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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Jailed Slovenia's Ex-Prime Minister Comes to Inaugural Parliament Session - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Jailed Slovenia's Ex-Prime Minister Comes to Inaugural Parliament Session
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Slovenia's laws don't ban convicted individuals or prisoners from running for the 90-seat legislature but there have been calls to strip Mr. Jansa of his newly won post. Legal experts say that this may be difficult and only Mr. Jansa can decide to ...
Slovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furloughThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Slovenia's Cerar May Reverse Election Vow on Asset Sales - Bloomberg

Slovenia's Cerar May Reverse Election Vow on Asset Sales
Bloomberg
Slovenia's next likely premier may backtrack on pledges to slash the previous government's asset-sale plans, risking the same voter backlash that brought down his predecessor, said economists in London and Prague. Miro Cerar's party, which garnered the ...

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Slovenia adds 11 to European Champs roster headed by breaststrokers ... - SwimSwam

Slovenia adds 11 to European Champs roster headed by breaststrokers ...
SwimSwam
A few other notables: Robert Zbogar holds the men's 200 fly record for Slovenia, and he joins Dugonjic on the men's side. The 7-person women's roster also includes the University of Arizona's Tjasa Oder (a national record-holder in the 1500 free) and ...



Slovenia's next prime minister - The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)

Slovenia's next prime minister
The Economist (blog)
MIRO CERAR looks a little like a man in shock. On June 2nd the mild-mannered, 50-year old academic formed a political party named after himself. On July 13th Miro Cerar won more than one-third of the votes in Slovenia's general election, which means ...
Recently Formed Center-Left Party Wins Slovenian Parliamentary ElectionWall Street Journal
Political novice wins power in Slovenia, hints at revisiting economic reform planReuters
Early Results Show Newcomers Win Slovenia VoteABC News
EurActiv -BBC News
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Steve Nash in Slovenia and How awesome is Goran Dragic - Bright Side of the Sun

Steve Nash in Slovenia and How awesome is Goran Dragic
Bright Side of the Sun
Hey! Just wanted to post this link to a Steve Nash interview, made after Slovenia won against Canada 92:80 in the first pre-game to the World Cup. It's in English - obviously. Steve says some nice things about Slovenia's team & the Dragon, explains his ...



Meet Slovenia's Novice Prime Minister Faced With Stopping the Next Big Bailout - Newsweek

Newsweek

Meet Slovenia's Novice Prime Minister Faced With Stopping the Next Big Bailout
Newsweek
In early 2013 Slovenia was in dire political straits. Despite membership to NATO, EU and OECD, the former Yugoslav state that once seemed the most promising of all its neighbours was struggling. The country's coalition government had fallen apart while ...
Dissatisfied Slovenes vote heavily for a political newcomerThe Economist
Newly founded party wins election in SloveniaWorld Socialist Web Site
Slovenia central bank urges reformRTE.ie
TrustLaw (blog) -Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Yellow-and-blue needs to improve in Slovenia - Jerusalem Post

Yellow-and-blue needs to improve in Slovenia
Jerusalem Post
After a poor performance against Santa Coloma and without home-field advantage in the return leg, Maccabi Tel Aviv enters Wednesday's Champions League third qualifying round first leg against NK Maribor knowing it can't afford to slip up in Slovenia.

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Slovenia July Inflation Zero - RTT News

Slovenia July Inflation Zero
RTT News
Slovenia's consumer prices remained flat in July, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Thursday. The consumer price index remained flat year-on-year in July, after a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month. Prices of ...



Government Secures Funds Slovenia's Promotion at Expo 2015 - STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

Government Secures Funds Slovenia's Promotion at Expo 2015
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)
Ljubljana, 1 August (STA) - The economy and finance ministries have released a total of EUR 4.72m for Slovenia's attendance at the Expo 2015 in Milan, which means that the project of setting up a Slovenian pavilion in the Italian industrial centre will ...

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Jailed ex-PM among Slovenian lawmakers sworn into parliament - GlobalPost

Jailed ex-PM among Slovenian lawmakers sworn into parliament
GlobalPost
Slovenia's jailed former premier was sworn in as an MP on Friday, after being given a prison pass to attend the first session of the new parliament. Janez Jansa, who is currently serving a two-year prison term over a corrupt arms deal, was one of 90 ...