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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Integrated Country Strategy – Slovenia

Mission Slovenia’s 2018-22 Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) represents the Chief of Mission’s goals and objectives and articulates U.S. priorities in Slovenia.  The Department of State and other U.S. government agencies at Embassy Ljubljana crafted the ICS through a coordinated and collaborative strategic planning effort, based on the President’s National Security Strategy as well as the Department of State’s ...
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Country-Western in the Heart of Slovenia

What could be more American than a traditional Western cookout?  A party with grills, American BBQ, cowboy boots, country music, line dance, pony rides, and a mechanical bull!  All this and more was presented to Slovenians as part of the Wild West Fest that took place at Lake Zbilje in mid-August.  The U.S. Embassy in ...
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New Slovenian Government

STATEMENT BY THE U.S. EMBASSY September 13, 2018 The United States congratulates Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and the new Slovenian government on their confirmation by Parliament.  We welcome the new government’s commitment to U.S.-Slovenia relations, and trust that our cooperation will continue to expand in the coming years. As friends and NATO Allies, the United States and ...
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4th of July Reception 2018

4th of July is the day when Americans celebrate the birth of their country.  It is tradition to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks – either at a large public display, or a smaller gathering with friends and family.  There may not have been fireworks at Ambassador Hartley’s the residence, but we’re glad everyone enjoyed the ...
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Award Ceremony for Slovenian Special Operations Unit

01 September 2013 to 10 May 2014, a multi-national unit consisting of 28 American and Slovenian Special Forces Soldiers, were assigned to the Special Operations Task Unit (SOTU) in Laghman, Eastern Afghanistan, serving as tactical advisors (High Risk Arrest, Armed Reconnaissance, Cordon and Search) to a 115 man Provincial Response Company (PRC), advancing security objectives in ...
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Ambassador Hartley Hosts Religious Leaders to Celebrate Religious Freedom

On April 17, Ambassador Hartley hosted Monsignor Stanislav Zore, archbishop of Ljubljana, Dr. Nedžad Grabus, mufti of the Islamic Community in Slovenia, and Rabbi Ariel Haddad, chief rabbi of Slovenia, to discuss religious freedom and issues of concern to Slovenia’s Roman Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish communities. Archbishop Zore, Mufti Grabus, and Rabbi Haddad said Slovenia’s ...
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106th Rescue Wing Reconnects with Rescued Slovenian Seaman

Ambassador Hartley had the honor to meet eight members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing who were in the region for training and took the opportunity to visit Slovenia to follow up with a Slovenian seaman they rescued after a cargo carrier ship explosion in the mid-Atlantic in April 2017. This ...
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Ambassador Hartley Hosts guests and supporters of the American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF)

Ambassador Hartley hosted distinguished guests and supporters of the American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF), including Minister for Slovenians Abroad Gorazd Žmavc, on December 21 to celebrate the 2017 ASEF fellows.  ASEF was created in 2014 to build academic bridges between the U.S. and Slovenia by sending young Slovenian scholars to the U.S.  The 2017 class ...
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Ambassador Hartley Visits University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law

Ambassador Hartley and Consular Chief Amy Lorenzen met with students from the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law on November 2. The wide-ranging discussion covered topics ranging from international and consular law to the functions of a diplomatic mission and the role of a diplomat.  Thanks to the Faculty of Law for initiating the visit ...
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Born Again – Slovenian Partisans and the Rescues of Allied Aviators during the World War II

Ambassador Hartley gives remarks at the opening of the exhibition “Born Again – Slovenian Partisans and the Rescues of Allied Aviators during the Second World War” on October 1. The exhibition is located in near the village of Otok in the Municipality of Metlika.  It tells the story of this region and its people during ...
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Ambassador Hartley Speaks on the Future of U.S.-Europe Relations

Ambassador Hartley spoke to the members of the Slovenian International Relations Association (SDMO) on September 26, 2017 about the future of U.S.-Europe relations.  He noted that the transatlantic relationship has laid the foundation for unprecedented freedom, stability, and prosperity in much of the world and that Europe has been and will remain our indispensable partner ...
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An Overview of U.S. Holidays

The United States, like other nations, sets aside a number of days each year to commemorate events, people or public occasions. These holidays typically are marked by a general suspension of work and business activity, and by public and/or religious ceremonies. [See: Holidays observed by the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia ] Technically, the United States does not celebrate national holidays, but Congress has ...
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GeoBioBlitz in Triglav National Park

Watch our video of the GeoBioBlitz in Triglav National Park, June 16-17, to see Americans and Slovenians coming together document biodiversity and learn about geology-geomorphology in the Vrata Valley at the north face of Triglav! Two great days with experts from Triglav National Park, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, US Park ...
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To Hell and Back

During World War II, 142 American Aircraft crashed in Slovenia. Our Embassy was very happy to support the development of an information portal collecting data on all American planes that were downed over Slovenian territory during the WWII prepared by the Park of military history Pivka, as part of the exhibition “To Hell and Back”. ...
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Visit to Municipality of Cerkvenjak and Venetina War Memorial

Representatives of the U.S. Military Captain Tyler McAnnaly, Master Sergeant Kim Paradise and the embassy Marine Security Guard Sergeant Brandon Field visited the Mayor and Municipality of Cerkvenjak, discussing America and their experiences in Slovenia with local students from OŠ Cerkvenjak, also looking at the new kindergarden. They also attended a commemoration ceremony at a ...
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The Beginning of a Sister Parks Relationship

A delegation from Crater Lake National Park (Oregon, U.S.) visited Triglav National Park where TNP officials led them on a three-day familiarization tour. They learned about and discussed common issues that they share and the two parks will sign a Memorandum of Understanding following the tour, becoming “Sister Parks” and partnering on shared objectives such ...
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Senator John McCain’s Remarks at Commemoration Ceremony at Andraž nad Polzelo

Mister President, Madame Minister, Mister Mayor, Generals, dear friends: it is a great honor to be invited to join you here in Andraž to remember the service and sacrifice of ten brave Americans, and to celebrate the enduring bond of friendship between the United States and Slovenia that is their legacy.  They were the crew of “Dark Eyes,” an American B-17 ...
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