Friday, June 25, 2010

Slovenia independence

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle...

Image above: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo during a reception at the Metropolitan Museum in New York with Slovenian president Danilo Türk and his wife Barbara Miklič Türk - via Wikipedia
June 25, 2010 marked 19th anniversary of Slovenia's independence. 76 Slovenians died during the ten-day independence war. That's how Slovenians first won their statehood "on the battlefield", which enabled them to quickly also become "successful behind the negotiating table."

Slovenian president Danilo Türk described dialogue as the core of all strategic development challenges of our time as he addressed the main state ceremony marking the 25 June National Day in Ljubljana on Thursday. 

According to Türk, social dialogue is needed more today than ever before. "Slamming doors and threats are not a way forward," the president said on the eve of National Day, which marks the day when Slovenia declared independence in 1991. (Source)

Video above: "Slovenska himna" (Slovenian anthem)

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