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  • 29. 12. 1991: V slovensko zgodovino se bo leto 1991 zapisalo z zlatimi črkami!

    Ob koncu leta 1991 sta slovenska politika in časopisje ugotavljala, da si leto 1991 »vsekakor velja zapomniti« in da bo v slovensko zgodovino zapisano z zlatimi črkami, saj se je v tem letu rodila slovenska država.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša: "It is in the nature of man to dream, and in the nature of a free man to have the means to make those dreams come true."

    Today, Prime Minister Janša attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition "The peculiar thing about dreams is they sometimes come true" in the Park of Military History in Pivka. On this occasion, the Prime Minister addressed the participants. The Prime Minister opened his address saying that that today we are celebrating a final act in the Slovene epic of independence, when Slovenes became masters on their own land.

  • Alfred Brežnik: Slovenia exceeded all expectations and has become a commendable and successful country, an example worthy of imitation

    Throughout his life, Alfred Brežnik - Fredi, an electrical engineer, a businessman and a long-term Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia in New South Wales, Australia, has been promoting Slovenianness and his home country with dedication and sacrifice. He moved to Australia in 1959. Together with other compatriots in Australia, Brežnik was particularly active during Slovenia’s independence process. Prior to that, he held intensive discussions with Australian politicians regarding the recognition of Slovenian independence. And also thanks to him, Australia was the first overseas country to acknowledge Slovenia as an independent state in January 1992.

  • Slovenian athletes successfully represent Slovenia at the Tokyo Olympics

    The Olympic Games, which were recently held in Tokyo, once again confirmed that Slovenia is one of the world's sporting superpowers, as our Olympians won 5 medals. Slovenia, which participated for the first time as an independent state in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, now boasts 8 gold medals from 8 Summer Olympic Games, 9 silver medals and 11 bronze medals.
    This time, the Olympic gold medals were won by climber Janja Garnbret, canoeist Benjamin Savšek and cyclist Primož Roglič, the silver medal was won by judoka Tina Trstenjak, and the bronze medal by cyclist Tadej Pogačar.

  • Video

    David Sipoš: Those who persist and believe in what they do, those will win and succeed on their path

    David Sipoš is known to the Slovenian public as a film-maker and director of documentary feature films. He is a recipient of several national and international film festival awards.

  • Plečnik's works added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has inscribed the selected works of architect Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana on the UNESCO List of World Natural and Cultural Heritage. Slovenia submitted the nomination proposal for Plečnik's selected works in January last year. By being inscribed on the list, the selected works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana have been recognised as having outstanding universal value. Monuments and sites of significance for all humankind now include the works that constitute a monument site that was created in the short period between the two world wars as a result of the architect's interventions in the urban fabric of Ljubljana.

  • 30 years of sporting achievements

    The Slovenian people have a close connection to sports. The extraordinary success of Slovenian sport in the past 30 years has helped promote our country internationally and put it on the world map. Our athletes have made their dreams come true at world and European championships, in the Champions League, at the Olympic Games, at various top-level competitions around the globe… and at the same time we also have some of the biggest stars in the world. Who doesn't know Tina Maze, Jan Oblak, Anže Kopitar, Luka Dončič, Primož Roglič or Tadej Pogačar?

  • Triumphant Year of 1991

    Developing and raising awareness of the core values and the most important events of contemporary Slovenian history is especially important in times of crisis. We must not forget that bold decisions, such as the adoption of the independence act in 1991 on the basis of the plebiscite of 1990, the formation of our own army, the declaration of independence on 25 June 1991, the victory in the war for Slovenia and the withdrawal of the Yugoslav national army on 25 October 1991, have preserved the existence of the Slovenian state. Such achievements cannot be taken for granted.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the battle of Trzin with the unveiling of a memorial to Edvard Peperko

    Prime Minister Janez Janša today attended a ceremony at the bridge over the Pšata River in Trzin to mark the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Slovenia and the 30th anniversary of the battle of Trzin with the unveiling of a memorial to Edvard Peperko, who died in the Slovenian war of independence. The memorial was unveiled by President of the Republic Borut Pahor and Prime Minister Janez Janša and blessed by Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana Msgr Dr Franc Šuštar. The battle of Trzin was the first battle in which Slovenia won, and therefore all the more important for Slovenia’s ultimate triumph.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša: The Slovenian World Congress is a strong link between Slovenians abroad and their homeland

    Prime Minister Janez Janša today attended the ceremony of the Slovenian World Congress (SWC) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its founding. On this day 30 years ago, more than 500 founding members gathered to make it their mission to bring Slovenians at home and abroad together in science, culture and democracy. At the time of gaining independence, Slovenians living outside Slovenia were particularly committed to having our country internationally recognised.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence organised by the Slovenia in the World expatriate association

    Prime Minister Janez Janša today attended a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence organised by the Slovenia in the World (Slovenija v svetu) expatriate association, which took place at the St Stanislaus Institute in Šentvid, as part of the 27th Camp of Slovenians around the World, entitled "Slovenians 30 Years Ago and Today". The Prime Minister gave a speech at the event. The ceremony was preceded by a Mass for the Homeland led by the Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana, Dr Anton Jamnik, together with expatriate priests. The Mass for the Homeland was followed by the opening of an exhibition commemorating Slovenia's 30th anniversary.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša in Ormož: Thirty years ago, Slovenia displayed unity in its defence

    This morning, Prime Minister Janez Janša attended the solemn commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the armed conflict during the war of independence in the Ormož area during the war of independence, where he also delivered a solemn address.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the main national celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of Slovenian statehood in the Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin municipalities

    Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša attended the main celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of Slovenian statehood in the Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin municipalities at which he also delivered a keynote address.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the Statehood Day celebration: 'Proud of Vrhpolje – events preceding the declaration of independence'

    Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša attended the central event marking the 30th Slovenian statehood anniversary in Vrhpolje near Vipava, organised by the Association for the Values of Slovenian Independence in cooperation with the Municipality of Vipava and the Vrhpolje Parish.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the main national celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of Slovenian statehood and the handover of the Presidency of the Council of the EU

    In today’s address, Prime Minister Janez Janša not only marked the ceremonial state celebrations with those present but also the handover of the presidency of the Council of the EU.

  • Our Beautiful Homeland

    Message of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Janez Janša on the occasion of Statehood Day.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša at the ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the completion of the BOR Operation

    Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša attended a ceremony marking the end of the BOR Operation, at which he delivered a welcome address, and the keynote speaker was Stane Praprotnik, a member of the National Emergency Coordination Group, which led the country's defence against the Yugoslav People's Army. In front of the memorial to the fallen police officers in the war for Slovenia, the Prime Minister laid a wreath in the Tacen Memorial Park together with the key actors of the time: Igor Bavčar, Brigadier General Anton Krkovič and Dimitrij Rupel.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša: The first oath taken by Slovenian soldiers was of great moral significance for Slovenia

    As part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the proclamation and defence of the independent and sovereign Republic of Slovenia, a ceremony was held today in Ig, marking the 30th anniversary of the oath taken by the first Slovenian recruits. Prime Minister Janez Janša attended the ceremony and gave the key address on this occasion. Thirty years ago, more precisely, on 2 June 1991, the first generation of military recruits serving in the Territorial Defence forces were solemnly sworn in at the training centres at Ig and Pekre near Maribor. For the first time in the history of Slovenians, recruits were performing military service in the Slovenian Armed Forces. After the ceremony and the signing of the oath, the first generation of 270 young men began their military service at a time when the Yugoslav Army was preparing an aggression against Slovenia.

  • Prime Minister Janez Janša: We have gathered today to honour the courage of Maribor and that of the Pekre defenders of 30 years ago with music

    This evening, Prime Minister Janez Janša and his wife Urška Bačovnik Janša attended a concert by the Big Band of the Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pekre events. The concert took place outside the Kadetnica military facility in Maribor. On this occasion, Prime Minister Janez Janša also gave an official address.

  • 9. 5. 1991: Facilitated processing of independence laws

    In accordance with the obligations arising from the plebiscite act, the Slovenian government sent to the assembly a package of proposed independence bills, with which Slovenia wanted to assume more powers of the federation and solidify the main areas of its statehood.