This year Slovenia celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Founding of PTT Slovenije. On this occasion Slovenia Post introduced an original stamp in the miniature sheet depicts modern postal operations – binary codes, electronic circuit and website icons.
StampNews.com invites our readers to appreciate the unique design of this bright philatelic item.
Slovenia proclaimed its independence on 25 June 1991. Postal traffic continued undisturbed within Slovenia immediately following independence, while traffic with the other republics suffered difficulties until the end of 1991, owing to the unwillingness of the Yugoslav side to reach an agreement.
On 26 June 1991, Slovenia issued its first postage stamp as an independent country, although as an unrecognised new state it did not yet have the legal basis to do so. During the moratorium that followed the declaration of Independence, international observers prohibited the use of this stamp, which was put back into circulation on 8 October 1991.
Following independence, the competences of the former federal postal authorities were transferred to the newly established Ministry of Transport and Communications.
On 8 October 1991 the new combined postal and telecommunications company left the Community of Yugoslav PTT Organisations and took over its competences within the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.On 27 August 1992 the Republic of Slovenia was formally accepted as a member of the Universal Postal Union.
Today’s Pošta Slovenije was established as an autonomous company on 1 January 1995 when the activities of PTT Slovenije were divided into postal services and telecommunications.