May 24, 2015

'Kingdom of Enclava' moves to new home on Croatian-Serbian border

The world’s youngest micro-nation, the self-proclaimed “Kingdom of Enclava,” on Saturday announced it will settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian territory. “We cease all activities related to the establishment ...

Feb 1, 2015

Slovenian finds 1907 letter to 'posterity' in house rebuild

It was less a message in a bottle, more a message in the masonry when a Slovenian man found a letter and photographs more than a century after they were built into the walls of the house he was renovating. Engineer Iztok Blazevic stumbled ...

Slovenia's 'zombie church' targets corruption

Dec 25, 2014

Slovenia's 'zombie church' targets corruption

by Bojan Kavcic

“In the name of the bell, the pan and the holy pot . . . ” Slovenia’s newest religion may have the strangest of scriptures, but in a country plagued by corruption scandals, its antigraft gospel has gained a huge following. The Trans-Universal Zombie ...

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Feb 19, 2014

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves for his second shutout of the Sochi Games and Carl Hagelin scored twice, helping Sweden rout upstart Slovenia 5-0 Wednesday to advance into Olympic hockey semifinals. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the winner of the Russia-Finland game Friday ...

Slovenia may fail to avoid bailout despite austerity plan

May 15, 2013

Slovenia may fail to avoid bailout despite austerity plan

The European Union’s top economic official warned Monday that Slovenia may not have done enough to escape becoming the eurozone’s sixth bailout case. Speaking after talks among eurozone finance ministers in Brussels, EU Economy and Euro Commissioner Olli Rehn said a decision on the ...

Betray your bank before Slovenia betrays you

Apr 1, 2013

Betray your bank before Slovenia betrays you

by Jonathan Weil

What’s a Slovenian with several hundred thousand euros in the bank supposed to do? Spread it out among at least a few different banks, that’s what. Or move the money out of the country, while it’s still possible. Imagine what must be on the ...