Borut Pahor

Pahor proposes Putin and Trump meet in Ljubljana

Slovenian President Borut Pahor has proposed Ljubljana as a venue for a first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, Slovenian media covering Pahor's visit to Russia said on Friday afternoon.

Slovenian president talks to Merkel ahead of his visit to Russia

Slovenian President Borut Pahor in Berlin on Wednesday held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about issues concerning the future of the European Union, notably security and political issues in its neighbourhood.

Pahor: Razor-fence seemed necessary half a year ago, not so any more

Slovenian President Borut Pahor said on Monday that he believed that there was no longer any need for the razor fence on the border with Croatia.

Austrian, Slovenian presidents talk bilateral, European issues

Slovenian President Borut Pahor met with the newly-elected Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, in Vienna on Tuesday, and both heads of state expressed their expectation that the two countries would continue to develop good relations.

Pahor: Slovenia must prepare well for border arbitration ruling

Slovenia should be well prepared for an arbitration ruling in its border dispute with Croatia, which is expected to be delivered this year, and should refrain from making any statements that might upset the good bilateral relations, President Borut Pahor said at an annual meeting with Slovenian diplomats held in Brdo pri Kranju on Tuesday.

Pahor to run for second term, hopes for stronger cooperation with Croatia

Slovenia's President Borut Pahor said on Wednesday that he would run for a second term at the presidential election next year and that he would like to strengthen cooperation and mutual trust with Croatia.

Pahor: Slovenia to brace itself for fallout of EU weakening

Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Monday warned about risks for Slovenia's international position that could result from changes and shocks should European and Euro-Atlantic associations weaken.

Remains of post-WW2 Huda Jama victims being transferred to Maribor cemetery

The transfer of the victims is likely to be completed by the end of this week when Slovenian President Borut Pahor is due to attend a commemoration at the Maribor cemetery.

First day of Bled Forum focuses on growth of populism and nationalism in EU

A safe future of young generations, the spreading of populism and nationalism in the European Union over Brexit and the migrant crisis were some of the topics of a leaders' panel debate which on Monday, the first day of the Bled Forum, was also attended by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

Putin, Pahor warn about security, terrorism

Presidents Borut Pahor of Slovenia and Vladimir Putin of Russia on Saturday paid their respects to Russian and Soviet soldiers killed in Slovenia in the First and Second World Wars by the Russian chapel at Vrsic Pass in the Julian Alps, and in their speeches they addressed current security issues in Europe and the rest of the world.

Croatian president attends ceremony marking 25th anniversary of Slovenia's independence

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday wrapped up her two-day official visit to Slovenia by attending a ceremony in Ljubljana, marking the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.

Pahor says EU will face inevitable changes regardless of Brexit referendum outcome

Slovenian President Borut Pahor said in Ljubljana on Thursday that regardless of the outcome of the British referendum, the European Union will have to undergo inevitable changes.

Croatian, Slovenian presidents call for continuation of friendly relations

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who arrived in Ljubljana for a two-day visit, was given a welcome ceremony with full military honours, after which she and Pahor held one-on-one talks and their respective delegations held consultations.

Pahor, Thaci advocate Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

Reconciliation is the only path towards peace, security and progress in the region, Pahor and Thaci told a news conference held after their meeting, which focused on the situation in the region and relations between Pristina and Belgrade.

Croatian, Slovenian presidents have different views on border arbitration

"In practice there are no problems. The navigation in Savudrija Bay proceeds to the benefit of citizens, there are no incidents. I'm afraid that a unilateral court decision could bring problems and incidents," Grabar-Kitarovic told reporters.

Croatian, Slovenian and Austrian presidents meet in Varazdin

Croatia's President Grabar-Kitarovic is the host of the Varazdin meeting, which has been the third informal tripartite gathering of this kind since 2014.

Pahor praises Slovenia-Croatia cooperation

Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Wednesday pointed out, during a reception for foreign ambassadors in Ljubljana, the importance of the Slovenia-Croatia cooperation for efforts to stabilise their wider neighbourhood.

Croatian and Slovenian presidents meet to discuss migrant crisis

According to a statement from Pahor's office, the two presidents advocated close and friendly relations and also cooperation among the countries along the Balkan migrant route.

Pahor fears closure of borders within Schengen Area

"These procedures are not directed against those people who meet all the requirements and are seeking international protection. Instead, people suspected of having participated in the conflicts in Syria are being checked," 

Pahor advocates good relations with Croatia

One of the fundamental matters in those relations concerns the two countries' dispute over the border arbitration, and Pahor reiterated Slovenia's stance that the arbitration has not been terminated and that it should continue.

Slovenian president comments on relations with Croatia

Pahor said that he wanted the outstanding issues with Croatia to be dealt with through dialogue and cooperation, noting that it was more difficult now because Croatia still did not have a new government.

Pahor says prospects of EU, NATO membership facilitate peace

Pahor said he saw the Zagreb event as an attempt to support the European prospects of the countries in the region and also as support for the NATO membership ...

Biden, Tusk, Pahor meet in Zagreb

Visoki dužnosnici nisu davali izjave novinarima nakon sastanaka zatvorenih za javnost u hotelu Westin. 

Pahor, Grabar-Kitarovic hope summit will support stabilisation of region

Grabar-Kitarovic believes that the attendance by Vice-President Biden would show the United States' intention to be involved to a greater extent into the dsicussion on security issues and risks in the Balkans.

Pahor says Zagreb summit will strengthen stability

According to Pahor, Biden's arrival in Zagreb is a message that the United States is attaching the necessary attention to the region and that it is "actively returning" to the region ...

Grabar-Kitarovic, Pahor call for avoiding incidents

Grabar-Kitarovic added that Croatia and Slovenia were fully agreed not to allow any incidents that could harm their relations.

Croatian, Slovenian presidents discuss migrant crisis

Croatia's president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday talked on the phone with her Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor about the migrant crisis affecting both countries

Pahor: Migrants on Slovenia-Croatia border to be treated as on Austria-Slovenia border

Slovenia will have to establish the same migrant transit regime on the border with Croatia as Austria has on its border with Slovenia