“President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor called for unity and tolerance in the address of the Presidential Palace’s open door.  “We do not need to draw a mathematical center between the two truths for the sake of reconciliation. The device for me represents an atmosphere of tolerance that, despite different views on the history of the past, we do not exclude or hate,” said Pahor.

Pahor, in the address given today’s open door of the presidential palace, coinciding with the national holiday, the day of the uprising against the occupier, also warned that excluding each other and hatred among Slovenes should not be an obstacle to our civic duty to participate in those things that are essential for the fate of the nation in the coming years and decades.” (translated from Delo)

“The transition to a low-carbon society was highlighted as a major challenge but also as a great opportunity for Slovenia at a conference hosted in Ljubljana on Thursday by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS).

Hailing Slovenia’s efforts so far, European Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič stressed the importance of involving all stakeholders.

The commissioner, responsible for the Energy Union, believes that given the support demonstrated by its population, mayors and technological companies, Slovenia can become a model for other countries in the region and show how clean technology can bring a change for the better fast.

Outgoing Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič expressed Slovenia’s support for the European Commission package of measures related to the Energy Union, arguing the envisaged market-oriented solutions would have a positive effect on the economy and active consumers.” (Slovenia Times)