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The President of the Republic expresses his opinion about the topical immigrant issues at the National Assembly

The President of the Republic expresses his opinion about the topical immigrant issues at the National Assembly

5.11.2015 – At its 23rd extraordinary session of 4 November 2015, the National Assembly adopted the decision on the basis of Article 107 of the Constitution requesting that the President of the Republic of Slovenia express his opinion on the topical immigrant issues in the Republic of Slovenia from the aspect of protecting the country’s borders, ensuring the security of its citizens, its capacities to protect the state border, the necessity of international assistance and the national capacities for immigrant care. more »

Migrant crisis also the focus of talks with European Parliament President Schulz

Migrant crisis also the focus of talks with European Parliament President Schulz

21.10.2015 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is closing his two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, where he has already met with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the first Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and the EU Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, who will be on a working visit to Slovenia tomorrow, as agreed at this meeting. more »

President Pahor addresses food and global challenges at EXPO

President Pahor addresses food and global challenges at EXPO

16.10.2015 – At the invitation of José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today attended the opening ceremony of the 35th World Food Day and the 70th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), organised as part of EXPO Milano, with Italian president Mattarella, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon and Spanish Queen Letizia. more »

President Pahor: "Mihajlo Pupin is an important historical personality who unites the Slovenian and Serbian nations"

President Pahor: "Mihajlo Pupin is an important historical personality who unites the Slovenian and Serbian nations"

9.10.2015 – President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikoliæ, today unveiled a monument to Mihajlo Pupin in Bled. more »

Slovenia fully supports Serbia on its path to the European Union

Slovenia fully supports Serbia on its path to the European Union

8.10.2015 – At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikoliæ, is paying an official visit to Slovenia today and tomorrow. more »

President Pahor confers the order for exceptional merits  on former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy

President Pahor confers the order for exceptional merits on former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy

7.10.2015 – At a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace, President Pahor today conferred the order for exceptional merits on former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy due to his contribution to the development of the European Union and his special concern for the equality of the nations of the European Union. more »

President Pahor on addressing the refugee crisis in Erfurt: "Time is essential."

President Pahor on addressing the refugee crisis in Erfurt: "Time is essential."

22.9.2015 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is concluding a meeting with the presidents of ten European countries in Erfurt in the German federal state of Thuringia. more »

President Pahor discusses a uniform policy for addressing the refugee crisis with other European presidents

President Pahor discusses a uniform policy for addressing the refugee crisis with other European presidents

21.9.2015 – At the invitation of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Joachim Gauck, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, is attending a meeting with presidents of ten European countries in the German federal state of Thuringia. more »

President Pahor and Swiss President Sommaruga call on presidents and prime ministers to make a uniform European policy for tackling the refugee crisis

President Pahor and Swiss President Sommaruga call on presidents and prime ministers to make a uniform European policy for tackling the refugee crisis

15.9.2015 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, is hosting a two-day official visit by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga. After a formal reception with military honours, the two Presidents held a one-on-one meeting before the plenary talks between the Slovenian and Swiss delegations. more »

The Presidents of Slovenia and Hungary advocate a common European policy towards the migration issue

The Presidents of Slovenia and Hungary advocate a common European policy towards the migration issue

3.9.2015 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to Hungary today and tomorrow. After a reception ceremony with military honours, Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Hungarian President János Áder had a lengthy face-to-face meeting followed by a press conference with both heads of state. more »

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Interviews

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.

President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor in Financial Times: “It all starts with the rule of law” – the general feeling of the people is still a feeling of injustice

14.1.2013 – “There is no reason whatsoever [for a bailout],” Mr Pahor said, adding: “I think the government has enough resources.”

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Speeches

The President of the Republic expresses his opinion about the topical immigrant issues at the National Assembly

5.11.2015 – At its 23rd extraordinary session of 4 November 2015, the National Assembly adopted the decision on the basis of Article 107 of the Constitution requesting that the President of the Republic of Slovenia express his opinion on the topical immigrant issues in the Republic of Slovenia from the aspect of protecting the country’s borders, ensuring the security of its citizens, its capacities to protect the state border, the necessity of international assistance and the national capacities for immigrant care.

President Pahor, honorary speaker at the ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide at the Potoèari Memorial Centre

11.7.2015 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, attended the main ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the tragic events in Srebrenica and addressed the participants as an honorary speaker.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General debate

26.9.2014 – President Borut Pahor addressed the 69th session of the UN General Assembly dedicated to drawing up a development agenda after 2015 and highlighted the need for reforming the UN, especially the Security Council, in order to ensure that the international organisation remains effective in promoting global peace and security.

President of the Republic Borut Pahor at the national commemoration in memory of the victims on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War

9.9.2014 – Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Ms Tanja Peèar today attended the national commemoration in memory of the victims on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Slovenian President gave a keynote speech at the ceremony.

President of Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor Receives Prestigious "Isa beg Ishakoviæ" International Award

3.6.2014 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor is on a two-day official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tonight, in Sarajevo, he received the prestigious "Isa beg Ishakoviæ" international award which is bestowed annually by the most prominent academics in Bosnia and Herzegovina to a foreign politician for his merits in relation to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Presidents Pahor and Napolitano emphasized the importance of common values

6.5.2014 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on an official state visit today in Italy, where he is being hosted by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, with the President of the French Republic, Francois Hollande, at the EU–Africa Summit

2.4.2014 – Today, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is attending the 4th EU–Africa Summit, the main topic of which is ‘Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace’. The EU–Africa Summit is being held at the headquarters of the European Council in Brussels for the first time.