Slovenia after 15 years of EU membership
Every year on 9 May we celebrate the Day of Europe. This year's celebration in particularly important for Slovenia, because it coincides with 15th anniversary of Slovenia's accession to the EU. Fifteen years ago, the vision of Europe as an area of peace, freedom and democracy inspired Slovenia and its citizens to participate in the referendum on accession, where almost 90 percent voted in favour of joining the EU. Today, Slovenia is a staunch supporter of the Union and its values.