Slovenia said Saturday it temporarily suspended beefed-up checks on the EU's external border hours after the new regulation -- aimed at stopping suspected Islamist fighters returning from Iraq and Syria -- came into force.
Visiting Slovenia this week, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will likely be offered Teran, a local variety of red wine. But it won't just be to delight the Luxembourger's palate.
Slovenia on Thursday approved a bill allowing police to seal the border with Croatia to migrants in case of a new influx along the so-called Balkan route, sparking condemnation from rights groups.
The Stars and Stripes fluttered, champagne flowed and songs were sung Wednesday in Sevnica, the small Slovenian hometown of the next US First Lady Melania Trump, although mostly local residents were nonplussed.
Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided any public mention of current tensions with the West as he paid a visit Saturday to EU and NATO member Slovenia, focusing on history not politics.
Macedonia Defence Minister Zoran Jolevski on Thursday said he hoped his country's "responsible" attitude to the migrant crisis would help accelerate its entry into NATO, something Greece has blocked until now.
Slovenia, which this week closed its borders to migrants, will begin in April accepting refugees shared out among the European Union under its troubled quota scheme, the government said Thursday.
The Balkan trail from Greece to northern Europe used by floods of migrants was blocked Wednesday after a string of nations slammed shut their borders, hiking pressure on the EU and Turkey to nail down a "game-changing" grand bargain.
EU president Donald Tusk on Wednesday defended the use of barbed-wire fences against migrants, saying that securing the outer borders of Europe's passport-free Schengen area was a "pre-condition" to solving the refugee crisis."I'm convinced that...
Four Balkan countries on Friday announced a daily cap on migrant arrivals, deepening the crisis gripping the European Union, as Brussels warned of "disaster" if an upcoming summit with Turkey failed.