Slovenia

Slovenian Midnight Mass Emphasizes Hope

Slovenian Midnight Mass Emphasizes Hope

“Believers around Slovenia flocked to Christmas Eve Mass last evening, the culmination of religious celebrations of Christmas. Slovenian bishops stressed Christmas brings the message of light and hope, while criticising consumerism in their Christmas Day message. Archbishop of Ljubljana Stanislav Zore told worshippers at St Nicholas’s Cathedral in […]

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Goals for 2018 – Join OECD, Schenghen… Could Be Blocked by Slovenia; Agrokor Shares Drop Sharply; Kolinda Spends Christmas Eve With Karlovac’s Homeless

Croatia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Goals for 2018 – Join OECD, Schenghen… Could Be Blocked by Slovenia; Agrokor Shares Drop Sharply; Kolinda Spends Christmas Eve With Karlovac’s Homeless

“Coming closer to the euro area, the Schengen area and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are Croatia’s three foreign policy priorities for 2018, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Foreign Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric said at a reception for foreign diplomats in Croatia on the occasion of the Christmas […]

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: President Pahor Sworn in for Second Term; What Will Happen on Dec. 29 when CRO-SLO Arbitration Deadline Expires?Photo: Adventure.com

Slovenia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: President Pahor Sworn in for Second Term; What Will Happen on Dec. 29 when CRO-SLO Arbitration Deadline Expires?

“After yesterday’s oath in the National Assembly, the President of the Republic, Borut Pahor, today officially started his second term. The inauguration ceremony started with President Pahor entering the office on Presernova Street in front of the Presidential Palace with the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces with […]

Reuters – “Melania’s birth country Slovenia sees strong tourism growth”Photo: US Weekly

Reuters – “Melania’s birth country Slovenia sees strong tourism growth”

“Slovenia, birth country of U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, expects revenues from foreign tourists to jump by about 9 percent this year and by at least 5 percent in 2018, Economy Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek said on Tuesday. 2017 will be the fourth record year in a row for […]

Still No Agreement on Croatia-Slovenia Arbitration Implementation…Set to Expire Dec. 29Photo: Twitter/Government of Croatia

Still No Agreement on Croatia-Slovenia Arbitration Implementation…Set to Expire Dec. 29

Croatian and Slovenian Prime Ministers Andrej Plenkovic and Miro Cerar held talks in Zagreb on Tuesday with the goal of resolving the border disputes ahead of December 29, the deadline envisioned as the implementation of the decision. The Croatian Prime Minister was asked what will take place on […]

Sports Corruption Arrests Hit Slovenia, Croatia

Sports Corruption Arrests Hit Slovenia, Croatia

“Slovenian and Croatian security have busted an international crime syndicate involved in sports corruption, illegal betting and trying to fix soccer matches in several countries including Serbia, Macedonia and the Czech Republic, European police said Tuesday. Europol said that 13 house searches and 15 vehicles searches in different […]

Fire Rips Through Slovenian Retirement Home

Fire Rips Through Slovenian Retirement Home

“A fire broke out in a retirement home in Slovenia on Sunday, causing several injuries, including one seriously. The engulfed retirement home is in the southeastern town of Crnomelj. The head of the retirement home, Valerija Lekic Poljsak, told local media that two elderly people and two employees […]

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”Photo: The Guardian

WEEKEND READ: “Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively”

“The European Union wants to show it still cares about the Balkans, but not everyone is feeling the love. Brussels has been accused for years of not paying enough attention to the six Western Balkan countries that want to join the bloc. After taking office in 2014, Commission […]

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5Photo: European Western Balkans

Montenegro Takes Over Presidency of A5

“Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic took place in the ministerial meeting of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) in Skopje earlier today, which also represented the final activity within the Macedonian chairmanship of the Charter, which will be taken over by Montenegro in January 2018. Ministers of […]