Predsednica republike je sprejela predsednico Evropskega parlamenta Roberto Metsola.

Photo: Bor Slana/Slovenian Press Agency

Joint call of the President of the Republic of Slovenia and the President of the European Parliament on citizens to vote in European elections

Ahead of the elections to the European Parliament, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Nataša Pirc Musar, today received the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, at the Presidential Palace.

Ljubljana, 26 Mar 2024


Slovenian public opinion of the European Union is very positive, President Pirc Musar stressed in her opening remarks. Eurobarometer surveys show a high level of trust in the European Union, for example support for the common currency and the single market. Citizens are aware of the importance of the European Union and the vast majority of them believe that decisions taken in the European Union also affect their lives and work.

President Pirc Musar said that she would actively participate in the preparations for the elections. When she signed the decree calling the European elections on 23 February, President Pirc Musar highlighted the importance of active citizenship and called on everyone to engage in debates and reflect on the kind of Europe they want. She also warned citizens of the danger of disinformation campaigns, which are likely to intensify in the run-up to the elections and will try to influence voters via social media.

In the months leading up to the elections, President Pirc Musar will hold a number of discussions with citizens about the European Union and the key issues defining our common future. Her Office and other organisations will organise her visits to secondary schools, universities and other institutions. President Pirc Musar also welcomed the fact that similar activities are planned and already being carried out by other state bodies, including the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, as this is the only way for citizens to have an informed say in the election of the MEPs who will represent their interests in the European Parliament.