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President Pahor’s statement commemorating the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's United Nations membership: “It does not matter how big a country is, but how big are its ideas.”

President Pahor’s statement commemorating the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's United Nations membership: “It does not matter how big a country is, but how big are its ideas.”

23.5.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, visited the UN Headquarters in New York on the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's membership in the United Nations (UN). more »

President Pahor decorates the members of the Rescue Squadron of the 106th Regiment of the National Guard in New York

President Pahor decorates the members of the Rescue Squadron of the 106th Regiment of the National Guard in New York

21.5.2017 – Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's membership of the United Nations, the President of the Republic of Slovenia visited New York, where... more »

President Pahor receives Georgi Poltawtschenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg

President Pahor receives Georgi Poltawtschenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg

18.5.2017 – Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, received today Georgi Poltawtschenko, the Governor of Saint Petersburg, who is on an official visit to Slovenia. more »

The meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders will be held on 3 June in Slovenia

The meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process leaders will be held on 3 June in Slovenia

14.5.2017 – As leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitaroviæ,... more »

President Pahor stresses the urgency of cooperation for the peace and stability of the neighbouring Western Balkans at an international security conference in Montenegro

President Pahor stresses the urgency of cooperation for the peace and stability of the neighbouring Western Balkans at an international security conference in Montenegro

13.5.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended the 7th To Be Secure Forum (2BS Forum) in Budva, Montenegro. more »

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, Charles Michel

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, Charles Michel

5.5.2017 – Today, Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, received the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, Charles Michel, who is on a working visit to the Republic of Slovenia. more »

President Pahor received the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

President Pahor received the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

4.5.2017 – Today, Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, received Paolo Alli, the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. more »

President Pahor receives the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

President Pahor receives the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

14.4.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, received Zhang Gaoli, the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, who is currently on a working visit to Slovenia. The visit of the Chinese Vice Premier is taking place within the context of the 25th anniversary of bilateral relations between Slovenia and China. more »

President Pahor and Senator McCain emphasise the commitment to continued excellent cooperation between our countries

President Pahor and Senator McCain emphasise the commitment to continued excellent cooperation between our countries

8.4.2017 – Responding to an invitation extended by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, Senator McCain, one of the most influential and eminent American politicians and a former US presidential candidate, visited Slovenia today. more »

President Pahor calls to congratulate the newly elected President of the Republic of Serbia, Vuèiè

President Pahor calls to congratulate the newly elected President of the Republic of Serbia, Vuèiè

5.4.2017 – In a phone call today, Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, congratulated the newly elected President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vuèiè. more »

President Pahor and Polish President Duda confirm excellent relations between Slovenia and Poland

President Pahor and Polish President Duda confirm excellent relations between Slovenia and Poland

27.3.2017 – At the invitation of Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife are visiting the Republic of Slovenia. This is an official return visit for President Duda, after last year’s official visit to Poland by President Pahor. more »

Slovenian President Pahor receives Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfven

Slovenian President Pahor receives Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfven

27.3.2017 – Slovenian President Pahor receives Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfven, who is on an working visit to Slovenia at the invitation. more »

Slovenian President: “The expansion of the European Union into the Western Balkans is the most important mechanism for peace, security and prosperity in the region”

Slovenian President: “The expansion of the European Union into the Western Balkans is the most important mechanism for peace, security and prosperity in the region”

26.3.2017 – Today, 26 March 2017, and tomorrow, 27 March 2017, Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Ms Tanja Peèar will host Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda at an official visit to the Republic of Slovenia. more »

President Pahor receives the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

President Pahor receives the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

22.3.2017 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today received the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Mui¾nieks, who was visiting Slovenia as part of his regular scheduled activities. 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.

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.”

25 years of independence

Speeches

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.

Address by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, at the 71th Session of the UN General Assembly

20.9.2016 – Mr. President, I wish you every success in discharging your new duties. Mr. Secretary General, Since this is your last General Assembly session I would like to pay my tribute to you and thank you for your determined efforts to promote the United Nations, its values and its goals.

Official speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic events that took place under the Vr¹iè Pass in the memory of which the Russian Chapel was built

30.7.2016 – Official speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragic events that took place under the Vr¹iè Pass in the memory of which the Russian Chapel was built