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President Hails Army on Anniversary, Union Calls for Sacking of Chief

Cerklje ob Krki, 15 May - President Danilo Tuerk heaped praise on the Slovenian army as he addressed a ceremony celebrating the 20th anniversary of the force on Sunday. But his words were overshadowed by a call from a trade union representing troops for the sacking of Chief-of-Staff Alojz Steiner.

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk speaks at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk (left), Defence Minister Ljubica Jelusic (middle) and Chief-of-staff, Gen-Maj Alojz Steiner (right), attend the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk decorates the Slovenian Armed Forces at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk decorates the Slovenian Armed Forces at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk decorates the Slovenian Armed Forces at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian army.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk speaks at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk speaks at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
President Danilo Tuerk speaks at the central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Cerklje ob Krki
The central ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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