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Protest at Slovenian care homes over government 'neglect'

Domzale - Hundreds of employees from care homes in Slovenia protested on Friday over what they say is government neglect of the elderly and demanded more support to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Slovenian media fear fallout from government virus campaign

Ljubljana - The new government of Slovenia’s conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa has so far kept the coronavirus under control -- but critics fear he will exploit the crisis to bring to heel the media he brands "presstitution".

Slovenia anti-migrant party leader nominated as PM

Ljubljana - The leader of an anti-migrant party was nominated Wednesday as prime minister of Slovenia, setting him on track for a return to high office after a nearly seven-year absence.

Slovenia's first mosque opens after 50 years

Ljubljana - Slovenia's first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made.

Slovenia's prime minister resigns, calls for snap poll

Ljubljana - Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec announced Monday he would step down and called for fresh elections, following weeks of rising tensions within his minority five-party coalition government.

Trump 'statue of liberty' burned in Slovenian town

Ljubljana - Suspected vandals on Thursday burned a wooden statue of US President Donald Trump built last year by a group of villagers to criticise populist politics, local authorities said.

Third minister resigns from scandal-hit Slovenian government

Ljubljana - Slovenia's government on Wednesday suffered its third high-profile departure in a little over five months with the resignation of Environment Minister Jure Leben over a scandal concerning the construction of a new railway.

Slovenian MPs pass ten percent minimum wage rise

Ljubljana - Slovenia's parliament on Thursday approved a phased ten percent increase in the minimum wage, as the eurozone country's economy continues to rebound from a 2013 crisis with its fifth year of growth.

Catalan leader slammed for urging 'Slovenian route' to secession

Madrid - The Spanish government on Monday criticised Catalonia's separatist president for urging the region to follow the example of Slovenia, which sparked a brief armed conflict when it declared independence unilaterally from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Slovenia becomes only NATO state with female army chief

Ljubljana - Slovenia on Tuesday became the only NATO country whose army is headed by a woman with the appointment of Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of staff.

Ex-comedian Sarec turns serious to become Slovenia's PM

Ljubljana - Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister Friday, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June.

Slovenia MPs approve centre-left Sarec as premier

Ljubljana - Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister Friday, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June.

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.
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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 Slovenia presidential elections  November 30  2012
Protests prior to Slovenia presidential elections, November 30, 2012
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One of Croatia's leading producers, Korta Katarina in Orebic.
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Conference delegates during a mid-session break, Slovenia.
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Slovenian neo-nazis infiltrate peaceful demonstration in Ljubljana.
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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 dragon's offspring of Postojna Cave are really salamanders.
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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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People demonstrating in the streets of Maribor, Slovenia.
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A part of Prevalje pod Krimom, a village in Brezovica municipality, Slovenia.
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Staša Cafuta Trček , editor of The Third Wine, at home among the vines.
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The stunning vineyards of Haloze in Slovenia.
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Alpine valley located in between Bohinj and Trenta, near Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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Piran is beautiful little coastal Slovenian town. Its century old port buildings have their architectural roots in Venice, Italy.
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Panorama picture displays the stalagmite named 'Brilliant' which is the symbol of the cave. Picture taken November 2005.
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Kabaj Winery, Brda in Slovenia.
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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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Slovenia is a stunningly beautiful alpine country of approximately 2 million.
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