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: UN expert urges focus on 'vulnerable' ostracized older persons - UN News Centre

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Slovenia: UN expert urges focus on 'vulnerable' ostracized older persons
UN News Centre
21 November 2014 – Following her first official visit to Slovenia, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of older persons hailed efforts by the country's Government in ensuring the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, but ...
Slovenia Improves in Elderly Issues, Progress Still Needed, UN Expert SaysSTA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

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Slovenia's Ex-Premier Wins Back Seat While Serving Jail Sentence - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Slovenia's Ex-Premier Wins Back Seat While Serving Jail Sentence
Wall Street Journal
Former Slovenian prime minister Janez Jansa, without necktie, sits at the Slovenian Parliament in Ljubljana in August, on furlough from prison. The country's constitutional court decided Friday to restore Mr. Jansa's parliamentary seat after lawmakers ...
Court allows incarcerated Jansa to return to parliamentEurope Online Magazine

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Slovenia sees higher 2014 GDP growth as exports rise - Reuters

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Slovenia sees higher 2014 GDP growth as exports rise
Reuters
LJUBLJANA Nov 21 (Reuters) - Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout last year, expects growth in 2014 to surpass the government's September forecast of 2 percent, Deputy Prime Minister Dejan Zidan said on Friday. "We can expect ...
Chinese vice premier calls for closer China-Slovenia cooperationPeople's Daily Online
China eyes investments in Slovenia infrastructureCapital FM Kenya
Chinese vice premier meets Slovenian leaders on tiesGlobal Times

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Slovenia to merge two state banks before selling them - Reuters

Slovenia to merge two state banks before selling them
Reuters
LJUBLJANA Nov 21 (Reuters) - Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout for its banks last year, plans to merge two state-owned banks over the coming year before selling them, the state secretary at the finance ministry told Reuters on ...
Slovenia's Banka Celje Debt Freeze Clears Way for State AidBloomberg

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Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck Lift England Over Slovenia - New York Times

New York Times

Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck Lift England Over Slovenia
New York Times
Wayne Rooney scored on a penalty kick in his 100th international appearance, and England went on to defeat visiting Slovenia, 3-1, in a Euro 2016 Group E qualifying match in London on Saturday. Rooney, the team's captain, scored from the penalty spot ...
England v Slovenia, player ratings: Wayne Rooney marks 100th cap by edging ...Telegraph.co.uk
England 3 Slovenia 1: Five thingsSkySports
England 3-1 Slovenia: Wayne Rooney marks century with equaliser before ...Daily Mail
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Slovenia 0-1 Colombia: Ramos goal extends Cafeteros winning streak - Goal.com

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Slovenia 0-1 Colombia: Ramos goal extends Cafeteros winning streak
Goal.com
Adrian Ramos' first-half goal earned Colombia a 1-0 friendly win over Slovenia on Tuesday and secured their fourth consecutive victory. The Borussia Dortmund striker finished off a well-crafted move involving Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez shortly ...
Slovenia Vs Colombia Live streamTSM Plug
Colombia vs Slovenia: International Soccer Friendly Preview, Live Stream ...Latin Post
Colombia overcomes Slovenia 1-0 to round up best year yetColombia Reports
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Slovenia sees 2014 GDP growth at 2.4 pct - deputy PM Zidan - Reuters

Slovenia sees 2014 GDP growth at 2.4 pct - deputy PM Zidan
Reuters
LJUBLJANA Nov 21 (Reuters) - Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout last year, expects growth this year to surpass the government's September forecast of 2 percent, Deputy Prime Minister Dejan Zidan said on Friday. "We can expect ...



Slovenia's Ambassador presents credentials to Armenian President - Public Radio of Armenia

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Slovenia's Ambassador presents credentials to Armenian President
Public Radio of Armenia
The newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Armenia, Natasha Prah (residence in Kiev), today presented her credentials to President Serzh Sargsyan. The President congratulated ...
Slovenia to create parliamentary friendship group with ArmeniaArka News Agency

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England 3 Slovenia 1: Quarterback Rooney to the rescue as fans short-changed ... - Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire Post

England 3 Slovenia 1: Quarterback Rooney to the rescue as fans short-changed ...
Yorkshire Post
FOR 75 seconds, England, to borrow a slice of American Football parlance, were heading for the equivalent of being sacked inside their own end zone. A goal down to Slovenia just before the hour mark, Roy Hodgson's men looked all at sea on a Wembley ...
Rooney stars in his 100th International cap as England beat Slovenia 3-1Mid-Day
Full-time: England 3 Slovenia 1The Northern Echo
Danny Welbeck double gives England victory over SloveniaIrish Independent
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Lutherans meet political and faith leaders in mainly Catholic Slovenia - Ecumenical News

Ecumenical News

Lutherans meet political and faith leaders in mainly Catholic Slovenia
Ecumenical News
When Slovenia was part of communist Yugoslavia many people, however, described themselves as atheists, as it was said to be very convenient not to be religious. The LWF's governing body held recent meeting meetings with the Slovenian President Borut ...