News Archive - 2010

Mosque bomb kills at least 50 in Pakistan

05. 11. 2010
Pakistan president
At least 50 people are reported dead after the bombing of a mosque in Pakistan.The roof of the building collapsed after a suicide bomber blew himself up as hundreds of worshippers were leaving after Friday prayers.

Shelters moved as Java volcano erupts again

05. 11. 2010
Java eruption
The biggest eruption by Indonesia’s Mount Merapi since the volcano began rumbling last week has forced the authorities to move emergency shelters further away.

French insist Roma are also Bucharest’s problem

06. 10. 2010
French insist Roma are also Bucharest’s problem
France’s Immigration and European Affairs ministers Eric Besson and Pierre Lellouche are in Bucharest trying to refocus the Roma question away from their much-criticised repatriation programme.

State Secretary Benčina at the opening of 25th Vilenica International Literary Festival

08. 09. 2010
Dragoljuba Benčina
Ljubljana, 2 September 2010 – Yesterday, State Secretary Dragoljuba Benčina attended the opening ceremony of the 25th Vilenica International Literary Festival. The State Secretary talked about the importance of reading and expressed her hope that, in this period of modern technologies, the reading culture would nevertheless persevere, since "books allow us to find ourselves and others, to see that there are different paths that can be taken and to absorb fresh knowledge." She wished the organisers every success in their continued efforts, and that the participants enjoyed the festival's various literary pleasures and challenging expert debates.

Director-General Benedejčič meets head of Russian federal agency

25. 08. 2010
Director-General Benedejčič meets head of Russian federal agency
Ljubljana, 12 August 2010 - The Director-General for Global Issues and Multilateral Political Relations, Ambassador Andrej Benedejčič, today met the head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Cultural Cooperation of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Farit Mukhametshin, representing the President of the Russian Federation.

Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme to attend this year's Bled Strategic Forum

20. 08. 2010
Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme
We are proud to announce that the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Mr Yves Leterme, will attend this year's Bled Strategic Forum. His presence is particularly important in the light of Belgium's current presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Statement on Swedish decision to close the embassy in Ljubljana

26. 03. 2010
Ljubljana, 21 January 2010 – Sweden has notified Slovenia about the closing of its embassy in Ljubljana. The Slovenian Foreign Ministry regrets this decision, but at the same time expresses its understanding of the reasons behind it.

Tenth Consultations of Slovenian Diplomats

19. 01. 2010
KC Brdo
From 2 to 4 February 2004, the 10th Consultations of Slovenian Diplomats will be held in Brdo pri Kranju and Ljubljana, addressing the tasks and challenges of the Slovenian diplomatic service.