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  • Turkey, Azerbaijan break ground for Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline

    09/20/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Turkey's energy minister has declared a gas pipeline a "peace corridor" linking the Caucasus with the Balkans. "We open the project as a peace corridor that is the result of 15 years hard work by Turkey and Azerbaijan. Through the South Caucasus pipeline and its backbone, the Trans-Anatolia pipeline, we connect the Caucasus with the Balkans. I wish every country could understand the true value of these projects and contribute with us," Taner Yıldız said while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the South Caucasus pipeline in Baku on Sept. 20. The minister said energy security "ranks as one of...
  • EU states promote settler boycott amid Israel crisis

    07/04/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:27 | Andrew Rettman
    Twelve EU countries have warned investors not to do business with Israeli settler entities, amid a security crisis in Israel and Palestine. The group includes: Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Ireland; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovakia; and Slovenia. Portugal published its statement on Wednesday (2 July) and the others came out on Thursday. France, Italy, and Spain put out similar communiques earlier this week. Germany and the UK already did it months ago. Poland is expected to publish a warning shortly. The Irish foreign ministry said the action “has been coordinated at EU level”. …
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician [SREBRENICA]

    02/02/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    There Must be Justice ^ | January 23, 2014 | Grey Carter
    Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician: "We were killing our own people in Srebrenica."At least 1,000 Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica were killed by their compatriots during the breakthrough to Tuzla in July 1995, because there were lists of those who ” have to be prevented from reaching the freedom,at any cost” said one of the founders of the SDA in Srebrenica, Ibran Mustafic. ** Ibran Mustafic is the author of the book “Planned Chaos” whereas some of the crimes committed by soldiers of the (Muslim) Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Serbs are for the...
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • Welfare spending: how Britain outstrips Europe

    01/19/2014 2:30:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer
    Welfare spending in Britain has increased faster than almost any other country in Europe since 2000, new figures show. The cost of unemployment benefits, housing support and pensions as share of the economy has increased by more than a quarter over the past thirteen years – growing at a faster rate than in most of the developed world. Spending has gone up from 18.6 per cent of GDP to 23.7 per cent of GDP – an increase of 27 per cent, according to figures from the OECD, the club of most developed nations. By contrast, the average increase in welfare...
  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • U.N. Delegates Applaud As ‘State of Palestine’ Casts First Vote

    11/19/2013 12:41:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 19, 2013 - 4:37 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Delegates at the U.N. General Assembly applauded enthusiastically on Monday as the Palestinian representative to the world body for the first time cast a vote on behalf of the “State of Palestine.” The vote itself—for a judge to serve on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)—was a relatively minor one, but Palestinian delegate Riyad Mansour called it symbolically significant. … The modern-day State of Israel came into being as a result of a U.N. resolution in 1947, which partitioned the then-British mandated territory into a Jewish and an Arab state. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish...
  • Bosnia digging up what could be biggest mass grave

    10/31/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    Two decades after Serb soldiers conducted house-to-house searches in a campaign of ethnic killings in Bosnia, forensic scientists are digging up what could turn out to be the largest mass grave from the 1992-95 war.
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London “in very short order” if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. … Goldman’s Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. “Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order,” he was quoted as...
  • Croatian war vets tear down Serbian Cyrillic signs

    09/02/2013 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 2, 2013 9:12 AM EDT
    Wielding hammers, Croatian war veterans have torn down signs written in the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet that were put up on official buildings to boost minority rights in the new EU nation. … Vukovar has a sizable Serb minority and having official signs in both the Croatian Latin alphabet and Serbian Cyrillic are in line with the country’s law on minority rights. …
  • EU potential for social unrest is world's highest: ILO

    06/04/2013 4:48:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2013 | By Robert Evans
    The potential for social unrest in European Union countries is higher than anywhere else in the world and the already yawning gaps between rich and poor, a major trigger, are likely to widen globally, the International Labour Organisation said on Monday. Those most vulnerable, the report said, were Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. However the risk of social unrest had declined in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Slovakia and Sweden since 2010. Overall, the risk of unrest in the EU "is likely to be due to the policy responses to the ongoing sovereign debt crisis and their impact...
  • Brussels gravy train like “last days of Rome”: EU MEPs earn up to 740% more than average citizen…

    05/23/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:46 EST, 23 May 2013 | Alan Hall
    The gilded lifestyle of MEPs has been compared to the uncontrolled excesses of ancient Rome after research showed their perks have not been dented despite biting austerity measures. From Italian MEPs who enjoy free haircuts to Maltese ones who get 52 free gallons of petrol a month, the perks—and expenses—continue unabated for the representatives of European Union nations. MEPs from the 27 EU nations are paid salaries of £137 million ($207 million) a year, according to research by German pricing watchdog Preisvergleich.de, and some earn 740 percent more than the average citizen. …
  • EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants

    05/17/2013 9:57:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:52PM BST 17 May 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The European Union is to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables in a move described by one of Britain’s top cooks as authoritarian and damaging to artisan food makers. The small glass jugs filled with green- or gold-colored extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe, but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week. From next year, olive oil “presented at a restaurant table” must be in prepackaged factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labeling in...
  • UKIP will cause political earthquake in European elections, says Nigel Farage

    05/05/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Nicholas Watt
    Amid growing calls from Tory MPs for David Cameron to respond to the Ukip threat by bringing forward legislation on an EU referendum, Farage warned that his party would not go away even if No 10 "starts singing the same song". William Hague, who famously suffered a major defeat in the 2001 election after tacking to the right, called for a cautious response to Ukip as he warned of the dangers of "quick fixes". Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said many Ukip voters were "frustrated Conservatives". As the Tories work out their response to Ukip, which won nearly a quarter...
  • Austria attacks UK as EU finance talks get ugly

    04/12/2013 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12.04.13 @ 09:28 (April 12) | Andrew Rettman
    Austria has accused the UK of being a haven for money launderers ahead of an EU meeting in Dublin, with Cyprus, Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia’s (potential) bailout needs also on the agenda. The Austrian finance minister, Maria Fekter, described Britain as “the island of the blessed for tax evasion and money laundering” in an interview with her country’s Kurier newspaper on Thursday (11 April). Comparing the UK and its “protectorates”—micro-states subject to British law—to Cyprus in terms of hosting secretive foundations and trusts, she noted: “Just as we urged the abolition of sealed foundations in the Cyprus rescue to drain...
  • MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'

    03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print. While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
  • EU to set up euro-election “troll patrol” to tackle Euroskeptic surge

    02/03/2013 6:32:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:33PM GMT 03 Feb 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The Daily Telegraph has seen confidential spending proposals and internal documents planning an unprecedented propaganda blitz ahead of and during European elections in June 2014. Key to a new strategy will be “public opinion monitoring tools” to “identify at an early stage whether debates of political nature among followers in social media and blogs have the potential to attract media and citizens’ interest”. Spending on “qualitative media analysis” is to be increased by £1.7 million ($2.7 million), and while most of the money is to be found in existing budgets, an additional £787,000 ($1.24 million) will be need to be...
  • Twelve EU countries likely to back Palestine’s UN bid

    11/10/2012 8:34:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 09.11.12 @ 09:27 (November 9) | Andrew Rettman
    Palestine can count on about 12 Yes votes by EU countries when it tries to upgrade its UN status, in a move expected later this month. … A senior EU diplomat told this website the Union remains divided on the question, however. He noted that member states’ votes “will probably follow the same pattern as with UNESCO,” referring to a decision by the UN’s Paris-based cultural wing to admit Palestine as a member last year. At the time, 11 countries—Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovenia and Spain—backed Palestine’s UNESCO bid. Another 11—Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy,...
  • Ancient tooth may provide evidence of early human dentistry [ 4,500 BC ]

    09/22/2012 10:12:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Public Library of Science via Eurekalert ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
    Researchers may have uncovered new evidence of ancient dentistry in the form of a 6,500-year-old human jaw bone with a tooth showing traces of beeswax filling, as reported Sep. 19 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The researchers, led by Federico Bernardini and Claudio Tuniz of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy in cooperation with Sincrotrone Trieste and other institutions, write that the beeswax was applied around the time of the individual's death, but cannot confirm whether it was shortly before or after. If it was before death, however, they write that it was likely...
  • Clegg brands those seeking to reform the EU 'populists, chauvinists and demagogues'

    11/15/2011 11:34:28 AM PST · by wolfman23601 · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Nick Clegg clashed with the Prime Minister today after criticising plans to claw back powers from the EU. The Deputy Prime Minister said that only 'populists, chauvinists and demagogues' could benefit from a treaty negotiation, even though David Cameron yesterday re-affirmed his intention to repatriate powers. Mr Clegg warned that European politicians should focus on 'jobs and growth' rather than attempting to reform EU institutions. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061798/EU-treaty-change-Nick-Clegg-clashes-David-Cameron-reform.html#ixzz1dnt5E4wa
  • New cars in Europe may have to cut carbon emissions by one-third

    07/12/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 12 July 2012 | Fiona Harvey for the Guardian, part of the Guardian Environment Network
    New cars and vans in the European Union will produce one-third less carbon dioxide within eight years, under proposed new rules set out on Wednesday (11 July) in Brussels. By 2020, the average emissions from new cars will have to be no more than 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer driven (5.4 oz/mile), a cut of more than 40 grams from today's levels and of 35 grams per kilometer compared with the 2015 target, if the proposed new regulations are accepted. Connie Hedegaard, climate chief of the European commission, said the goals were "ambitious but achievable" and would benefit...
  • MEPs agree on proposals towards (EU) 'fiscal union'

    06/13/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2012.06.13 @ 18:09 | Honor Mahony
    The European Parliament on Wednesday (13 June) approved draft laws that would strongly increase Brussels' power over eurozone countries' budgets. But they tempered the previously austere proposals with measures for growth, debt redemption and democratic scrutiny. "This is the core of a fiscal union," said Austrian MEP and socialist leader Hannes Swoboda. "This is the first time that there is a structural solution [to the eurozone crisis] on the table," said Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt. His Green counterpart Daniel Cohn-Bendit called it a "milestone" for the strength of agreement among MEPs. The pair of laws—also known as the two-pack—is among...
  • A Musical Interlude for your Morning

    04/08/2012 3:56:40 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/8/12 | RightOnline
    Some of you have already heard of this amazing singing group, but many of you have not. Let's fix that. Here's just a great little musical interlude for your Easter Sunday morning. No, it's not Easter music....but amazing, nonetheless. The group is called Perpetuum Jazille from Slovenia. I've picked three favorites to share with you, two of which are their renditions of songs by the band Toto (done a capella; as you've never heard them before). First, "Africa" (my absolute favorite); a stunning vocal arrangement (turn up your speakers, especially for the beginning "human rainstorm"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09LQlfMmW7s Second, from the same...
  • 'Real Rebound' in World Economy: Barclays' CEO

    02/29/2012 6:53:08 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 3+ views
    CNBC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Margo D. Beller Special to CNBC.com
    Once again the world economy has proved the naysayers wrong and there's been a "real rebound" so far this year, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond told CNBC Wednesday. "One of the lessons we’ve learned in the last couple of years is every time it’s doom and gloom ... the economy is far more resilient," he said. "We see China at 8 percent to 9 percent growth, and reduction in unemployment [cnbc explains] in the U.S. So we’ve seen a real rebound." That even extends to Europe, which was stabilized by the European Central Bank's [cnbc explains] second liquidity injection. President Mario...
  • FITCH GOES ON RAMPAGE: CUTS SPAIN, ITALY, BELGIUM, CYPRUS, AND SLOVENIA

    01/27/2012 12:05:37 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-27-2012 | Simone Foxman
    FITCH GOES ON RAMPAGE: CUTS SPAIN, ITALY, BELGIUM, CYPRUS, AND SLOVENIA Simone Foxman January 27,2012 Fitch just cut the long-term issuer ratings of 5 EU countries: Belgium: AA+ to AA Spain: AA- to A Italy: A+ to A- Cyprus: BBB to BBB- Slovenia: AA- to A It affirmed Ireland's BBB+ rating with a negative outlook. Borrowing costs have been sinking for these countries lately–particularly for Italy and Spain—after the European Central Bank announced liquidity support measures in early December that have lessened mounting worries about the health of the banking system. While Fitch says that it supports EU leaders actions...
  • Workers of Europe unite, you've only euro chains to lose

    12/18/2011 5:30:54 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/18/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe's Left has suffered a calamitous six months. Socialist governments have met historic defeats in Portugal and Spain. Greece’s Pasok party was toppled by an EU technocrat Putsch. Ireland’s soft-Left Fianna Foil lost every seat in Dublin. Almost 97pc of the European Union’s population is now governed by conservative or Right-leaning coalitions, or EU-imposed mandarins. All that is left to social democrats is Austria (8.4m), Denmark (5.5m), and Slovenia (2.1m). The whole machinery of the European Union (EU) system is under the control of the Right, with variants of Rhenish corporatism in the Council, and pre-modern Hayekians at the European...
  • The EU and Turkey: steering a safer path through the storms

    12/16/2011 12:04:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    EUobserver ^ | December 1, 2011 | Eleven EU foreign ministers
    ...Turkey has grown in influence and authority as a regional power in the Western Balkans, Central and South Asia and the Horn of Africa. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has been a key interlocutor, not least on Afghanistan where he made a huge personal contribution to last month's conference in Istanbul. With Turkey as host, for the first time, Afghanistan's neighbours have agreed to implement political and security measures to underpin the cause of reconciliation... Turkish economic growth has been exponential. Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world and will assume the Presidency of the G20 in 2015....
  • World Court rules against Greece over FYROM [Macedonia] veto

    12/05/2011 8:57:56 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    The world court ruled Monday that Greece was wrong to block a bid by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the fledgling country's use of the name “Macedonia.” In a 15-1 ruling, the court found that Greece's veto breached a provisional 1995 deal under which Greece had agreed not to block membership of the country in international organizations if it used the name FYROM, while the matter was submitted to further negotiations. More than 15 years later, mediation over the name is still ongoing. The victory is partly...
  • EU: Greece in no state to pay

    09/02/2011 8:33:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies
    Libération, Paris ^ | 9/2/2011 | Jean Quatremer
    Greek debt is now out of control. This disturbing conclusion, issued by a parliamentary committee, comes from Athens itself. Asphyxiated by a recession severer than expected and undermined by the black economy, the country looks unlikely to meet its repayment deadlines. by Jean Quatremer The scene takes place in Hydra, an island in the Saronic Gulf, two hours by boat from Pireas, frequented by Greek high society, including Prime Minister George Papandreou. On an August night, at the end of a dinner in a well known tavern, the owner brings out the bill for her ten guests: 150 euros. The...
  • Slovenians Reject Raising Retirement Age

    06/05/2011 5:34:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    VOA ^ | June 5, 2011
    Slovenians Reject Raising Retirement Age Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 10:30 pm UTC Posted 1 hour ago Voters in Slovenia have soundly rejected plans to gradually raise the retirement age. Unofficial results show 72 percent voted against the referendum while just 28 percent voted in favor of it. European Union officials had urged Slovenians to support raising the minimum retirement age from 60 to 65. They say the country's aging population is putting a strain on the Slovenian economy. Slovenian opposition leader Janez Jansa calls the referendum's defeat a no-confidence vote in the left wing government. Parliament passed the law...
  • The EU at a glance

    04/16/2011 5:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Europa ^ | this it timeless | some committee of moonbats
    Did you know that the EU has ensured that there has been no war between its members for last 60 years?
  • Census sparks tensions across Balkans

    04/03/2011 6:45:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | Sunday, April 3, 2011 | AFP/Sarajevo
    Croatia, Kosovo and Montenegro have started to count their populations as part of a year of censuses across the ethnically tense Western Balkans to keep up with EU countries doing the same... Because of the painful history organisation of the count sparked debate and controversy throughout the region: from Macedonia, where ethnic Albanians fear that their importance will be reduced, across Montenegro, where there are complaints that Serbs are being "assimilated", to Bosnia which did not even manage to adopt a census law. In Kosovo, where the last census was held in 1981 while it was still a province in...
  • KUHNER: The Soros empire

    10/29/2010 8:35:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    ...Mr. Soros is the sugar daddy of the Democratic Party and the modern left. His net worth is more than $7 billion. He is one of the richest and most influential men in the world. Almost every major liberal organization, think tank or media outlet has been the beneficiary of Mr. Soros' largesse. The Nation magazine, Mother Jones, Media Matters, MoveOn.org, NPR and the Center for American Progress - all together they have received tens of millions of dollars from the financier. They serve as front groups and propaganda vehicles to promote Mr. Soros' brand of transnational socialism. ..Mr. Soros...
  • Slovenia Elects its 1st Black mMyor

    10/26/2010 1:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Sify ^ | 2010-10-27
    Slovenia has elected its first black mayor, an immigrant from Africa known as the "Obama of Piran," the town where he lives. In fact, Peter Bossman, a Ghana-born physician, could be the first black mayor elected anywhere in his region of Europe. Bossman, who settled in this tiny Alpine nation in the 1970s to study medicine in what was then known as Yugoslavia, won a runoff election in Piran on Sunday with 51.4 percent of votes. The 54-year-old candidate is a member of Slovenia's governing Social Democrats. He runs a private practice and was previously a member of the Piran...
  • River Disappears Overnight.....(Iska)

    09/24/2010 7:37:44 PM PDT · by TaraP · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sept 24th, 2010
    The Iska River in Slovenia vanished overnight after residents reported hearing loud crashing sounds. CBSNews.com's Felipe Maya reports. (Video) Iska River in Slovenia Vanished Overnight The Iska River in Slovenia vanished overnight. Residents reported hearing loud crashing and drumming sounds during the night and woke up to find the river was gone. Fish were found flopping on the dry river bed. The river may have moved underground after a crack opened in the riverbed. However, no earthquake was reported. There is another video about the vanishing river
  • Video of the Day: TV anchor caught not wearing pants!

    09/17/2010 12:30:22 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 17 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | September 17, 2010 | KTLA-TV, Los ANgeles
    We've always heard anchors don't need to wear pants when they're sitting at the news desk. But this anchor in Slovenia makes the mistake of rolling away from the desk before the camera is off. Watch how it happens...
  • World Cup 2010 : U.S. victory ‘stolen’ by referee (Game vs. Slovenia ends in 2-2 draw)

    06/18/2010 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies · 2,674+ views
    YAHOO SPORTS ^ | 06/18/2010 | Martin Rogers
    JOHANNESBURG – Landon Donovan insisted the Americans had a historic victory “stolen” from them after their dramatic World Cup comeback to tie Slovenia 2-2 at Ellis Park on Friday. “They [the officials] stole a goal from us,” said Donovan, who launched the U.S. revival with a brilliant strike at the start of the second half. “It was a good finish and a good goal. It was the guy’s [Coulibaly’s] first World Cup and maybe he got caught up a bit. This is the World Cup and you can’t just take away a goal from a team like that.” With the...
  • Governor General of Canada to Visit Slovenia, Croatia, and Greece

    10/22/2009 4:47:43 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies · 561+ views
    www.gg.ca ^ | October 16, 2009 | www.gg.ca
    OTTAWA — At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will make an official visit to the Republic of Slovenia, from October 21 to 22, a State visit to the Republic of Croatia, from October 23 to 27, and a State visit to the Hellenic Republic, from October 29 to 31, 2009, during which she will be accompanied by her husband His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond. “Slovenia and Croatia are young democracies whose roots reach back through centuries of history. Canada is young, but it...
  • Slovenia Border Spat Imperils Croatia’s NATO Bid

    03/24/2009 7:37:40 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 291+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 22, 2009 | Dan Bilefsky
    Planters mark the border between Obrezje, Slovenia, foreground, and Bregana, Croatia — and between a NATO and European Union member and a nonmember. OBREZJE, Slovenia — Customers at Kalin, a rustic, 180-year-old tavern, can eat roast pork dinners here in Slovenia, step a few yards across the room to Croatia to use the bathroom, saunter back to Slovenia to pay the bill and end their meal on Croatian soil over a game of billiards and a shot of local pear brandy. They can do so because of the vagaries of history and an accident of geography. To prevent any confusion,...
  • Slovenia-Croatia border row heats up

    02/23/2009 8:38:52 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 454+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 18, 2009 | Oana Lungescu
    A border row dating back to the collapse of Yugoslavia is threatening Croatia's chances of completing EU membership talks this year and becoming the bloc's 28th member by 2011. Slovenia, the first former Yugoslav nation to join the EU in 2004, has been blocking talks with Croatia because of the 18-year-old dispute, which mainly concerns a small bay in the Adriatic Sea. Seen from a boat, Piran is a glorious sight - a Venetian-style city built of limestone and marble, lapped by the blue waters of the Adriatic. It's easily missed on a map, but this small bay of just...
  • NATO concerned over Slovenia block of Croatia

    02/23/2009 8:31:33 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 201+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | February 20, 2009 | Xinhua
    KRAKOW, Poland, Feb 20, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer expressed concern on Friday that politics in Slovenia might prevent Croatia from formally joining NATO at a summit in early April. "It gives me reason for concern that we might not see a situation at the summit in Strasbourg and Kehl that we can greet Albania and Croatia in the NATO family," he told a press conference at an informal NATO defense ministers' meeting. "I think everyone involved, including in Slovenia, should do everything they can to make that happen," he said....
  • France Has Died, But Nobody Noticed

    02/11/2008 10:52:58 PM PST · by rmlew · 51 replies · 201+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2008-02-06 | Tiberge
    You would never know, by skimming through Le Monde, and Le Figaro, let alone the international media, that the Treaty of Lisbon, short of some deus ex machina, will be ratified sometime between now and February 8. The French news is full of American politics. This is another great decoy for Sarkozy. Besides his marriage (which is now old news), there is the great American election to distract the French from the scenario that will unfold in their National Assembly and Senate over the next two days.Those of you who know French may be interested in this video from Nicolas...
  • Bomb blast at Slovenian-run mall in Serbia: report (Kosovo conflict)

    02/08/2008 2:03:31 PM PST · by kronos77 · 7 replies · 224+ views
    08 February 2008, 16:47 CET (BELGRADE) - A bomb blast rocked a Slovenian-run shopping mall in Serbia on Friday, while another had to be evacuated following an anonymous bomb threat, B92 radio reported. An explosive device went off early Friday at the entrance of Mercator Center in the New Belgrade area of the capital, which is located next to a police station, shattering glass but causing no casualties, the report said. The blast occurred at around 5:00 am (0400 GMT), according to a statement by police, who launched a probe but revealed no possible motives. Several hours later, employees and...
  • Human Tongue Accidentally Served Up in Hospital

    01/30/2008 3:30:13 PM PST · by DFG · 33 replies · 120+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 01/30/08 | Foxnews.com
    A human tongue has been served up in a hospital canteen's chicken risotto — and bosses reckon it was accidentally dropped into the food by a doctor.
  • Little Slovenia takes on big challenges with EU presidency

    01/02/2008 9:21:00 AM PST · by Lukasz · 5 replies · 68+ views
    EUbusiness ^ | 01 January 2008
    (LJUBLJANA) - Slovenia became the first former communist state to assume the rotating EU presidency on Tuesday, with Kosovo and ratification of the bloc's new constitutional treaty at the top of its agenda. The small central European state, which borders Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy, took over the presidency at the stroke of midnight Monday, and will hold it for six months before passing the baton to France on July 1. "The EU's presidency is moving ... from the west to the east," Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel said after officially taking over the role from Portugal's Foreign Minister Luis...
  • Multiple answers to Europe's maths problem

    06/18/2007 2:47:24 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 36 replies · 1,288+ views
    Financial Times ^ | June 18 2007 | Wolfgang Munchau
    What is a fair voting system for the European Union? It looks as though, thanks to Poland, European leaders will be forced to debate this difficult question at their summit this week. Since the simplified draft treaty is substantively identical to the old and rejected constitution - minus some cosmetics - the voting system proposed is going to be the same one: passage of legislation requires a coalition of countries representing at least 55 per cent of the member states and 65 per cent of the population. The Poles have threatened a veto unless the second of those two numbers...
  • Muslims plan Slovenia's first mosque

    06/03/2007 11:50:58 AM PDT · by joan · 10 replies · 614+ views
    calibre ^ | May 31, 2007
    Released : Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:08 AM A Muslim community in Slovenia is planning to build the country's first mosque and an Islamic cultural center in Ljubljana. Slovenia's mufti Nedzad Grabus and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic signed a letter of intent on the sale of land for the mosque and adjoining buildings, the Serbian B92 radio reported. The Muslim worship center will be built on an area of 4 acres and initial plans say it will be completed in the next six years. The Islamic community of Slovenia of 40,000 Muslims will pay $8.2 million for the building site...
  • Giambastiani Lauds Slovenia for Deployment Participation

    03/31/2007 12:07:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, March 31, 2007 – Slovenia’s deployments to multiple countries for NATO, the United Nations and the European Union drew praise here yesterday from the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani met with Defense Minister Karl Erjavec, Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Albin Gutman and Gutman’s deputy, Maj. Gen. Alojz Steiner, at the Defense Ministry of this nation at the crossroads of central Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Balkans. “Slovenia has contributed substantially to a variety of operations across NATO,” the admiral said at a news conference. “Clearly, the most...
  • Croatia and Slovenia border row escalates

    02/02/2007 3:42:33 PM PST · by joan · 2 replies · 498+ views
    Calibre ^ | February 2, 2007
    Released : Friday, February 02, 2007 2:47 PM LONG-simmering tensions over the maritime border between Croatia and Slovenia have resurfaced over the last week, writes John McLaughlin. Slovenia has lodged a formal diplomatic protest over Croatia's extension of an offshore drilling contract for state-controlled oil company INA, and Croatia has sharply rejected Slovenia's position. In its diplomatic note, Slovenia protested strongly against the award on January 5 of a five-year extension to INA's existing oil and gas drilling contract in the northern Adriatic. Slovenia argued that the move amounted to a unilateral grab by Croatia of a sea area that...