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By Edin, Kralji Ulice. My name is Edin and I'm 35 years old. I've been selling the street paper Kings of the Street (Kralji Ulice) for about a year or so. One of the main reasons that I'm selling the paper is to avoid being put behind bars. Instead of going to prison, I agreed to do community service and selling ...
"It is critical for Slovenia to react to all these cases in the right way. In case of mediation or appropriate agreements regarding the arbitration with the help of the European Commission, a new process will start in terms of getting closer to a solution. However, if there are no appropriate reactions, Slovenia will ...

Speaking at the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, on 24thof April, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that there is no alternative to the Balkans' EU perspective and that the SEECP remains a leading political format for open and honest ...
Slovenia has already reached its 2020 targets on greenhouse gas emissions and is well on track to meet its 25% renewables target, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said. “But there still is tremendous potential that can be untapped for instance, in renewables or ...
Slovenia took part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea in February and were tipped by many as a favourite in Budapest, but have disappointed their fans so far. The Poles' victory on Monday came a day after they lost 1:3 to Italy. Poland face off against Britain on Wednesday. The two top ...
The Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana has announced that artist Marko Peljhan will represent Slovenia at the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale, which runs from May 11 to November 24, 2019. Peljhan is best known for creating works that explore the intersection of art and science such as his ten-year project ...

The Slovenian Ministry of Defence on 29 March announced the sale of 27 surplus M-55S tanks at a bidding price starting at EUR6 million (USD7 million). The deadline for bids is 23 April for three lots: Lot 1 for 13 tanks, spare parts, special tools, and explosive reactive armour plates starting at EUR2.65 ...
STA, 11 April 2018 - Slovenia was a leading country in the regulation of blockchain technology only a few months ago, but recently it has been overtaken by several countries, including Malta, Gibraltar and France, Peter Merc of the company Blocksquare told the press on Tuesday. "The Slovenians are one ...
Freedom House, the US-based organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights, has released its latest report on Slovenia (read online, or in PDF form). The headline news is that things are said to have worsened in the country in the last 12 months, with ...
Lubjiana - Slovenia has been enjoying a buoyant economic climate for several years now and in 2017 the country experienced a financial boom. In fact GDP grew by 5% in real terms, the best result since 2007, with the last quarter up 6.2% compared to the same period in 2016. The driving force behind ...
Slovenian authorities said on Tuesday that two migrants died in separate attempts to enter Slovenia by crossing the Kolpa river marking the European Union's Schengen border with Croatia. The body of one migrant was recovered on Monday in the southeastern region of Bela Krajina, police said. He and a ...
LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), April 2 (SeeNews) - Slovenia's insurer Adriatic Slovenica (AS), a subsidiary of financial services provider KD Group, said it has formed a strategic partnership with local healthcare blockchain startup Iryo with the main goal of offering patients better and safer access to their health ...
On Wednesday, a team of 15 athletes from Kempo Arnis Federation Malta will be in Slovenia for an international martial arts training camp and Black belt testing, together with athletes from Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Croatia and the UK. Shihan Borut Kincl 7th degree Black belt, founder of Kempo Arnis ...
ZAGREB, March 31, 2018 - Croatia did not have the right to walk out of the border arbitration procedure, whereby it caused problems to Slovenia as well as to the EU and its role in the Balkans, Slovenian Foreign Ministry state secretary Iztok Mirošič has said, speaking of the reasons why Slovenia had ...
... a drug smuggling ring. The police busted the ring and seized 100 kilograms of cocaine smuggled from South America to the European Union via Europe. Prnjat appealed against the decision to be extradited from Slovenia, where he was arrested, to Croatia, due to an alleged media campaign against him ...
STA, 30 March 2018 - Slovenia recorded a general government surplus in 2017 for the first time since independence. Revenue exceeded expenditure by EUR 13m or 0.03% of GDP as a result of high economic growth, the Statistics Office said on Friday. While revenue was up year-on-year by 6.5%, ...
Slovenia has been, for me, a land of opportunity. This has meant that I've become something of Slovenia's foreign cheerleader, and recently I even released a book, Slovenology: Living and Travelling in the World's Best Country, that is part memoir, part travelogue, and part essay collection singing its ...

Slovenia hasn't followed the lead of Great Britain and has decided to prolong the ban on Croatian workers for another two years. The Slovenia government has proposed a law under which the labour market in Slovenia for Croatian citizens would remain closed for two more years. This comes after news ...
STA, March 22, 2018 – In a cross-border operation led by the Slovenian police, twelve people suspected of smuggling migrants from Kosovo to Slovenia were arrested on Wednesday, according to a Thursday press release from Europol. Eight people were arrested in Kosovo and four in Slovenia, while 12 ...
... compared to Western European countries which are the main destinations of Croatians seeking work in the EU. Some media have warned that Croatian students who graduate from Slovenian universities are often very interested in working in Slovenia but they cannot apply for jobs under the present law.
Law enforcement authorities worked together on March 21 to arrest 12 migrant smugglers operating in the Balkans, European police agency Europol said. Slovenia, Kosovo, the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and Europol arrested the individuals as part of a cross-border ...
STA, March 20, 2018 – Slovenia announced it would donate half a million euros for a desalination facility in the Gaza Strip at a donor conference in Brussels on Tuesday, which raised EUR 456m for the project. Slovenia's Ambassador to the EU Janez Lenarčič stressed in his address the importance of ...
LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), March 21 (SeeNews) - Slovenia's state-owned SID Bank Group, whose parent company is development and export lender SID Bank, said on Wednesday its consolidated net profit halved to 11.8 million euro ($14.5 million) in 2017, from 23.0 million euro in the previous year.
(RTTNews) - Slovenia's industrial production expanded markedly at the start of the year, preliminary figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Wednesday. Industrial production surged 12.7 percent year-over-year in January, largely driven by a 14.2 percent growth registered in ...
... the latter are retired or unemployed. The last EU-wide survey on this issue, carried out in 2013, found the average level of happiness to be 7.0, which is also the average for Slovenia in the more recent dataset. More statistics on this, and many other issues related to Slovenia, can be found on the excellent ...
STA, March 20, 2018 – The new Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl evoked the rule of law and international law to express Austria's support to Slovenia's position in the border arbitration dispute with Croatia after she met counterpart Karl Erjavec in Ljubljana on Tuesday. "I'm in a position to say that ...
The upset in Slovenia underscores an atmosphere of political turmoil sweeping the European Union's eastern nations. Anti-government protests triggered Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico's resignation last week, and demonstrations have been held against administrations in Romania, Poland and ...
ZAGREB, March 20, 2018 - Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić reiterated in Brussels Croatia's position that the border dispute with Slovenia was not the issue of the European acquis communautaire and Slovenia had neither grounds nor reasons to initiate proceedings ...
LJUBLJANA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian President Borut Pahor will will start consultations with deputy groups to set a date for the general election after the National Assembly, the general representative body of Slovenia, accepted Prime Minister Miro Cerar's resignation Tuesday. The general election ...
STA, 19 March, 2018 – A visitor who comes to Ljubljana for a three-day conference spends an average 494 euro a day, which is almost four times more than a leisure visitor. Their experience of the city is very positive and as many as 97% of them would visit Ljubljana again, shows Turizem Ljubljana's ...
Slovenia has submitted a letter proposing a lawsuit against Croatia to the European Commission. The letter is the first step in Slovenia's plan to take Croatia to the EU's Court of Justice over Zagreb's failure to implement a 2017 border arbitration ruling. Croatia refuses to accept the July 2017 Permanent ...
T he first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in Kranj, the country's fourth largest city, said. Weighing three tons and with a diameter of about 7 meters, the circular metal sculpture was unveiled next to ...
Slovenia on Friday submitted to the European Commission a letter of complaint against neighbouring Croatia for its refusal to abide by an arbitration court ruling on a border dispute in the Adriatic Sea. Slovenia accused Croatia of violating the EU Common Fisheries Policy by sending police escorts to guard ...
The new Country Report on Slovenia, the 23rd country covered by the Asylum Information Database, offers a thorough analysis of the country's legal framework and practice relating to the asylum procedure, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and content of international protection. The report ...
World News. Slovenia's prime minister says he is resigning over a top court ruling on a referendum. The Associated Press. Posted: Mar. 14, 2018 7:00 am Updated: Mar. 14, 2018 4:14 pm. LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's prime minister says he is resigning over a top court ruling on a referendum.
Slovenia's Prime Minister announced his resignation this week. Slovakia's Prime Minister announced his resignation this week. If you missed the difference between those two statements the first time you read them, you're not alone. Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico quit over a scandal following the ...
The OECD's Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report for Slovenia (2017) outlines the positive steps the country has made in ensuring that its citizens have the skills needed to prosper, both economically and socially. The full report, which runs to almost 170 pages, can be read here, but what follows are some ...
Slovenia's Prime Minister announced his resignation this week. Slovakia's Prime Minister announced his resignation this week. If you missed the difference between those two statements the first time you read them, you're not alone. Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico quit over a scandal following the murder of a ...
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Slovenia's teachers on strike for the second time in a month after failing to reach a deal with the government on higher wages. Many schools and kindergartens remained closed on Wednesday as teachers held street protests in several towns, blowing whistles and horns.
Prnjat's legal representative in Slovenia, Luka Fabiani, told the STA on Wednesday that the procedure to extradite the 47-year-old to Croatia was under way, with the court yet to make its final decision. The procedure based on an European arrest and extradition warrant is being conducted by the Ljubljana ...
SLOVENIA - Slovenia's outgoing government urged the European Commission on Thursday to act against Croatia, which it accuses of breaching EU law, after ... Zagreb has refused to recognise the decision and urged Slovenia to start fresh negotiations on the border spat, which has raged since they both ...
Lieutenant Ray Wallace Allen's story might have been the first but definitely not the last time Slovakia and Slovenia were confused. “The only thing I know about Slovakia is what I learned first-hand from your foreign minister, who came to Texas,” US President George Bush stated in 1999. Actually, the man ...
In this Feb. 3, 2017 photo, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar walks past Slovenian guards of honor, in Brdo, Slovenia. Slovenia's prime minister said Wednesday he is resigning after the country's top court annulled last year's referendum on a key railway project and ordered a new vote. Miro Cerar said ...
STA, March 13, 2018 – Slovenia and Russia will strive to promote cooperation in culture and economy, particularly in spa tourism, at several events this year, including at the first ever Slovenian-Russian cultural forum to be held in Ljubljana in April. Slovenia is also expected to take part in Saint Petersburg ...
People attend the opening ceremony of world's first public Bitcoin monument, placed at a roundabout connecting two roads at the city centre in Kranj, Slovenia, March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic Reuters. KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) - The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins ...
LJUBLJANA, March 9 (Reuters) - Slovenian insurer Sava Re said on Friday it had bought 93 percent of Serbian insurer Energoprojekt Garant a.d., which specialises in construction and liability insurance. "The purchase is a part of Sava Re's strategic goal to strengthen its position in the markets where it is ...
The alternative telco has opted for the latest model of Amino Communication's Kamai 7 series with the latest broadband chip. The receiver has a 4K UHD certificate and will in the future support High Dynamic Range (HDR). It will also allow T-2 to offer viewers content in HD, as well as VOD and SVOD ...
Tiny Slovenia — wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic — is one of Eastern Europe's most unexpectedly delightful destinations. Located where the Germanic, Mediterranean and Slavic worlds come together, its capital, Ljubljana, enjoys a happy hodgepodge of cultures but remains relatively ...
LJUBLJANA, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (AmCham) has expressed regret about the U.S. administration's plans to impose punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, warning it could prompt retaliatory measures from the EU. Citing that "U.S. companies employ ...
LJUBLJANA: The number of jobless people in Slovenia fell to 85,683 in February, down by 2.5 percent from January and 15.4 percent lower than a year ago, the national Employment Service said on Monday. Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout for its banks in 2013, returned to growth ...


 

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