Slovenia

Slovenian Presidential Runoff – No Laughing MatterReporter.SI

Slovenian Presidential Runoff – No Laughing Matter

“Slovenian leader Borut Pahor will compete against comedian-turned-mayor Marjan Sarec for the presidency in a runoff despite winning the first round by a wide margin. Pahor won 47 percent, the election commission in the euro-area country of 2 million people said on Sunday. That fell short of the […]

Pahor Wins*DW

Pahor Wins*

“Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor, a former model and veteran politician known for his use of social media, won the most votes in a presidential election Sunday, but will face a runoff against an ambitious challenger. A near-complete vote count showed Pahor received 47 percent of Sunday’s vote. His […]

Croatian Fishermen Latest Catch in Border DisputePhoto: I Feel Slovenia

Croatian Fishermen Latest Catch in Border Dispute

Three Croatian fishermen from Umag spent the weekend as a political football in a growing international border dispute. Slovenian maritime police questioned the Croatian flagged vessel in the Bay of Piran. One of the fishermen was setting up concrete blocks to enhance his existing shellfish farm. The Croatian […]

Incumbent Instragram Leads Slovene Presidential RaceAP/VoA

Incumbent Instragram Leads Slovene Presidential Race

” Slovenia, the Alpine home country of Melania Trump, is holding a presidential election Sunday that incumbent President Borut Pahor — a former fashion model, like the U.S. first lady — is favored to win. Eight other candidates are vying for the largely ceremonial, but still influential head […]

Catalonia as Slovenia 2.0?Sky News

Catalonia as Slovenia 2.0?

“Carles Puigdemont takes Slovenia as his model of how to form an independent state. The republic announced secession from Yugoslavia, then delayed it before extracting itself successfully in 1991. Five years later, it was recognised as a sovereign state by the European Union. Mr Puigdemont visited the Alpine […]

Slovenia Public Debt at 75% of GDP

Slovenia Public Debt at 75% of GDP

“Slovenia’s public debt is expected to fall to 75.2 percent of GDP this year, down from 78.5 percent last year, the statistics office said on Thursday, citing financial ministry’s forecast. The debt will be higher in nominal figures as it will reach 32.2 billion euros ($38.00 billion) at […]

Slovenia, EU Will Meet to Discuss Sale of State Owned Bank, NLB

Slovenia, EU Will Meet to Discuss Sale of State Owned Bank, NLB

“Slovenia’s finance minister Mateja Vranicar Erman will meet European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Oct. 26 to discuss delaying the sale of state-owned Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), the ministry said on Wednesday. Slovenia had agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in NLB, the country’s largest bank, this […]

$100M Investment in Maribor

$100M Investment in Maribor

Multinational automotive supplier Magna which works on, among other models, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class announced an investment of a $100M facility in Maribor. The new state of the art paint shop will be completed by late 2018. The company aims to hire 400 employees. (Market Insider)

Slovenia Has Border Plan With(out) CroatiaThe Dubrovnik Times

Slovenia Has Border Plan With(out) Croatia

“If there is no agreement with Croatia, Slovenia reportedly has another plan. Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar will invite Croatian Prime Minister Andrj Plenković to resume their border dialogue this week, writes Delo daily from Ljubljana, quoting sources close to the Slovenian government, reports Jutarnji List, on October […]

Egyptian FM Successful One Day Visit to SloveniaSlovenia.info

Egyptian FM Successful One Day Visit to Slovenia

“(Egyptian) Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of youth and sports, consumer protection, and cooperation between the Middle East News Agency and Slovenian News Agency as part of his visit to Slovenia on Tuesday. During the meeting, Shoukry expressed Egypt’s great appreciation […]