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Slovenia, Ten Years a NATO Member

Ljubljana, 24 March - Slovenia became a NATO member on 29 March 2004, fulfilling one of its principal foreign policy goals a month before it realised its top objective, EU membership. While voters endorsed NATO membership with a clear 66% majority, ten years on only 40% would vote in favour, according to the latest Politbarometer poll.

Ljubljana
The flags of the EU, Slovenia and NATO.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

Ljubljana
Slovenian citizens voted in favour of Slovenia's NATO membership in a referendum on 23 March 2003, which was held on the same day as the referendum on EU membership.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

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