Australia

Štefan Šernek Continues as President of Slovenian Association Sydney

Štefan Šernek will continue in his roll as president of the Slovenian Association Sydney for 2015-2016. He spoke to us about the latest events and activities occurring within the association. The biggest news is the building of a huge new restaurant which should hopefully be completed sometime next year. The committee for 2015 is: President – Stefan Sernek – 0417 ...

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The Slovenian Association in Geelong celebrates 60 years!

The Slovenian Association Ivan Cankar in Geelong celebrated its 60th anniversary on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of November with a special program and dinner dance that were held on the Saturday evening. A highlight of the program itself was the speech given by Councillor Eddy Kontelj, a popular member of the Slovenian Community in Geelong and 2nd ...

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Ensemble Glasbe Biserov’s first tour Down Under!

Ensemble Glasbe Biserov’s first Australian tour began in Melbourne at the Slovenian Association Planica. They’ll also be visiting Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. Band leader, Marko Štumperger and tour organiser, Irena A. Jernej spoke to us about the background of the band and the tour itself. Source: Radio SBS Australia

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New ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Australia

Helena Drnovšek-Zorko is the new Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenija in Australia. In her first interview with radio SBS, she spoke about her life and work as a diplomat. She looks forward to getting to know the Slovenian community in Australia again which has changed markedly since she worked here as the Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Slovenia ...

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Slovenians from abroad living in Slovenia started a new organisation

John Križman is actively involved in a newly formed organisation named ‘Povratniki‘ that aims to bring together Slovenians from abroad who have decided to either return to live in Slovenia or make this country their new home. These people are often faced with many issues as new settlers in Slovenia. These issues range from unnecessary, complicated bureaucracy in Slovenia to ...

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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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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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