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  Slovenia (10/07)
Slovenia is situated at the crossroads of central Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Balkans.
Slovenia served as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairman-in-Office in 2005, was the Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors in 2006-2007, and is preparing to be the first of the ten 2004 EU newcomers to hold the EU's rotating presidency in the first half of 2008.
Slovenia is engaged with 29 countries in bilateral military exchange--most actively with the U.S.--and in regional cooperative arrangements in central and southeast Europe; it participates in or intends to contribute forces for five major multinational regional peacekeeping bodies.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3407.htm   (6239 words)

 The Slovenia Times, Daily News and Features from Slovenia - the only Slovenian newspaper in English
Slovenia and the EU Preparation for the EU Presidency in 2008
Judging by the muted reactions to the European Commission’s latest economic forecast which puts Slovenia’s economic growth in 2008 at 4.6%, a substantial drop from the expected 6%, a moderate slowdown in economic activity is increasingly being viewed as an effective means of reining in inflation.
With significant investment in conference facilities over the past ten years and highly professional personnel, Slovenia is now ranked as one of the top 50 conference destinations in the world; a small yet diverse country that offers unlimited possibilities for any kind of event.
www.sloveniatimes.com   (456 words)

Slovenia’s currency was stable, its budget balanced, and its public debt not a crushing one.
Because state welfare was generous and Slovenia had not subjected itself to the shock therapy of the free market, the gap between the poor and the newly rich was markedly less drastic.
But Slovenia would have to make still more “painful decisions,” said the Western critics: fewer public protections, more unemployment to bring down income, lower wages for the many, and higher profits for the few; in other words, Third Worldization—the same plan that is in store for every nation in the world, including the United States.
www.zmag.org /ZMag/articles/oct00parenti.htm   (1098 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Slovenia is ranked 27th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is lower than the regional average.
As a result, Slovenia's economic infrastructure was left intact, and it continues to be the richest country in East Central Europe.
In 2007, Slovenia is expected to become the first former Communist state to join the European single currency, the euro.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Slovenia   (905 words)

 ICL - Slovenia Index
The public desire to Slovenia's independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) was first expressed in the plebiscite on 23 Dec 1990.
Slovenia joined the UN, the IMF, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Council of Europe, NATO and the European Union.
Jan 1991: The Ultimatum of the Belgrade Government to Slovenia demanding the disarmament of the territorial defence units is rejected by the Slovene Government.
www.servat.unibe.ch /law/icl/si__indx.html   (995 words)

 Slovenia Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
However, Slovenia remained under the Habsburgs until 1918, with the exception of a brief period from 1809 to 1813, when it became part of Napoléon's Illyrian Provinces.
In the aftermath of World War I, Italy seized control of the coastal towns, whereas inland Slovenia became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes; in 1929, the name of the kingdom was changed to Yugoslavia (Land of the Southern Slavs).
Slovenia, accounting for only 8% of Yugoslavia's population, was producing almost a third of the nation's exports.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=slovenia@248   (958 words)

 Slovenia - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Slovenia is a former part of socialist Yugoslavia which is now more commonly known as Serbia who got their asses bombed by Team America.
Slovenia is so small that almost no one in the world knows where it is. As a result, a lot of people think of Slovakia when they hear about the existence of Slovenia for the first time.
Slovenia has only one cleaning lady from Bosnia who works part-time; she cleans the whole country and then goes home to her husband who beats her up for the job well done.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Slovenia   (1104 words)

 Slovenia Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slovenia was the first republic to break away, achieving independence relatively peacefully in 1991.
Slovenia was always the most prosperous region in Yugoslavia and it has successfully made the transition from a socialist economy to a capitalist free market one: it was first of the former Yugoslavian states to join the EU in 2004 and adopted the euro in 2007.
Situated in the heart of Slovenia, draped along the banks of the Ljubljanica River, the capital is within a two-hour drive of all the state borders.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/252/country_guide/Europe/Slovenia.html   (226 words)

 Slovenia travel guide - Wikitravel
Slovenia (Slovenija) [1] is a country in Central Europe that lies in the eastern Alps at the northeastern end of the Adriatic Sea.
Without a doubt Slovenia's most misunderstood export, industrial band Laibach and their Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) collective emerged from the coal mining town of Trbovlje to smash their first sledgehammer in 1980 and, despite the best efforts of the state they skewered, went on to outlast Yugoslavia and are still going strong.
Slovenia's train network, operated by Slovenske železnice (SZ) [5] will get you to most destinations in the country, although there are some annoying gaps in the network and routes can be circuitous, so going from anywhere to anywhere usually requires a transfer in Ljubljana.
wikitravel.org /en/Slovenia   (3202 words)

 WTO | Slovenia - Member information
Slovenia’s existing goods schedules will be revised in due course as a result of its entry into the European Union.
Slovenia’s existing services schedules will be revised in due course as a result of its entry into the European Union.
Since becoming a member of the EU Slovenia is also included in dispute settlement cases of the EU/EC.
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/slovenia_e.htm   (537 words)

On 25 June 1991 Slovenia proclaimed independence from Yugoslavia and the flag was hoisted officially and for the first time on the Republic Square in front of the Slovenian parliament in Ljubljana.
This is an evident confusion of Slovenia and Slovakia, the latter having the special vertical (rotated) version of the flag prescribed by the Law.
The celebration is held in the geometrical center of Slovenia, a point known as GEOSS located in Spodnja Slivna pri Vačah in Litija municipality.
flagspot.net /flags/si.html   (1473 words)

Slovenia has an agricultural area of 785,000 hectares (1998), which is 38.7 of the total area.
Slovenia’s agricultural structure reflects the political and economic conditions of the socialist era.
With state support and a new agricultural policy oriented towards multifunctional agriculture, there are good chances that the number of organic farms will grow fairly quickly, as the rise in the number of farms applying for certification in the second year of conversion indicates.
www.organic-europe.net /country_reports/slovenia/default.asp   (2669 words)

 ICL - Slovenia Constitution
Slovenia is a state governed by the rule of law and a social state.
No citizen of Slovenia may be extradited or surrendered unless such obligation to extradite or surrender arises from a treaty by which, in accordance with the provisions of the first paragraph of Article 3a, Slovenia has transferred the exercise of part of its sovereign rights to an international organisation.
The President of the Republic represents the Republic of Slovenia and is commander-in-chief of its defence forces.
expired.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/si00000_.html   (9604 words)

Be it hereby enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia.
Slovenia is a state of all its citizens and is based on the permanent and inalienable right of the Slovenian people to self-determination.
Slovenia shall have a Central Bank which shall be independent in its operations and accountable to the National Assembly.
www.cmseducation.org /wconsts/slovenia.html   (11227 words)

 Government of the Republic of Slovenia
In the first half of 2008, Slovenia will be the first new Member State to hold the Presidency of the European Union.
Slovenia is the first new member state of European Union to adopt the euro and became the 13th member of the Eurozone.
At its session on 3 November 2005, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the blueprint for structural reforms.
www.vlada.si /index.php?lng=eng   (397 words)

 Travel to Slovenia. Car rental travel in Slovenia from Auto Europe.
Slovenia is a rural nation that is located in a region dominated by mountains, rivers and lakes.
One of the smallest countries on the European continent, Slovenia's capital of Ljubljana is located in the picturesque countryside.
Slovenia is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the United States and Canada.
www.autoeurope.com /guides/Slovenia/Slovenia_guide.cfm   (509 words)

 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Slovenia
The HDI for Slovenia is 0.910, which gives Slovenia a rank of27th out of 177 countries with data (Table 1).
Slovenia’s GDI value, 0.908 should be compared to its HDI valueof 0.910.
Slovenia ranks 32nd out of 75 countries in the GEM, with a value of 0.603.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_SVN.html   (569 words)

  KOMOradio.com - Seattle, Washington - Business - Slovenia adopts Euro as new currency
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Slovenia adopted the euro on Monday, becoming the 13th EU nation to use the single European currency.
Slovenia, a former Yugoslav republic, is alone among the 10 nations that joined the EU at that time to have fulfilled the rigorous economic criteria needed to join the euro zone.
To preserve its national identity in the uniform euro zone, Slovenia used its right to display its national symbols on the euro coins it mints in the country.
www.komoradio.com /news/business/5059196.html   (512 words)

 Slovenia Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Republic of Slovenia (Slovenian: Republika Slovenija) is a coastal Alpine country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast, and Austria to the north.
Slovenia was part of Austria-Hungary until 1918, State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929) between the World Wars, SFR of Yugoslavia from 1945 until gaining independence in 1991.
Slovenia is the economic front-runner of the countries that joined the European Union in 2004 and is the first "new" member which will adopt the euro as the country's only currency on 1 January 2007.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Slovenia   (2228 words)

 From Communism to the eurozone: Slovenia emerges | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – Amid the usual holiday lights, a neon green beam from a government office window cuts through the night and dances on a building across this capital city's shimmering river.
On Jan. 1, Slovenia will become the first of the European Union's 10 newest members to adopt the euro - not an insignificant feat at a time when its peers are struggling to meet the necessary economic criteria.
Prices in Slovenia have been listed in both tolars and euros for almost two years now, but the government is still stressing the official exchange rate - roughly 250 tolars to the euro - every chance it gets.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1214/p04s01-woeu.html   (906 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: Slovenia
Slovenia has always been the most prosperous region of the former Yugoslavia and has found the transition from a socialist economy to the capitalist free market easier than most.
Throughout the 1980s there was pressure from Slovenia for greater political freedom and pluralism in the federation.
Slovenia has a rumbling dispute with Croatia over sea and land borders dating back to the break-up of Yugoslavia.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1097296.stm   (670 words)

 Tourism - Slovenia - Official Travel Guide - holiday, vacation, tourism in Slovenia, Slowenien, Slovénie, Eslovenia, ...
The attractions of skiing in the Slovene Alps are as varied and impressive as the vistas these Alps command.
Slovenia has more than fifteen natural thermal and climatic health resorts, which guarantee first-class relaxation for the body and soul, as well as treatment for various health problems.
Slovenia is an excellent place for sport and recreation; active holidays are possible in all parts of the country during all seasons.
www.slovenia.info /default.asp   (117 words)

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