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Arbitration Tribunal Ruling To Be Announced On June 29

The decision of by the Arbitration Tribunal regarding the border between Slovenia and Croatia will be announced on Thursday, June 29. The ruling will be presented between 2 and 4 p.m. by the chair of the Arbitration Tribunal Gilbert Guillaume. In accordance with Arbitration Agreement signed in Stockholm back in 2009, the tribunal will decide on the border between both ...

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Mysterious Creatures from Slovenia’s Coalmines

In recent years, many Slovenian coal mines have been forced to shut down or reduce their operations, but the coal mining tradition that has shaped many parts of Slovenia for centuries lives on, and several examples of mining folklore have been preserved into the modern era. One of the oldest coal mining traditions is known as “jumping the hide.” Each ...

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Slovenia, Norway Best Countries For Kids

Slovenia and Norway have been declared the best countries for children to live in in a report by the international charity Save the Children, assessing the heath and well-being of children around the world. Slovenia and Norway top the list of 172 countries and are followed by Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden in the End of Childhood index, which takes ...

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A Valley of Magic

The northern half of Slovenia contains several glacial valleys, but one of the most beautiful also happens to be among the least visited. The Logar Valley in the Štajerska (Slovenian Styria) region is recognized as a Landscape Park, a special area protected because of its natural beauty and its traditional human settlements. The valley, about seven kilometers in length, was ...

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Slovenia’s Unknown Wilderness

The eastern Slovenian town of Ptuj is noted for its medieval architecture and draws eager visitors from around the world. Not far from Ptuj, however, lies an altogether quieter world — an area of protected nature known as Šturmovci, where signs of human intervention are difficult to spot. The little-known reserve contains some of the country’s most unusual natural landscapes. ...

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A Landscape Carved by Water

The Upper Sava Valley is known for its spectacular landscapes, dominated by lush forests and craggy peaks. Some of the moist interesting landscapes, however, are tucked away far below Mount Špik in the Valley of the Martuljek Waterfalls. Visitors who enter this area on the northern edge of the Triglav National Park first proceed through an impressive canyon, where the ...

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Ljubljana’s Top 5 Pubs for St Patrick’s Day

As everyone who has read the relevant Wikipedia page knows, Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is also venerated in the Anglican Communion, ...

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How a Tree Became a Slovenian Symbol

In the late 1980s, the Slovenian Spring was in full bloom. It was a time of a renewed national consciousness and ever-louder calls for human rights. During this period, one symbol soon took the country by storm: The linden leaf became a proud emblem of Slovenian national aspirations as Yugoslavia and Communism began to crumble. The appearance of the linden ...

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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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The Land Across the River

In a nation known for its mountains and valleys, Prekmurje stands apart. Consisting mostly of flatland as well as gentle hills to the north, the “land across the Mura” was once a part of Hungary and still feels unlike any other part of Slovenia. The region’s Hungarian past lives on in the form of a vibrant Hungarian community. In the ...

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