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President Pahor receives Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Cassis

President Pahor receives Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Cassis

18.11.2021 – President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor today received Ignazio Cassis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. more »

President Pahor: Luxembourg evokes fond memories for Slovenia

President Pahor: Luxembourg evokes fond memories for Slovenia

15.11.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. more »

President Pahor presents the Golden Order of Merit to Milan Kundera

President Pahor presents the Golden Order of Merit to Milan Kundera

13.11.2021 – Today at the residence of the Slovenian Ambassador in Paris, President Borut Pahor presented the Golden Order of Merit of the Republic of Slovenia to Milan Kundera. more »

President Pahor's address at the ceremony marking UNESCO's 75th anniversary

President Pahor's address at the ceremony marking UNESCO's 75th anniversary

12.11.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is paying an official visit to France. more »

President Pahor receives Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs

President Pahor receives Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs

4.11.2021 – President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor today received Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani. more »

President Pahor at the annual EPC conference: "More Europe for a stronger Europe"

President Pahor at the annual EPC conference: "More Europe for a stronger Europe"

28.10.2021 – Today, President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor was the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the European Policy Forum (EPC). more »

President Pahor at the UN on the urgency of climate action

President Pahor at the UN on the urgency of climate action

27.10.2021 – President Borut Pahor attended a high-level meeting on climate change convened by the President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly. more »

Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Italian President Sergio Mattarella visited the two towns to jointly become the European Capital of Culture in 2025

Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Italian President Sergio Mattarella visited the two towns to jointly become the European Capital of Culture in 2025

22.10.2021 – Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Italian President Sergio Mattarella visited the two towns to jointly become the European Capital of Culture in 2025 under the name "Two Gorizias – One City" and the slogan "Go! Borderless". more »

Slovak President Čaputová: Slovakia can learn a lot from Slovenia

Slovak President Čaputová: Slovakia can learn a lot from Slovenia

14.10.2021 – At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, the President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová, is paying an official visit to Slovenia. more »

President Pahor honours German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service

President Pahor honours German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service

5.10.2021 – The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, today received the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, in Brdo pri Kranju. more »

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."

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". more »

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

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. more »

President Pahor concludes visit to New York by meeting with UN Secretary-General Guterres

President Pahor concludes visit to New York by meeting with UN Secretary-General Guterres

24.9.2021 – President Borut Pahor, who is attending high-level events and the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York today. more »

President Pahor participates in the UN Summit on Food Systems

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. more »

President Pahor and the Emir of Qatar on all-round deepening of cooperation between the two countries

President Pahor and the Emir of Qatar on all-round deepening of cooperation between the two countries

21.9.2021 – On the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Borut Pahor met today with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. more »

President Pahor met with the Turkish President Erdoğan on the margins of the UN General Assembly

President Pahor met with the Turkish President Erdoğan on the margins of the UN General Assembly

21.9.2021 – President Pahor, who is leading the Slovenian delegation at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, has had several meetings with other statesmen on the sidelines of this session. more »

President Pahor and the Korean President Moon exchanged the highest state decorations

President Pahor and the Korean President Moon exchanged the highest state decorations

21.9.2021 – On the margins of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Slovenian President Borut Pahor met with the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in. more »

President Pahor endorses the main messages of the President of the European Commission von der Leyen in Rome

President Pahor endorses the main messages of the President of the European Commission von der Leyen in Rome

15.9.2021 – At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor met with the presidents of Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland and Portugal in Rome. more »

President Pahor concludes working visit to Milan

President Pahor concludes working visit to Milan

14.9.2021 – Yesterday afternoon during his working visit to Milan, President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor met with President of Lombardy Attillio Fontana and they discussed cooperation, especially economic cooperation, and opportunities to develop and strengthen relations. more »

The President of the Republic of Slovenia receives the highest honour of the University of Bologna, the world's oldest continuously operating university: "I am deeply touched."

The President of the Republic of Slovenia receives the highest honour of the University of Bologna, the world's oldest continuously operating university: "I am deeply touched."

13.9.2021 – At today's special ceremony at the University of Bologna, the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor received the "Sigillum Magnum", the highest honour of the University of Bologna, which is awarded to the most influential persons. 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 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.