· January, 2008

Stories about Slovenia from January, 2008

Serbia, Slovenia: Kosovo Independence

  31 January 2008

Dr. Filomena writes on Kosovo's independence and explains why she thinks Slovenia should not be the first to recognize it: “If for no other reason, then for the sake of our investments in Serbia.”

Slovenia: Janša, Janša, Janša

  29 January 2008

Adventures in Wheelville writes about “the new (and rather mysterious) art group Janša, Janša, Janša, a group of artists who'd recently changed their names to that of the Prime Minister for reasons which they would not divulge to the public.”

The Balkans: “Jestdej”

  24 January 2008

Sleeping with Pengovsky posts a copy of the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ – spelled phonetically by Croatian musicians: “… For all of you native speakers out there – if you ever wondered how English sounds to people from the Balkans – take a look at the above picture. It just doesn’t get...

Slovenia: EU Presidency Update

  23 January 2008

Marko Bucik writes about Slovenia's “overshadowed” EU presidency: “Then comes Kosovo. This will be perhaps the only headline news for the Slovenian Presidency – be it good or bad news.”

Slovenia: The EU Presidency

  15 January 2008

Even though problems seem to loom ahead, “the EU is still there, despite the fact that every multinational entity Slovenia has ever been a part of disintegrated in bloodshed,” Sleeping With Pengovsky reports.

Slovenia, U.S.: First Ladies

  9 January 2008

Sleeping With Pengovksy writes about the Slovenian First Lady's admiration for her U.S. counterpart (whom she misnames, however): “Barbs, the Slovene first lady, further went to say that she likes Barbarba (well, Laura) Bush for the strength of her character and the fact that she cured Dubya of alcocholism. Double...