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At the Sarajevo Business Forum, President Pahor calls for Bosnia and Herzegovina to given EU candidate status as soon as possible

At the Sarajevo Business Forum, President Pahor calls for Bosnia and Herzegovina to given EU candidate status as soon as possible

11.5.2022 – Today, 11 May 2022, Slovenian president Borut Pahor attended the 11th Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) at the invitation of chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Šefik Džaferović. more »

Slovenian president Borut Pahor at the main celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the Association of Slovenian Societies in Croatia

Slovenian president Borut Pahor at the main celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the Association of Slovenian Societies in Croatia

10.5.2022 – President Pahor was the keynote speaker at celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Slovenian Societies in Croatia taking place today, 10 May 2022, in Rijeka. more »

Slovenian president Borut Pahor on a working visit to Berlin at the invitation of German president Steinmeier

Slovenian president Borut Pahor on a working visit to Berlin at the invitation of German president Steinmeier

28.4.2022 – Slovenian president Borut Pahor and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier met in Berlin today for a working meeting. more »

President Pahor on a working visit to Zagreb at the invitation of Croatian president Milanović

President Pahor on a working visit to Zagreb at the invitation of Croatian president Milanović

26.4.2022 – Slovenian President Borut Pahor made a working visit to Zagreb this afternoon at the invitation of Croatian president Zoran Milanović. more »

President Pahor congratulates French president Macron on his re-election

President Pahor congratulates French president Macron on his re-election

25.4.2022 – Today, 25 April 2022, Slovenian President Pahor congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his re-election to the position of president of France. more »

President Pahor and the Emir of Qatar in favour of strengthening all-round cooperation between the two countries

President Pahor and the Emir of Qatar in favour of strengthening all-round cooperation between the two countries

23.3.2022 – At the invitation of the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to Qatar today and tomorrow. more »

President Pahor on World Water Day: »Our decisions about sustainable management of groundwater must be informed by the best available knowledge«

President Pahor on World Water Day: »Our decisions about sustainable management of groundwater must be informed by the best available knowledge«

22.3.2022 – On World Water Day, the President of the Republic of opened the business forum Groundwater – the interplay of science, technical innovation and health by video address.The forum took place in the Slovenian pavillion at EXPO Dubai 2020. more »

President Pahor at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy: A ceasefire in Ukraine needs to be reached as soon as possible, diplomatic negotiations must continue and a peaceful solution must be found.

President Pahor at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy: A ceasefire in Ukraine needs to be reached as soon as possible, diplomatic negotiations must continue and a peaceful solution must be found.

16.3.2022 – Today, at the special invitation of the Ambassador, dr. Emil Brix, Director of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, visited this oldest educational institution in the field of international studies in the world. more »

Joint Statement by Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen following their meeting in Vienna today

Joint Statement by Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen following their meeting in Vienna today

15.3.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to Vienna today and tomorrow. more »

President Pahor with BiH Presidency members Džaferović and Dodik on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the impact of the war in Ukraine on the situation in the region

President Pahor with BiH Presidency members Džaferović and Dodik on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the impact of the war in Ukraine on the situation in the region

11.3.2022 – On the margins of the forum in Antalya, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, met with the members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Šefik Džaferović and Milorad Dodik. more »

Bilateral meeting between President Pahor and President Erdoğan on Ukraine and the Western Balkans

Bilateral meeting between President Pahor and President Erdoğan on Ukraine and the Western Balkans

11.3.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, today attended the Antalya Diplomacy Forum. more »

President Pahor on the Leaders Panel "Price of Peace or Cost of War": We must do everything we can to bring about an immediate ceasefire and to encourage both sides towards a diplomatic solution. Against NATO imposing a no-fly zone, because it would mean an escalation of the war.

President Pahor on the Leaders Panel "Price of Peace or Cost of War": We must do everything we can to bring about an immediate ceasefire and to encourage both sides towards a diplomatic solution. Against NATO imposing a no-fly zone, because it would mean an escalation of the war.

11.3.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is today attending the Antalya Diplomacy Forum. more »

President Pahor concludes his official visit to Cyprus

President Pahor concludes his official visit to Cyprus

9.3.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, rounded off his visit to the Republic of Cyprus by visiting the village of Lefkara, which has been on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List since 2009. more »

President Pahor and President Anastasiades condemn Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and call for an end to the war and a peaceful settlement of the conflict

President Pahor and President Anastasiades condemn Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and call for an end to the war and a peaceful settlement of the conflict

8.3.2022 – At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to the Republic of Cyprus. more »

President Pahor meets with the new US Ambassador to Slovenia

President Pahor meets with the new US Ambassador to Slovenia

3.3.2022 – Today, 3 March 2022, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, met with the new US Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Jamie Lindler Harpootlian. more »

President Pahor signs letter of support for Ukraine’s European perspective

President Pahor signs letter of support for Ukraine’s European perspective

1.3.2022 – Yesterday, 28 February 2022, President Pahor signed a letter of support for Ukraine’s European perspective. more »

President Pahor and Polish President Duda discuss the current situation in Ukraine

President Pahor and Polish President Duda discuss the current situation in Ukraine

28.2.2022 – Today, 28 February 2022, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. more »

President Pahor and Moldovan President Sandu discuss the current situation in Ukraine

President Pahor and Moldovan President Sandu discuss the current situation in Ukraine

28.2.2022 – Today, 28 February 2022, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu. more »

President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor offers formal apology to the erased

President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor offers formal apology to the erased

25.2.2022 – Today, at the Presidential Palace, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor offered a formal apology to the 25,671 people who were erased from the Register of Permanent Residents of the Republic of Slovenia 30 years ago. more »

President Pahor and German President Steinmeier discuss the current situation in Ukraine

President Pahor and German President Steinmeier discuss the current situation in Ukraine

25.2.2022 – Today, Friday 25 February, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, had a lengthy telephone conversation with the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. more »

Contact

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phone: +386 1 478 12 09
fax: +386 1 478 13 57

e-mail: gp.uprs@predsednik.si

Video

Interviews

Interview with the President Borut Pahor for The Associated Press

30.6.2021 – EU chair Slovenia to stay on liberal course, president says

Introductory interview with the President Borut Pahor for the March issue of CorD magazine: Mutual Interests Stronger Than Differences

1.3.2019 – Interview with the President Borut Pahor for the March issue of CorD magazine

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"

Speeches

President Pahor on World Water Day: »Our decisions about sustainable management of groundwater must be informed by the best available knowledge«

22.3.2022 – On World Water Day, the President of the Republic of opened the business forum Groundwater – the interplay of science, technical innovation and health by video address.The forum took place in the Slovenian pavillion at EXPO Dubai 2020.

President Pahor at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy: A ceasefire in Ukraine needs to be reached as soon as possible, diplomatic negotiations must continue and a peaceful solution must be found.

16.3.2022 – Today, at the special invitation of the Ambassador, dr. Emil Brix, Director of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, visited this oldest educational institution in the field of international studies in the world.

President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor offers formal apology to the erased

25.2.2022 – Today, at the Presidential Palace, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor offered a formal apology to the 25,671 people who were erased from the Register of Permanent Residents of the Republic of Slovenia 30 years ago.

Reception by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Slovenia for the Diplomatic Corps at the start of the New Year

25.1.2022 – Address by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Slovenia.

President Pahor at the meeting of parliamentary speakers from the Western Balkans: "The enlargement process to the Western Balkans is increasingly becoming a peace and security issue."

27.9.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today attended the meeting of parliamentary speakers from the Western Balkans, held under the title "The Role of Parliaments in Rebuilding Trust in the EU Enlargement Process".

Speech by the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly

24.9.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today delivered a speech on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia at the general debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

President Pahor participates in the UN Summit on Food Systems

23.9.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor spoke today at the UN Summit on Food Systems.

President of the Republic of Slovenia as keynote speaker at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna

12.9.2021 – At the organiser's invitation, President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor held the opening address at this year's G20 Interfaith Forum on intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

Address of the President Pahor at the Interparliamentary Conference on Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy

9.9.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended today's Interparliamentary Conference on the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy.

President Pahor: "Let not the Western Balkans become a frozen opportunity for the European Union"

1.9.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor attended the 16th Strategic forum Bled (BSF). President Pahor delivered a keynote address at the Leader's Panel on the enlargement of the EU to the Western Balkans.

President Pahor as keynote speaker at traditional ceremony for Slovenian-American Friendship Day in Andraž nad Polzelo

25.8.2021 – In the afternoon, President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor gave a solemn address at the traditional ceremony on the occasion of Slovenian-American Friendship Day.

At the Crimean Platform Summit President Pahor emphasises territorial integrity of Ukraine and calls for sincere dialogue between Ukraine and the Russian Federation and between the European Union and the Russian Federation

23.8.2021 – At the invitation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor attended the inaugural Crimea Platform Summit.

President Pahor attended the opening ceremony of festival Europa Cantat 2021

17.7.2021 – President Pahor is the honorary patron of festival Europa Cantat 2021 and was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony.

President Pahor calls for participation in the discussion on Europe's future at the Prague European Summit

13.7.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, has attended this year's Prague European Summit, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Europeum think tank.

President Pahor attends economic forum within the Three Seas Initiative in Sofia, pointing out the importance of the Initiative Investment Fund

8.7.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is attending the Three Seas Initiative summit in Bulgaria today and tomorrow.

Keynote address by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, At the main ceremony marking Slovenian Statehood day: "A rainbow for the future"

25.6.2021 – President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and Ms Tanja Pečar attended the main ceremony marking Slovenian Statehood Day and the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Slovenia.