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  • Second Revival in Ljubljana (Photo State Department)

    New Orleans Second Line Revival Parade

    This past Saturday, Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli attended Ljubljana’s Second Annual New Orleans Second Line Revival. Musicians, dancers, and music-lovers paraded through Ljubljana’s historical city center.

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  • Interesting lecture by Prof. Dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek on Brain and Evolution (Photo State Department)

    Lecture on Brain and Evolution

    U.S. Ambassador Mussomeli attended a very interesting lecture by Prof. Dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek on Brain and Evolution. Lectures in the series are delivered by top Slovenian neuroscientists, and take place alongside the exhibition “Brain – The Inside Story.”

  • U.S. Embassy hosts 4th of July Celebration (Photo State Department)

    U.S. Embassy hosts 4th of July Celebration

    The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana hosted its annual gathering to celebrate America's Independence Day on the evening of July 3th in Križanke.

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  • Grammy Award winning American jazz vocalist Gregory Porter performs in Ljubljana (Photo Courtesy of Nada Žgank)

    Jazz Festival Brings Gregory Porter to Slovenia

    U.S. Embassy Ljubljana supported the 55th Annual Ljubljana Jazz Festival, which brought the greats of jazz together for a series of incredible concerts. The highlight of this year’s festival was the amazing concert of Gregory Porter.

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  • SEI students during the Seaway visit (Photo State Department)

    Summer Economics Institute

    The 3rd Annual Summer Economics Institute (SEI) student internship program jointly organized by the US Embassy Ljubljana and AmCham Slovenia started June 30th.

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    2015 -2016 Fulbright Program

    FULBRIGHT PROGRAM COMPETITION IS OPEN! Deadline is September 8, 2014 

  • Basketball Camp in Tolmin (Photo State Department)
    Basketball Camp in Tolmin

    This year’s Basketball Camp in Tolmin was a huge success, attracting more than 95 kids from Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Italy to be coached by nine American coaches for one week. 

  • Political and Economic Chief Joshua Harris (Photo Courtesy of Občina Murska Sobota)
    Museum of Roma History Opening

    On June 20, Political and Economic Chief Joshua Harris, Nathan Ringger, and Gregor Domadenik traveled to Murska Sobota to attend the ribbon cutting of a museum honoring Roma history in Černelavci. 

  • Political Officer Nathan Ringger (Photo State Department)
    "School's Out for the Summer"

    Our last school visit for this academic year took us to a middle school in Ljubljana – “OŠ Mirana Jarca.” 

  • Slovenian Fulbright Program Certificates of Completion recipients (Photo State Department)
    Certificates awarded to recent Fulbright Program recipients

    On May 16, the Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy Mr. David Burger presented some of the recent Slovenian Fulbright Program recipients with Certificates of Completion. 

  • Chargé d’Affaires David Burger joins this year’s Pride Parade (Photo State Department)
    Pride Parade 2014

    Chargé d’Affaires David Burger joined other members of the diplomatic corps in this year’s Pride Parade to express support for gay rights as human rights. 

  • RSO Strickland with the students practising baseball techniques (Photo State Department)
    Baseball Comes to Koper

    On Thursday, Regional Security Officer Stephen Strickland introduced baseball to “Srednja tehniška šola Koper” students. 

Current Issues

  • G7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine

    July 30, 2014 - "We remain convinced that there must be a political solution to the current conflict, which is causing rising numbers of civilian casualties. We call for a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Ukraine and underline the need to implement President Poroshenko's peace plan without any further delay." 

  • Kerry on $378 Million in Additional Aid for Syria

    July 30, 2014 - "The brutally indefensible and illegitimate Asad regime continues to pursue its appalling "starve or surrender" tactics against the Syrian people. The regime is asphyxiating half a million Syrians in Aleppo by obstructing deliveries of food, water, and medicine, and dropping dozens of barrel bombs a day on the city and surrounding suburbs. Syrians all over the country are being butchered at the hands of a ruthless tyrant." 

  • Twelve-year-old brides sit outside the Maa Jalpa Devi Temple after their marriage ceremonies in Rajgarh, India, in 2011. (AP Image)
    U.S. Adds $4.8 Million to End Child, Early, Forced Marriage

    The United States will spend over $4.8 million for 2014 on programs to end child, early and forced marriage in South Asia, Africa and the Near East. 

  • E-Journal cover with chess pieces on a board (State Dept.)
    E-Journal/USA: Strategic Moves: Using Smart Sanctions in the 21st Century

    The U.S. uses sanctions to alter the behavior of bad actors and tries to minimize any harm to general populations. Learn how sanctions work. Plus international entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, winning female coaches and what it means to be cool. 

Jason Furman is the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, which prepared The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. (AP Image)
    Delaying Action on Climate Change Will Increase Costs, Risks

    Delaying action to reduce the effects of climate change will increase the costs and decrease the likely success of such action, according to a report released by the White House on July 29.  

New regional leadership centers aim to expand opportunities for young Africans like these attendees at President Obama’s town hall in Washington July 28.
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    USAID to Invest $38 Million in New Regional Leadership Centers

    New regional leadership centers aim to expand opportunities for young Africans like these attendees at President Obama’s town hall in Washington July 28. 

  • The South Lawn of the White House in preparation for a Fourth of July barbecue. (AP Image)
    Electronic Journal: 4th of July

    July 2014 - In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence. Plus, where teens are spending their summers, why the health of our oceans affects our planet and how you may one day get to be a tourist in space. 

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