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Slovenia – Europe’s new Silicon Valley?

Blockchain, the technology of the future, is in the spotlight of different governments today: several countries are fighting for the right to become Europe’s Silicon Valley in the field of decentralized technologies. Like Cyprus and Malta, known for loud statements of their politicians about blockchain, Slovenia strives to receive the title. Chances are high it will succeed. The country’s high ...

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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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      Stories From Land Registers

      A historical land register or urbar is a book recording the taxes and fees paid by serfs throughout the feudal period. Such records are resources for studying agrarian and non-agrarian holdings, and a starting point for a wealth of economic, demographic, environmental, genealogical and other research. This article offers a brief presentation of the history of these land registers, and the contents ...

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        Cerar Meets Pence, Seeks US Support Over Arbitration

        Podgorica – Prime Minister Miro Cerar met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the Adriatic Charter summit in Podgorica on Wednesday. Speaking to Slovenian reporters, he underscored the importance of the US’s support for the implementation of the border arbitration award. But he said Pence took no position on the matter. Cerar also briefly discussed the implementation ...

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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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                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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                  The Voice of Slovenian Pride

                  Even though he lived in the 19th century, Janez Bleiweis was a true Renaissance Man. Highly educated, he left a lasting mark as a physician, journalist, and a politician. He founded an influential political newspaper, and helped to bring a sense of Slovenian national consciousness to his readers. Bleiweis was born into a privileged family in 1808. Because of his ...

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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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