Slovenia

Country Slovenia
Capital Ljubljana
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Slovene

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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though Communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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UPDATE 1-Slovenia plans to privatise bank NKBM this year - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Slovenia plans to privatise bank NKBM this year
Reuters
Slovenia just avoided an international bailout last year by injecting some 3.3 billion euros ($4.56 billion) into its banks in December, of which NKBM received 870 million euros. NKBM was earmarked for privatisation last year, among with another 14 ...



Slovenia's first Roma restaurant offers hope, integration - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News

Slovenia's first Roma restaurant offers hope, integration
Hurriyet Daily News
Slovenia's first Roma restaurant opened on April 12, but more than impressing food critics, it hopes to improve cohabitation with the local community and offer work opportunities to an impoverished minority. AFP PHOTO. More than impressing food critics ...

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Slovenia plans to privatise bank NKBM this year -finance minister - Reuters

Slovenia plans to privatise bank NKBM this year -finance minister
Reuters
"Our goal is to complete the whole transaction (privatisation) this year," Cufer said. Slovenia barely avoided an international bailout last year by injecting some 3.3 billion euros into its banks in December. (Reporting By Marja Novak; Editing by ...



Slovenian banks should pass EU stress tests-central bank - Reuters

Slovenian banks should pass EU stress tests-central bank
Reuters
"The results (of the EU stress tests) should confirm that step (bank overhaul) was completed successfully," the central bank official said. Slovenia narrowly avoided an international bailout in December by pumping 3.3 billion euros ($4.6 billion)into ...



UPDATE 1-Slovenian lenders expected to pass EU tests -central bank - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Slovenian lenders expected to pass EU tests -central bank
Reuters
Last year's tests revealed that Slovenian banks would need 4.8 billion euros of extra capital in an adverse scenario. Since then, however, most banks have been recapitalised and most bad loans of the three largest lenders - NLB, NKBM and Abanka Vipa ...
Panel: Banks Need Stable GovernanceSTA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

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Toxic Loans Risk Slovenian Bond Rally: East Europe Credit - Bloomberg

Toxic Loans Risk Slovenian Bond Rally: East Europe Credit
Bloomberg
Slovenia's bond rally, the biggest among Europe's former communist nations, risks faltering as a government budget dispute following the cleanup of toxic-bank loans threatens to unseat Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek. Bratusek, the third premier since ...

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Slovenia collects weather measurements from overflying aircraft: report - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Slovenia collects weather measurements from overflying aircraft: report
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
LJUBLJANA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia is collecting weather measurements received directly from planes crossing the country's air space, which has made short-term accurate weather forecast possible, Slovenian Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
CORRECTION: "Slovenia Becoming Less Attractive to German Investor"STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

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Manager Association Boss: Slovenia Needs Quick Turnaround - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Manager Association Boss: Slovenia Needs Quick Turnaround
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Ljubljana, 16 April (STA) - The new chairman of the Manager Association Aleksander Zalaznik has told the STA that Slovenia needs a quick economic turnaround and more foreign investments, while emphasising a more fruitful cooperation with the ...

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Worries about freedom of the press - The Economist (blog)

Worries about freedom of the press
The Economist (blog)
WHEN Dunja Mijatovic intervenes it is normally in countries where journalists are in real trouble. So, the fact that the Freedom of the Media Representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has written to the Slovenian ...



Slovenia losing attractiveness as German investment destination: study - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Slovenia losing attractiveness as German investment destination: study
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
LJUBLJANA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia is losing favorable position in its competition with world economies as an investment destination, according to a latest study by the Slovenian-German Chamber of Commerce. Slovenia's popularity has dropped to ...

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