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    Slovenian Wins National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

    Slovenian photographer Marko Korošec has won the 2014 photo contest of the prestigious National Geographic Traveler magazine. His photo entitled "Independence Day", taken in the plains of eastern Colorado, US, shows a dramatic supercell storm.

     
    "What makes the picture particularly strong is that except for the cloud, the rest of the scene is quite ordinary. The crazy UFO-looking shape gives the impression that it's going to suck up the landscape like a tablecloth into a vacuum cleaner," National Geographic...

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    Top Officials Expected at Memorial Ceremony for Russian POWs

    Senior officials from Slovenia and Russia are expected to attend, though Russia's Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev pointed out that the event was "non-political and unpoliticized".

    The Russian delegation at the ceremony, headlined by Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov, will include representatives of the government and both chambers of parliament, the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian veterans.

    The event will remember hundreds of Russian POWs who died in a snow avalanche in 1916...

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    Busy Holiday Season at Museums and Galleries

    Most of Ljubljana galleries and museums have seen a surge in visitors during the summer season, mainly on account of foreign tourists visiting the Slovenian capital. One big hit is the exhibition of photographs by Josef Koudelka entitled "Sledi/Vestiges".

    Running since 19 May at the Jakopič Gallery, the display of a series of black-and-white panoramas of Ancient Greek and Roman sites shot by the Czech master in the Mediterranean between 1991 and 2012 has so far attracted more than 2,000 visitors.

    The show was...

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    Ljubljana Named European Green Capital 2016

    Ljubljana was declared the European Green Capital 2016 at an award ceremony in Copenhagen, which currently holds the title. Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković, who accepted the award, said on the occasion that Ljubljana's sustainability projects can lead by example to many in Europe.

    Ljubljana received the recognition for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens, for its sustainability strategy, its implementation of a range of urban green measures and its impressive transportation network, the...

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    Commissioner Potočnik reveales a vision of a waste-free society

    The European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik reveales a vision of a waste-free society in Brussels - a plan to move towards a circular economy for a more competitive Europe. A substantive package for green growth will include ambitious legislative goals to reduce waste which will represent the driver of the transition from linear to circular economy.

    It is a shift from the dominant linear "take, make, consume and dispose" model to a circular economy where every resource is kept in use for as long as...

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    The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic

    In memory of all victims and as a reminder to future generations

    There are indelible reminders of World War I in each corner of the Upper Soča valley, Brda, Goriška, the Vipava valley and Karst regions. Each cavern, fortress, trench, church, pathway, mulatiera, hill, mountain, ossuary, cemetery or museum can tell a story to those who can listen, observe, understand and respect. Today, this heritage forms the basis for the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic, which is organised under the auspices of...

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    Many Big Names at Ljubljana Festival

    A line-up of internationally acclaimed names such as conductor Riccardo Muti, mezzosoprano Elina Garanča and flamenco star Maria Pages will headline the Ljubljana festival summer this year. Several events will be made more widely accessible, as the 62nd edition of the Ljubljana Festival spills out into one of the capital's biggest public squares.

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    The Roman colony of Emona turns 2,000 in 2014

    Before Ljubljana there was Emona. 2.000 years later, in 2014, Ljubljana is markingthe anniversary of Emona with a vibrant programme of events, exhibitions and experiences.

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    Europe Week to Be Celebrated Across Slovenia

    A series of events will be held across Slovenia to mark Europe Week with the events culminating on Europe Day on Friday. A state ceremony marking Slovenia's 10th anniversary of EU membership will be held at the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in the village of Vitanje near Celje.

     

     

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Thursday, 18.09.2014