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20 years of Slovenia's independence

Ljubljana – This year, the Republic of Slovenia is marking the 20th anniversary of its independence. On 25 June 1991, the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Basic Constitutional Charter on the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Slovenia. The Republic of Slovenia commemorates this day as National Day.

To mark the anniversary of independence and the plebiscite, various activities have been taking place since 23 December 2010 and will continue throughout the year.

To this end, a website was launched featuring chronological and historical facts with interactive content.

At the web portal, the Government Communication Office will present the views of intellectuals, representatives of the economy and culture, sportsmen, journalists, Slovenians abroad, diplomats, as well as articles by foreign reporters and correspondents from Slovenia in the foreign media from the period of the independence process.

Moreover, in 2013, Slovenia will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its membership of the Council of Europe, marking 14 May 1993, when as a young country, Slovenia joined this international organisation with a view to respecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

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