New Destination for Slovene’s is…UkraineTripAdvisor

New Destination for Slovene’s is…Ukraine

“Slovenian carrier Adria Airways will launch direct flights to Kiev starting on Sunday. It will operate three weekly flights to Boryspil International, the Ukrainian capital’s main airport. Late-night flights to Kiev are scheduled each Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with return flights on Monday, Friday and Saturday.” (Slovenia Times)

Slovenian Tourism Booming

Slovenian Tourism Booming

“Slovenia recorded 3.8m tourist arrivals in the first nine months of the year, a 14% year-on-year increase. Overnight stays increased by 12% to 9.9 million, the Statistics Office reported on Monday. Foreign tourists accounted for 2.8m arrivals, which is an 18% improvement, and for 6.8m of overnight stays, […]

Radio Television Slovenia Fined $1.6

Radio Television Slovenia Fined $1.6 million

“Radio Television Slovenia (RTV) were ordered to pay Media Publicum $1.6 million by the Ljubljana High Court. The dispute arose from different interpretations of the contract, which  semantic analysis has shown that it is not possible to determine only one meaning from the text, reported the public broadcaster, […]

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 […]