· November, 2007

Stories about Slovenia from November, 2007

Slovenia: Post/Pre-Election Situation

  27 November 2007

Marko Bucik writes – here, here, and here – about the post-election situation in Slovenia – which happens to be the pre-election situation at the same time: “I have a slight feeling that the start for the next parliamentary elections has just started and thus we might try to assess...

Slovenia: 70,000 Workers Protest in Ljubljana

  24 November 2007

Sleeping with Pengovsky writes about “the largest gathering of people since the end of World War II” in Slovenia's capital: “70.000 (yes, seventy thousand) workers demanded a rise in basic wages. The constant tug-of-war between the unions and the employers was fueled by rising inflation […] which hit those with...

Slovenia: Postojna Cave

  23 November 2007

The Glory of Carniola posts a link to a 1970s “guided recording through Slovenia’s famous Postojna Cave complete with eerie background music and an unintentionally humorous pronunciation of ‘stalagmites’.”

Former Yugoslavia: Vladimir Arsenijevic's Piece

  23 November 2007

The Glory of Carniola discusses an article by a Serbian writer, which begins this way: “For all ex-Yugoslavs, but particularly for the Serbs, the Kosovo Albanians used to be simply ‘our negroes.’ Nowadays, however, they are cast as Serbia's arch-enemies […].”

Slovenia: “The Lord of Bluff”?

  23 November 2007

Dr. Filomena writes on how Slovenia's prime minister “stopped the down-with-the-government campaign before it could begin.” Sleeping with Pengovsky has more on the government's maneuvering – here, here and here.

Slovenia: Law on Funding of Municipalities

  12 November 2007

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the political meaning of the recent ruling of the Constitutional Court “on motion of the City of Ljubljana (supported by three other municipalities) to repeal several articles of the Law on Funding of Municipalities.”

Slovenia: Danilo Türk's Victory

  12 November 2007

Center-left opposition party candidate Danilo Türk won nearly 70 percent of the vote in Slovenia's presidential election Sunday. Sleeping With Pengovsky notes that “smear campaigns do not work in Slovenia” – because undecided voters cast their votes for the victim. Dr. Filomena writes that the first day after the presidential...

Slovenia: “Children of Petriček Hill”

  10 November 2007

Jennifer Dorroh writes about the Children of Petriček Hill documentary: “During the months after Germany surrendered in WWII, the Yugoslav government separated more than 90 children from their mothers and fathers at camps in northeastern Slovenia. While the children were detained at one camp, many of their parents were executed...