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A new year and a new decade is always a time for reflection and resolutions

For our last edition of the decade, we open up with a column by Goran Novaković, CEO of the Slovenian Business Club, who contemplates whether the Slovenian society has enough enterprise and whether we are ambitious enough to become enterprising. This is precisely what this edition of The Slovenia Times is all about.

Watching from the Sidelines: Europe’s Age of Humiliation

We all know how that turned out.

The materialistic United States, which Rifkin expected to be eclipsed by Europe, was better able to weather the financial crisis. Brexit, the crises in Greece and Catalonia, and the implosion of liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe have highlighted the shortcomings of unity in diversity.

PM Orban: We have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs

Romania today, attached to the values of democracy, was achieved through the suffering and sacrifices of the heroes and martyrs, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said in a message on the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Communism in Romania, December 21, and the Day of the Victory of the Romanian Revolution and of Liberty, December 22.

Arab League condemns Brazil over Jerusalem move

The Arab League condemned Brazil on Dec. 19 for opening a trade representation office in Jerusalem.

After convening at the request of Palestine, the regional organization rejected the move in a statement.

Brazil is the latest country to open a trade representation office in Jerusalem following Hungary in March and Honduras in September.

Passing of EastMed Act heralds ‘new day’ in Greek-US relations

US Congress' approval of a spending package that includes the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 signals a "new day in Greek-American relations," Senator Bob Menendez, one of the authors of the bipartisan legislation, told Greece's Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Thursday.

A Powerful Storm Left Tens of Thousands Households in Latvia and Estonia without Electricity

The powerful storm in the Baltic Sea yesterday left tens of thousands of households in Latvia and Estonia without electricity, DPA reported.

There are over 50,000 households in Estonia without electricity and 17,000 in Latvia.

The wind gust of up to 27 meters per second knocked down trees that fell on parked cars and blocked roads. Navigation in the area was also affected.

More than 60% of the Young Bulgarians Abroad Want to Return to the Country

Data of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy reveals that between 60 and 70% of young Bulgarians studying and working abroad want to return to their homeland and pursue a career here, BNR reported.   The data was collected during forums held jointly with the embassies of Bulgaria in the capitals of countries with a high concentration of Bulgarian students.

Finally, who in Croatia will raise their hand in favour of Serbia's EU accession?

Incumbent President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic said that Croatia would insist on Serbia's meeting all criteria, which, as she said, "must face its past", instead of returning to World War II, in order to "experience the catharsis of what they did to Croatia and to other neighbouring countries".

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