The English have published the results of an interesting research, which can make us Slovenians quite proud. According to these results the level of proficiency in English as the first foreign language of Slovenian adult population places us on the sixth place in the world. Only Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Finland placed ahead of us, with more than ...Read More »
4.2 magnitude quake shakes SE Slovenia
A 4.2 earthquake hit the south-eastern part of Slovenia at around 9 AM on Sunday, preliminary data from the Environment Agency show. The epicentre was eight kilometres outside of Brežice or 94 kilometres south-east of Ljubljana where the tremor could also be felt. A series of small aftershocks were recorded as well. Data by European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) puts the ...Read More »
40 Facts About Slovenia. Did You Know…
Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst. This small green country measures 20,273 km2 in area, and is home to sincere, hospitable people of great diligence. It has an exceptional number of top athletes, and a wealth of cultural creativity. Here are 40 facts about Slovenia and ...Read More »
Mayor of Pivka says Slovenia should introduce regions
In 2014, Robert Smrdelj was for the 5th time voted Mayor of the municipality of Pivka in Slovenia. In this longer version of the interview aired today, you will amongst other themes hear more about the municipality, why the number of councils in Slovenia shouldn’t be reduced and why regions should be formalised in Slovenia. Source: Radio SBS AustraliaRead More »
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 ...Read More »
Wise Men: Are Slovenians the Best at Predicting Weather?
Slovenians have hundreds of proverbs, myths and legends all dealing with one of mankind’s greatest mysteries: predicting weather. For centuries they were closely tied and dependent on the land. They were also a lot better at paying attention to it, because then knowing will the winter be full of snow was closely tied to survival. While probably not all of ...Read More »
More than 1,500 migrants have entered Slovenia
More than 1,500 migrants have entered Slovenia so far, most through the border crossings at Obrežje and Rigonce, where 750 are still waiting to be allowed into the country. Austria has begun accepting migrants who left the accommodation facilities in Celje, Maribor, Lenart and Gornja Radgona. On Saturday morning 250 migrants walked from Maribor and Lendava to the Austrian border ...Read More »
Slovenia Is Too Shy to Tell You How Great Its Wine Is
The greatest winemaking nation may not be France, Italy, New Zealand, or Australia—it could be one you’ve never heard of. Like Slovenia. Nestled above Italy and tucked just underneath Austria, the central European country spent centuries as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Occupied by Nazi Germany, it was co-opted into the former Yugoslavia and for the last 24 years, has been a ...Read More »
Survey Ranks Ljubljana World’s 13th Most Bicycle-Friendly City
Copenhagenize Design Company, an international consultancy specialising in bicycle urbanism, has listed Ljubljana among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The Slovenian capital ranks 13th on a list topped by Copenhagen and followed by Amsterdam and Utrecht. This is the first time Ljubljana was noticed in the compiling of what is already a traditional list that included 122 cities ...Read More »
Norfolk NATO Festival 2015
On April 24 and 25, Norfolk was once again host of the annual NATO festival. The festival started on Friday, April 24 afternoon with the raising of the flags and the playing of the national anthems of the 28 NATO member states and NATO itself outside of the Norfolk Scope Arena. On Saturday NATO Festival continued with the 62st Annual ...Read More »
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