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Organic Farming Spreads in Slovenia

Different types of landscapes, a large number of mountain farms and many fertile areas provide excellent opportunities for the development of organic farming in Slovenia. As a consequence, the number of organic farms and growers and processors of organic food in Slovenia increases from year to year. Given growing consumer demand for organic products and foods, and the increasing volume ...

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    The Legacy of Vanished Monks

    Žiče Charterhouse

    Hidden among the bucolic countryside of the Štajerska (Slovenian Styria) is a unique monastery: The Žiče Charterhouse. Much of the structure is in ruins nowadays, but the remaining architecture serves as a testament to the important role the monastery once played in the religious and secular life in this part of Europe. The charterhouse – a monastery inhabited by monks ...

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      The Longest Cheese Strudel in Slovenia (160 m/525 foot, 800 kg/1764 lbs)

      Stritar Street in Ljubljana has again offered record sweet goodness – after the longest baklava, on Saturday passers-by could taste a piece of cheese strudel that measured 160 meters (525 foot) in length. The longest cheese strudel ever baked in Slovenia was produced by Žito Group at the request of Lions Club Ljubljana charity organization. It measured 160 meters (525 foot) ...

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        The Hidden Beauty of an Overlooked Mountain Range

        The Karavanke Mountains, which straddle Slovenia’s border with Austria, aren’t as well-known as the Julian Alps, but this Alpine range is in many ways just as interesting. Recently, its uniqueness has been officially recognized when a large part of the range became a park of the Karavanke Geopark. Recognized by UNESCO, the park contains territory in both Slovenia and Austria. ...

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          Lipa Club On The Gold Coast Celebrates 25 Years

          Dr Tony Lenko is the president of Lipa Club on the Gold Coast in Australia, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016. Tony also reminisces about that historic time 25 years ago when Slovenia declared its independence. Please listen to conversation below.     Source: Lenti Lenko | Radio SBS, Slovenian Program

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            A Monastery That Survived Tough Times

            Sveta Gora, a mountaintop monastery above the town of Nova Gorica, is one of several well-known pilgrimage sites in Slovenia. However, it stands apart not just because of its spectacular location overlooking much of western Slovenia but also because of its unusually turbulent history. A medieval church that once stood on the site was burned down by the Turks. Sveta ...

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              Slovenia’s Exports Up 2.9% In January-to-March y/y

              Slovenia’s exports reached EUR 6.03bn in the first quarter, which is up 2.9% compared to the same period in 2015. Imports meanwhile dropped by 1.1% to EUR 5.65bn, data published by the Statistics Office on Tuesday shows. Slovenia’s trade surplus thus stood at almost EUR 383m in the January-to-March period, while exports-to-imports ratio was at 106.8%. On the other hand, ...

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                Slovenia Observing Europe Day

                A series of events will be held around Slovenia to observe Europe Day, the day in 1950 when French Foreign Minister Robert Schumann presented his declaration for cooperation in Europe whose aim was to foster lasting peace among nations. The declaration proposed the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community, which in 1951 became the first European Community and ...

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                  The Windswept Karst Gives Slovenian Prosciutto Its Taste

                  Slovenia’s Karst prosciutto (kraški pršut) is not nearly as famous as its Italian counterpart, but it is just as highly prized by gourmets and is increasingly being promoted as one of the country’s culinary treasures. It is the environment of southwestern Slovenia that gives the ham its unique flavor. The rugged Karst plateau serves as the boundary between the climates ...

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                    First Slovenian Kids Go To Kickstarter

                    24 Hands Stands: New Stand for Kids by Kids is a unique Kickstarter campaign, first of it’s kind in Slovenia, since it is made by children aged 9 to 13 who have first been learning about Kickstarter for four months at Tri sestre Society’s entrepreneurial workshop Otroci grejo na Kickstarter (Kids go to Kickstarter). And then they developed the idea. The ...

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