Slovenia chaired the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe from May to November. At home, the new government of Borut Pahor dealt intensively with the financial and economic crisis, which after a lag reached Slovenia, and applied a number of measures to at least partly stem the devastating consequences for the economy and a large proportion of the population.
The second elections to the European Parliament were held in the beginning of June in which three of the seven MEPs were re-elected and the remaining four lost their seats to other candidates.
Slovenian prime minister Borut Pahor and his Croatian colleague Jadranka Kosor signed an agreement in the presence of the then EU chair, Swedish prime minister Mr. Reinfeldt, in Stockholm in November by which the final border between the two countries would be determined by an international arbitration.
Sporting events included a 1st place of Peter Kauzer in slalom in kayak and canoe wild water racing and a 1st place of Petra Majdič in sprint in the cross-country skiing world cup. Slovenian boxer Dejan Zavec became the world welterweight champion in December.
Text: Government Communication Office