President Warns against Complacency in Security
Slovenia is a safe country but security should not be taken for granted, President Borut Pahor said as he addressed members of the Slovenian Armed Forces in Maribor. He moreover underlined the need for Slovenia to be among the most successful EU countries.
"It is in our national interest to contribute by the best of our abilities so that the EU lives on and....that Slovenia remains and strengthens its position" in the group of most successful EU countries.
He believes Slovenia should strive for this at "almost any price". Pahor, who is the chief commander of Slovenia's armed forces, believes that disintegration of the EU would be the worst option for Slovenia. This could also lead to a security conflict, he said.
Although Slovenia is considered a safe country, Pahor warned against complacency. "We need a professional army with appropriate equipment, training and motivation to fulfil great and demanding tasks," said the president, praising the armed forces for work well done.