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Port of Koper celebrating 60th anniversary

Koper – The port of Koper is celebrating today its 60th anniversary, as its predecessor, Pristanišče Koper, was established on 23 May 1957. It has since become a major port in the Adriatic and a point of entry for landlocked Central European markets. Following the establishment in May 1957, the port of Koper welcomed its first ocean-going cargo ship a ...

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Pipistrel Partners Up With UBER To Launch VTOL Air Taxi Service

Slovenian ultralight plane maker Pipistrel has teamed up with US ride-hailing company Uber to develop electric aircraft for personal transportation in big cities. The two companies plan to unveil the first demonstration planes by 2020. The partnership marks the beginning of an interesting path towards new means of travel that will not only save users’ time but will also be ...

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Slovenian Teodoor – Smart Lock on Kickstarter

Teodoor is reliable and secure Bluetooth operated smart lock. It fits perfectly on the inside of your door lock in seconds. With Teodoor, your smartphone becomes your new door key. It installs easily on the inside of your existing lock on a wide variety of doors, providing you with a complete, personal smart lock experience – in truly hands-free fashion. Using ...

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ASEF 4th Annual Gala, Cleveland, OHIO

4th annual ASEF Gala was dedicated to American Slovenian inventors, innovators and educators, presented by Dr. Edi Gobec. He has spent most of his life diligently collecting and researching every person of Slovenian background that could be considered a candidate for ‘who is who’ in any field, and in American science and industry in particular. His book ’Slovenian American Inventors ...

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Slovenia, a Land Of Startups

Although small in size, Slovenia has a vibrant start-up community which has evolved greatly since the beginnings of Zemanta. When thinking of its brightest stars, one cannot bypass a sensation such as Outfit 7, whose apps have been downloaded more than three billion times and ware just recently sell to China investors for more than US $1 billion.  Celtra, the developer ...

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The Euro’s Decade In Slovenian Wallets

1 January 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of Slovenia adopting the euro and 15 years since the adoption of euro banknotes and coins. The euro had been introduced in the form of seven banknotes and eight coins. The implementation of the single European currently has been the biggest substitution of money in the world’s history. Eurozone initially comprised Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, ...

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Slovenia Should Become Wine Shopping Destination, Winemakers Say

Slovenia, which prides itself on producing high-quality boutique wines, requires a common approach to advertising its wines worldwide, believe winemakers, who want the country to become a wine-shopping destination. Slovenian wines are recognised as high-quality and the country should use this to help build its recognition, Dušan Brejc, the head of Vinska družba, an organisation connecting leading winemakers, has told ...

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Slovenia Declared World’s First Green Country

Slovenia has become the world’s first country to be declared a green destination, based on an assessment by the Netherlands-based organisation Green Destinations which established 96%-compliance across 100 criteria. The title was presented at a ceremony at Ljubljana Castle on Tuesday as part of the two-day Global Green Destinations Day conference, along with the declaration of the world’s Top 100 ...

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A Big Heart and Courage for Slovenia

Stanford, San Jose, September 24, 2016. On the final day of the Slovenian Business Development Delegation to the Silicon Valley, Delegation’s 26 representatives from various industries as well as research and academic institutions visited Stanford University and the opening of ABC Global Home. At Stanford University, the Business Development Delegation participated in a discussion with the most successful Slovenians in ...

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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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