“Before the Slovenian Armed Forces, President Borut Pahor advocated for a comprehensive reform and strengthening of the national security system. The next government will have to take some short-term measures immediately, he said. At the same time, he claimed that ‘Slovenia needs the Slovenian Army’ and that people like it. ‘We are proud of our army,’ he said.

In his address at the central ceremony before the Slovene Army’s Tuesday morning at the Brdo pri Kranju, the President warned that security ‘has become a complex matter,’ which requires a professional and multifaceted approach. The world is more vulnerable to security, uncertainty and related excitement are intensifying. ‘It is strengthening geopolitics,’ Pahor said.

Slovenia will have to adjust this. ‘At the state level, it is not possible to react differently than to strengthen the national security system,’ Pahor said. ‘The whole system of national security, from the army to the police, through both intelligence services to civil protection, will need to be fully revised and strengthened.’ According to him, the future government ‘will not be able to delay the preparation of a strategic response to the geopolitical and security situation in our and the international environment.'” (translated from Sio1)