“Slovenia and Sweden were the sixth best countries to raise children in in Europe, according to the 2014 Child Prosperity Index. The list of 27 countries was topped by Norway and bottomed by Romania. Slovenia was up two spots compared to 2010.

The index has been compiled by the Institute for Social Security in cooperation with UNICEF Slovenija and the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs to monitor the quality of life of children in the country and enable benchmarking with other European countries, said Urban Boljka of the institute.

The new index measures financial prosperity of children, their health and security, awareness and risks, education, accommodation and environment, family and peer relations and also includes a subjective assessment of prosperity.” (Slovenia Times)


“Potential No. 1 overall pick Luka Doncic has reportedly filed paperwork to be eligible for the 2018 NBA draft, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

The 19-year-old Doncic is a native of Slovenia who plays professionally in the Liga ACB for Real Madrid.

In Liga ACB and the Euroleague, Doncic is enjoying his best season with averages of 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 54 games.” (Bleacher Report)