Tag: slovenia

Countdown to Slovenia’s 2017 Presidential Election

The Slovenian presidential election picked up a bit of unexpected momentum in the past ten days or so with the emergence of what seem to be the two most credible challengers to current #instapresident Borut Pahor to date.   Marjan Šarec (left) and Milan Jazbec (right) are challenging president Borut Pahor this…

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A Preliminary Guide to Slovenia’s Presidential Elections

Slovenia’s presidential elections are scheduled for the end of the year. Will incumbent #instapresident Borut “Barbie” Pahor emerge triumphant, or will Slovenia lurch nativist right wing, becoming the EU’s next Poland? Our Slovenia correspondent Pengovsky takes a look at the state of presidential play in Melania Trump’s homeland, with illustrations taken from…

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The Forgotten Soldiers of a Dead Country

Remembering the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA). On my seventh birthday, my dad gave me a present that shocked my mum and pretty much all of my friends’ parents: The Sexual Encyclopaedia for Children and Teenagers (Enciklopedija seksualnog odgoja). My friends and I loved it, of course, and spent hours browsing…

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11 Inventors From Slovenia

Meet 11 inventors from Slovenia. There’s a bit of a wrestling match over Nikola Tesla. The inventor of a variety of contraptions, including an infamous (and possibly apocryphal) “death ray” that weaponized electricity, he is best known for his contributions to alternating-current electrical systems (on which most AC machinery is…

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“Free” Music in Slovenia: the Struggle for Royalties from Radio

Musicians in Slovenia are losing royalties as radio stations exploit legal loopholes to avoid paying them their due. In a radio broadcast, the organization responsible for protecting artists was called a “terrorist organization”, and journalists who’ve dared to touch the topic have been sued. Edgar Tijhuis reports on a troubling trend seen across…

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