor receives congressmen of the United States of America

President Pahor receives congressmen of the United States of America

7.8.2017 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received Congressmen of the United States of America Devin Nunes and Frank LoBiondo. more »

Slovenian President Pahor and Croatian President Grabar-Kitarović visit Macedonia as part of the mandate of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders

Slovenian President Pahor and Croatian President Grabar-Kitarović visit Macedonia as part of the mandate of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders

13.4.2016 – Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović are currently on a working visit in the Republic of Macedonia as part of the mandate of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders. more »

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Interviews

President Pahor in Kleine Zeitung“The Balkans Could Escalate”

19.3.2017 – There are two autochthonous minorities in Slovenia – the Italian and the Hungarian. I see nothing to indicate that this would change. As far as the representatives of the German-speaking ethnic group in Slovenia are concerned, I have always been in favour of financially supporting them, including them politically, of nurturing and strengthening their identity.

Instagramming president offers new hope for world peace

18.3.2017 – Borut Pahor is known as President Barbie for his posing on social media Known to two million Slovenes as “President Barbie” for his poses on social media, Borut Pahor wants to use his rapport with both President Trump and President Putin to heal the rifts between the West and Russia.

Forget Trump; Slovenian president rules Instagram

7.3.2017 – Donald Trump may rule Twitter, but he's no match for his Slovenian counterpart on Instagram. Borut Pahor, who is known as "Barbie" and along with Melania Trump is Slovenia's other former fashion model making international headlines, has been actively using social media to get his message across.

Slovenian leader: Invitation for Trump-Putin summit still on

6.3.2017 – Slovenia's president said Monday his invitation to host a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin still stands despite the talk of the Kremlin's meddling in the American elections.

President Pahor Says Arbitration Tribunal Continuing Work Key

19.8.2015 – It is crucial for Slovenia that the border arbitration tribunal continue its work and end it with a ruling, President Borut Pahor told the STA in an interview.

Interview mit dem slowenischen Staatspräsidenten Borut Pahor für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Wir wollen unsere Souveränität behalten"

27.4.2013 – Interview mit dem slowenischen Staatspräsidenten Borut Pahor für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Wir wollen unsere Souveränität behalten"

As part of his official visit to France, President Borut Pahor held and interview with French newspaper Le Figaro

18.4.2013 – As part of his official visit to France, President Borut Pahor held and interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, entitled 'Slovenia Does Not Need Bailout'. The main topic of discussion was the financial crisis in Slovenia and the measures to solve it, while the main question concerned Slovenia's need for a bailout.

Interview mit dem slowenischen Staatspräsidenten Borut Pahor für Die Presse

9.2.2013 – In einem Interview sprach Sloweniens Präsident über die Verantwortung einzelner Politiker gegenüber den Menschen und dem Rechtsstaat, eine stärkere und gemeinsame Europäische Union und betonte seine Überzeugung, dass Slowenien aus der gegenwärtigen moralischen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Krise stärker hervorgehen wird.

25 years of independence

Speeches

Speech given by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council

20.6.2018 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a working visit to Geneva, where he was the main speaker today at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.

President Pahor and Polish President Duda unveiled a memorial dedicated to Slovenians killed during World War I in Gorlice: “The issue of war or peace is a fundamental political issue.”

23.5.2018 – At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, participated in an unveiling ceremony in the town of Gorlice of a memorial dedicated to the Slovenians killed there during World War I.

The speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia at the formal sitting of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

13.2.2018 – During the state visit to the Republic of Kosovo, the President of the Republic of Slovenia will address the members of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo who gathered at a formal sitting.

As he began his new term, President Pahor hosted a formal lunch for the presidents of neighbouring Italy and Croatia

13.1.2018 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, held a meeting and a formal lunch in Brdo pri Kranju for the presidents of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and the president of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

Inaugural address of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

22.12.2017 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the formal session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on the occasion of Independence and Unity Day and he was sworn in as the President of the Republic

Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the 12th Bled Strategic Forum

4.9.2017 – Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the 12th Bled Strategic Forum

Address by the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor at the ceremony marking the opening of the monument to all victims of wars and war-related victims

13.7.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor today attended the ceremony marking the opening of the monument to all victims of wars and war-related victims.

Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the main event on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the euro in the Republic of Slovenia

2.2.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the main event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the euro in the Republic of Slovenia, where he also addressed those in the attendance.

Address by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Slovenia

30.1.2017 – Address by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Slovenia.

Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the ceremony in memory of the Huda Jama victims

27.10.2016 – Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, at the ceremony in memory of the Huda Jama victims

President Pahor and Italian President Mattarella attend the ceremony upon the unveiling of a monument dedicated to Slovenian soldiers who died on the Isonzo Front between 1915 and 1917

26.10.2016 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, attended a ceremony upon the unveiling of the monument dedicated to Slovenian soldiers who lost their lives on the Isonzo Front between 1915 and 1917 in Doberdò del Lago, Italy.