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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Slovenia's $6 Billion 'Bad Bank' Seeks Investors, Director Says - Bloomberg

Slovenia's $6 Billion 'Bad Bank' Seeks Investors, Director Says
Bloomberg
Slovenia established the bad bank in 2013 to move toxic loans from state-owned banks including Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. and Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor d.d. which pushed the Adriatic nation to the brink of a bailout. The previous government of ...
Slovenian bank NKBM forecasts 2015 profit of 28 mln eurosReuters

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Nova KBM Sees Profit Next Year as Slovenia Seeks to Sell Bank - Bloomberg

Nova KBM Sees Profit Next Year as Slovenia Seeks to Sell Bank
Bloomberg
Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor d.d., Slovenia's second biggest bank, expects to post profit next year after the government boosted its capital and the country's economy rebounded. Nova KBM, as the lender is known, forecasts its net income at 28.2 million ...



Slovenia-India air service agreement due to be operational next month - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Slovenia-India air service agreement due to be operational next month
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
LJUBLJANA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia and India will start operating an air route between Ljubljana and New Delhi via Frankfurt, Germany on Jan. 15, 2015, according to a press release from Slovenian flag carrier Adria Airways on Thursday. Under their ...

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Slovenia's Krka, Gorenje Tumble as Ruble Fall to Hurt Sales - Bloomberg

Slovenia's Krka, Gorenje Tumble as Ruble Fall to Hurt Sales
Bloomberg
The ruble crisis will affect Slovenian exports, which are driving an economy that's just recovering after the country spent 3.2 billion euros ($4 billion) last year to boost its state-owned banks. Slovenia's gross domestic product will grow 2.5 percent ...

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Why Slovenia must repudiate its "debt" to Israel - The Electronic Intifada (blog)

The Electronic Intifada (blog)

Why Slovenia must repudiate its "debt" to Israel
The Electronic Intifada (blog)
I saw a clip of him being interviewed on Slovenian television this week as part of its coverage of the debate surrounding the recognition of “Palestine.” A journalist who kindly translated the clip told me Rupel was arguing that Slovenia owes a debt to ...
Slovenia Still Popular Transit Location for Drug TraffickingSTA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

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Ex-Slovenia PM temporarily released from prison - Bradenton Herald

Ex-Slovenia PM temporarily released from prison
Bradenton Herald
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has been released from prison until the country's top court rules on his corruption conviction. The Constitutional Court ordered Jansa's immediate release Friday, saying that's in ...

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Slovenia ex-PM temporarily released from prison during appeal - JURIST

JURIST

Slovenia ex-PM temporarily released from prison during appeal
JURIST
[JURIST] Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa [official website] was released from prison Friday until the country's highest court rules on the appeal of his corruption conviction. Jansa was convicted of corruption [JURIST report] for soliciting ...



Breaking News: Pakistani army: special forces just rescued two children and ... - Reuters

Breaking News: Pakistani army: special forces just rescued two children and ...
Reuters
The plan consisted of a recapitalisation of 190 million euros ($237.4 million) together with a transfer of assets to the Slovenian Bank Asset Management Company. The merged entity would also limit itself to its core market in Slovenia, the Commission said.

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Croatian MEP: Slovenia's claim on Teran wine misrepresentation - Dalje.com

Croatian MEP: Slovenia's claim on Teran wine misrepresentation
Dalje.com
Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovcic of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) on Wednesday spoke in Strasbourg with EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan about Slovenia's initiative to protect Teran with the designation of origin as a ...



Slovenia's Tina Maze wins women's World Cup giant slalom in Sweden - FOXSports.com

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Slovenia's Tina Maze wins women's World Cup giant slalom in Sweden
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The Olympic giant slalom champion from Slovenia was in seventh place after the first run but gained time on the bottom section of the Olympia course to win in a combined time of 2 minutes, 23.84 seconds. She finished .20 seconds ahead of Sara Hector of ...