- 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? more... [ Comment ]
- 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 ]
- 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 ]
- 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 ]
- 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...
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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...
- 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. more...
- 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...
- 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...