Prime Minister with foreign diplomats, accredited to Slovenia: Let us work together towards a world with less pain, poverty and fear
23 January 2015, Brdo pri Kranju
Slovenian Prime Minister dr. Miro Cerar and President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor met with foreign diplomats, accredited to Slovenia, at the traditional New Year's reception for the Diplomatic Corps. More
Speech by the Prime Minister Cerar at the Consultations of Slovenian Diplomats: "Credibility is of crucial importance for the reputation of our country"
5 January 2015, Brdo pri Kranju
Excerpts from the speech: "We have already accomplished some important things in this relatively short period: we have adopted several measures necessary for fiscal consolidation; we have reached some important agreements with social partners about the sharing of burdens and joint efforts to overcome the crisis; we have made some initial steps towards the introduction of structural reforms, and we have charted the basic orientation of the future development of Slovenia.
We are doing all this with the aim of reforming Slovenia, bringing it back among the countries with a dynamic economy, orderly finances, the rule of law and welfare for the broadest circle of their citizens.
I would like to take this opportunity to address the topic that is, in my opinion, of crucial importance for the reputation of our country and its successful performance at the international level: this is credibility." Entire speech
Speech by the Prime Minister Cerar on the occasion of Independence and Unity Day: "Slovenia must wake up and start building"
23 December 2014, Ljubljana
Excerpts for the speech: "Today we remember one of the brightest eras in Slovenia's history. 24 years ago, Slovenia glowed in its strongest colours. We, its people, were determined, proud of our national identity and full of joy at the thought that we were implementing national self-determination as a foundation of our sovereign state. On the day of the plebiscite, as well as half a year later when the plebiscitary will was enforced by the establishment of the autonomous and independent Slovenia, we glowed with positivity and optimism. This is when the idea of Slovenian nation was at the peak of its political development. We proved that we are able to adopt and enforce a decision that the world regarded first by disbelief and then by great respect. Despite the doubts and opposition showed by a great majority of countries, Slovenians decided to establish a democratic country and efficiently implemented this decision. The plebiscitarily expressed will of the citizens was the political, legal and moral foundation of Slovenia's independence. This common will was embodied in the unity that eventually led us to the independence. It was therefore the unity that brought us independence. And this is the ultimate achievement of any nation in the global community." Entire speech