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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Hockey worlds: Hanlon's Swiss team earns another win - Detroit Free Press

The Slovak Spectator

Hockey worlds: Hanlon's Swiss team earns another win
Detroit Free Press
PRAGUE – Slovakia struck late to overcome Slovenia, 3-1, for its third victory at the ice hockey world championship and France ended a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Austria today. Earlier, Switzerland edged Germany, 1-0, and Belarus beat ...
Slovakia overcame SloveniaThe Slovak Spectator
Gaborik saves Slovakia at worldsYahooXtra Blogs (blog)

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slovenia pavilion at expo milan 2015 comprises five prismatic volumes - Designboom

Designboom

slovenia pavilion at expo milan 2015 comprises five prismatic volumes
Designboom
responding to the event's overall theme of 'feeding the planet, energy for life', slovenia has presented their national pavilion at milan's expo 2015. designed by sono architects, the temporary building is composed of five prismatic structures, whose ...



Slovenia should push privatization, introduce pension reform: OECD - Reuters

Business Recorder (press release) (blog)

Slovenia should push privatization, introduce pension reform: OECD
Reuters
Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout for its banks in 2013, introduced a pension reform in that year which will gradually raise the retirement age to 65. But according to the OECD, more reform is necessary to reduce the pressure of ...
Slovenia Above OECD Average in Taxation of WagesSTA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Slovenia should push privatisation, introduce pension reform: OECDBusiness Recorder (press release) (blog)

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UK behind Slovenia and Greece in list of best places to be a mother - ITV News

ITV News

UK behind Slovenia and Greece in list of best places to be a mother
ITV News
For the third year in a row, the UK failed to make the top 10 in the charity's annual State of the World's Mothersreport, coming 24th in the list of best places to be a mother - a rise of two places on the previous year but still behind Spain, Slovenia ...
British mothers twice as likely to die in childbirth as Polish womenThe Guardian

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Daredevil takes 3km zipline ride over the forests of Slovenia - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Daredevil takes 3km zipline ride over the forests of Slovenia
Telegraph.co.uk
A tourist in Slovenia has sampled the views in a unique fashion - on a zipline. Recording his experience using a helmet-cam, the tourist captured some pretty awesome views of the Slovenian countryside. According to the filmer, the zipline is more than ...



Slovenia not recognizes "election" in Nagorno-Karabakh - AzerNews

AzerNews

Slovenia not recognizes "election" in Nagorno-Karabakh
AzerNews
Slovenia joined the long list of countries ignoring the so-called "parliamentary elections" held in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Slovenia reiterated that it does not recognize the legal framework within which the mentioned so ...
Slovenia does not recognize 'parliamentary elections' in Nagorno-KarabakhNews.Az

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Table Tennis: Jack aiming to boost Paralympic hopes in Slovenia - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo

Table Tennis: Jack aiming to boost Paralympic hopes in Slovenia
Liverpool Echo
Liverpool table tennis star Jack Hunter-Spivey is part of a 14-strong squad for the Slovenia Open which starts tomorrow (May 6) – the first of three factor 40 tournaments for the GB Para Table Tennis Team this month. With more than 400 competitors ...



Despite a Brave Performance, Slovenia Can't Get Over Russia - The Hockey Writers

The Hockey Writers

Despite a Brave Performance, Slovenia Can't Get Over Russia
The Hockey Writers
Just a handful of seconds later, Russia scores again, despite Slovenia trying desperately to prevent the puck into going behind the goal line: this time the action is put forward by Nikolai Kulyomin of the New York Islanders, assisted by defender ...



Irish man dies in canoeing incident on Soca river, Slovenia - Irish Times

Irish Times

Irish man dies in canoeing incident on Soca river, Slovenia
Irish Times
An Irish canoeist from north Co Dublin has died in an accident in Slovenia. Conor Keleghan, from Coolmine, Blanchardstown was on an adventure course with the third-level Coláiste Dhulaigh college, based in Coolock, north Dublin. Mr Keleghan is the ...
Irish student Conor Keleghan dies in tragic kayaking accident in SloveniaIrish Mirror
Dublin student dies in kayak tragedy in SloveniaHerald
Irish man dies in canoeing accident in SloveniaNewstalk 106-108 fm
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MFA: Slovenia does not recognize 'parliamentary elections' in Nagorno-Karabakh - APA

APA

MFA: Slovenia does not recognize 'parliamentary elections' in Nagorno-Karabakh
APA
“In view of reports about 'parliamentary elections' in Nagorno-Karabakh on 3 May, Slovenia reiterates that it does not recognize the legal framework within which they were held,” says the Slovenian Foreign Ministry's statement on 'parliamentary ...

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