Bachelor in International Relations with honors, Faculty Sociology, Political Sciences and Journalism, Slovenia, 1987.
Delaware, chairman youth and international affairs committee Assembly of Republic of Slovenia, 1990—1992. Member of Parliament National Assembly, Slovenia, 1992—2004, vice president, 1996—1997, president, 2000—2004. Vice leader United List Social Democrats, Slovenia, 1993—1997, leader, 1997—2005, Social Democrats, Slovenia, since 2005.
Member of the European Parliament European Parliament, since 2004. Prime minister Republic of Slovenia, since 2008. Slovenian delegate at the parliamentary assembly Council Europe, 1992—1996, chairman Slovenian delegate at the parliamentary assembly, 1996—1997.
Member executive committee Inter-Parliamentary Union. Vice chairman European Union-Croatia joint parliamentary committee European Parliament, 2004.
Life partner Tanja Pecar. 1 child Luka.