It’s a story we’ve told before, but it remains, to our mind, a small but pretty good one, an all too human of an easy mistake followed by mild and temporary suffering, the kind of thing most people have done once or twice in their lives – getting off at the wrong stop and spending the night on the streets.
STA, 16 October 2018 - Joining World Food Day calls to eradicate hunger globally, Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec has highlighted the need for a change of practices in food production and environmental protection. Changes, albeit slow, are also under way in Slovenia, which produced 53% of the food available in the country in 2016.
STA, 16 October 2018 - The average Slovenian family spends EUR 1,500 on heating per year, according to a survey commissioned by Borzen, the power market operator. Central heating is still the most popular heating system in the country.
STA, 15 October 2018 - The statue of Archangel Michael, a major landmark of the coastal town of Piran, was lifted back to the church steeple by a helicopter of the Slovenian Armed Forces on Monday.
There's a lot of live music going on this week, including what claims to be the first ever K-Pop show in Slovenia, the great Franco Fagioli (see below) returning to Cankerjev dom to sing more of his beloved Handel, and what seems to be even more metal than usual, of the punk, hardcore, black and doom varieties. But whatever you like, we're sure there's something that'll appeal going on over the next 7 days in the capital, so wait for the videos and other media to load then scroll down and see what takes your fancy.
STA, 13 October 2018 - The 53rd Maribor Theatre Festival will get under way on Monday, bringing almost 70 events until 28 October. Ten Slovenian productions will be competing for awards. Its new artistic director, Aleš Novak, who took over for five years as of 2018, would like the festival to become a genuine "celebration of theatre creativity".
The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) is a treasure trove of regularly updated data on all aspects of the nation, and it’s well run website that more than repays time spent exploring it.
Harsh winters, the need for repairs, and poor infrastructure turned out to be nasty surprises for those who bought from afar.
Slovenia was just named the European Region of Gastronomy for 2021, the first nation to gain that status. It’s an award that pays testament to both the growing profile of the country’s food and wine offerings, and the talents of its chefs and restaurateurs, a fact soon to be underlined with in the release of Gault & Millau’s first guide to Slovenia, which will be published in November this year.