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Slovenia, a wine lovers' paradise on St Martin's Day weekend

St Martin's Day, observed on 11 November, is arguably one of the most party-dense weekends in Slovenia. And being the day when, in folk tradition, grape juice turns into wine, it is always accompanied by police warnings against drunk driving.

PM Borissov Goes to Prague to Discuss the Protection of EU Funds

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will participate in the Summit of the Friends of Cohesion Group, which will be held today in Prague. The Forum will discuss the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and adopt a declaration focusing on Cohesion Policy.

Price of electricity in Serbia to go up starting December 1

Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic said electricity will be more expensive starting December, to be calculated in the January electricity bills.
According to him, the price of electricity for the industry will not go up.
Antic said for RTS that there had been no corrections in electricity prices for more than two years.

Democracy Digest: Orban’s Full Diplomatic Dance Card

Orban's circles invested heavily in media in Slovenia and ran the kind of ugly anti-immigration campaign that is so familiar in Hungary. Unfortunately for Fidesz, the investment did not pay off. Jansa won the elections but could not form a government.

Still, his meeting with Sarec was just a warm-up for a week of moving and shaking on the diplomatic stage.

Croatia Faces ‘Long-Term Stagnation’ of Demographic Decline

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

See also: Bye-Bye, Balkans: A Region in Critical Demographic Decline

According to Bosnjak, emigration from the country peaked last year and an increased number of births in 2018 heralded some really good news.

Ionut-Marian Stroe, picked for Minister of Youth and Sports (bio)

On October 24, 2019, Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban unveiled the composition of the Cabinet that he will submit to the Parliament for a vote. Ionut-Marian Stroe has been picked for the position of Minister of Youth and Sports. Ionut-Marian Stroe was born on September 23, 1979, in Craiova, according to www.cdep.ro.

The Karst Edge Run

The Karst edge is a landmark between the Mediterranean and continental Slovenia. On its southern side there lays Istria, on its northern side are Karst, Brkini and Čičarija. It is an extension of the Alps, which goes from the Italian Devin above Trieste, through Slovenia and finishes before the Croatian port town of Rijeka. The Edge is up to 500 metres high and has several shelfs.

Slovenia - boutique destination for five-star experiences

We are fortunate that the current national strategic vision for tourism is "A global green boutique destination for demanding guests who are seeking a diverse and active experience, peace of mind and personal benefits".

Slovenia welcomes national sport heroes

In the commentary daily newspaper "Delo" notes that the statistics on the medals won at major tournaments suggest that Slovenia is losing a very small share of its sport talent.

"The objective that talents do not fall through the cracks should be a general national objective. Not only in sport but in education, science, development, business and art as well."

UNICEF: 1/3 of the Bulgarian Children - Overweight

The healthy eating subject brought children and chefs together in the kitchen. The event takes place against the backdrop of alarming statistics, in which Bulgaria ranks first in the number of overweight children. According to a UNICEF survey, their numbers have increased by 120% since the 1990s.

Athletes pave the way to global recognition for Slovenia

The Vuelta cycling race in Spain, which spanned a period of three weeks, was seen by millions of sports enthusiasts all around the world. This year, the podium was dominated by Slovenians, with Primož Roglič taking first, and 21-year-old Tadej Pogačar third place.

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