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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Boo. Slovenia lost. Twice. In a row. Ugh. - Bright Side of the Sun

Bright Side of the Sun

Boo. Slovenia lost. Twice. In a row. Ugh.
Bright Side of the Sun
On Thursday in an almost full hall in Ljubljana Serbia took the lead early. Suns Bogdan Bogdanovic did not start the game, but came in with a few minutes left in the first quarter. Slovenia played catchup for most of the game, managing to tie it at 47 ...



New Employment Legislation Brings Simplifications For Foreigners - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

New Employment Legislation Brings Simplifications For Foreigners
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
The so-called "one-stop shop" principle, which has so far been established only with regard to highly qualified occupations (EU Blue Card), is now available for all third-country job seekers in Slovenia. The purpose of the redefined conditions is to ...

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Slovenia Synagogue Wins National Landmark Status - Forward

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Slovenia Synagogue Wins National Landmark Status
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The Maribor Synagogue on Friday was granted the status of a cultural landmark of national importance by government decree, according to the Jewish Heritage Europe website, citing Slovenian media reports. The synagogue has operated since 2011 as the ...

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Slovenia Q2 Economic Growth Eases - RTT News

Slovenia Q2 Economic Growth Eases
RTT News
Slovenia's economy expanded at a slower pace in the three months ended June, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. Gross domestic product grew an unadjusted 2.6 percent year-over-year in the second ...
Delo Explains Why GDP Growth Is Not Good News in SloveniaSTA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

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Chef Ana Ros of Slovenia: Emerging Gastronomy, Part 1 - The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal

Chef Ana Ros of Slovenia: Emerging Gastronomy, Part 1
The Daily Meal
In the heart of Europe lies the small country of Slovenia, with lush Alpine valleys dotted with ski resorts, vast green meadows, and sparklingly clean rivers and lakes, and it has recently emerged as a travel destination. Not widely known for its ...

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Anze Kopitar Week: Kopitar's Impact on Slovenian Hockey - Jewels From The Crown (blog)

Anze Kopitar Week: Kopitar's Impact on Slovenian Hockey
Jewels From The Crown (blog)
Starting with the obvious: Slovenia is not a large country. For that reason, there's kind of a cap on just how many players can come up through the Slovenian ranks. One oft-cited fact during the 2014 Olympics was that Slovenia held a grand total of ...



Slovenia Hosts Tourism Summit of Central, Eastern Europe, China - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Slovenia Hosts Tourism Summit of Central, Eastern Europe, China
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Bled, 2 September - Tourism officials from central and eastern Europe and China will meet in Bled on Wednesday to discuss ways to boost cooperation in the sector. The summit termed 16+1 will feature several top officials, including tourism ministers ...

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MPs Briefed on Slovenia's Preparedness for Refugees - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

MPs Briefed on Slovenia's Preparedness for Refugees
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
The session was called by the opposition New Slovenia (NSi) to check if Slovenia is ready to deal with a potential mass arrival of refugees after Hungary started building a fence along the border with Serbia. Jernej Vrtovec of the NSi told the press ...



EU Council president rejects criticism over migrant crisis - SunHerald.com

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EU Council president rejects criticism over migrant crisis
SunHerald.com
Tusk said Monday after meeting Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar that "Europe cannot be blamed for the migration crisis." But, he acknowledged the EU needs to do more "to alleviate the unbearable human suffering and tragedies that have become ...
EU hopes Croatia, Slovenia find solution to border dispute: TuskGlobalPost
Tusk Wants Slovenia, Croatia to Resolve Border Issue, Hopes Arbitration Not DeadSTA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Vucic takes part in Bled ForumB92

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Judo: Trstenjak makes Slovenia history as Japan dominate worlds - Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia

Judo: Trstenjak makes Slovenia history as Japan dominate worlds
Channel News Asia
ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Tina Trstenjak won Slovenia's first ever world title as Japan continued to dominate the world championships in Kazakhstan on Thursday (Aug 27). Trstenjak beat reigning champion Clarisse Agbegnenou in the under-63kg final to gain ...
Trstenjak makes Slovenia history as Japan dominate judo worldsBangkok Post
Slovenia's Trstenjak upsets Agbegnenou to win world titleTen Eyewitness News
Top seed Trstenjak secures Slovenia's maiden title at World Judo ChampionshipsInsidethegames.biz

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