Slovenia takes over the EU Council Presidency for six months.
As a country holding the EU Council Presidency, Slovenia hosts the EU-US Summit, which is also be attended by the President of the United States of America, George W. Bush.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Primož Kozmus wins the gold medal in hammer throw, Vasilij Žbogar a silver medal in the laser sailing competition, Sara Isaković wins the silver medal in 200 m freestyle swimming, Lucija Polavder wins bronze medal in judo in over 78kg category and Rajmond Debevec gets a bronze medal in 50 metre rifle three positions.
Parliamentary elections are held. Social Democrats get 30,45% of the vote, the Slovenian Democratic Party 29,26 %, the Zares party 9,37 %, the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia 7,45 %, the Slovenian National Party 5,40 %, the coalition of Slovenian People’s Party and the Youth Party of Slovenia 5,21 % and Liberal Democracy of Slovenia 5,21 %.
The Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh make a three-day state visit to Slovenia.
Borut Pahor forms his government composed of the Social Democrats, the Zares party, the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia and the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia.