WEEKEND READ: “The Secret Beauty of Melania Trump’s Homeland”

Every week, Balkan Insider combs the newspapers, Twitterverse and academic journals for longer reads we hope you will enjoy over the weekend. As nights begin to dip below freezing in the Julian Alps, we encourage you to check out the New York Post’s perspective on traveling to Slovenia. […]

Century of Islam in Slovenia

Century of Islam in Slovenia

“That Slovenia is a case of good practice when it comes to intercultural dialogue was the main conclusion at a scientific conference marking one century of the Islamic community in Slovenia held in Ljubljana on Wednesday. Mufti Nedzad Grabus noted as the conference opened that it was exactly […]

Slovenian Firm Gorenje Dumps Panasonic

Slovenian Firm Gorenje Dumps Panasonic

“Gorenje will stop producing appliances for Panasonic of Japan, a move that raises the prospect that Panasonic will also divest its 10.7% stake in the company, daily newspaper Delo reports today. Gorenje confirmed for Delo the agreement under which it produced Panasonic-branded washing machines and refrigerators would be […]

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 […]