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Pahor highlights May Declaration's momentous role, legacy

Ljubljana, 7 May - President Borut Pahor highlighted the "unforgettable symbolic and actual role" the May Declaration played for Slovenia's independence, as he hosted a reception to mark 30 years since the document calling for the country's sovereignty was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana's Congress Square.

Ljubljana
Igor Bavčar and Jožef Školč at an event at the Museum of Contemporary History hosted by Školč, whose Yugoslav-era ZSMS organisation hosted the rally at which the May Declaration demanding sovereignty was read in 1989.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Sociologist Spomenka Hribar and her spouse philosopher Tine Hribar at an event at the Museum of Contemporary History hosted by Jožef Školč, whose Yugoslav-era ZSMS organisation hosted the rally at which the May Declaration demanding sovereignty was read in 1989.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Dimitrij Rupel and Igor Bavčar at an event at the Museum of Contemporary History hosted by Jožef Školč, whose Yugoslav-era ZSMS organisation hosted the rally at which the May Declaration demanding sovereignty was read in 1989.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Dimitrij Rupel and Igor Bavčar at an event at the Museum of Contemporary History hosted by Jožef Školč, whose Yugoslav-era ZSMS organisation hosted the rally at which the May Declaration demanding sovereignty was read in 1989.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor addresses a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor addresses a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
A black-and-white photo of writer Tone Pavček reading the May Declaration at a mass rally in Ljubljana in 1989 demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Dimitrij Rupel, a co-author of the May Declaration, addresses a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the document was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Dimitrij Rupel, a co-author of the May Declaration, addresses a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the document was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Dimitrij Rupel, a co-author of the May Declaration, addresses a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the document was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor hosts a reception at the Presidential Palace to mark 30 years to the day since the May Declaration was read out at a mass rally in Ljubljana demanding Slovenia's sovereignty.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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