The September edition of Sinfo concludes the successful story of the preparations, happenings and
successes surrounding EuroBasket 2013. As we were wondering before each game or during it
whether the Slovenian team would beat their opponents, we discovered that, as well as technique,
team work and playing with heart were needed to win. And each time these were combined, we
were able to celebrate at the end. But we were proud throughout that Slovenia was being
represented at EuroBasket by such a superb team, even when things did not go smoothly. You will
learn more about the sport and the history of Slovenian basketball in the interview with the
legendary Ivo Daneu, the best Slovenian basketball player of all time.
The central topic of this issue is a theme that has received little attention in the past, but is
nevertheless very current. We interviewed the Minister of Defence, Roman Jakič. A comprehensive
regional meeting of defence ministers from South-Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans will be
held at Brdo pri Kranju between 1 and 3 October. On issues of defence and other topical political
and economic questions, we spoke to Andrew Page, Ambassador to Slovenia of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The articles on the start-up company, Koofr, and innovator Erika Drobnič are proof that, with
enough inspiration, success is possible even in an economic crisis. We also invite you to read our
other interesting articles, which include a summary of impressions from the Bled Strategic Forum,
and presentations of Slovenian mountain trails. We hope you find the stories inspiring.