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Slovenia Ranks 16th on Global Creativity Index

Slovenia placed 16th on the Global Creativity Index, a study of economic growth conducted by a Canada-based institute which ranks 139 countries according to their performance related to technology, talent, and tolerance. The Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI), part of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, annually publishes Global Creativity Indexes to assess each country’s intellectual capital, ...

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Google Celebrates Independence and Unity Day With a Doodle

Google has paid a tribute to 25th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence referendum with a special doodle commemorating Unity and Independence Day on Saturday.  The doodle featuring the Slovenian tricolour with Mount Triglav at its centre is only visible on the Slovenian site of the search engine. A click on the doodle takes the web visitor to hits related to Independence ...

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The Sound of the Slovenian Alps

For Slovenian cow herders who make their living in difficult conditions high above the tree line, life would be almost unimaginable without cow bells. And for generations, two villages not far from the resort town of Bled were famous for bell-making workshops. The first records of bell making in Višelnica and Mevkuž date back to the 18th century. In the ...

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December is Festive

The liveliness of urban experiences, interesting holiday customs in the countryside, challenging snow-covered ski slopes, exciting playfulness in casinos, mysterious occurrences in the karst caves, unusual night marches and daring sporting events all give rhythm to December experience in Slovenia from traditional St. Stephan’s day to the New Year’s Eve fireworks… In the cities, festive Slovenia welcomes its visitors with an ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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World’s Most Accurate Object Recognition Algorithm Developed

Slovenian researchers have developed an extremely accurate algorithm for object recognition. Using data from laser meters, the algorithm allows the recognition of buildings, the terrain and even individual trees. The algorithm, which is presently the most accurate in the world, was developed in the laboratory for geometrical modelling at the Maribor Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It is ...

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Men in Slovenia do more housework than in any other country

Women around the world might soon to be flocking to Slovenia in search of the perfect partner. A 2014 statistic recorded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that Slovenian men do the most housework, not just in Europe, but the entire world. The country heads the charts with 114 minutes per day spent on unpaid chores around ...

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AmCham Business Brief

I talk and write to you often, but my team is not that visible. Believe me they deserve many credits and of course a big thanks from my side. We are all counting down to November 25 when we will celebrate AmCham Slovenia’ 15th anniversary and launch new initiative Believe in Slovenia. Here are their wishes: » I wish that ...

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