Slovenia

Slovenian FM says W. Balkan stability important also because of big trade

The stability of the Western Balkans is very important for Slovenia, Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said on Wednesday, underlining the political ties and big volume of trade.

Croatian PM tells Juncker, Cerar arbitration with Slovenia over

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday he told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Slovenian PM Miro Cerar that, for Croatia, the arbitration on the Croatian-Slovenian border dispute was over.

EC clarifies its position on Croatia-Slovenia border arbitration

The European Commission on Tuesday clarified its position on the border arbitration process between Croatia and Slovenia, saying that it generally supported arbitration processes in the interest of legal certainty.

1,420 victims of communist crimes exhumed from Slovenia mass grave

The remains of 1,420 victims have been exhumed from Huda Jama, a post-WWII communist mass execution site in an abandoned mine near Celje, Slovenia, the Slovenian state commission for covered-up mass grave said on Monday, adding that over 600 such sites have been found in Slovenia.

Tajani says Slovenia-Croatia border row their bilateral affair, urges good solution

The border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia is their bilateral issue, however, finding a good solution would have a good impact on the stability in the region, the European Parliament President, Antonio Tajni, who was on a working visit to Ljubljana on Friday, told the local daily "Delo".

EP president not ruling out "multi-speed Europe"

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who was on a working visit to Slovenia on Friday, spoke of the future development of the European Union as part of a debate initiated by the European Commission, not ruling out the idea of "a multi-speed Europe".

Croatia's PM: Juncker's support of border arbitration irrelevant, unacceptable

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's support of the arbitration process in the Slovenian-Croatian border dispute, which he said Croatia had irreversibly walked out of, was irrelevant and unacceptable.

Croatia won't participate in 'shameful' arbitration with Slovenia

Croatia will not participate in arbitration proceedings behind which are shameful acts by some members, Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Friday, commenting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's statement that the Commission supported the Croatian-Slovenian border arbitration process.

Juncker says western Balkan countries need European perspective

Countries in the western Balkans must have a European perspective but they cannot count on membership prior to 2019, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said talking to young Slovenians during his visit to Ljubljana on Thursday.

Slovenia wants European Commission to withdraw delegated act on Teran wine

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to withdraw the decision allowing Croatia to use the name Teran wine, while Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the Commission should first examine the veracity of Slovenia's claims.

Stier says no border arbitration with Slovenia, EC can't interfere

Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Thursday dismissed as unacceptable European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's position that it was necessary to accept the arbitration procedure in the Croatian-Slovenian border dispute, adding that this, under a Croatian parliament decision, was now strictly a matter of bilateral agreement.

EC President talks Brexit, Slovenia-Croatia outstanding issues

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who will will start a two-day visit to Slovenia on Thursday, has said in his written statement for Slovenia's STA news agency that Brexit has been a tragic decision and that it is also an opportunity for the remaining 27 European Union member-states to show their unity.

Slovenian gov't looking for plan B to save Cimos

The Slovenian government is searching for an alternative plan to save the Koper-based Cimos car parts manufacturer from bankruptcy and a meeting was held on Tuesday between Economy Minister Zdravko Pocvalsek and representatives of all institutions responsible for public property management as the company's majority owner, with a 94% stake, is the government.

EC adopts delegated act on Teran, despite Slovenia's opposition

The European Commission has, despite Slovenia's opposition, adopted a delegated act whereby Croatian winemakers in Istria would be enabled to continue selling their wine made from the Teran grape variety under the name "Croatian Istria - Teran", and the act could be published early next week, the Slovenian news agency STA reported on Friday.

Same-sex couples in Slovenia can marry

A Slovenian law allowing same-sex couples to marry went into force on Friday and the first civil registrar ceremony, between two women, is to take place in Maribor on Saturday, the town's Vecer daily said.

Slovenia for ending lawsuits against Ljubljanska Banka

Croatia is infringing the memorandum of understanding signed with Slovenia in 2013 which they interpret differently, the Slovenian Embassy said on Thursday after a hearing at a Zagreb court in a suit which Croatia's PBZ bank filed against Slovenia's Ljubljanska Banka (LB) and Nova Ljubljanska Bank (NLB) over transferred foreign currency savings.

Serbian, Slovenian FMs says two countries' relations good, economic cooperation on rise

Relations between Slovenia and Serbia are good, the two countries have a number of common interests and their trade, which last year amounted to EUR 1 billion, is on the rise, Slovenian and Serbian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and Ivica Dacic respectively, said after their talks in Ljubljana on Wednesday.

Juncker: Not good for W. Balkans that some in Washington want to water down EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday it was not good for Western Balkan countries that some people in the new US administration gave the impression of being against the European Union because those countries needed the prospects of EU membership.

Slovenia welcomes construction of LNG terminal off Krk, but won't join for now

Slovenia is not planning for now to connect to the floating LNG terminal to be built off Omisalj on the northern Croatian Adriatic island of Krk, but welcomes any additional energy source, Slovenian media say.

EC: Letter to Croatia regarding Teran does not prejudge further steps

The European Commission on Friday confirmed having received a complaint from Slovenia against Croatia over breaches of rules that refer to the protection of interests of Slovenian producers of the Teran wine, which is protected at EU level, and that it had sent a letter to Croatia which however does not in any way prejudge further steps by the EC against Croatia.

Uncertainties over Cimos deal between Slovenia and Croatia finally resolved - Slovenian media

Slovenia and Croatia have managed to resolve all contentious issues that were a prerequisite for the privatisation of the Koper-based Cimos car parts manufacturer and its sale to the Italian Palladio Finanziaria fund, Slovenian media reported on Thursday, citing unofficial sources.

Glitch detected outside Krsko reactor, plant to be reconnected to grid Friday

The Krsko Nuclear Power Plant, that shut down automatically on Thursday morning due to a glitch, will be reconnected to the grid on Friday after the company established the causes of that minor defect, the power plant stated on Thursday afternoon.

Pahor proposes Putin and Trump meet in Ljubljana

Slovenian President Borut Pahor has proposed Ljubljana as a venue for a first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, Slovenian media covering Pahor's visit to Russia said on Friday afternoon.

Slovenian president talks to Merkel ahead of his visit to Russia

Slovenian President Borut Pahor in Berlin on Wednesday held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about issues concerning the future of the European Union, notably security and political issues in its neighbourhood.

Pahor: Razor-fence seemed necessary half a year ago, not so any more

Slovenian President Borut Pahor said on Monday that he believed that there was no longer any need for the razor fence on the border with Croatia.

No major migrations along Adriatic route, Slovenian FM says

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec has tried to shed light on Slovenian PM Miro Cerar's statement on Friday about the opening of an Adriatic route whereby migrants might reach Croatia and Slovenia which surprised Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic.

Croatian PM says knows nothing about Adriatic migrant route

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Malta on Friday he knew nothing about a new, Adriatic route whereby migrants would enter Slovenia via the Croatian peninsula of Istria, which was mentioned by Slovenian PM Miro Cerar to everyone's surprise.

Cappelli: Joint Croatian and Slovenian tourism promotion important for better global visibility

Croatia and Slovenia are much more visible on the global market through joint tourism promotion, especially in remote markets which perceive Europe as a single destination, Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said during a visit to Slovenia on Friday.

Slovenian PM demands his associate's resignation over Aliens Act vote

Controversies about the passage of disputable amendments to the Aliens Act in Slovenia have continued this week with Prime Minister Miro Cerar demanding the resignation of Milan Brglez from the post of vice

Croatian government adopts decision concerning Slovenian company CIMOS

The Croatian government on Thursday adopted a decision to settle a claim from the Slovenian company CIMOS, under which the Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company (DUTB) will pay 7 million euros into the Croatian state budget on account of CIMOS's debt to a Croatian bank.

Slovenian media: Maric and Pocivalsek reach agreement on Cimos debt

Slovenia's Economy and Technology Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek and Croatia's State Property Management Minister Goran Maric reached an agreement on Monday on a solution to the problem of the Koper-based Cimos company's debt to the defunct Rijecka Banka, Slovenian media reported.

Cerar comments on border arbitration with Croatia at diplomatic reception

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Monday commented on relations with the neighbours, mentioning his expectations regarding the resolution of a border dispute with Croatia, and underscored that Ljubljana would honour a ruling of the arbitration on the border row.

Slovenia beat Croatia to win bronze in Handball World Championship

Croatia's national team did not manage to grab the bronze in the men's handball championship in Paris on Saturday, after Slovenia defeated them 31-30.

Slovenian parliament endorses new anti-migration law

The Slovenian Parliament on Thursday endorsed the government-sponsored bill of amendments to the Aliens Act with restrictive regulations for potential migrants and asylum seekers, criticised by international nongovernmental organisations and the Council of Europe.

Croatian minister describes Slovenia's proposal for Cimos unsatisfactory

Croatian State Property Management Minister Goran Maric said on Thursday that the latest proposal sent by Slovenia to remove problems blocking the planned sale of the Koper-based Cimos car parts manufacturer seemed unsatisfactory to Zagreb, and that the Croatian government would respond to Ljubljana in writing in the coming days.

Croatian, Slovenian defence ministers talk cooperation

Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic in Ljubljana on Wednesday held talks with his Slovenian counterpart Andreja Katic about cooperation in defence and security challenges in Europe and its neighbourhood.

Slovenian and Czech prime ministers talk cooperation

Relations between Slovenia and the Czech Republic are excellent and both countries advocate strict control of the European Union's external borders and adherence to the rules of the Schengen regime when it comes to migrant movements, Slovenian and Czech Prime Ministers Miro Cerar and Bohuslav Sobotka respectively confirmed at a press conference in Prague on Monday.

Ljubljana to transport its plastic waste to Vienna incinerator

Waste plastics collected in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana will be transported to Vienna for incineration in one of the three waste-to-energy incinerators in the Austrian capital that operate on a non-profit basis, the Ljubljana-based waste management utility reported on Monday.

Slovenian interior minister says Geneva convention outdated

Slovenia will not let others run its asylum policy and mange its borders, and the Geneva convention on refugees is outdated, Interior Minister Vesna Gjerkes Znidar said in an interview with the Maribor-based newspaper Vecer following international criticism at the government-sponsored amendments to the Aliens Act.

Croatian, Slovenian ministers believe agreement on Cimos to be reached soon

Croatian State Property Management Minister Goran Maric and Slovenian Economy and Technology Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek said in Zagreb on Thursday that the Slovenian side had specified its offer to remove problems blocking the planned sale of the Koper-based Cimos car parts manufacturer and would soon submit it in writing, adding that they believed a final solution could be found soon.

Slovenia looks to capitalize on its connection to Melania Trump

After leaving tiny Slovenia decades ago, Melania Trump will become first lady of the United States on Friday. Slovenia's politicians and budding entrepreneurs are looking to cash in.

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border arbitration tribunal which Ljubljana expects to be delivered this year, according to a statement made by Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec before the Slovenian parliament's foreign affairs committee.

Council of Europe human rights commissioner against Slovenian asylum bill

If the Slovenian parliament adopts amendments to the country's law on aliens that radically restrict the right to asylum, that will contravene Slovenia's international obligations and will send a very negative signal to countries along the Balkan migration route, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has told leading Slovenian media.

Slovenians favour stronger border controls

Eighty-six percent of Slovenian citizens justify the government's decision to upgrade border controls due to a possible new wave of migration, while only 22% oppose the bill intended to reduce the number of approvals of asylum applications, Monday's issue of the Ljubljana Delo daily said reporting on the results of a survey.

Slovenian FM says relations with Croatia good, outstanding issues of 'episodic nature'

Slovenia's relations with its neighbouring countries are good and some of the inherited outstanding issues with Croatia are of "an episodic nature" and there is no reason not to believe that those issues will be resolved, Slovenian Foreign Minister said on Saturday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Slovenia's international recognition.

Slovenian FM: Claims of sabotaging Croata's tourism media spin

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said on Friday that his interview with Slovenian Television which Croatian media had allegedly misinterpreted contained no threats to Croatia that Slovenia would sabotage Croatia's tourist season in case of problems with the implementation of the expected ruling of an arbitration tribunal on border demarcation, describing those headlines as an unfounded media spin.

Stier says Erjavec won't accomplish anything by harassing tourists

Croatia and Slovenia need to resolve their border dispute through dialogue and Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec most definitely will not accomplish positive results by harassing tourists at the border, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Thursday.

Slovenian minister to discuss Teran wine with EU commissioner

Slovenia's Minister of Agriculture Dejan Zidan will meet with European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan on Thursday to express his opposition to a compromise solution that would allow Croatian wine producers in Istria to sell Istrian Teran wine on the common EU market.

Austrian, Slovenian presidents talk bilateral, European issues

Slovenian President Borut Pahor met with the newly-elected Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, in Vienna on Tuesday, and both heads of state expressed their expectation that the two countries would continue to develop good relations.

Erjavec expects EU pressure on Croatia regarding border arbitration

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec believes the EU could put pressure on Croatia, which considers a Croatia-Slovenia border arbitration agreement irreversibly compromised, to accept a ruling by an arbitration tribunal which Slovenian media believe could be delivered in the middle of the year.

Border arbitration with Croatia is valid, Slovenian parliament speaker says

Slovenian Parliament Speaker Milan Brglez told Slovenian diplomats on Thursday the border arbitration agreement with Croatia was a valid document for Slovenia and should be insisted on.

PM wants for Slovenia to have well-arranged relations with neighbours in 2017

Prime Minister Miro Cerar has said that his wish for Slovenia in 2017 is to have well-arranged relations with its neighbours and that he hopes that Croatia will respect a verdict which an international arbitral tribunal is expected to deliver regarding the Slovenia-Croatia border disagreement.

Slovenian newspaper expects arbitration ruling over border row in mid-2017

The Ljubljana-based Delo daily reported on Tuesday that the two main political events in 2017 would be the country's presidential election in September and the outcome of ongoing arbitration proceedings in the Slovenia-Croatia border row, which this media outlet expects to be known in the middle of the year.

Pahor: Slovenia must prepare well for border arbitration ruling

Slovenia should be well prepared for an arbitration ruling in its border dispute with Croatia, which is expected to be delivered this year, and should refrain from making any statements that might upset the good bilateral relations, President Borut Pahor said at an annual meeting with Slovenian diplomats held in Brdo pri Kranju on Tuesday.

Slovenia pays more than EUR 100 mn to Ljubljanska Banka clients

Slovenia has paid Croatian clients of the now defunct Ljubljanska Banka (LB) 103 million euros in savings deposits, and at the end of this year it has started paying the first savings deposits claimed by the bank's clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina, amounting to some 1.5 million euros, the Slovenian fund in charge of succession issues said on Thursday.

McDonald's to start hiring pensioners in Slovenia

The global fast food chain McDonald's, which has 18 restaurants in Slovenia with more than 800 employees, plans to start hiring retirees in some of its restaurants in 2017, offering them simpler and easier jobs and up to 60 work hours a month, the maximum allowed by the law.

Slovenians optimistic about 2017, think country stagnating though

Slovenians are a little more optimistic about the coming year than they have been in the past, however, the majority of  them believe that the country is stagnating or not going in the right direction, a traditional New Year opinion poll, published on Tuesday by the Ljubljana-based Delo daily, has indicated.

Pahor to run for second term, hopes for stronger cooperation with Croatia

Slovenia's President Borut Pahor said on Wednesday that he would run for a second term at the presidential election next year and that he would like to strengthen cooperation and mutual trust with Croatia.

Slovenia unsatisfied with possible EC recommendation for compromise on Teran wine

Slovenia's Agriculture Minister Dejan Zidan reacted sharply on Wednesday following unofficial announcements that the European Commission (EC) may soon recommend a compromise solution to the dispute over Teran wine which has marred otherwise good cooperation between Slovenia and Croatia in agriculture.

Commissioner Avramopoulos: Balkan migrant route currently stable

EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday in Ljubljana underscored the importance of the Western Balkans for controlling the migration flows.

Slovenia's PM against conditioning Serbia's EU talks

Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Monday said that his government would not condition Serbia's EU negotiations with outstanding bilateral issues concerning archival materials from the period of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) that were destroyed in Slovenia, however, copies are still kept in Belgrade.

EC urges Slovenia and Croatia to implement joint energy projects

The European Commission (EC) has recommended that Slovenia and Croatia implement joint energy projects because their concerted action will facilitate access to European funds, it was said at a conference, The European Investment Plan: Investment Opportunities in the Energy Sector, held on Monday and organised by the Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Slovenian police catch 30 illegal migrants

Slovenian police caught 30 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, including six minors and a child, near the coastal town of Koper on Thursday night, the town's Primorske Novice newspaper said on Friday citing the local police.

EUR43M absorbed for Slovenia-Croatia cross-border projects

Croatia and Slovenia conducted 95 projects in the period from 2007 to 2013, estimated at 43 million euro from European Union cross border cooperation projects, it was said on Tuesday in Brezice, Slovenia at a conference at which the results of joint absorption of European funds were presented.

Embassy denies US interference in border arbitration

The United States Embassy in Ljubljana on Friday denied allegations that the US had handed over to Croatia recordings of conversations between a Slovenian government official and a Slovenian judge sitting on the border arbitration tribunal, which prompted the government in Zagreb to declare the process contaminated and consequently withdraw from the arbitration.

Views of Slovenia and Croatia on border row still far apart

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and his Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier said at a news conference after talks in Ljubljana on Friday that they had made no progress on how to settle the border dispute.

PM says Slovenia protecting Schengen, will close border if necessary

If there is a new migrant wave along the Balkan route as last year, Slovenia will take every security measure and protect the external Schengen border, Prime Minister Miro Cerar told Maribor's Vecer daily of Thursday, adding that the border might be closed if Austria did the same.

PM says Slovenia to privatise NLB bank but not Luka Koper

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has said his cabinet will deliver on the promise given to the European Commission about the privatisation of Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), the biggest lender in the country, however, he rules out the privatisation of the company "Luka Koper" that provides port and logistics services in the Adriatic port of Koper.

Slovenia: Border fence doesn't prejudge outcome of border dispute

The Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday that preparations were under way to put up a metal panel fence along the Cabranka River, but claimed that this would not prejudge the outcome of the border dispute with Croatia.

Croatia sends note to Slovenia over razor wire fence along border

Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Monday Croatia had forwarded a new diplomatic note to Slovenia in which it asked Slovenia to immediately remove the illegally erected razor-wire fence from Croatian state territory along the River Cabranka.

Slovenia FM advocates stronger economic cooperation with Russia

Slovenia's Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec on Friday called for strengthening Slovenia's economic ties with Russia as well as for dialogue in attempts to solve the outstanding issues between Russia and the European Union, that has imposed sanctions on Moscow due to the military intervention in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.

S&P: Ratings for most ex-Yugoslav republics lower than 25 yrs ago

In a report called "The Former Yugoslav Republics 25 Years After The Fall of Yugoslavia. Where Are They Now?" Standard&Poor's Global Ratings (S&P) said that most of the countries have ratings in the 'B' or 'BB' category, excluding Slovenia (A/Stable).

Pahor: Slovenia to brace itself for fallout of EU weakening

Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Monday warned about risks for Slovenia's international position that could result from changes and shocks should European and Euro-Atlantic associations weaken.

Melania Trump, the Vespa-riding beauty still remembered in Ljubljana

Melania Trump was born in 1970 in Slovenia, then still a part of the communist-led Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When she enters the White House, it will be the first time the first lady of the United States was not born on US soil.

Slovenian FM expects Trump to put US-Russia relations back on track

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec on Wednesday expressed an expectation that the newly-elected US President Donald Trump would put US-Russia relations back on track as soon as possible and that the European Union and the United States would continue to develop their cooperation.

Austria, neighbours discuss action to be taken if EU-Turkey deal falls through

Austria met on Monday with its Balkan neighbours to discuss what action they might take if a deal with Turkey aimed at restricting the flow of illegal migrants into the European Union collapses, Reuters reported.

Slovenian PM condemns post-war atrocities

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Monday condemned the mass executions in Slovenia committed by Tito's Partisans in the wake of the Second World War, but said that his government would not apologise for them because present-day Slovenia was not responsible for those atrocities.

Krsko plant reconnected to grid after routine refuelling outage

The nuclear power station, based in the Slovenian town of Krsko and co-owned by Slovenia and Croatia, was reconnected to the grid on Saturday after it underwent a EUR 20-million month-long routine refuelling outage and an overhaul.

Slovenian FM announces meeting with Croatian counterpart

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec told Slovenian Television on Thursday evening that he and his newly appointed Croatian counterpart Davor Ivo Stier were arranging Stier's visit to Ljubljana which could take place as early as this month.

WWII victims of communist crimes buried in Maribor

A commemoration for the victims of communist crimes exhumed at Huda Jama, Slovenia ended on Thursday with their burial at the war victims' memorial park Dobrava in Maribor, with Croatian and Slovenian state leaders attending.

Huda Jama one of 620 mass graves of victims killed in Slovenia in 1945

According the Slovenian commission in charge of identifying mass graves of victims killed in the wake of the Second World War, the Huda Jama mass grave is one of 620 identified multiple graves throughout Slovenia for victims executed by the Tito-led Partisans who performed extrajudicial killings from the period immediately after the Second World War.

Conservationists slam Norway at whaling conference

Conservationist groups Wednesday criticized an ongoing meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for failing to highlight whaling nation Norway's activities.

Slovenian PM announces stricter controls of border with Croatia in case of migrant wave

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Monday announced a stricter control of the border with Croatia in case of another migrant wave and pressure on Slovenia's borders, Slovenian media reported.

Serbia, Slovenia want stronger economic cooperation, PMs say

Slovenia and Serbia are satisfied with their political relations and it is the interest and will of both to advance economic relations and strengthen economic cooperation, it was said in Belgrade on Monday after a joint session of the two governments.

Serbia and Slovenia to hold joint govt meeting

A joint meeting of the governments of Serbia and Slovenia is scheduled for Monday in Belgrade, says a a press release from the Serbian cabinet on Sunday.

800 victims from Huda Jama mass grave to be reburied in Maribor

According the Slovenian commission in charge of identifying mass graves of victims killed in the wake of the Second World War, an estimated 3000 victims were buried in the abandoned coal mine known as the Barbara Pit (Slovene: Barbara rov) in the town of Huda Jama.

Slovenia erecting panel fence along Croatia border

Slovenia started putting up a metal panel fence at its biggest border crossing with Croatia, Bregana-Obrezje, on Thursday and at the Gruskovje-Macelj crossing on Friday, Slovenia's STA news agency said, citing the Interior Ministry.

ECHR says receives Slovenia's lawsuit against Croatia

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg on Thursday said that Slovenia filed a lawsuit against Croatia on September 15, in which in claims that Croatia had prevented court proceedings before Croatian courts which the former Ljubljanska Banka launched in Zagreb to collect its claims towards Croatian companies to which it granted loans.

Japanese company to build robot factory in Slovenia

The Japanese Yaskawa Electric Corporation has decided to build its new industrial robots factory intended for the European market, in Slovenia, Slovenia's Prime Minister Miro Cerar told reporters on Thursday.

EU funds given to Slovenia and Croatia to treat dementia

 Several Slovenian and Croatian health organisations in cooperation with retirement homes in Izola and Koper in Slovenia and Umag in Croatia will work on improving the quality of life of people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's Disease as part of a cross-border cooperation programme with about 400,000 euro secured through European Union funds.

Contracts signed for 5 projects under Croatia-Slovenia cooperation programme

Contracts on the co-financing of five projects from the European Regional Development Fund with EUR 4.6 million, as part of a Croatia-Slovenia cooperation programme in the 2014-20 period, were signed in Rijeka on Tuesday.

Hart's heroics preserve England's 0-0 draw in Slovenia

Joe Hart's heroics preserved England's 0-0 draw against Slovenia in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

Opposition: Tuerk's unsuccessful UN candidacy shameful for Slovenia

The unsuccessful bid by former Slovenian president Danilo Tuerk in running for UN secretary-general has led to dissent on Slovenia's political scene with ruling parties believing that the state's interests were positively promoted during the campaign whereas the Opposition claims that it was a diplomatic disaster.

Remains of post-WW2 Huda Jama victims being transferred to Maribor cemetery

The transfer of the victims is likely to be completed by the end of this week when Slovenian President Borut Pahor is due to attend a commemoration at the Maribor cemetery.

Croatian-Slovenian flood protection project presented

The Croatian water management company Hrvatske Vode is launching a project in cooperation with state institutions in Croatia and Slovenia, for integrated flood risk management in transboundary river basins.

Krsko plant to start regular refuelling outage Saturday

The nuclear power plant, based in the Slovenian town of Krsko and co-owned by Slovenia and Croatia, is embarking on a EUR 20-million month-long routine refuelling outage and an overhaul of the plant on Saturday, October 1. the power plant's management board chairman Stane Rozman said at a news conference on Thursday, boasting that the plant is operating in a fully stable manner and has reached a high level of nuclear stability.

Bled: NATO conference on security challenges

The chiefs-of-staff of the armed forces of Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia met on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Slovenian town of Bled with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO Allied Command Operations, Curtis M. Scaparrotti, and commanders of national guards.

Slovenia sorry to see Bosnian Serbs holding referendum

Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Saturday evening issued a statement to express concern over the Bosnian Serb leadership's insistence on a disputed referendum despite a ban from the  Sarajevo-based Constitutional Court.

Slovenian PM calls on migrants to be patient while waiting for asylum

Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar on Monday called on migrants and refugees demanding a faster processing of their asylum applications in Slovenia to be patient.

Trade between Croatia and Slovenia record high

Trade in goods and services between Slovenia and Croatia exceeded 3.2 billion euros in 2015, according to figures from the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, and the strengthening of business cooperation between the two neighbours is also seen in growing Croatian investments in Slovenia, the Ljubljana-based "Delo" daily has reported.