Slovenia

Slovenia’s Last Chance for NLB Deal with EU

Slovenia’s Last Chance for NLB Deal with EU

“Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman has said tomorrow is probably one of the last, or even the last chance, to negotiate the postponement or suspension of the sale of NLB with Brussels. Slovenia should now work to propose a set up independent trustee (blind trustee), most likely private management […]

Cerar Praises Chinese CooperationPhoto: Vlada.si

Cerar Praises Chinese Cooperation

“Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar Monday spoke highly of the cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC), also known as the 16+1 cooperation, according to the Slovenian Press Agency. As part of the 16+1 cooperation, Slovenia signed a cooperation agreement with China within the […]

Biggest Winner at 16 +1 Central and Eastern European Summit is…..China, of coursePhoto: Lonely Planet

Biggest Winner at 16 +1 Central and Eastern European Summit is…..China, of course

Bosnia – Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic is in attendance. What was done? Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Mine and Thermal Power plant in Kamengrad, Sanski Most worth around capital of around 500 million euros ($595 million) with China Energy Group. Read more […]

Chinese to Invest $790 million for Maribor AirportPhoto: Ex-Yu Aviation

Chinese to Invest $790 million for Maribor Airport

“China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is to renovate and expand Slovenia’s Maribor airport for about 660 million euros ($790 million), state news agency STA said on Monday, citing Maribor Mayor Andrej Fistravec. The contract between the airport manager SHS Aviation and CSCEC was signed in Budapest on […]

European Commission to Oversee Croatia-Slovenia Dispute… Unless Cerar Meets PlenkovicPhoto: Vlada.si

European Commission to Oversee Croatia-Slovenia Dispute… Unless Cerar Meets Plenkovic

Delo reports that the Slovenian-Croatian border dispute saga of arbitration could soon be over. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has tasked First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to mediate between the neighbors, but could there be a twist in the story as the door is still open for talks between […]

Macedonia WEEKEND RECAP: US – Adriatic Charter Defense Ministerial Meeting to Be Held in Ohrid; Macedonia and Bulgaria Pushing Region Forward; Entering “Name Negotiations” Fearless…. Without Aleksander the Great Statues?;

Macedonia WEEKEND RECAP: US – Adriatic Charter Defense Ministerial Meeting to Be Held in Ohrid; Macedonia and Bulgaria Pushing Region Forward; Entering “Name Negotiations” Fearless…. Without Aleksander the Great Statues?;

“Macedonia will host the forthcoming US – Adriatic Charter Defence Ministerial meeting, which will be held on December 1, 2017 in Ohrid. Some of the key speakers of the event will be the Minister of Defence of Macedonia, Radmila Sekerinska, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Laura […]

EU Finances Development of Western Slovenia

EU Finances Development of Western Slovenia

“A contract for the development of the western Gorisko area, which envisages three projects totalling EUR 36.5m ($43.15 mln). The projects, which will be mostly financed by EU and state funds, include an upgrade of the road network in the region to better connect it to central Slovenia. […]

Slovenian Scientist Discover New GenePhoto: I Feel Slovenia

Slovenian Scientist Discover New Gene

“Scientists and researchers of the Clinical Institute of Medical Genetics at the UKC Ljubljana hospital have discovered a new gene for premature ageing as part of an international research group. According to institute head Borut Peterlin, the discovery can be compared to the discovery of a new planet. […]

Slovenian Central Bank Pressures European Central BankBlaž Samec/Delo

Slovenian Central Bank Pressures European Central Bank

“Bostjan Jazbec, governor of the Bank of Slovenia, is accused of attempting to prevent audits of the bank’s action in a series of bank rescues in 2013. Whereas politicians are sometimes accused of interfering in central bank independence, Siol reports in this case it may be the central bank improperly […]