A poster of the New Collectivism Group for the Youth Day Celebration
Litostroj workers’ strike
Arrests of Janša, Zavrl, Tasič and Borštner. Committee for the Protection of HR is created.
Protest against the arrests of Janša, Borštner, Tasič and Zavrl
Court trial against Janša, Borštner, Tasič and Zavrl at a military court
The poet Tone Pavček reads the May Declaration
81 amendments to the 1974 Constitution to ensure increased sovereignty
The first multiparty parliamentary elections and elections of the President
The first democratic multiparty elections
France Bučar is appointed the President of the Assembly on its constitutive session
Announcement of the official results of the plebiscite on independence
Solemn proclamation of Slovenia's independence and sovereignty
Beginning of the Ten-Day War. The first combat occurs at Poganci, near Novo mesto.
Brioni Agreement is adopted. It suspended Slovenian independence for three month.
The first Drnovšek's cabinet. Coalition is composed of SDS, DS, ZS, LDS, ZLSD and SSS.
The first banknotes of the Slovenian Tolar issued by the Bank of Slovenia
The first parliamentary and presidential elections since Slovenian independence
Second Drnovšek's government, composed of LDS, SKD, ZLSD and SDSS
Agreement on Cooperation with the representatives of the European Union
Slovenia officially becomes the 28th full member of the Council of Europe.
Three bronze medals for Slovenia in Lillehammer
Partnership for Peace signed at a meeting of the NATO Council
Ivan Bizjak is elected the first Slovenian ombudsman
The first social agreement signed
Slovenia becomes the 105th full and founding member of the World Trade Organization
Slovenia introduces external convertibility of the tolar
Pope John Paul II visits Slovenia
Bukovec and Vehovar win two silver medals in Atlanta
Parliamentary elections take place. The majority of the vote goes to the LDS (27, 01%).
Association agreement between Slovenia and the EU ratified in the National Assembly
Prime ministers of CEFTA member states meet in Portorož on a two-day meeting
Slovenia to open negotiations with the EU at the Luxembourg EU Summit
Negotiations for the EU membership
Slovenia presents itself at the EXPO in Lisbon for the first time
Slovenia assumes one-month presidency of the UN Security Council
The USA President William J. Clinton visits Slovenia
Second visit of Pope John Paul II. Beatification of the Bishop Anton Martin Slomšek.
Tomaž Humar climbs the southern rock wall of Daulagiri (8167 m)
Andrej Bajuk forms a coalition government, composed by the SDS and SLS+SKD
The first olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Davo Karničar skies non-stop down the Mount Everest
Bush and Putin meet for the first time in Slovenia
Slovenia's progress in the preparations for EU membership
Slovenian national football team battles to its first World Cup
Slovenia a candidate country to join the EU on 1 May 2004
Janez Drnovšek is elected in the second round of presidential elections
Peterka, Kranjec, Fras and Žonta win the bronze team medal in Salt Lake City
Referenda on Slovenia's accession to the EU and NATO
Slovenia signs the EU Accession Treaty in Athens.
Programme of ERM II Entry and Adoption of the Euro
Slovenia becomes a member of NATO
Slovenia becomes an EU member state
The first elections to the European Parliament. Seven MEPs are elected.
The government approves a plan to introduce the euro
Presentation of the new Slovenian euro coins
OSCE ministerial meeting in Slovenia
Slovenia gets the green light to adopt the euro on 1 January 2007
NATO Defence ministers meet in Slovenia, in Portorož
National Assembly adopts the Euro Adoption Act
The euro becomes the Slovenian national currency
Danilo Türk wins the presidential seat in the second round
Slovenia becomes a member state of the Schengen area
Slovenia takes over the EU Council Presidency for six months
The EU-US Summit in Slovenia, attended also by the President of the USA, George W. Bush
Borut Pahor forms his government, composed of the SD, LDS, Zares and DeSUS
Slovenia takes over the six-month chairmanship of the CoE Committee of Ministers
Kayaker Peter Kauzer wins Slovenia a gold medal in Seu d'Urgell
Slovenia and Croatia sign a border arbitration agreement in Stockholm
Slovenia gets three Olympic medals in Vancouver
Slovenians Back Border Deal with Croatia at the referendum
Slovenia qualifies for the 2010 FIFA World cup in South Africa
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Independence and Unity Day and 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Slovenian Constitution - Main ceremony
Honorary speaker: Dr Ernes Petrič, the President of the Constitutional Court
Main ceremony on the occasion of the Statehood Day and 20th Anniversary of Independence
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Independence and Unity Day: 20th anniversary of the plebiscite - main ceremony
Honorary speaker Borut Pahor, the Prime Minister Link to the speech: Prime Minister Borut Pahor at the State Ceremony on Independence and Unity Day “I think Slovenia is born under a lucky star.”