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Fitch Upgrades Slovenia’s Outlook from Stable to Positive

Ratings agency Fitch has revised Slovenia’s outlook from stable to positive, while affirming its long-term foreign and local currency rating at BBB+, according to a press released posted on its website on Friday. The revised outlook means Fitch could upgrade Slovenia’s credit rating on the basis of shrinking budget deficit consistent with government debt on a downward path, progress in ...

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    Who is Michael Manske and why does he live in Slovenia?

    Michael Manske is an american, born in Germany, but moved to Slovenia in 2001. He is also a journalist and executive producer of the english section of Radio Si, or Radio Slovenia International. Listen to the interview I did with him whilst in Maribor to, amongst other interesting items, hear more about what brought him to Slovenia and why he ...

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      Razingar and Kopitar open an academy for young hockey players

      Slovenian hockey players Tomaž Razingar and Anže Kopitar have joined their forces in a joint project – a hockey academy for young players. In the absence of Anže Kopitar, who is preparing for the new NHL season in Los Angeles, Razingar presented the project at a news conference in Ljubljana. Matjaž Kopitar, who will also be part of the project ...

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        Wise Men: Are Slovenians the Best at Predicting Weather?

        Slovenians have hundreds of proverbs, myths and legends all dealing with one of mankind’s greatest mysteries: predicting weather. For centuries they were closely tied and dependent on the land. They were also a lot better at paying attention to it, because then knowing will the winter be full of snow was closely tied to survival. While probably not all of ...

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          Great Nations Eat Campaign – Slovenia for America

          One of our subscribers to Slonnect.com just came across the “Great  Nations Eat” campaign, “Slovenia for America“, which was broadcast on a very well-know cable TV channel (see video below). We realize that hunger is a huge problem that plagues populations all over the globe, but shouldn’t we first help those who need it the most (i.e. third-world countries) and don’t ...

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            More than 1,500 migrants have entered Slovenia

            More than 1,500 migrants have entered Slovenia so far, most through the border crossings at Obrežje and Rigonce, where 750 are still waiting to be allowed into the country. Austria has begun accepting migrants who left the accommodation facilities in Celje, Maribor, Lenart and Gornja Radgona. On Saturday morning 250 migrants walked from Maribor and Lendava to the Austrian border ...

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              Exhibit: Slovenian Museum and Archives – Forgive Us, Forgive Us, Oh You, the Dead

              September 18, 2015 Dr. Božo Cerar, Slovenian Ambassador to the US, was the keynote presenter at the opening of an exhibit , “Forgive Us, Forgive Us, Oh You, the Dead,” at the Slovenian Museum and Archives. His speech was extremely timely and heartfelt.   Below is the Ambassador’s speech. Dear President of Slovenian Museum and Archives Mr. Robert Hopkins, SMA ...

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                SABA at 48th International Trade and Business Fair – Celje, Slovenia

                The 48th annual International Trade and Business Fair took place in Celje, Slovenia from September 8-13. The Slovenian American Business Association (SABA) participated for the first time, hosting a booth and demonstrating the products of various SABA members. Together with the Canadian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, SPIRIT Slovenia and BoundBraker, SABA gave presentations on connecting businesses between Slovenia, the United ...

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                  New president elected at Slovenian Association Jadran

                  Romana Žetko was elected the new president of the Slovenian Association Jadran in Melbourne which this year celebrates 44 years since its foundation. Members of the association gathered at the the club premises on Sunday, August 9th this year for their AGM and to elect a new management committee for 2015-2016.

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                    Startup Accelerator Launches New Business Hub

                    Acceleration Business City Hub has 2,000 m2 of office space that it will offer to startups. Dejan Roljić, founder and CEO of ABC Accelerator, said the goal was to make this the biggest startup accelerator in Southeast Europe and a top 5 player in the world. The accelerator was launched in March and has already completed a programme focused on smart cities. ...

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