Can Slovenia overcome the crisis?

In the framework of the "Slovenia and the EU" lecture cycle,

the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)

invites You kindly to the round table



which will be held on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 16.00 h

in the “Grad” hall of Hotel Lev (13th floor) at Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.

In recent months, the political situation in Slovenia has raised anxiety among its citizens. Many of them have expressed their disappointment at anti-government protests. In the meanwhile, new government has been formed and the people are wandering what they can expect from it. Is early election the only way forward, as some believe? How to deal with the crisis? Besides the political and economic impact the crisis has numerous other dimensions and demands complex approaches in order to overcome it. Answers should be found on how to tackle the general social apathy that has been caused by the moral, institutional and other aspects of the crisis. What changes are needed in Slovenia and how to implement them?

Those and other issues will be discussed at the round table by the following experts:

Dr. Mihael Brejc, university professor, former Minister and MEP

Peter Frankl, Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Finance business daily

Sebastjan Jeretič, M.A., expert on election campaigns,

Bojan Požar, the founder and editor-in-chief of

The round table will be held in the Slovenian language and moderated by Mr. Zijad Bećirović.

Live broadcast at:

Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 15.55 h.

Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at

Ljubljana, March 20, 2013