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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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        Why Slovenia?

        Last time, I discussed why cobblestone, socialism, advertising and Rog’s Pony bicycles all help to make Slovenia a better place to live than America. Here is some further evidence to support the same conclusion. Slippers – Since your average tourist or business traveler is about as likely to see the inside of a local’s house as they are to see a ...

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          Lynx in Slovenia Are Facing Extinction

          Because lynx in Slovenia and neighboring countries are facing extinction, authorities are about to launch the international Life Lynx project, which will resettle 14 animals from Slovakia and Romania. The Life Lynx project will take place between this year and 2024 in Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. In these three countries, lynx are – once again — facing extinction because of their limited population size and ...

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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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