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Festive-lit Ljubljana Enters Merry December (VIDEO)

Friday’s festive lights switch-on event and opening of the Christmas market in the Slovenian capital marked the start of the merry December (and early January, since the lights will stay on until 7 January). The traditional opening ceremony lit up 50 kilometres of festive lights and 800 light installations. As in previous years, the decorating project was led by artist ...

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    Slovenia’s President Pahor Wins Second Term In Close Race

    Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race. Pahor had won about 53 percent of the vote, with 99.9 percent of the votes counted, according to the Election Commission, while his opponent, ex-comedian Marjan Sarec, had 47 percent. Turnout was about 42 percent, according to ...

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      Incumbent Pahor to Face Mayor Šarec in 12 Nov Presidential Run-Off

      The results of Sunday’s presidential election after nearly all votes have been counted show that incumbent Borut Pahor (47.08%) will face Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec (24.95%) in the run-off vote on 12 November. The turnout was 43.47%, the lowest for a first-round presidential vote to date. Third place went to MEP Romana Tomc of the opposition Democrats (SDS) with 13.73%, ...

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        A 105-year-old Nun Who Reads Her Prayers On a Tablet

        Marija Vampelj, better known as Sister Mara, is the fifth oldest Slovenian woman. This summer, she celebrated her 105th birthday, and received a tablet computer as a present. For the past six years, Sister Mara has lived in the Capuchin Monastery of Breg near Celje. She is still full of life and optimism; she laughs readily and has a sharp ...

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          The Post Office In The Postojna Caves Named One Of The Seven Subterranean Wonders Of The World

          Inspired by the original Seven Wonders of the World, the editors of Architectural Digest have come up with a list of the Seven Subterranean Wonders of the World, and one of them is Slovenia’s own Postojna Cave. The cave’s post office in particular caught the attention of the editors. The office was built solely using materials that were small enough to be ...

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            Ten Years Since Catastrophic Floods Claimed Six Lives

            Železniki – Ten years to the day, devastating floods ravaged Slovenia, leaving six people dead and causing EUR 223m in damage.  The north-western industrial town Železniki was hit the hardest, with local authorities warning on the anniversary that such a disaster could repeat as no protective measures have been taken yet. The disaster was caused by heavy rains which caused ...

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              To Slovenia By Car

              If you choose to come to Slovenia by car, here are some useful tips on road use in Slovenia and what items you will need. The following speed limits apply on Slovenian roads: built-up/residential area 50 km/h regional roads 90 km/h express roads 110 km/h motorways 130 km/h Among the traffic regulations you should note the obligatory use of dipped (low-beam) ...

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                The Park of Military History in Pivka is Becoming The Most-Visited Museum in Slovenia

                The Park of Military History in Pivka is getting more and more visitors. Staff members are convinced that they have the most interesting collection of its kind in Europe and that no one leaves disappointed. Last year, the Park was visited by 41,000 people. This number will certainly be surpassed this year. After all, the museum and its various exhibits ...

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                  Will Slovenia’s Heat Record – 40.8 Degrees Celsius – Be Broken?

                  Because of extreme heat impacts, some parts of Slovenia will be under a red-level warning from Wednesday to Friday. On Wednesday, the highest possible warning will be in effect for central and southeastern Slovenia, while on Thursday, the warning will be extended to all parts of Slovenia except the northwest. The morning lows will range from 15 to 20 degrees ...

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                    Top Court Upholds 24 September as Date Of Rail Referendum

                    Ljubljana- The Constitutional Court has cleared the path for a referendum on the planned extension of the Koper-Divača rail line to be held on 24 September, as decided by Parliament. The court dismissed the argument by referendum petitioner Vili Kovačič that the chosen date meant discrimination against those who would want to engage in the campaign because it would start ...

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