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Slovenian centre-left puts forward ex-comedian as PM

Ljubljana - A bloc of centre-left parties on Wednesday asked Slovenia's parliament to approve ex-comedian Marjan Sarec as prime minister, raising hopes of an end to a deadlock since elections in June.

Slovenia centre-left parties try to form minority government

Ljubljana - Two months after Slovenia's inconclusive general election, a bloc of centre-left parties announced Monday that they would try to form a minority government after the anti-migrant party that won the biggest share of the vote failed to convince other par...

Slovenians strive to live in peace with bears

Knezja Njiva - When he used to go hunting, Miha Mlakar would dream of killing a bear. But today the 33-year-old from Slovenia makes his living watching the animals, peacefully, in their natural forest environment.

First round of Slovenia coalition talks fail

Ljubljana - The leader of Slovenia's anti-migrant SDS party, which won June's election, said Thursday he had so far failed to win the backing needed for a coalition government.

Slovenia sues Croatia for not implementing border ruling

Ljubljana - Slovenia's outgoing government filed a case Friday against neighbour Croatia at the EU's General Court, accusing it of breaching EU law by refusing to implement an arbitration ruling on a border dispute.

Slovenia anti-migrant party handed coalition deadline

Ljubljana - Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Thursday gave the anti-migrant SDS party a deadline to clearly state if it can form a coalition government.

Slovenia president to ask anti-migrant party to form coalition

Ljubljana - Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Friday said he will ask the anti-migrant SDS party, which came out top in this month's elections, to try and form a coalition government.

Slovenia president asks anti-migrant party to form coalition

Ljubljana - Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Friday asked the anti-migrant SDS party, which came out top in this month's elections, to try and form a coalition government.

Slovenia anti-migrant party will try to form coalition govt

Ljubljana - The Slovenian anti-immigration party that came first in last week's election will attempt to form a coalition government, its leader said Thursday, despite falling well short of a parliamentary majority.

Main players in Slovenia's snap election

Ljubljana - Slovenians voted on Sunday in an early parliamentary election called after months of political wrangling and the dramatic resignation of Prime Minister Miro Cerar in March.

Janez Jansa: Slovenia's political survivor poised for another comeback

Ljubljana - War, corruption scandals, a spell in prison -- the career of veteran Slovenian centre-right leader Janez Jansa, leading in Sunday's election, has truly seen it all.

Anti-migrant party in front in Slovenia election

Ljubljana - Slovenia faces tense political wrangling Monday after the party of veteran leader Janez Jansa, who invoked the spectre of a migrant invasion on the campaign trail, came out on top in elections but fell far short of a majority.

Slovenians still fearful despite economic growth

Komen - As Slovenia prepares to head to the polls on Sunday, the government of outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar could be forgiven for expecting a dividend for the country's strong economic recovery.

Main players in Slovenia's snap election

Ljubljana - Slovenians go to the polls on Sunday in an early parliamentary election called after months of political wrangling and the dramatic resignation of Prime Minister Miro Cerar in March.

Slovenian centre-right eyes comeback at snap election

Ljubljana - Slovenia's former centre-right Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his Democratic Party (SDS) look set to emerge on top in early parliamentary elections on Sunday, as campaigning enters the home stretch.

Slovenia heads for early elections after PM quits

Ljubljana - Slovenia looked set on Thursday for early elections in May after Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigned as multiple crises piled up on his centre-left government.

Slovenia urges EU action against Croatia in border spat

Ljubljana - Slovenia's outgoing government urged the European Commission on Thursday to act against Croatia, which it accuses of breaching EU law, after Zagreb refused to accept an international arbitration ruling over a bitter border row.

Slovenian PM resigns over court ruling on referendum

Ljubljana - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tendered his resignation Wednesday after a court annulled the result of a referendum in the latest blow to his crisis-hit government, months ahead of planned elections.

Slovenian PM resigns over court ruling on referendum

Ljubljana - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tendered his resignation Wednesday after a court annulled the result of a government referendum."The forces of the past do not allow us to work for future generations," Cerar told a press conference.

Education workers strike for higher wages in Slovenia

Ljubljana - A one-day strike closed the doors of 95 percent of kindergartens, schools, secondary schools and universities in Slovenia on Wednesday, as employees demanded higher wages and better working conditions.

Fishing in troubled water between Croatia and Slovenia

Savudrija - For two decades Diego Makovac has made a trouble-free living fishing for sole in Piran Bay. But he now faces a flurry of Croatian and Slovenian patrol boats as the two countries fight over the water.

Slovenia president throws doubt on recognition of Palestine

Ljubljana - Slovenia's president cast doubt on Friday on his country recognising Palestine as a state in the near future, days after the foreign minister had talked up the chances of such a move.

97 Taiwanese arrested in eastern Europe for telecom fraud

Taipei - Nearly one hundred Taiwanese suspected of running telephone scams have been arrested in Slovenia and Croatia, Taiwan said Thursday, the latest fraud bust involving the island's citizens.

Brussels offers to mediate in Slovenia-Croatia bay row

Brussels - The EU on Monday offered to mediate in a growing dispute between Slovenia and Croatia over an Adriatic bay, after Zagreb refused to accept an international arbitration ruling.

Slovenia and Croatia in fishing waters row as court deadline looms

Ljubljana - Slovenia is threatening from Saturday to fine fishermen from neighbouring Croatia who continue to throw nets in a small bay on the Adriatic after an international arbitration ruling in Ljubljana's favour.

'Instagram president' wins Slovenia runoff

Ljubljana - Slovenia's internet-savvy President Borut Pahor on Sunday won a second term in a runoff vote that was marred by an abysmally low turnout.

Slovenian 'Instagram president' favourite in election

Ljubljana - Slovenia's internet-savvy President Borut Pahor is forecast to cruise to a second term in a run-off election on Sunday, although low turnout could potentially cause an upset in the small EU country.Ex-premier Pahor, 54, who took 47.

Slovenian President Pahor wins election but heads for run-off

Ljubljana - Slovenian President Borut Pahor won Sunday's first round of presidential elections but is heading for a run-off on November 12, partial results showed.

Slovenian 'Instagram president' heads for re-election

Ljubljana - Slovenia's internet-savvy incumbent head of state Borut Pahor is expected to win the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, possibly even negating the need for a run-off next month.

Slovenia pressures Croatia over border ruling

Ljubljana - Slovenia ramped up pressure on Croatia Thursday, announcing a new attempt to force its southern neighbour to respect a recent ruling that gave Ljubljana key access to the Adriatic sea.
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Panorama picture displays the stalagmite named  Brilliant  which is the symbol of the cave. Picture ...
Panorama picture displays the stalagmite named 'Brilliant' which is the symbol of the cave. Picture taken November 2005.
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Conference delegates during a mid-session break, Slovenia.
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Protests prior to Slovenia presidential elections, November 30, 2012
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Staša Cafuta Trček , editor of The Third Wine, at home among the vines.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Kabaj Winery  Brda in Slovenia.
Kabaj Winery, Brda in Slovenia.
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In 2009  the Slovenian economy fell into recession and never quite recovered.
In 2009, the Slovenian economy fell into recession and never quite recovered.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Slovenian neo-nazis infiltrate peaceful demonstration in Ljubljana.
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One of Croatia's leading producers, Korta Katarina in Orebic.
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Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Piran is beautiful little coastal Slovenian town. Its century old port buildings have their architec...
Piran is beautiful little coastal Slovenian town. Its century old port buildings have their architectural roots in Venice, Italy.
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A smart home of the future?
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Slovenia is a stunningly beautiful alpine country of approximately 2 million.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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The stunning vineyards of Haloze in Slovenia.
The stunning vineyards of Haloze in Slovenia.
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