Fueling the Populists: Why Did EU Commission Chief Go Silent in Border Dispute?

Fueling the Populists: Why Did EU Commission Chief Go Silent in Border Dispute?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2018

The president of the European Commission is ignoring his own legal staff's advice to issue a position statement in the long-simmering border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia. Has he gone quiet to help the Croatian prime minister, who is a member of the same political party? By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

Bailout Nr. 5? Euro Zone Eyes Slovenia's Troubled Banks

Bailout Nr. 5? Euro Zone Eyes Slovenia's Troubled Banks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2013

The euro crisis has been on the back burner lately, but the problems facing banks in Slovenia are coming to a head. Billions of euros in bad loans make the country a candidate for the next bailout. more... Comment ]


Philosopher Renata Salecl: 'Capitalism Is Humanity's Neurosis'

Philosopher Renata Salecl: 'Capitalism Is Humanity's Neurosis'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 26, 2013

Freedom is a good thing, isn't it? Not always, argues Slovenian philosopher Renata Salecl. The liberty to choose from an unlimited number of career options or coffee brands ultimately becomes a burden. Our modern capitalist society is ruled by a "tyranny of choice." more... Comment ]

Next Domino? Slovenia Totters Toward Euro-Crisis Brink

Next Domino? Slovenia Totters Toward Euro-Crisis Brink

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2013

Could Slovenia become the next euro-crisis victim? A new OECD report highlights the deep problems facing the Slovenian banking industry and economy. While both Brussels and Ljubljana insist that a bailout won't be necessary, difficult times are in store for the country. more... Comment ]


Ratings Downgrade: Slovenia Becomes Europe's Latest Worry

Ratings Downgrade: Slovenia Becomes Europe's Latest Worry

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2012

With its ailing banks and sluggish economic growth, Slovenia threatens to become the next problem child in the European debt crisis. Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded the country by three notches to just above junk status. Experts are predicting Ljubljana may soon need a bailout. more...

About Time: Germany Finally Opens Labor Market to Eastern Workers

About Time: Germany Finally Opens Labor Market to Eastern Workers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2011

On May 1, Germany and Austria will open up their labor markets to citizens of the Eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 -- seven years after most other EU members let them in. But Berlin's protectionist fears have only hurt the German economy, as the country will struggle to attract enough skilled workers. By Markus Dettmer and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]


'Under Control': Europe Alarmed about Slovenian Atomic Incident

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 05, 2008

One day after a nuclear reactor in Slovenia was shut down, authorities say that no radiation leaked out. Still, neighbors are concerned about Slovenia's handling of the incident. more...

Europe's Not-so Golden Pupil: Cracks Emerge in Slovenia's Model Facade

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 03, 2008

Slovenia, a small country bordering the southern edge of the Alps, assumed the rotating presidency of the European Union on Jan. 1. But rampant inflation and journalists' concerns about government censorship are causing problems for Europe's model pupil. By Marion Kraske more...


Forgotten Victims: Slovenian Mass Grave Could Be Europe's Killing Fields

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2007

Slovenian officials estimate that a mass grave found near Maribor will most likely prove to be the largest in Europe, surpassing even that of Srebrenica. more...

Slovenia Yes, Lithuania No: EU Approves Euro Expansion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2006

The EU has accepted Slovenia's bid to become the first new member of the expanded bloc to join the euro zone. But Brussels' rejection of Lithuania's attempt to embrace the common currency highlights the economic perils ahead. more...