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President Pahor officially launched a campaign for Slovenia to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2024-25 at a formal reception in New York

President Pahor officially launched a campaign for Slovenia to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2024-25 at a formal reception in New York

26.9.2022 – Address of President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor at the launch of the candidature of Slovenia for the UNSC 2024/25, New York. more »

President Pahor addressed the crowd at the Global Citizen concert in New York

President Pahor addressed the crowd at the Global Citizen concert in New York

25.9.2022 – At the invitation of the organizers, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, addressed the crowd at the Global Citizen concert in Central Park in New York. more »

Statement by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General debate

Statement by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General debate

21.9.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor addressed the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General debate on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia. more »

Statement by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the high-level meeting commemorating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Members of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

Statement by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the high-level meeting commemorating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Members of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

21.9.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended a high-level meeting to mark the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Members of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. more »

President Pahor hosted 11th leaders meeting of Brdo-Brijuni Process

President Pahor hosted 11th leaders meeting of Brdo-Brijuni Process

12.9.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, hosted 11th leaders meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process at Brdo pri Kranju. more »

Message of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Message of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

8.9.2022 – Message of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. more »

President Pahor at the opening of the 17th Bled Strategic Forum 2022 (BSF)

President Pahor at the opening of the 17th Bled Strategic Forum 2022 (BSF)

29.8.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today attended the opening of the 17th Bled Strategic Forum 2022 (BSF). more »

Presidents Pahor and Jóhannesson set up a bench by Lake Bohinj to honour the friendship between Slovenia and Iceland

Presidents Pahor and Jóhannesson set up a bench by Lake Bohinj to honour the friendship between Slovenia and Iceland

28.8.2022 – On Sunday, 28 August, and Monday, 29 August 2022, President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson is on an official visit to Slovenia with his wife, Eliza Reid, at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. more »

President Pahor at the official visit by President of Iceland Jóhannesson: “For countries as small as Slovenia and Iceland, multilateralism is extremely important.”

President Pahor at the official visit by President of Iceland Jóhannesson: “For countries as small as Slovenia and Iceland, multilateralism is extremely important.”

28.8.2022 – On Sunday, 28 August, and Monday, 29 August 2022, President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson is on an official visit to Slovenia with his wife, Eliza Reid, at the invitation of his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. more »

At the summit of the Crimean Platform President Pahor reaffirmed the strongest support of the Republic of Slovenia for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

At the summit of the Crimean Platform President Pahor reaffirmed the strongest support of the Republic of Slovenia for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

23.8.2022 – The President Pahor, at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, attended the second summit of the Crimean Platform, which this time took place virtually. more »

On the second day of his state visit to Turkey, President Pahor addressed a business conference

On the second day of his state visit to Turkey, President Pahor addressed a business conference

10.8.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a state visit to the Republic of Turkey at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. more »

At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a state visit to the Republic of Turkey

At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a state visit to the Republic of Turkey

9.8.2022 – At the special invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, gave a keynote address today to the participants of the annual meeting of Turkish diplomats. more »

President Pahor congratulates North Macedonia at the start of EU accession talks

President Pahor congratulates North Macedonia at the start of EU accession talks

20.7.2022 – President of the Republic od Slovenia Borut Pahor talked today over the phone with president of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski about the start of EU accession talks for North Macedonia. more »

President Pahor has received European Council President Charles Michel's reply to his letter

President Pahor has received European Council President Charles Michel's reply to his letter

15.7.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor has received European Council President Charles Michel's reply to his letter in which president Pahor advocated giving Bosnia-Herzegovina EU candidate status without setting conditions. more »

President Pahor hosts President of Hungary Katalin Novák on official visit to Slovenia

President Pahor hosts President of Hungary Katalin Novák on official visit to Slovenia

15.7.2022 – Today, on Friday, 15 July 2022, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, the President of Hungary, Katalin Novák, is paying an official visit to Slovenia. more »

President Pahor and President Meta of Albania: the Western Balkans must be integrated into the EU as soon as possible

President Pahor and President Meta of Albania: the Western Balkans must be integrated into the EU as soon as possible

5.7.2022 – President Borut Pahor today met President Ilir Meta of Albania, who was making a farewell visit to Slovenia. more »

President Pahor and President Osmani-Sadriu of Kosovo: a safe and peaceful future for the countries of the Western Balkans lies in Euro-Atlantic integration

President Pahor and President Osmani-Sadriu of Kosovo: a safe and peaceful future for the countries of the Western Balkans lies in Euro-Atlantic integration

4.7.2022 – Dr Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, president of Kosovo, is on an official visit to Slovenia with her husband today and tomorrow at the invitation of her Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. more »

Ceremonial address by President Pahor at the main Statehood Day celebration: FOUNDING OUR OWN STATE IS PROOF THAT TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING

Ceremonial address by President Pahor at the main Statehood Day celebration: FOUNDING OUR OWN STATE IS PROOF THAT TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING

24.6.2022 – President Borut Pahor and Tanja Pečar tonight took part in the main celebrations marking Statehood Day and the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence. more »

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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 officially launched a campaign for Slovenia to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2024-25 at a formal reception in New York

26.9.2022 – Address of President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor at the launch of the candidature of Slovenia for the UNSC 2024/25, New York.

President Pahor addressed the crowd at the Global Citizen concert in New York

25.9.2022 – At the invitation of the organizers, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, addressed the crowd at the Global Citizen concert in Central Park in New York.

Statement by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General debate

21.9.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor addressed the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General debate on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia.

Statement by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia at the high-level meeting commemorating the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Members of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

21.9.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, attended a high-level meeting to mark the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Members of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.

President Pahor at the opening of the 17th Bled Strategic Forum 2022 (BSF)

29.8.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today attended the opening of the 17th Bled Strategic Forum 2022 (BSF).

At the summit of the Crimean Platform President Pahor reaffirmed the strongest support of the Republic of Slovenia for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

23.8.2022 – The President Pahor, at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, attended the second summit of the Crimean Platform, which this time took place virtually.

On the second day of his state visit to Turkey, President Pahor addressed a business conference

10.8.2022 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a state visit to the Republic of Turkey at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is on a state visit to the Republic of Turkey

9.8.2022 – At the special invitation of the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, gave a keynote address today to the participants of the annual meeting of Turkish diplomats.

President Pahor delivers a speech at the condolence ceremony in memory of Boris Pahor at the National Hall in Trieste

1.6.2022 – President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor, attended the condolence ceremony in memory of Boris Pahor at the National Hall in Trieste.

The traditional Slovenia-UK Friendship Day celebrations take place in Gornji Suhor

31.3.2022 – Slovenian president Borut Pahor and British ambassador to Slovenia Tiffany Sadler marked Slovenia-UK Friendship Day with a special ceremony in Gornji Suhor pri Vinici.

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.