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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Postcards from Readers: Predjama Castle, Slovenia - Sacramento Bee

Postcards from Readers: Predjama Castle, Slovenia
Sacramento Bee
Behind the lens: Predjama Castle, Slovenia – there has been a castle on this site for almost 1,000 years. During the latter part of the 15th century, the owner withstood an enemy siege for over a year, finally to be killed while using the outdoor ...



Slovenia's Incoming Government Wins Parliamentary Confidence Vote - Wall Street Journal

Reuters UK

Slovenia's Incoming Government Wins Parliamentary Confidence Vote
Wall Street Journal
LJUBLJANA, SloveniaSlovenia's incoming center-left government on Thursday won a parliamentary confidence vote, ending a period of political instability marred by years of recession, financial problems and corruption scandals. The newly formed party ...
New Slovenia government wins parliament approval, aims to cut deficitReuters UK
New center-left Slovenian govt voted into officeThe State
New Slovenia government vows to pull country out of crisisTengrinews
Businessweek
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Flooding inundates Slovenia and the Balkans - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Flooding inundates Slovenia and the Balkans
Aljazeera.com
One person has been killed and another is still missing after torrential rain triggered flooding in Slovenia and the Balkans. The couple were in a vehicle when it was swept away by floodwater in northeast Slovenia. Flooding hit much of eastern and ...
2 dead in floods in Slovenia; hundreds of soldiers join flood effort in CroatiaFox News

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Slovenia: Japan Seeks to Resume Whale Hunting - New York Times

News & Observer

Slovenia: Japan Seeks to Resume Whale Hunting
New York Times
Japan negotiated at the International Whaling Commission conference in Portoroz, Slovenia, to amend a resolution about whaling criteria so it would let Japan engage in “scientific whaling.” That plan set off a clash between pro- and anti-whaling countries.
Whaling meeting votes against Japan's huntThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN rulingNews & Observer
Japan defies IWC ruling on 'scientific whaling'The Guardian

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Dominican Republic vs. Slovenia: FIBA World Cup 2014 Score and Twitter ... - Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report

Dominican Republic vs. Slovenia: FIBA World Cup 2014 Score and Twitter ...
Bleacher Report
After the United States and France became the first two teams to advance to the 2014 FIBA World Cup quarterfinals, the Dominican Republic and Slovenia took the court in an effort to follow suit. While the match was close early, Slovenia proved to be ...
Goran Dragic takes Slovenia into World Cup matchup with Team USAazcentral.com
Dragic brothers power sets Slovenia up for Quarter-Finals against USAFIBA
Slovenia beats Dominican Republic, faces USA in quarterfinalsBright Side of the Sun
Hoops Habit -Arizona Sports -Sun-N-Gun
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Basketball World Cup: Size may matter in US, Slovenia matchup - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Basketball World Cup: Size may matter in US, Slovenia matchup
Toronto Star
The Slovenians went into the final day of the group stage in position to avoid the Americans until the semifinals, but their loss to Lithuania, following Australia's loss to Angola, dropped Slovenia into the other half of the U.S. bracket. The ...
DeMarcus Cousins turns around a condescending question about SloveniaYahoo Sports (blog)
Team USA-Slovenia quarterfinals preview: Keep marching onCBSSports.com
US Surges Past SloveniaESPN
SB Nation -Bleacher Report
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Why Slovenia is the perfect place for a spot of posh hiking - CITY A.M.

Why Slovenia is the perfect place for a spot of posh hiking
CITY A.M.
I went for Slovenia, one of those places everyone kept telling me I ought to visit. And they were, annoyingly, quite right. The former Yugoslav republic is a tiny, unspoilt treasure, still just about on the right side of an EU bailout and possessed of ...



Slovenia's Incoming Government Wins Confidence Vote - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Slovenia's Incoming Government Wins Confidence Vote
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mr. Cerar, whose family is well-known in Slovenia thanks to his Olympic-medalist father, also reiterated his resolve to kick-start economic growth by selling state-owned assets and attracting more foreign direct investment. The European Commission ...



Estonia happy, Slovenia feel the pain - UEFA.com

UEFA.com

Estonia happy, Slovenia feel the pain
UEFA.com
The fact we won doesn't mean we played better than Slovenia. We just won, and that is what football is about. We are very happy with our performance, in the sense that we worked harder than Slovenia. We were a very compact defensive unit, and we got ...



New center-left govt in Slovenia voted into office; promises to cut spending ... - Fox News

New center-left govt in Slovenia voted into office; promises to cut spending ...
Fox News
LJUBLJANA, SloveniaSlovenia's parliament has voted into office a new center-left government in the small eurozone nation that narrowly avoided bailout last year. Prime Minister Miro Cerar's government was approved Thursday in a 54-25 vote in the ...