Slovenia

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

Ljubljana

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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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Slovenia's 'pointless' fence for refugees who never came - EurActiv

EurActiv

Slovenia's 'pointless' fence for refugees who never came
EurActiv
In Slovenia's southeastern Bela Krajina region, where the crystal-clear Kolpa river marks the border with Croatia, a forlorn barbed wire fence reminds locals of the refugees that never came. Instead of keeping refugees out, the barrier cutting through ...



Family left behind in Slovenia evokes memories of WWII - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Family left behind in Slovenia evokes memories of WWII
NewBostonPost (blog)
We took a different road and went to find my relatives in Slovenia. You may recall Slovenia has had a difficult history: captured by Napoleon; taken by the Austrians and the Hungarians; invaded by Nazis, Fascists and communists. But in 1991 this tiny ...



5 reasons to try stand-up paddleboarding in Slovenia - Irish Examiner

Irish Examiner

5 reasons to try stand-up paddleboarding in Slovenia
Irish Examiner
Also on the brink of a popularity boom is Slovenia. This country in southern Central Europe might not be an obvious holiday destination yet – but that's set to change: the European Travel Commission recently cited Slovenia as one of the countries which ...

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Slovenia's bank NLB doubles Q1 group net profit - Reuters

Slovenia's bank NLB doubles Q1 group net profit
Reuters
LJUBLJANA May 27 Slovenia's largest bank, state-owned Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), doubled its group net profit in the first quarter of 2016 to 52.1 million euros ($58 million) from 25 million in the same period of 2015. The bank, which was rescued by ...

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Bosnian Man: I Will Kill Myself if Slovenia Does Not Pay Back Its Debt - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)

Bosnian Man: I Will Kill Myself if Slovenia Does Not Pay Back Its Debt
Foreign Policy (blog)
That's why a Bosnian man found his way to the roof of the Slovenian Embassy in Sarajevo on Monday and then threatened to kill himself unless the liquidated Ljubljana Bank returned the more than $100 million it has owed to Bosnian savers since 1991.

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Iran volleyball team edges Slovenia in friendly - Press TV

Press TV

Iran volleyball team edges Slovenia in friendly
Press TV
The national Iranian men's junior volleyball team have dominated Slovenia in a friendly match, which served as a warm-up prior to the 18th edition of Asian Men's U20 Volleyball Championship scheduled to be held in Chinese Taipei in July. The Iranian ...
Iran U-20 Volleyball Team Defeats Slovenia in FriendlyTasnim News Agency (press release)

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Achievements praised as Slovenia marks 25 years of diplomacy - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Achievements praised as Slovenia marks 25 years of diplomacy
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Ljubljana, 26 May - Achievements of diplomats were praised at a special ceremony celebrating 25 years of Slovenian diplomacy. President Borut Pahor, PM Miro Cerar and Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, who addressed the ceremony, all stressed it had been ...

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Postage stamp exhibition chronicles Slovenia's history - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Postage stamp exhibition chronicles Slovenia's history
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
He pointed to the stamp which was issued in 1992 at the first anniversary of Slovenia's independence. It bore an image of a linden blossom, an important symbol of unity in the country's early years since independence, said Bervar, who believes the ...

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Africa conference focuses on business coop with Slovenia - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Africa conference focuses on business coop with Slovenia
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Ljubljana, 26 May - Looking for business opportunities and improving the investment climate between Slovenia and African countries, was in the focus of the second and last day of the 5th Africa Day conference, which was organised by the Slovenian ...



Reading FC Cancel Pre-Season Tour Of Slovenia - The Tilehurst End

The Tilehurst End

Reading FC Cancel Pre-Season Tour Of Slovenia
The Tilehurst End
Clearly haunted by their experiences with Slovenian defender Jure Travner, Reading have cancelled plans to take a pre-season tour of the left-back's homeland. As confirmed by the club, somewhat on the sly after burying it in an article about playing a ...