Latest News from Slovenia

US President Trump and first lady Melania talk with Pope Francis

Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his U.S. presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican yesterday.

Trump's audience with the 80-year-old pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his first overseas tour, lasted just under half an hour and concluded with both men smiling.

Croatia Fears Fallout from Manchester Terror Attack

Following Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people at a pop concert, Croatian media are speculating that tighter security checks will be reintroduced on the external border of the EU's passport-free Schengen Area, which separates Croatia and Slovenia.

EU Commission expects "substantial fiscal effort" from Slovenia

In the recommendations, which are very similar to those issued last year, Slovenia is called to pursue its fiscal policy in line with the requirements of the preventive arm of the Stability and Growth Pact, "which translates into a substantial fiscal effort for 2018".

It's all about honey and bees in Slovenia

Beekeeping in Slovenia is an indicator of concern for the environment and nature, according to State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fotestry and Food Tanja Strniša.

The sector is very progressive and proactive. There are currently some 10,000 beekeepers in Slovenia, who have a total of 176,000 bee colonies, comprised of 20,000-80,000 female worker bees.

Croatia Quizzes Slovenia Over Thompson Concert Ban

Croatia's Prime Minister and Foreign Ministry are demanding an explanation from Slovenia about why a concert by the Croat nationalist singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’ has been banned.

Slovenian town Maribor bans Croatian pro-Ustasha singer's concert

The city authorities in Maribor, Slovenia, have banned Marko Perkovic aka Thompson from holding a concern in this town, as it represents "a security risk."

The Croatian singer, known for glorifying Ustashas, was to perform in Maribor on Saturday.

Stage is set for Jazz Cerkno

The three-day festival, taking place at a covered venue in the town's central square, will get under way with a concert by the Big Band RTV Slovenija, followed by a quartet led by Slovenia's foremost jazz guitarist Samo Šalamon.

Closing the first day will be a trio featuring Hailu Mergia, one of the pioneers of ethio-jazz.

Slovenian town bans Croatian pro-Ustasha singer's concert

The city authorities in Maribor, Slovenia, have banned Marko Perkovic aka Thompson from holding a concern in this town, as it represents "a security risk."

The Croatian singer, known for glorifying Ustashas, was to perform in Maribor on Saturday.

Hockey: Slovenia finish last in group at World Championships

Slovenia lost all seven matches in the group stage and already after the sixth defeat it was clear the team would be relegated to Division I A.

Jan Muršak scored the only goal for Slovenia against France.

IMF urges Slovenia to reform, privatise

The recommendation was issued Monday as part of the IMF's annual review of Slovenia's economy and mirrors the statements of the IMF review mission at the end of March that concluded Slovenia was on the right track but needed to continue structural reforms.

Hockey: Slovenia relegated at World Championship

Žiga Jeglič and David Rodman scored the only goals for Slovenia in the first third.

Nik Zupančič, Slovenia's head coach, said after the game that the first third was okay, but that everything came crumbling down in the second: "Four goals are too much at this level of competition."

Tour of Slovenia to be broadcast by Eurosport

The broadcast will be enabled by the state-owned Slovenian Tourism Board (STO), which has secured EUR 300,000 for the project that will also promote Slovenia as a green tourist destination.

Bob Geldof and Jesus Christ Superstar to headline Lent Festival

The main festival stage will be set up in the central Leon Štukelj square and is set to host La Traviata opera and the Faun-Carmen-Bolero ballet performance by the SNG Maribor Theatre, one of the festival's most important partners.

New FYROM speaker has Albanian flags in his office

The newly elected FYROM  (Macedonia) Assembly President Talat Xhaferi has received the keys to the cabinet where the seals for certification of documents are located.

The new president of the parliament in Skopje can therefore officially take office and inform President Gjorge Ivanov that there is a new majority in parliament.

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