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Slovenia picks new EU job nominee

Slovenia has nominated a new candidate for the next European Commission. Violeta Bulc is the Slovenian government’s new name for a top

Slovenia has nominated a new candidate for the next European Commission. Violeta Bulc is the Slovenian government’s new name for a top

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Miro Cerar's daunting task to reform Slovenia after election win

The son of one of Slovenia’s greatest ever sportsmen faces an Olympic task in turning around the small alpine nation’s struggling economy after

The son of one of Slovenia’s greatest ever sportsmen faces an Olympic task in turning around the small alpine nation’s struggling economy after

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Political novice to become Slovenia's next PM

His party was only formed six weeks ago but political newcomer Miro Cerar has led the centre-left SMC to victory in Slovenia’s general

His party was only formed six weeks ago but political newcomer Miro Cerar has led the centre-left SMC to victory in Slovenia’s general

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Slovenia: Miro Cerar claims victory in national election

In Slovenia, centre-left political novice Miro Cerar has led his party to victory following Sunday’s national election. He is expected to implement

In Slovenia, centre-left political novice Miro Cerar has led his party to victory following Sunday’s national election. He is expected to implement

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Slovenia prepares to go to the polls

After narrowly avoiding a bailout last year, Slovenia is preparing to vote in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday. Political novice and son of

After narrowly avoiding a bailout last year, Slovenia is preparing to vote in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday. Political novice and son of

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Slovenia: PM resigns

The prime minister of Slovenia has formally resigned. Alenka Bratusek lost the leadership of her party ten days ago after a vote among

The prime minister of Slovenia has formally resigned. Alenka Bratusek lost the leadership of her party ten days ago after a vote among

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Slovenia PM Bratusek to step down on Monday

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek has said she will step down on Monday, May 5, after losing a contest for leadership of ruling party

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek has said she will step down on Monday, May 5, after losing a contest for leadership of ruling party

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Slovenia anti-corruption team quits over 'wall' of opposition

Slovenia’s anti-corruption commission has resigned, alleging a lack of political support. Its vice-president Rok Praprotnik said proposed changes

Slovenia’s anti-corruption commission has resigned, alleging a lack of political support. Its vice-president Rok Praprotnik said proposed changes

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Anthrax alert in Slovenian capital Ljubljana

There has been an anthrax alert at City Hall in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana after a suspect package was discovered on Tuesday. Inside was an

There has been an anthrax alert at City Hall in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana after a suspect package was discovered on Tuesday. Inside was an

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Slovenia - the next EU crisis ?

Slovenia, once the economic poster child of the new EU countries, now finds itself in economic and political chaos. The government says Slovenia

Slovenia, once the economic poster child of the new EU countries, now finds itself in economic and political chaos. The government says Slovenia

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Bonus interview: Sanjin Jasar

Complete interview with one of the Slovenian citizen’s rights movement leaders, Sanjin Jasar from Maribor.

Complete interview with one of the Slovenian citizen’s rights movement leaders, Sanjin Jasar from Maribor.

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Slovenia's looming bail-out

Resistance Day in Slovenia usually marks the country’s proud history of resisting invaders but this year, it doubled as a space for many to vent

Resistance Day in Slovenia usually marks the country’s proud history of resisting invaders but this year, it doubled as a space for many to vent

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Slovenia gets tough on budget deficit with mass sell-off

Slovenia has decided to bite the bullet to avoid a bailout as its budget deficit soars this year to 7.8 percent and it struggles to pay its

Slovenia has decided to bite the bullet to avoid a bailout as its budget deficit soars this year to 7.8 percent and it struggles to pay its

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Slovenian PM says things are tough, but no bailout

Slovenia’s prime minister has said her country will not need an international bailout to avoid going bankrupt. Alenka Bratusek made the statement

Slovenia’s prime minister has said her country will not need an international bailout to avoid going bankrupt. Alenka Bratusek made the statement

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Crisis puts paid to Slovenia's conservative government

Slovenia has dismissed its conservative-led government and appointed an anti-austerity financial expert as its first female prime minister. Alenka

Slovenia has dismissed its conservative-led government and appointed an anti-austerity financial expert as its first female prime minister. Alenka

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Crisis-hit Slovenia set to name first woman PM

Slovenia looks set to name an anti-austerity financial expert as its first female prime minister. The Alpine country is struggling to avoid a bailout

Slovenia looks set to name an anti-austerity financial expert as its first female prime minister. The Alpine country is struggling to avoid a bailout

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'Zombies' demand Slovenia prime minister step down

Ten thousand people have taken to the streets of Ljubljana demanding Slovenia’s prime minister and opposition leader resign due to

Ten thousand people have taken to the streets of Ljubljana demanding Slovenia’s prime minister and opposition leader resign due to

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Presidential handover in Ljubljana

In Slovenia, the outgoing president Danilo Tuerk has handed over power. The social democrat former prime minister Borut Pahor won earlier this

In Slovenia, the outgoing president Danilo Tuerk has handed over power. The social democrat former prime minister Borut Pahor won earlier this

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Slovenia the latest to feel anti-austerity protests

Anti-austerity protests that have become familiar scenes in many parts of Europe have erupted again on the streets of Slovenia. Thousands protested

Anti-austerity protests that have become familiar scenes in many parts of Europe have erupted again on the streets of Slovenia. Thousands protested

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Slovenia doubts impact of new president

Former prime minster Borut Pahor has been elected as the new president of Slovenia. The opposition Social Democrat takes the largely ceremonial

Former prime minster Borut Pahor has been elected as the new president of Slovenia. The opposition Social Democrat takes the largely ceremonial

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Opposition candidate wins Slovenia presidential election

Slovenia has elected former centre-left prime minister Borut Pahor to the largely ceremonial post of president in a run-off for the job. His rival

Slovenia has elected former centre-left prime minister Borut Pahor to the largely ceremonial post of president in a run-off for the job. His rival

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Slovenia chooses a new president amid bailout rumours

Slovenians are voting in a presidential run-off today, aware that the era of being the eurozone’s fastest growing economy is now a distant

Slovenians are voting in a presidential run-off today, aware that the era of being the eurozone’s fastest growing economy is now a distant

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Former Slovene Prime Minister causes a stir in election

The former Prime Minister of Slovenia has caused a surprise by coming first in his country’s presidential election. Nonetheless, Borut Pahor will

The former Prime Minister of Slovenia has caused a surprise by coming first in his country’s presidential election. Nonetheless, Borut Pahor will

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Recession-hit Slovenians vote in presidential election

People in Slovenia are going to the polls to vote for a new president, amid the gloom of recession in the small eurozone country.   The campaign for

People in Slovenia are going to the polls to vote for a new president, amid the gloom of recession in the small eurozone country.   The campaign for

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Mayor of Slovenian capital held in corruption probe

The Serbian born mayor of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, Zoran Jankovic, is being questioned as part of a major investigation into corruption. His

The Serbian born mayor of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, Zoran Jankovic, is being questioned as part of a major investigation into corruption. His

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Slovenia rejects election winner as PM

Slovenia’s parliament has rejected Zoran Jankovic as its new prime minister despite his party winning the most votes in last December’s

Slovenia’s parliament has rejected Zoran Jankovic as its new prime minister despite his party winning the most votes in last December’s