A visit to Primorska, Slovenia’s window into the world

Chargé d’affaires Susan Falatko visited the Primorska region on June 16.  In a meeting with Robotina CEO Devid Palčič, CDA Falatko discussed the future of smart solutions and digital transformation in Slovenia and the United States.  In Koper, she visited the Port of Koper and met with Dimitrij Zadel, President of the Management Board, to …

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Sister Parks about the collaboration with youth

Both the U.S. and Slovenia recognize that the future of our environment relies on getting young people engaged in nature conservation, and national parks play an important role in that. Crater Lake National Park and Triglav National Park signed an agreement on cooperation and exchange of good practices in 2017. As Triglav National Park celebrates …

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DEFENDER-Europe 21 in Slovenia

We have seen the amount of bilateral and multilateral training U.S. Forces conduct with their SAF counterparts – both here in Slovenia and abroad – increase substantially in recent years. DEFENDER 21 and linked exercises are truly a reflection of this expanded level of engagement, with Slovenia playing an integral part in training across domains …

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CDA Susan Falatko’s Remarks to Slovenian Diplomatic Academy

March 31, 2021 First and foremost, I’d like to thank our hosts at CEP for their ongoing dedication to our partnership on the European Digital Diplomacy Exchange initiative, and to the Diplomatic Academy for including me in this virtual program as we continue to seek to expand cooperation between the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana and …

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Susan K. Falatko is now Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana

Press Release 20 January 2021 Susan K. Falatko has again assumed the position of Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia, following the departure of former Ambassador Lynda C. Blanchard. CDA Falatko has been serving in Slovenia since June of 2019, playing in integral role in strengthening our bilateral relationship and fostering ties between …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Gautam Rana, Independence Day Celebration 2019

The Ambassador’s Residence, Ljubljana, June 29, 2018 Dober dan in dobrodošli na praznovanju 243. rojstnega dneva ZDA Spoštovani gostje, po treh letih v vaši lepi deželi mi je zelo žal, da je moja slovenščina katastrofalna. Da vaša ušesa ne bodo preveč trpela, bom danes govoril angleško. As you look around today, or even just at …

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A Week of Spreading American Culture in Kamnik

In cooperation with the public institution Mekinje Monastery, the U.S. Embassy sponsored a week-long program in Kamnik featuring two acclaimed American artists, Jesse Burke and Manuel Gonzales. Jesse is a photographer whose inspiring work has been featured in galleries across the U.S., and who was included by Time Magazine in the top 50 US photographers …

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U.S. Embassy Leadership Talks Business in Maribor

Chargé d’Affaires Gautam Rana visited Maribor October 11 to discuss economic and commercial affairs with local business leaders under the auspices of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leaders Club.  Rana also met with Director Maja Tomanič Vidovič to learn more about the Slovenian Enterprise Fund’s programs to support Slovenian small- and medium-sized businesses and …

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Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP), Regional Countering Violent Extremism Course

Chargé d’Affaires Gautam Rana attended the opening of an international counterterrorism conference focused on  “Violent Extremism and Radicalization Processes as Driving Factors to Terrorism Threats on Western Balkans and Security Implications to Europe”, which started in Maribor on 22 May. The conference is co-sponsored by the Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) and the …

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Slovenska Filantropija and U.S. Embassy Partner to Help Support and Integrate Refugees in Slovenia

In honor of World Refugee Day, the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana and Slovenska Filantropija are pleased to announce a $25,000 project funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Julia Taft Fund for Refugees.  The one-time grant will provide critical start-up funds to develop a community center to assist refugees and asylum-seeking children and families, as …

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Meeting Three Groups of High School Students

EU Parliamentarian Lojze Peterle’s Office in Ljubljana invited Deputy Chief of Mission Gautam Rana to talk to three groups of high school students. DCM Rana discussed the different sections of the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana and some of Ambassador Hartley’s responsibilities to the students of Gimnazija Jože Plečnik, Gimnazija Brežice and Šolski center Velenje. He …

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