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Over 10,000 refugees relocated, IOM says

More than 10,000 asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea have been relocated from Greece to other European Union states since the launch of the bloc's relocation program in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration, which is implementing the scheme.

We're putting Slovenia on the world culinary map


Tourists appreciate Slovenia and happily return, not just because of the amazing diversity and natural beauty of the county, but also because of the rich and sophisticated range of food and drinks on offer.

Austria: From Turkey to Bulgaria are Passing too Many Illegal Migrants

''Balkan route is not closed. From Turkey to Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia continue to pass migrants'', said the Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil in an interview with German daily, cited by BNR.

That's why he insists for tightening the border controls of Bulgaria, Hungary and the Balkan countries.

Births in Greece down by 10.1 pct compared with 2001

The number of births in Greece in 2015 was 10.2 percent lower than those in 2001, according to figures published on Wednesday by the European Commission's statistical agency, Eurostat.

The data show that 102,282 children were born in Greece in 2001 but this number fell to 91,847 in 2015. This was the fifth highest relative fall in the European Union during this period.

Slovenia playing prominent role at ITB in Berlin

The focal point will be Slovenia's 202 m2 stand that will highlight spas, historical cities with a special emphasis on Ljubljana, sustainable tourism, and, as the first country to be declared a green destination, as a sustainable tourism destination. A total of 31 companies will be featured, a new record.

Renovated Tivoli cultural hotspot to open this summer

The name "Švicarija" comes from a summer house in the Swiss style that was built on the site in the mid-19th century by order of Czech field marshal Josef Radetzky, the master of the nearby Tivoli Catle.

BAMC says Cimos clients ready to continue with cooperation

"A meeting was held in a very positive atmosphere today between representatives of [state assets custodians] BAMC and SSH and Cimos's clients," BAMC, the Slovenian bad bank, wrote today after it become clear a few days ago that the Italian fund Palladio Finanziaria would not acquire the indebted company.

Commissioner Hogan describes Teran decision as reasonable compromise

Asked about different interpretations of the Commission's decision to allow Croatian wine producers to use the name of Teran even though Slovenia had secured protected designation of origin (PDO) status for it, Hogan said there "may be a misunderstanding over the use of the Teran name referring only to a grape variety".

Dacic: Relations with Slovenia have improved

LJUBLJANA - Political relations between Serbia and Slovenia have improved greatly over the past several years - there are no contentious issues, and economic cooperation must be developed further, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said in Ljubljana Wednesday.

Serbia-Slovenia relations described as "excellent"

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday for an official visit.

Dacic traveled to Ljubljana at the invitation of Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, and met with his counterpart, as well as with Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament Milan Brglez, and Prime Minister Miro Cerar.

EU Commission finds Slovenia still facing economic imbalances

European Commission released its latest review of member states' economies. 

The report, publisher as part of the European Semester review mechanism, comes after Slovenia was promoted from the group of countries with excessive imbalances in 2015.

Limiting of refugee rights dominates Amnesty 2016 report

According to the annual report of human rights NGO Amnesty International for Slovenia -  positive news from Slovenia included the enshrining of the right to clean water in the Constitution and the adoption of new civil-union and anti-discrimination legislation, the anti-refugee sentiment escalated throughout the year and culminated in the adoption of contentious changes to the aliens act in ea