NATO Permanent Representative of Slovenia
2003 - 2006
Born May 22, 1951 in Ljubljana, educated in Ljubljana and
San Francisco, B.A. (Languages and Literature) 1974, M.A. (English/Creative
Writing) 1976, also studied in Valencia and Lisbon.
1974 journalist, Daily Delo, 1975-78 freelance translator,
1978-84 Slovenian Foreign Office, 1984-90 international secretary,
Confederation of Slovenian Trade Unions, 1990-92 Member of Parliament
and Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Slovenian Parliament, 1992-97
Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 1996-97 Ambassador to Ireland, 1997-99
State Undersecretary (NATO, WEU), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1999-
Ambassador, Head of Mission of Slovenia to NATO and the Western European
1968-70 active dissident,
1988 founder Member & Vice
President, Social Democratic Party (SDS). 1989 first proponent for
the formation of the opposition coalition DEMOS. 1990-92 SDS Parliamentary
Group Leader, Member of the Council of the government coalition DEMOS,
Member, Parliamentary Committee on Information. 1991-92 negotiator
at the Carrington Conference on former Yugoslavia. 1991-92 first leader
of the Slovenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
wrote, translated and edited a number of books, stories,
articles, dealing with foreign relations, political campaigning, fiction,
D.I.Y., sailing, swimming, travel.
Married (Magdalena) with two sons (Boštjan 20, Aleš 18).