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  • Dr. Daniel Mattern, Public Affairs Officer, speaking to the students about American history. (Photo State Department)

    Kicking off the U.S. Mission Speaker Program

    Today we had an exciting start to our 2014/15 school visits beginning with a trip to the high school (“Gimnazija in srednja ekonomska šola”) in Trbovlje. Upon the school's request, PAO Dr. Daniel Mattern spoke about American history.

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  • Summer School on the United Nations (Photo State Department)

    Summer School on the United Nations

    Ambassador Mussomeli talked to the group of students attending the US Embassy co-funded Summer School on the United Nations: Youth Competencies for the Challenges of the Globalized World at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana.

  • Ambassador Mussomeli with ASEF representatives (Photo State Department)

    Ambassador attends the ASEF inaugural lecture

    Over 200 people attended the American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) first inaugural lecture series entitled “Invention and Patents: Thinking like an Innovator”.

  • U.S. Ambassador Joseph A. Mussomeli and the organizers and guests in the presentation of the Vilenica 2014 Prize ceremony (Photo State Department)

    Ambassador at 29th Vilenica Festival

    The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana supported the 29th Vilenica International Literary Festival, organized by the Slovene Writers' Association and the Vilenica Cultural Society. The theme of this year’s edition was Crossing the Language Bridge.

  • Ambassador Joseph A. Mussomeli and Dr. Jernej Pikalo, Minister of Education, Science and Sport (Photo State Department)

    United States and Slovenia Sign Fulbright Agreement

    On September 4, Ambassador Mussomeli and Dr. Jernej Pikalo, Minister of Education, Science and Sport, signed an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of the U.S.A. and Slovenia concerning the Fulbright Exchange Program.

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  • Ambassador Mussomeli with a Summer History School participant (Photo State Department)
    Summer History School

    More than 20 engaged participants of the two-day Summer History School visited Ambassador Mussomeli to exchange ideas on contemporary Slovenian history. 

  • Ambassador Mussomeli with Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment (Photo State Department)
    14th EAAE Congress

    Ambassador Mussomeli attended the opening of the 14th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists last evening. 

  • Ambassador’s Family Attending the Performance (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. 

  • Prof. Dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek talks about evolution of the brain (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. 

  • 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. 

  • Gregory Porter at 55th Ljubljana Jazz Festival (Photo Courtesy of Nada Žgank)
    55th Ljubljana 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. 

  • Seaway visit to meet with CEO Japec Jakopin (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. 

Current Issues

  • Obama on Plans to Destroy ISIL

    President Obama tells the American people how he intends to fight the threats posed by ISIL. 

  • U.S. Envoy on ISIL, Other Terrorist Threats to OSCE Region

    September 8, 2014 -- "The United States joins the European Union in expressing its grave concern over increasing terrorist threats, particularly by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This group of extremists, who have exhibited repulsive savagery and cruelty, present a shared threat to a broad array of countries, including within the OSCE region." 

  • Kerry on Formation of Iraqi Government

    September 8, 2014 -- [...]"Just a few hours ago, overcoming the obstacle of ethnic and sectarian divides, the Iraqi parliament approved a new and inclusive government, one that has the potential to unite all of Iraq's diverse communities for a strong Iraq, a united Iraq, and to give those communities the chance to build the future that all Iraqis desire and deserve." 

  • Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference
    Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference

    September 5, 2014 -- "Good afternoon. Let me begin by thanking my great friend, Prime Minister Cameron -- and his entire team -- for hosting this NATO Summit and making it such a success. And I want to thank the people of Newport and Cardiff and the people of Wales for welcoming me and my delegation so warmly. It's a great honor to be the first sitting U.S. President to visit Wales." 

  • Remarks at Top of Meeting on Building an Anti-ISIL Coalition Co-Chaired by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon
    Remarks at Top of Meeting on Building an Anti-ISIL Coalition Co-Chaired by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon

    September 5, 2014 -- "Good morning, everybody. We are very appreciative for everyone who made the time to get here early (inaudible) in order to start the day with another meeting, with an extra meeting. But we thought it was really critical given the urgency of (inaudible) with respect to ISIL (inaudible) everybody together in order to try to get on the same page and talk through the margins of the NATO summit what we can do over the course of the next days." 

  • NATO Wales Summit Declaration

    September 7, 2014 -- "The President spoke with Afghan presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani on Saturday. The President emphasized the importance of concluding a deal on the national unity government as soon as possible in the interest of shoring up international support for Afghanistan and preserving Afghan stability." 

  • Kerry, Hagel Joint Statement on ISIL Meeting with Key Partners

    September 5, 2014 -- "This morning we had a meeting with some of our key allies and partners on the serious threat that ISIL poses to Iraq, the entire region, and the international community. We and the Ministers agreed here today that there is no time to waste in building a broad international coalition to degrade and, ultimately, to destroy the threat posed by ISIL.".. 

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