Slovenia’s Prime Minister Miro Cerar makes an official visit to the U.K.

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On 19th November, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar paid an official visit to London, during which he met Prime Minister David Cameron and the Mayor of the City of London Lord Mountevans.

At a reception given by the Slovenian Embassy, Dr Cerar said his meeting with Mr Cameron was excellent. They discussed Britain’s proposals for reforming the European Union, and how to resolve the migrant crisis in Europe.

Dr Cerar joked that he realised that Mr Cameron was a tough character when he took an early morning swim in an ice-cold pool on a visit to Slovenia earlier this year.

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar talks with Maja Rančigaj, teacher of Slovene at the University of Nottingham

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar talks with Maja Rančigaj, teacher of Slovene at the University of Nottingham

 

Dr Cerar with  David Lloyd, Chairman of the British-Slovene Society and Evelina Ferrar, Trustee

Dr Cerar with David Lloyd, Chairman of the British-Slovene Society and Evelina Ferrar, Trustee

Pat Priban has passed away

It is with great sadness that we must inform members of the passing of Pat Priban on 28th October. She had been at the Royal Brompton Hospital with a chest infection since 8th September.

We all remember Pat as a nice and lively presence, always next to her Slovene husband Ian at our events and supporting the British-Slovene Society since its beginnings. It is hard to believe we will not see her any more.

We send our heartfelt condolences to Ian and his family.

The funeral will be on Wednesday 18th November at 11.20 a.m. at Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Townmead Rd, Richmond, TW9 4EN.

Christmas Carol Service

The BSS warmly invites you to our annual Carol Service on the 11th of December 2015, at  7 pm.  This is our regular festive get together which is held in the beautiful church of St Andrew by the Wardrobe, Queen Victoria Street and St. Andrew’s Hill, City of London, EC4V 5DE.

The church, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren is a wonderful historic building and well worth a visit in its own right.  Please come and join in our carol singing in English and Slovene. We are pleased to welcome back the London Gallus Consort choir conducted by Paul Brisby.

Catch up with friends after the service as there will be potica (offered by the Society) and Christmas drinks (courtesy of the Embassy).

There is no charge but a collection is taken to support the work of the Barka charity in Slovenia.

Nearest underground Blackfriars. St Paul’s and Mansion House nearby.

How to get there

Europe is Kaput. Long Live Europe! Žižek & Varoufakis at the Royal Festival Hall

Varoufakis & Žižek

 

Monday 16 November 2015 at 7.30

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek and former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will discuss Europe’s future at the event moderated by Croatian philosopher Srečko Horvat. Followed by a Q&A session.

Slavoj Žižek, regarded as ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’ (The New Republic), and Yanis Varoufakis, self-described ‘erratic Marxist’ and economic ‘rock-star’ (Business Insider and other publications), met in Croatia in 2013. They have never appeared together on the public stage – until now.

Take your seat to hear them discuss the urgent task of building a different and more democratic Europe.

Organized by Southbank Centre